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cathyb
CANADA
Passion for making and sharing art
Interests: All things mixed media
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More on Maison Fusion - the wonderful little boutique that recently opened in Pointe Claire Village here in Montreal. A couple of weeks ago I attend the official grand opening of the store. Here is again, a little sampling of what you can find in the store, including some of my pieces: First, the lovely Reem. the owner of the store - welcoming everyone to the opening: I am so into these hanging pendants: A very young soprano sang for us at the opening! Hammocks, and pilllows and more in the store Two of my prints below: Gorgeous pillows: Some... Continue reading
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Just a reminder that there are only a few days left to take advantage of my $20.00 Sale on all my online classes.!!! Here are a few previews of only some of the classes that are on offer. True Blue Collage - register here for $20.00 Collage Plus - one of my all time favorites. Register here for $20.00 Journal with me - an oldie but a goodie - Register here for $20.00 It takes a Village - the ever popular collaged houses workshop. Register here for $20.00 Enjoy and remember - once you purchase these you have access to... Continue reading
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Thought I would share some videos on a weekly basis - just for fun! Or maybe bi weekly or monthly - or however it work out lol lol! This is one I made I think more because I loved the song: Damien Rice's "Blower's Daughter". I added some of my work pieces to go along with this somewhat haunting tune. The story behind this song is strange and helps you understand the story a little more. Its actually based on when Damien Rice worked in a telemarketing firm. He was calling homes and at one point reached a girl with... Continue reading
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Sometimes less is more ... Let me explain. As you know I just moved and so a lot of my stuff is still in boxes and I haven't gotten through all my art supplies yet. But - I had an order on etsy for my Paper Pretty Girl kits which you can see here. Now normally as you can see in the etsy listing I package the girls in glassine bags and then add embellishments - but - wouldn't you know it - I could not find my glassine bags - so I had to improvise. But what I came... Continue reading
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It's mid July and time to send out the monthly kits once again to my Monthly Paper Kit subscribers. I do enjoy making these but you should know what a mess my workspace is when I do them!! But - what results is tiny bits of goodness like this And completed paper kits like these: You can join the Monthly Kit Club at any time. By joining you will receive a kit like the ones above every month! All the info is right here! PS. All of my online classes are on sale for $20.00 for only 2 more weeks.... Continue reading
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As I start putting things in place in my new condo I keep reminding myself to use the things I love and to display the things I love - I want to be surrounded by all the things I have kept in drawers, and storage boxes for years only waiting for the right time to use them. Well now is the time. But it's not always easy to figure out ways to display some of the things we create or things we love. Sometimes they are too small, or sometimes they are suited for another purpose other than display. So... Continue reading
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This past weekend I took a break from unpacking and went to see the new store located in Pointe Claire Village called Maison Fusion. For my locals - it is at 328 Bord du Lac in Pointe Claire Village. You may recall that I had told you that Maison Fusion is carrying over 40 of my pieces! Well, the store is absolutely beautiful. I took these pictures which do not do it justice. The store has its official opening this Thursday the 10th of July from 5-7. and some of the purchases I made for myself below bag ... keychain... Continue reading
Hi everyone - I am feeling so out of touch! I am in between internet service providers and so have no email right now - YIKES! So in the interim I have created a gmail account. If you need to get in touch with me you can reach me at: cathy.bluteau@gmail.com Continue reading
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So this is what things are looking like now but it's all okay. Really. I have lots of ideas and lots of plans for my new downsized space and I am loving it. Just a few boxes to get through before I get there. And in the meantime life goes on so I wanted to share a couple of things with you: First I wanted to tell you that Megan Wells from icreateflix wrote a wonderful little piece about me called: Cathy Bluteau: What Happens When Self-Discovery and Artistry Meet. If you have some time you can pop over here... Continue reading
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THE WORD IS OUT - HERE'S THE DEAL Starting July 1st, 2014 ALL of my online classes are Just $20.00 REGISTER HERE This includes my most recent "It takes a Village" and Spring Collage classes and even more recent my "True Blue Collage" class. Also keep in mind that all classes will be available to you virtually forever. You can sign up and then just access whenever you like. When you sign up now at this great price you can watch them in Fall, Winter or even next Spring! It's up to you but these prices are only offered once... Continue reading
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By now I am wondering if you have already figured it out! Do you know what my July Super Sale is all about? Only 2 days left to find out! Countdown Widgets Continue reading
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Yesterday I did a live podcast with Cara Rae where she interviews me about my art, my life and where I am going! So much fun! Current Art Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with iCreateFlix Radio on BlogTalkRadio If you listen to the podcast you will see the word is out on my Hot July Super Sale! Just 3 days left! Countdown Widgets Continue reading
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Oh what a busy busy mind I have these days so many new discoveries as I move into a new chapter in my life. New discoveries about people, friends, myself and myself as an artist. I want to talk to you about all that in upcoming posts in July so look forward to some intimate conversations and viewpoints from me right here. Time to make my stand, time to speak up - time to share. But because I am in the middle of boxes and notaries and cheques and moving in exactly 1 week from today - I will save... Continue reading
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Yesterday June 21 was my birthday! I have no issuees with getting older - in fact, I know I am just getting better ; ). There are a few things though that do bother me about getting older like - You know you are getting older when: ... the lady at the post office calls you m'aaam. (and the following laughter from all in line when I said :Please please don't call me m'aam - it makes me feel ancient) ... the young girl behind the cosmetic counter tells you that no that line is not right for you this... Continue reading
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So this is how I am really sitting these days ... amongst this mess: Yep - countdown is 2 weeks to move date - I cannot wait till this is over! In any case, in the meantime, still trying to draw a girl that I like but since I am shameless I will show you what's been coming out of the pages for now - practice, practice, practice ... not quite there yet ... A little better but she was supposed to be holding a branch with birds sitting on it but she kind of looks like she is holding... Continue reading
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So as many of you know, I will be moving from a hunkering old (1975), large (2400) square foot home into a newer (2009), smaller (1300 square cozy feet) home in about 2 weeks now (June 30 move date). I have mixed feelings of course but most of the mix is good and positive and hopeful. I have lots of plans for my new condo as you may have seen in this post here. I will keep you posted as I progress on decorating my new nest (bought 20 yards of new boho chic fabric that I will share with... Continue reading
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So remember these - well for no known reason - amidst all the packed boxes in my studio I decided to take out my sewing machine and make more! and many more - all in the shop now! Have a great creative day (even amidst the mess) PS. Many of my doodle classes are now on sale for only 20.00$ - these may be good classes to do in the summer months since doodling is carefree and easy! Continue reading
Pat - classes are available just about forever so now worries there!
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Thank you so much everyone. Love the feedback and stay tuned because there will be a new and exciting class coming up very soon!!
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Hi Kris - thank you - I will show you more. BTW the framed picture is actually a picture of a balcony in Paris which I took years ago. I resized it and now use the picture in a lot of applications! Fun huh?
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Thank you Lynne!
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Hi there - thank you so much for checking for me. Yes I do know the ones from Melissa Frances! How many do you have and would you be willing to part with? Let me know Also I am so glad you are enjoying the classes!
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21 Secrets is coming out this Fall. There is a lineup of 21 wonderful teachers. I will be teaching a new class that I have not taught before and it is called "Transfer and Glaze" and we will make a beautiful piece like the one below together. The pricing scheme for 21 Secrets Fall is interesting and is based on the sooner you sign up the cheaper the price will be. So right now the price for the next 200 people that join is $89.00! Pretty wild huh - $89.00 for 21 classes including mine. So, if you think you... Continue reading