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cathyb
CANADA
Passion for making and sharing art
Interests: All things mixed media
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Some Christmas ideas for you based on some of my favorite things these days: Anything from Lily Pulitzer is on my Christmas list. Unfortunately no shipping to Canada ; ( 1- Cork Tote -Lily Pulitzer Are you familiar with Ann Wood - OMG - she creates THE most beautiful things from bits of fabric - she offers finished pieces and kits to make them 2- Fabric Mushrooms - Ann Wood Handmade A little self promotion here - how about a handmade journal for your journaling friends. 3-Handmade Journal CathyMichaelsDesign My new favorite homestore - overseas. Go see these site for... Continue reading
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I mentioned that I've joined the craze of contemporary embroidery. As I said before, this is not your grandma's embroidery! (sorry granny!) These are now in the shop - just for you! Go check out more pictures in the shop - they are even more colorful (and beautiful if I do say so myself) in real life! Click here to see more! Continue reading
Nancy - you are too funny - that is an embroidered piece, well it's patchwork and embroidery all mixed together - I'd love to see what you would add to it - I can send it over - we can collaborate!
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Hi Colette - I seem to be dabbling in embroidery and crochet these days too - have not yet tried cross stitching - and me too - I still journal ; ) Thanks for your view.
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I've been a little disheartened by the lack of new things in the mixed media world. In fact, to the point where I have almost stopped looking online and even discontinued my subscriptions to many artists blogs that I followed for so long. Some people are saying that even blogging is dying as most people move to instagram for a quick fix of social media - just looking at pictures seems to be more popular than reading text. But I like reading text, when people have something interesting to say - I like seeing how people make things and what... Continue reading
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I have so many projects I am working on all at the same time at the moment that my head is spinning. I'm stitching, painting, making bedroom curtains, making handmade bags, journaling, taking up looming, still tatting and hoping to crochet soon too. I've got lists, and to do's and to don'ts and for future and for now. I've got fabric and tassels and paints and inks and I don't know which way to turn first. It's all good though and you have to take advantage of these creativity bursts when they come. I am constantly looking for new sources... Continue reading
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These are moving fast so if you had a thought to get one for yourself you may want to hurry ... SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT A few more still in the shop! Click here to see them all! Continue reading
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I told you I had been very very busy. And I have a bunch of new girls (and more) in the shop! I've been stitching and color and drawing And the girls (and more) have been coming to life Stitch, glue, color ... Stitch, glue, color ... Here they are ! Ready to come out into the world A whole new world of girls (and more) These are just a few of the new collection of 6 x 12 pieces How fun are they? Girls and so much more ... Check them all out in the shop PS. Stay tuned... Continue reading
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I know I have been quietly absent from here but that's not to say I have not been busy. A little sneak peek at what I have been up to and what's coming soon in the shop. Rather than just add a piece or two to the shop I am working on a bunch of pieces, both artwork and stitchery to add to my shop all at once. It's taking more time than I had hoped (given that I also have a full time job, a son and a dog) but it's coming soon - promise. I am super excited... Continue reading
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I have been a busy bee working on some new pieces for the shop in Pointe Clarie here in Montreal, but ALSO for my etsy shop for all of you. Available in my shop right here Also some sneak peeks at other things I've been working on See you in the shop Continue reading
Thanks Jeanne - that's the problem - they are in the UK and I'm in Canada! Visit me at http://cathyb.typepad.com > ---------- Original Message ----------
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Nope, it's not food - it's a sofa. It's from Loaf and it is my dream sofa. Check out these beautiful pictures - and oh - look at all the colors it comes in! All from loaf.com But here's the problem! It's only in the U.K. How on earth am I going to get my hands on this? Any ideas, anyone seen anything similar in North America! It comes in all different sizes and colors ... and fabrics and it's got a really deep "seat" which is what I want Help me out - If any of you have seen... Continue reading
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And the sale continues - today another preview for you of my 4 part Watercolor class. Learn how to paint houses, girls, flowers and other objects. You can start with any of the 4 parts - Here's a preview of Part 3 - Watercolor flowers To register for this class click here To see my other classes click here Register here Continue reading
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And yet another opportunity to take advantage of my $20.00 online classes - this month only. Collage in Color Preview So here's your first preview and then you can head on over here to register ! To register for this one time $20.00 class click here! ENJOY! Continue reading
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Since it's Christmas in July I thought I'd show you previews each week of what's in store for you during this super sale. Each week I'll show you a preview of one of my online classes that are for sale this month only for $20.00 - no not 20% off - $20.00 for any of my online classes. So here's your first preview and then you can head on over here to register ! To register for this one tie $20.00 class click here! ENJOY! Continue reading
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If you have never taken an online art class before here is a great opportunity to do so. All of the classes over at Creative Workshops are on sale for the month of July. Find my classes and many more from other terrific artists all at discounted prices. You can check out all the classes at this link and most of them have previews so you can see exactly what you will be getting for your money. creativeworkshops.me Really if you have never tried an art class on line before but always wanted art classes this is the best way... Continue reading
Pat - thank you so much - such nice words to hear!
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Good to know Nancy - I was leaning towards hoops too!
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You know how I am - once I get onto something I am obsessed and just can't stop. Some of them start from sketches ...Some of them just come together as I go. There is a lot of info on the web about the new surge in embroidery and how it is no longer your grandmothers' embroidery. I think I am right there with them. I suppose what I do is called "freehand", modern embroidery. But here's how it goes for me... Some of the ideas comes from sketches Some of them start from inspiration from my ever growing stashes... Continue reading
KAREN -did you make the ball buttons or purchase them. I would love you to talk more about how you are doing things in your pieces!
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Hey everyone, a little something, something for you this morning. Did you know that you can purchase most of my online videos on DVD? Yep, you can have your very own copies to play and replay as you like without the hassle of remembering your password, which classes you purchased, or which site they were on. You can see all of my online classes here OR You can purchase many of them on DVD here in my etsy shop. And for this week only I am offering all of my Classes on DVD at 20% off. Just enter coupon code... Continue reading
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And on and on .... In my hoop right now: More on previous pieces ... (I have almost enough now to make a throw!) Continue reading
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I mentioned a few posts back that some of my collage work is sold here locally at Maison Fusion in Pointe Claire Village. The pieces are doing well and so I cooked up another batch to bring over. Although not obvious from my picture taking skills these are on 10 x 10 x 2 wood cradle panels so there is also collage work on the side which I failed to take pics of ; ). Also these have about 6 layers of varnish on them so the glare makes picture taking very difficult. If you would like to know more... Continue reading
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For those of you following me on facebook you may have noticed that I have gone stitch crazy. I always had embroidery, crochet and tatting on my list of creative things to try and I finally got to it. I'm not sure what led me to wanting to try this... it may have been the images of stitched pieces on pinterest, it may have been the crochet jewelry I always admired by Emma Cassis - I'm not really sure how it started but I can tell you I am absolutely obsessed. Check out my very populated Stitchery Pinterest board here.... Continue reading
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As some of you may know I do some work for one of the cutest little boutiques in Pointe Claire Village here in Montreal. It is called Maison Fusion and it is filled with homewares, soft goods and hard goods and the owners are some of the nicest people I have ever met. Here are some pieces that you can pick up there when you are in the area. For my other US friends, I am working on some more pieces that will soon be in my shop for you. These are all collage pieces on 8 x 10, 10... Continue reading