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cathyb
CANADA
Passion for making and sharing art
Interests: All things mixed media
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I hope you saw this months issue of Art Journaling. I've mentioned before that I am published here and I am really proud of this article. The vintage journal I show in the article was sold as soon as the preview of Art Journaling came up and I was so thrilled. So, as much I am am having trouble letting go of these I have put my other two vintage journals up for sale as well because if they can't be enjoyed by others - then what's the point. Here are photos of the 2 new additional journals I now... Continue reading
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I don't usually write long posts since most people prefer pictures but for those of you who do read my posts let me share a little of what I have been up to. I have been looking for different types of artists (although I do go back to my old favs for inspiration). I realized what I really love is learning other artists' process. Sometimes I don't even really like their finished product but I love how they got there and that's what I have been looking for - new ways to do things!. So I've been taking a lot... Continue reading
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I had shown you all the bits and pieces of these cards coming together but I wanted to show you the actuall finished cards now. These will also be available in the shop in the next few days but if you are interested send me an email! Continue reading
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And so the creating continues. More new pieces - this time 5 x 5 x 2 vignettes! Remember this post Pictures from Paris Recycling my own work - this is a picture of another piece of artwork from a few years back! All in the shop, 24.99 each Continue reading
Thank you Dara - more coming this week - I was really on a roll!!
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Thank you so much Cathe - glad you like the pieces!
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I mentioned I've been busy and I returned to one of my favorite things to make - these little "life" moment collage pieces. These were actually inspired by the beautiful pages I used in the background. I had bee savoring and keeping these papers for the longest time until I could figure out the best way to use them. And I think I did. Beautiful Life - in the shop Beautiful Day - in the shop There's no place like home - in the shop Enjoy! Continue reading
Wonderful Elise! Enjoy! Visit me @ http://cathyb.typepad.com Sent from my iPhone
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I love stitching random fabric and paper and lace together creating little works of art. If you remember my vintage journals from here (these are the ones we create in my Lost and Bound Class), these are meant to hold these little bits and pieces. So I took out m stash of papers and fabrics .... And here is what I came up with... And the idea here was to start putting these inside my journals! Ahhh sweetly satisfying ; ) Continue reading
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I published this last year but I thought it would be fun to replay it again and look at progress over the years! Continue reading
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Sketching in black and white! Mach 3 pen and water Pencil HB Pencil HB Continue reading
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There is so much talk in the new year about resolutions and mostly they tend to be things we will give up - give up food, give up smoking, give up being negative, give up wasting time and so on and so on. But I want to stay positive in the new year so I have decided to make up a list of things I will not give up in the New Year: 1-Looking for things that make me laugh really hard 2-Journaling 3-Creating 4-Trying out new things 5-Making new friends 6-Working hard 7-Believing I can be happy 8-Enjoying small... Continue reading
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I thought in would be fun to do a year in review and have a look at what some of my most popular posts were in 2015. This is based on page views to my blog so it's not necessarily representative because I suppose what draws people in is the title of the blog post and not the content - tells me that I probably need to be really descriptive in my titles ; ). It is fun to look back though and see what was happening in 2015. In another post I'll show you my favorites from 2015. ************************... Continue reading
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On this busy day I hope you take some time out to be grateful for this Christmas day and everything it brings. Friends and family and sharing good food and good times. I want to take a minute to thank all of you who have followed me through the ups and downs of my 2015. I cannot tell you how much it means to me that many of you have been with me since the beginning of my online art journey. That you are here and continue to support me means so much to me - I thank you from... Continue reading
Pat I can email them to you no problem. Send me your email address and I'll send them to you. You can just pay me by PayPal Visit me @ http://cathyb.typepad.com Sent from my iPhone
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So you know I have a thing for turquoise. It's one color that has remained my favorite for quite a number of years now. Since that is the case I figured - why not do the whole tree in turquoise only!!! What do you think of my blue, blue, blue Christmas? Hope you are having happy holidays! Continue reading
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I don't know how many of you have seen Stampington's newest publication called "The Coloring Studio" but I thought I would mention it here again as a great Christmas gift. I received my advanced copy and was really impressed with how it looks and "feels". It is meant to be a coloring book so I was curious how heavy the paper would be to make it good for coloring but I am happy to report - it is really nice paper and will probably hold up to markers and pencil - not sure about watercolor but it's worth a try.... Continue reading
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I love gift wrapping almost as much as I love giving gifts. Here from pinterest are some great, simple and cheap wrapping ideas: Source on pinterest Source on pinterest Source on pinterest Source on pinterest Source on pinterest December 1 - December 25 inclusive All of my online class are on sale for $25.00 (check them all out by by clicking right here) Continue reading
I am sorely missing all of you around these Christmas holidays. My PC is kaput - dead - and so I cannot download all of the lovely pictures I had taken to show you of my latest sketchbook stuff, my Christmas tree and more! ; ( . I hope to have this all resolved by the end of this week but who knows - maybe it finally IS time to switch to a MAC. Don't forget to stock up on my $25.00 online classes - all on sale til December 25th only! Stock up so you can have some fun... Continue reading
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I have some hand painted, yummy, watercolor Christmas cards for sale in the shop! I painted these with Dr. Ph Martins watercolor paints so that the colors would be very vibrant and I used beautiful strathmore cold press 140lb. watercolor paper cards! Click here to purchase all 3 styles UUUUUUUUUUUU Don't forget all of the month of December ALL of my classes will be on Sale For $25.00. Click HERE to get check out all my classes!! Continue reading
December 1 - December 25 inclusive All of my online class are on sale for $25.00 (check them all out by by clicking right here) Merry Christmas to you !! ********************* Continue reading
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I've been playing again this weekend. Check out all my little dresses - I have lots of ideas for these - but you'll have to wait and see: And I also did some penwork And more little girls ... Don't forget all of the month of December ALL of my classes will be on Sale For $25.00. Click here to get check out all my classes!!! Continue reading
Starting December 1st - Dec 25th I am having a Christmas Sale just for you. Just to say thank you and let you know how much I appreciate you being around. So, for all of the month of December ALL of my classes will be on Sale For $25.00. Click here to get check out all my classes!!! This is your chance to stock up for the winter and even, for your time off during the Christmas Holidays. What’s more is this year I will donate 25% of my sales to a favorite local charity that I donate to every... Continue reading
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Today is exactly 1 month away from Christmas. How did that happen - it snuck up on us so fast. As most of you know I don't ever really do "themed" work. I just don't get super excited about things that have a specific theme (maybe because I am all over the place in my art lol). I do however have a lot of things in my shop that are super duper gift ideas for your best friend, your daughter, even teachers at the end of the year. If you have a chance go check out my etsy shop today... Continue reading
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I spent this weekend sketching, painting Christmas cards and other fun creative stuff. Needless to say - was a great weekend. I should have some christmas cards in the shop this week! These girls have attitude Freckle face More to come Continue reading