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cathyb
CANADA
Passion for making and sharing art
Interests: All things mixed media
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A few posts ago I posted some pictures of some sketches that I had done a few years ago. A few of the sketches were pieces of jewelry and I love them now as much as I did then. One of the comments I received on this was " The jewelry is amazing and you should make it!" (thank you Susie!). Well it must have been a subconscious thing that I pulled out those sketches because for a long time these pieces have been working their way from the back of my mind to the front of my mind and... Continue reading
I heard this song the other night (I think it was on American Idol) and I think for the first time I listened to the words - beautiful - below the video is are all of the lyrics of the song. When You Wish Upon A Star Lyrics When you wish upon a star Makes no difference who you are Anything your heart desires Will come true. If your heart is in your dream No request is too extreme When you wish upon a star As dreamers do. Fate is kind She brings to those who love The sweet fulfillment... Continue reading
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We are going to create 3 beautiful pieces in It takes a Village 2 which opens today! Are you in? If not Register Here PS. Don't forget - all students registered by May 18th are entered in the draw for the piece I created during the class shown right above ; ) Have a great, creative day! Continue reading
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Have you heard about Dawn Devries Sokol's new book - it's available now on amazon It's big, it's beautiful and I'm in it!!! Thank you Dawn so much for including me! This book is absolutely wonderful. It's fat and fun and full of inspiration. Go check it out on Amazon.! Cathy Continue reading
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Not too many sleeps left until IT TAKES A VILLAGE 2 WORKSHOP Class starts May 18th (My Sequel to It takes a Village) $35.00US Register here If you have not already signed up - here are a few more reasons why you should: You will receive more than 3 hours of practical instruction on how to create my little village houses There are over 10 videos which you can play and replay at your own pace We will complete 3 different projects so you can walk away with 3 different pieces of art I share my how-to's and my thought... Continue reading
I just started watching downtown abbey and am loving it too!! Glad you found Flow too! Visit me @ http://cathyb.typepad.com Sent from my iPhone
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Hi Susie, What an interesting comment - I will have to look back on the date of that but I agree about the expression. YES - jewelry is coming I just made a purchase for the bits and parts! Thanks so much for your comment! To: cathy.bluteau@bell.net
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I was recently going through some sketchbooks and I had pulled out pictures that I had done that I thought were particularly good. It's always fun to look back at old work - I like some of the things I had been doing - like the jewelry I was drawing, the "moodiness" of the first girl, and I have to say I was pretty surprised at my faces. So you may have seen these on my blog before (I may or may not have posted these - I don't recall) but like I said, its always fun to look back.... Continue reading
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I used to have a very large back yard, pool and the whole enchilada and if I was to pick one thing (in fact the only thing) I miss about the house versus my condo now is the backyard. I love gardening, I loved going out in the mornings and checking the growth of new plantings and just seeing all the green. I had/have dozens of tablecloths because I loved making the patio area pretty, bright and I loved changing it often. But in the condo now I do have a very large balcony and I promised myself this year... Continue reading
Muriel - I just started watching Downtown Abbey too and am loving it! So glad you also discovered FLOW - so so good! To: cathy.bluteau@bell.net
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I have a bunch of things I want to share today with you so I hope you read through everything. May Newsletter has gone out First off I wanted to tell you that my May Newsletter went out today. If you want to receive a copy you can sign up right here or click on the Newsletter link on the right hand column of this blog. Lots of good info on my new class, and my Loyalty Program. ITAV 2 On May 18th I have a new class which you may have seen on my post last week - if... Continue reading
I've talked briefly about IT TAKES A VILLAGE 2 - but now I prepared a video to "show" you a little more about it! CHECK IT OUT Registration is open now Class starts May 18th, 2014 Click here to register Cathy Continue reading
Since 2013 I have been trying to spread the word about Mixed Media art locally. As most of you know I live in Montreal, CANADA and mixed media here, is no where as huge as it is in the USA. I ask myself why and I don't have a good answer. There are stores here locally and across Canada that offer mixed media classes and stock their stores with mixed media items. Two of them that are popular in my area are Scrapbook Centrale and Studio BBG. But despite this fact, if you look at the stats, the number of... Continue reading
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I have been out of commission due to another failed hard disk on my PC. OMG - give me a MAC please. Not having a laptop is like not having my purse. I feel so lost without it. And this time I may have lost all of my files since Augusut 2014 - still waiting to hear if they can recover everything. Can you believe it. Well I just got this back yesterday with a new drive (apparently a better one) and of course one that costs a lot more $$$$$). But what are your options - you gotta have... Continue reading
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I have been taking a couple of online classes myself these days and one I am really enjoying is Danielle Donaldson's class called: Storybooks and Studious Girls. Danielle is a watercolor artist with a specific way of using watercolor that I really like. A large part of the class is drawing these watercolor girls and because they are so quick to draw and then paint I have done a bunch of them. As part of the class we also make this wonderful journal to "house" all the things we learn in the class. It is an ABC book where we... Continue reading
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Hey everyone - don't forget to stop by my shop today. There are still a lot of new items available AND because it appears that Spring has finally arrived here in Montreal, Canada I have included a special listing in my shop - ... READ ON cathymichaelsdesign.etsy.com For those of you who follow me you already know about my tea staining obsession and I've made one of my journals available for you in my shop! cathymichaelsdesign.etsy.com Happy Shopping! Cathy Continue reading
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Handmade shoes - really!! Continue reading
Erin. I am thrilled that you AND your granddaughter love it!!! You are so welcome! Visit me @ http://cathyb.typepad.com Sent from my iPhone
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Hello and welcome to another Video Vednesday!!!! Today I did a video showing you the inside pages of the 2 - yes 2 - tea stained journals I am in the process of making. If you have not been following my recent obsession with tea staining and making journals you can check out my previous posts on this here and here and here (okay I know - I AM obsessed!) I did 2 separate videos - one on the first journal I created and then a second video on the 2nd one I created! Note that I listed sources I... Continue reading
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I have been on a creative sprint these last couple of weeks. It is so much fun making things just for the sake of making them. This week I will do several posts showing you everything I have been making. Would love to hear your feedback. That's a picture of my table top - the funny thing is I have been working on several very different things all at the same time. Some with the sewing machine and some not! More tea stained papers - I am addicted (probably means more journals too! - be sure to watch Video Vednesday... Continue reading
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Happy Easter - hope you have fun making some items of your own for easter too! Have a great day Cathy Continue reading
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Lots of new items in my shop... New hardcover journals, decoupaged altoid tins, new girls, houses and much more Go have a look in my shop where there are many more detailed pictures! More in the shop - click here to get there! Hoping you are spoiling yourself, Cathy Continue reading
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So last week I talked about my giveaway and today I am ready to announce the winner! I entered all members of my Loyalty Program in the draw whether they left a comment or not. Being entered in all giveaways is a Loyalty Program benefit so if you are not already a member of my program you may want to check out the details here. So without further ado: Congrats Erin - you are the winner of my Original Collage in Color 10 x 10 x 1 Balsa Wood Canvas!! Check out my Collage in Color online class to learn... Continue reading
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So I told you about my latest obsession which is tea staining paper and then using the paper to make journals. Well I did another batch of papers last week and so I did a little more work on my journal. I am really happy with the results I changed the cover a little bit and once I was happy with it I gave it a coat of tar gel. This makes it stiffer and also adds a nice little gloss to the cover. This is the first page once you open the journal and I love it! I had... Continue reading
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Another video vednesday! This time a quirky collage for you! Enjoy! PS. A few technical problems with the video but you'll get the idea!! Cathy Continue reading