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cathyb
CANADA
Passion for making and sharing art
Interests: All things mixed media
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From November 15th until November 30th I am hosting a special pre-Christmas all of my online classes* are at $25.00 Go here for all the deails! **************************************************** Over the last years I have made many many handmade journals but I never tire of them. I love making books - I love figuring out how to make the inside pages interesting and how to include things that I know will inspire me as I use the book. For those of you who are local I will be teaching a workshop on how to make these journals at the Griffintown Art School.... Continue reading
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Quick post to share my favorite deli papers printed with my gelli plate last week: It starts off with a fairly "controlled" mess Gets a little crazier as I proceed And starts to get out of control as I try to find room to let the 50+ pages I created dry But - the results are great. Here are a few of my favorites: Fun fun fun Continue reading
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This is where I am right now - finally sitting in front of the fireplace - finally doing just "nothing" except talking to you here lol because there are so many things I wanted to tell you about. But first - here are a few things that have been keeping me busy these day - in fact so busy that I actually missed Video Vednesday this week - so sorry guys but in the meantime you can check out all my other videos on youtube and subscribe to my channel for subsequent video vednesdays Okay okay so what has been... Continue reading
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From November 15th until November 30th I am hosting a special pre-Christmas all of my online classes* are at $25.00 Go here for all the deails! **************************************************** Sketcing faces is always a challenge. I love doing them because each time it is like doing it for the first time. Sometimes I focus on improving the eyes, sometimes the nose or the lips. What is always interesting is that even if I think I am doing the face the same each time, every face somehow develops its own character on its own. Amazing. Here are a few done over the last... Continue reading
Yes, guess what? Starting tomorrow November 15th until November 30th I am hosting a special pre-Christmas and Black Friday Sale. I normally only do this once a year but this year I am feeling early Christmas JOY! So if you head on over to my WORKSHOPS PAGE right here you will see that for that 2 week period only - all of my online classes* are at $25.00! Yep, most of my videos are 3 hours in length. So you get step by step instructions on doodling, journaling, collaging or making houses or whatever you you choose. All for $25.00... Continue reading
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It's time for Video Vednesday and I think todays video is really fun! I have been doing tons of work in my journal and my sketchbook. A lot of these are done just with a black pen and then some small details with a white sharpie that's it! You will also see that I used some of the papers I made with my geli plate which I showed you over here. These are coming in really handy when I don't want to take the time to create a background prior to sketching. This geli print was done on deli paper... Continue reading
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I am so excited to tell you about all the new items I just listed in my shop! There are more little villages, and now - even christmas ones! There are new journals, cell phone cases and now NEW - little village coasters!!! All of these are great for your Christmas shopping ladies so go on over to my etsy shop and take a look. Here are a few photos to intrigue you ... Make a little christmas village using my chunkies! Or go with my original little villages (I love this little one (4 x 4 x 2) and... Continue reading
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WaterColor Flowers starts tomorrow - Monday November 10th! Come and join us! To register head on over right here $28.00 WaterColor Flowers Register here Have a great weekend Cathy Continue reading
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Monday November 10th Part 3: Of my Water Color Series online workshop! No experience required - no really - even if you have never touched watercolors before you CAN do this. I create simple projects for you with beautiful results. Watch the video below before you register. And you can register RIGHT HERE! Have a great, creative weekend Continue reading
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So last week when I filmed my piece for Video Vednesday I also filmed 2 videos for this week. The first was the piece I am going to show you now which is actually Part 2 of this piece which I started here. The second video I filmed was a new video- another doodle. Now all was going fine however I recently bought a new laptop (a PC - not a MAC because of finances right now) and this new laptop has a newer version of Movie Maker however it does not work! So I had to then transfer my... Continue reading
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I finally finished something today that I have been wanting to do for a long time. That is I finished a version of an online Portfolio. Have a look and let me know what you think. BTW when you view it in ISSUU put it at full size otherwise I find it is blurry looking. Link to my LookBook right here Also a heads up that on Wednesday I will be interviewed by Connie as part of the 21 Secrets conversations that I talked about here so be sure to listen in on Wednesdy. You can clickn this link right... Continue reading
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Okay - first of all I need to say Happy Halloween!!! I am not dressing up but my son did - he's a pencil - hilarious as he stood there as a blue crayola this morning at 6:30AM!! on his way to school - not my thing but the senitment is still there for those of you whose thing it is lol. But onto other things .... Are you ready for this? It starts in November! Check it out right here Have a great, creative weekend Continue reading
Hi there. Thanks you so much for your kind words. I'm doin okay. Listen in the down days let's check with each other and we can lift our spirits together🙆 Visit me @ http://cathyb.typepad.com Sent from my iPhone
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Hello I am back this week with Video Vednesday - this week - another journal page on the fly! ENJOY Continue reading
So glad you enjoyed it! Next is qatercor Flowers!!! Are u registered for that one too? Visit me @ http://cathyb.typepad.com Sent from my iPhone
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Well you have heard me talk to you about 21 Secrets in the past but I have to tell you what is going on with the Fall 21 Secrets Workshop thanks to the wonderful Connie from Dirty Footprints Studio. So first let me refresh your memory. This is an online workshop with 21 teachers offering 21 different classes. I have just started taking some of them as well and it is so fun. But now Connie is doing two things. First - the class is still open to register and now it is on sale for only $89.00 until November... Continue reading
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I've been super busy! I dont think I have ever not blogged for this long in a very very long time if not at all! So here is what I have been doing. A new order for Masion Fusion which is the local store here in Montreal carrying some of my items! And then I also made these for a special local customer - I made these for her daughter The one above is actually one of my favorite that I have ever done. It is on a 12 x 12 birch panel Ill be back soon to make up... Continue reading
Joy - sorry I misunderstood. Let me check why the link is broke. Can you try again tomorrow morning.
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Joy - are you sure. This is done by etsy so could you try and just download them again and let me know what happens. It should be fine Cathy Sent from Windows Mail
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It really does not take a lot to make me happy - really it doesn't! I find more and more that I am more interested in shopping for art supplies than I am for clothes for the house for my son. It's always about finding something new and interesting. So last week, I hit the jackpot. You may not find this super exciting but I really did. I couldn't wait to get home and "play" with my new things. Here are the pictures and I'll explain after. No no - I am not joining the fashion industry lol lol Here... Continue reading
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So the October Paper Kits are gone out! Have I told you how I love making these? Have I told you all the nice emails I've received from the members of the Kit Club on how much fun it is to receive one of these kits at their door every month? Here are a few shots of the October kits that went out. If you are interested in becoming a member and you want to receive one of these kits each and every month right at your door (yes snail mail - yaaaaaaaa !) head over here to my Monthly... Continue reading
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Hello and welcome to another week of Video Vednesday! So you'll see as I say in the Video I had a few orders to complete this week for some little chunkie villages so I thought I would take you along for the ride! Enjoy! Continue reading
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Only a couple of days left to sign up for the WaterColor Girls! This class will be so much fun as we swish our way through these lovely girls with oodles of color and crazy squiggled ruffles. Absolutely no experience with watercolors, drawing or painting required! CLASS OPENS MONDAY OCTOBER 13TH YOU CAN REGISTER RIGHT HERE! $28.00 - it's a steal! SEE YOU IN CLASS ON MONDAY Continue reading
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Yesterday I finally took my gelli plate out of its box! And I played and played and played and played and played Well - I think you get the idea. I still think that you can accomplish the same thing directly on the paper (sorry gelli plate lovers) but it certainly was a lot of fun! So for this weeks video Vednesday I thought I would show you the journal pages I made using these geli plate papers. Oh and by the way, I did my papers on deli paper and on tyvek - love the feel of the papers... Continue reading
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Hey everyone - just got back from Art & Soul as those of you who followed me on facebook know with all the pictures I shared. Always a great experience to attend one of these retreats so if you have not yet attended one - do yourself a favor - treat yourself!! I will show you pictures here later this week when I figure out how to get them from my iphone to my laptop (Oh please let me go all Apple soon!) For now I wanted to show you the digital files I created for my It takes a... Continue reading