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cathyb
CANADA
Passion for making and sharing art
Interests: All things mixed media
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I mentioned in a previous post that I was working locally with one of our hospitals on some creative workshops. What I did not also mention is that I am also working with them to come up with some artwork which will be used to gift corporations who make donations to the hospital. So I thought it would be fun to show you some of the samples I have given to the hospital for their consideration. I would love to know what your pick would be before I tell you the feedback I received on each of these! Here they... Continue reading
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For this week's Video Vednesday I had something previously prepared but then I woke up as usual at 5:00 AM. I made myself a cup of coffee, sat at the kitchen table as I usually do - only this time, I had left my sketchbook and markers out on the table from the night before. Well that was all I needed. Away I went doodling like crazy. About 30 minutes into it I thought - OMG I should tape this and share it on video Vednesday TODAY - and so I am. I taped up until where I stopped this... Continue reading
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Sometimes it feels like it is difficult to stay connected ... As you know if you follow my blog this has been a year of major changes for me - divorce, new home, art full time. These are things that certainly should not be experienced ALL in the same year but, well, that`s just how it happened for me. So now, the dust has settled, the boxes are done, the running around to get everything in place - it`s all done. And now, you know what happens - the reality sets in. It`s as if I was avoiding the reality... Continue reading
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I thought it was about time to get back to finishing my newest handmade journals. I had shown you the start way back here but this week I decided I needed to get back to them. Here is still the works in progress but I am loving them! The entire bunch! Continue reading
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Hello everyone and happy weekend. Just a reminder that there are only 4 days left to take advantage of the early bird registration prices for my new online watercolor series. You can read all the details here see a preview of the class here and here and register here And just a quick note to those of you who may be afraid that this class will be difficult if you have never done watercolors before. No worries - this class in intended for those of us who are new to watercolors. Believe me - if I can do it, you... Continue reading
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Last week I was playing with watercolors and just decided to turn on the camera to show some work in progress. I`ve sped it up a bit and the angles are not great on the video but, we`ll you`ll get the idea!! Enjoy Continue reading
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I hope everyone had a good weekend. We had a rainy Saturday and a beautiful sunny Sunday so all is good. One day last week I decided to spend the entire morning sketching. I've mentioned before that on pinterest one of my boards is called "Inspired to draw" and here I pin things that I think would be good exercises in sketching. Every once in a while I take my ipad and my sketchpad and only a pencil, tortillon and an erase and try and sketch some of the pins from that board. I think it was a successful morning!... Continue reading
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Not sure what time of day it is in your nick of the woods but I wanted to let you know the winner of my new online workshop - the Watercolor series! Click to register And the winner is: Ruth Guthrie said... Oh, these look wonderful. I'm sharing on FB and Pinterest. I love your art! Ruth - contact me via email so I can get your details @ cathy.bluteau@bell.net For those of you who did not win you still have time to take advantage of the early registration price. And remember - if you sign up for all 4... Continue reading
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Hi everyone - today is your last day to enter for the giveaway which includes all 4 parts of my new watercolor series coming out on September 17th. Check this weeks blog post here for all the details on the class! + When you sign up for all 4 parts before Sept 17th Giveaway Details! 1 spot for all 4 parts in the series!! All you have to do is use the buttons below to spread the news about my class! Share it on FB, Pinterest,Twitter, Linked in or email. You could also add the link to this post on... Continue reading
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I`ve been forcing myself to use my beautiful papers (you know the ones you just keep waiting for the right moment to use). And so I thought I would make some new handmade journals for the shop. And I`ve been working with some paper clay (I know - scary huh - wait til I paint her) And working on some new paper dresses for new tins I`m going to put soon in my etsy shop. I think the last one sold before my blog post even went live so I`ll make more!! What are you working on these day?? Continue reading
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I missed last weeks Vidoe Wednesday but I didn't miss it this week. This journal is really from the archives - I think its 2012 or 2013 - and I still love it! Enjoy Continue reading
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TIME FOR A GIVEAWAY ON MY NEW WATERCOLOR SERIES WORKSHOP + BUY ALL 4 IN THE SERIES AND GET A FREE WORKSHOP! (Read on for more details on the class and on the giveaway) + When you sign up for all 4 parts before Sept 17th Early registration details: When you register before September 17th: You get all 4 Parts of the series for just $95.00 + my free Just Doodling Workshop which is over 2 hours of doodling pleasure! This is only until September 17th. You can also purchase the parts individually for just $25.00 during early registration (but... Continue reading
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I`m excited to tell you about the activities that I am involved in with the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation. The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation is a foundation here in Montreal, Canada whose mission is to: "... contribute towards elevating the quality of care at the Lakeshore General Hospital [by funding] the acquisition of state-of-the-art medical equipment not provided by Government, to support major upgrading of hospital facilities, and on a selective basis, assist on supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff as determined and recommended by the hospital administration." As part of the their fundraising activities they, in... Continue reading
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Ooops - I just realized that there are only a few days left to take advantage of the 20.00 price of 3 of my classes that are retiring September 1st. After that time they will no longer be available for purchase as online classes. These 3 classes are: In Faces and Flora I teach you how to draw flowers, stems and leaves and these adorable little faces. All taught step by step and colored using bright, bold and whimsical colors. To register at 20.00 for only a few more days go here. In Just Doodling I will show you different... Continue reading
Hi Cindy - you are one busy lady!! The class is online and so you can access the videos anytime you want for as long as you want. It is open virtually forever so you can always access at your leisure. I would love to have you along!" Cathy
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I`ve been secretly busy in the background producing a new online class for you all. A new WaterColor Series that is offered in 4 parts - 1 new watercolor class each month!!! Yipeeeeeeeeeeeee! I am so psyched about this class. It`s fun, it`s easy and it combines watercolor painting with some of my usual whimsical and colorful style. Never used watercolor paints before? Don't worry, from beginner to expert my non-traditional use of watercolors will be new for everyone! We are going to paint houses, and girls and flowers and objects - oh what fun. When I reviewed my videos... Continue reading
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You remember I showed you the curtains I made for the living room - well I also made some fun and colorful pilllows to go with. Enjoy the views inside. Oh yes anbd I made these pretty little slipcovers for my counter stools What do you think? Pretty no? Continue reading
Michele - just use the BUY NOW button!!
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I have a special treat for you today on Video Vednesday. Earlier this year I participated in the Soul Food Workshop where 30+ teachers offered online workshops. The variety was great and teachers offered up their best. For my Class I did a Collage Workshop called "Creative Collage Cake"! This is a 1 hour+ little workshop where I show you how I create my Collage Cake using strips of paper, washi tape and paint. The entire Soulf Food package was $150+ dollars but because it is Video Vednesday and because I love you it is available today for only $6.00... Continue reading
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Some little treasures ... Now listed in the shop And this ... And this - inspired by my new papers And this More pictures and all the details in my etsy shop today. Check it all out here Enjoy Continue reading
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Take a peek at what I have been working on. In September, October, November and January I will offer to show you how to do these too!! More info coming soon! Continue reading
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Once again it is Video Wednesday. This time a very short and very rough look into my current sketchbook which I have just started. Not many pages but I thought it would be fun to share anyways. A lot of the drawings are base on pictures I pin on my Inspired to draw pinterest board which you can check out here. Continue reading
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What's new? you ask. Well let me tell you about a couple of things. You may remember I talked about being part of 21 Secrets again this Fall. Honestly I have to tell you that this class really offers "bang for the buck". There are 21 teachers offering 21 different classes so you can imagine how many diverse classes you will get in this one workshop! I will be offering a collage/image transfer class this time around. Everyone has tried to complete image transfers with different degress of success. Image transfers are always tricky and no one can gurantee success... Continue reading
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It's okay - if you don't know what Expedit is it's the name of the very functional wall unit from Ikea. When I first purchased it - at least 3 years ago - I had posted it here and was amazed to find out that I was not the only Expedit fan - everyone knew what it was or had it or was buying it. Well I am going to show it to you again - but this time it got a makeover!! Isn't that cool - you can update your expedit with these snazzy, glossy blue doors (available in... Continue reading
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As I was unpacking things I came across all my old journals and thought I would leaf through them with you Enjoy Continue reading