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cathyb
CANADA
Passion for making and sharing art
Interests: All things mixed media
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For those of you following me on facebook you may have noticed that I have gone stitch crazy. I always had embroidery, crochet and tatting on my list of creative things to try and I finally got to it. I'm not sure what led me to wanting to try this... it may have been the images of stitched pieces on pinterest, it may have been the crochet jewelry I always admired by Emma Cassis - I'm not really sure how it started but I can tell you I am absolutely obsessed. Check out my very populated Stitchery Pinterest board here.... Continue reading
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As some of you may know I do some work for one of the cutest little boutiques in Pointe Claire Village here in Montreal. It is called Maison Fusion and it is filled with homewares, soft goods and hard goods and the owners are some of the nicest people I have ever met. Here are some pieces that you can pick up there when you are in the area. For my other US friends, I am working on some more pieces that will soon be in my shop for you. These are all collage pieces on 8 x 10, 10... Continue reading
Anni - as I mentioned in the post - I had so much fun with this journal and I think it showed - thanks for the nice comments! > ---------- Original Message ----------
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Thank you so much Rita! It was fun to do! > ---------- Original Message ----------
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Part II of my Boho Journal. As I mentioned in Part I this journal was just so much fun to make. I was totally absorbed in this one. I think this is the first journal I've every actually finished and wished there were more pages. It was based on just cutting and pasting snippets of paper I loved and then being inspired by the patterns or colors on those papers. I just really let go and had lots of fun. In addition to the pictures below I posted a flip through video on my youtube channel. If you have not... Continue reading
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I recently listed over 20 tags and cards in my etsy shop. Many of them have already sold but I wanted to show you these so you can take a look before they are all gone! All in the Shop Continue reading
Hi Susie, I should have mentioned this - I do use Yupo - regular paper will not work like this since it will simply absorb the inks~
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I will show you more of my Boho journal shortly but I wanted to first show you yet another thing I have been working on. I started working with ink (and straws) a little while ago as I showed in this post but it's really hard to stop! You have to work on several at a time since the ink takes some time to dry! I gifted the above one to a friend You can see the one above is still wet - and I mean really wet I've done work on the above one since this time but I... Continue reading
Thank you Anni - I made the journal a long time ago and finally took the step to use it!
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I have more pages to show you of yet another journal I have been working on. I have to say I had so much fun making this one and I would really like to share how this came together - I think I'd even like to do a class like this. So let me explain, I hadn't worked on a journal in a while so I went to Michaels and just randomly picked up papers and stickers and a bunch of stuff that I just liked. When I got home I sorted through everything and was really inspired primarily by... Continue reading
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I know, I know - I've been away for a while - but the good news is I have been working on a lot of different things. Today I thought I'd share one of my 2017 journals. I actually worked in a journal I made myself and found I really enjoyed it. It's got a nice hard cover and thick watercolor paper inside so really easy to work with. Here are some of the pages inside: More to come on yet another journal I have been working in and also I'll be posting a whole slew of tags I've been... Continue reading
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Some merry christmas picks for you ... Outside my window this morning - what appears to be part of the tree in the forefront is actual ice patterns on my window And inside it's merry too ... Have a happy and healthy holiday PS. All of my online classes are for sale for $20.00 this month of December only You can view the classes and preview videos here The prices are not marked down here but if you click on the links it will take you to Creative workshops where you will get the sale price of $20.00 Continue reading
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I have been playing with inks - ranger inks, fountain pen inks, and whatever inks I had that sat in my stash for as long as I can remember. I am absolutely mesmerized by the outcome of these pieces. I take no credit at all - the ink really does all the work. I did these on Yupo paper and to achieve this effect you do really need to use Yupo. I tried both white and transparent Yupo papers and really found no difference in the way the inks acted nor on the way the paper looked. I was hoping... Continue reading
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Happy early Christmas for sure. You may have seen my facebook post but if not thought you would like to know that: All of my online classes are for sale for $20.00 this month of December only You can view the classes and preview videos here The prices are not marked down here but if you click on the links it will take you to Creative workshops where you will get the sale price of $20.00 Happy Early Christmas Continue reading
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I think in my next life I want to be a carpenter. I love the process of working with wood, and the calculations, and the fitting and all of it. I knew as soon as I purchased my house that I wanted to build a deck on this crazy hump outside my patio doors. Like how crazy is that. This is actually the back of my house. The house sits sideways on the street - so the front entrance is on the side and therefore this is the other side so essentially it makes this my back yard. I loved... Continue reading
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So I must confess that I have been absolutely obsessed with these wall murals for the longest time. I think I had these pinned about 2 years ago. Sources Now of course they are popping up everywhere - but the one I had my eye on for the longest time was this one: And even better for me ... I found it in blue. So I decided to go for it ... in my bedroom. Because I had not selected any colors yet for my bedroom and my furniture was wood - I didn't have any competing colors. This would... Continue reading
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ALL of my online classes are available for just 20.00$ this month (JULY) only Click HERE to register for 20.00 each! Good morning all! The response to the sale of all my online classes has been wonderful. Thank you to all of you who have signed up and please feel free to use the comment section to ask questions or leave me feedback on any of the classes you are taking. Keep in mind the Sale continues this week as well so take advantage now and stock up! PS. Also coming up this week I am finally able to start... Continue reading
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It has begun Christmas in July means: ALL of my online classesare available for just 20.00$ this month only See previews and what they are all about Click HERE to register for 20.00 each! Continue reading
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Online Art classes in mixed media, collage and watercolor for 20.00 throughout July Continue reading
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Today I turned 50-mumble muble muble something - ish - (rhymes with pixs) Never thought I would be here but I am and you know what it is fine! I feel better now than I ever did. I am happy, full of hope for the future and so grateful for everything that has passed and everything that is happening. I am grateful for: My new home and everything it represents for me My job with great people that allow me to have a great home My son who is the love of my life and who made dinner for me... Continue reading
Muriel. Thank you! I feel exactly the same way about their publications! > ---------- Original Message ----------
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I'm hoping you are picking up the latest Somerset issues. I am in 2 of them - when it rains - it pours! Be sure to check them out here and here Also don't forget to check out my self published book right here. I just got my own copy and it is beautiful. 6 mixed media projects with photos and instructions. See more here for the printed edition or here for the ebook edition Have a great day PS>. I move in 2 days!!! Continue reading
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It's an early summer sale as I clean up my stock to make way for new items in July! Take 20% off all items in my shop from now until June 8th! Use Coupon Code EARLYSUM at checkout Here's a little sampling of what's in the shop My line of stamps $8.15/ea NOW $6.52/EA (6 different girls to chose from- limited stock) My Handmade Tags 6.99/ea NOW 5.59/EA (still a few styles to chose from) Coloring Book Girls Set #2 - Instant Download $12.99/ea NOW 10.39/EA More Coloring Books Instant Download $12.99/EA NOW $10.39/EA Digital Downloads for It Takes a... Continue reading
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I am starting to be knee deep in boxes. You may remember I am MOVING. Yep - 2 weeks to go and I can share where I'll be moving to. I have this fear of packing my art supplies should I feel the need to paint or collage - omg what would I do if everything would were packed away! So I've packed most of the paints but I kept my sketchbook and my pencils out and am still managing once in a while to do some sketching. Here are some random samples of what I've been doing: Loving this... Continue reading