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cathyb
CANADA
Passion for making and sharing art
Interests: All things mixed media
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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 $10.39/EA Digital Downloads for It Takes a... Continue reading
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I am starting to be knee deep in boxes. You may remember I am MOVING. Yep - 2 weeks to go and I can share where I'll be moving to. I have this fear of packing my art supplies should I feel the need to paint or collage - omg what would I do if everything would were packed away! So I've packed most of the paints but I kept my sketchbook and my pencils out and am still managing once in a while to do some sketching. Here are some random samples of what I've been doing: Loving this... Continue reading
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Finally - I finally completed this project which I have had in the works just about forever. I now know why writers take over a year to write their books. Well now, I have self-published my own wonderful, inspirational, instructional and colorful book entitled: Creative Mixed Media: 6 Projects to inspire your creativity Size 8 x 10 66 pages! I self-published this on Blurb (wonderful site for publishing all sorts of things) and I have made it available as: an-ebook, 14.00US$ (you get to download this immediately to your ipad) a hardcover book, or a softcover book $31.00 US$ (order... Continue reading
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I don't know if you are the same as me but I can sense when a change is about to happen in my life. And I think this is one of those times. I know it because I can feel the wheels rotating in the back of my mind. It's not something I am consciously thinking about, but I know those little hampsters in there are making that wheel turn. I also know it from the amount, or I should say, the lack of art I have been producing. I haven't really been working on much. (Mind you I am... Continue reading
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If only I had as much money as I had ideas .... Getting quotes on the new deck I'll be putting on my new house - yikes Pictures all from pinterest Continue reading
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A few shots of some recent journal pages - still sketching and having fun with the pen and water techniques And I also wanted to let you know that the piece below will be published in Somerset Studio Gallery I believe this month AND I have also just listed in my shop! It's available for purchase - just for you! To see more photos or to purchase click anywhere here! SOLD Continue reading
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Sometimes when I write a post I am so excited to share it with you that I can't type fast enough to get the text and the pictures out! So you remember waaaaay back when I mentioned I am selling the condo. Well that was quite a while back. Now I am happy to report - the condo is sold and I have purchased a new little house still in the same general area I am living now. It's a small little house but it does have a full basement and a lot of land! Yipppeee - that's what I... Continue reading
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You may remember this journal I started quite a while back. I have to admit that I have not done much since but I had prepared a video as I was working and I finally got around to editing it so that I could share part one of one of the pages in the journal. Enjoy and don't forget to subscribe to my youtube channel to view more videos. Continue reading
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Etsy has finally upped their game with new layout options for the shops. I think the new layout is wonderful and really gives you a much better view of the products. When you hover over the item you get all the information and the pricing. Have a look over here at my new etsy shop - there may be something you like! New Etsy shop Continue reading
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I've mentioned before that I absolutely love my Mach 3 pens - these ones here. Oh they are not for everything since they run when you add water - but sometimes - you want them to run when you add water!! I mention these because I continue to use these to do my drawings in my sketchbook. I started using my blue Mach 3 and I know it's actually a little hard to see here because of the blue but I wanted to show you these anyways. Not sure why the background came out pink - this happened after I... Continue reading
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Well if the sale of 20% off my online classes isn't enough (Yes the sale is on til next week) then I thought I would throw this in too. Go here to see them all and find the links to register. I also promised that I would offer some free classes right here on my site. I offered one a couple of months ago and today - I've just put my Doodling your Way class right here on my site - for free. 7 Videos to watch and enjoy. This is not an edited version. It's the full class! Click... Continue reading
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♥ The sale continues for a limited time all of my online classes are 20% off so check them out here. ♥ ♥ I also wanted you to have a loo k at my new shop look. Etsy has redesigned (fully) the look of the shops and I think they have done a really great job. ♥ Check out my shop and my items here And some more work from my mark making mania! flowers ... not sure where these came from but ... love this girl! Continue reading
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Happy Easter! And as my Easter gift I am offering 20% off all of my online classes. Check them out right here And here are some of the sketches I have been working on lately - this may have to be a new class too! These were inspired by the work of lauref who I found on pinterest but you can find his work here Totally inspiring! Continue reading
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I've taken a couple of classes lately where they talk about mark making a lot. It's not something that I really think about too much and at the time I did not understand the value of this mark making. But because you never know, one night while I was doodling in my journal, I said let me just start making random marks. And here is what came up: and from there I said hmmm - I like some of these shapes. How can I use them. So I came up with this first And then I loved the idea of... Continue reading