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cathyb
CANADA
Passion for making and sharing art
Interests: All things mixed media
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I wanted to start a journal where I "played" with all of my existing products to try and create a spread or two or three with each type of medium. I've got them all - watercolors, neocolors, colored pencils, acrylic paints, gesso, stencils, stamps, pan pastels, copic markers, black markers, white markers, tissue paper, vintage papers, colored papers and on and on and on. So since I moved I find it really hard to have everything out on display liked I used to have. When I could see everything I used everything almost everyday. But now, in an effort to... Continue reading
Yep, it's true. It's July and I hope you already heard that ALL of my classes at Creative Workshops are on sale this month only for - wait for it - $20.00! 1 Month only. Remember that these classes will be available to you virtually forever. Once you register and get your password access you can play these videos at any time for at least 1 more year. I only do this once a year where ALL of my classes are on sale. Even my newest ITAV2 class and my very popular Watercolor Series class. Go right to Creative Workshops... Continue reading
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I had to share this wonderful book with you which is I think one of the nicest books I have found in a long time. It is called "I Wish You More" by Amy Kraus Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld. It is a book for children,teenagers, middle agers, seniors ... really anyone. The drawings are wonderful and the content ... well. here are a few of the inside pages. I don't usually buy childrens books but this one I had to have. I provided the link above on Amazon if you would like to get yourself a copy too. Don't forget... Continue reading
It's a super, duper, summer sale. Never before have I offered such a discount on all items* in my shop - from jewelry to journals and more. 30% off all items in the shop (excludes workshops and DVDs only) Check out some of the items available below. and read feedback from my customers to see what they are saying about their purchases from my shop Use Coupon Code: SUMMERSALE for immediate 30% discount at checkout! and click here to enter the shop Enjoy! Cathy Continue reading
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Well I got the message ... it came in loud and clear. I asked for guidance, for a sign and I received it - the power of miracles is unbelievable. After almost 2 years of running this business full time and living with the stress of the ups and downs I knew it was time to make a change. I just wasn't sure what that change should be. So I finally learned to step back and just let things happen, let the cards fall where they may, listen to the universe. Out of the blue a contract offer came up... Continue reading
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The June Paper Kits are on their way - I may have forgotten to mention in my explanation of the club membership here - each kit is different! These are not the same each month for each recipient. Every one is unique and different! I love making these and making them special. To learn more about my paper kit club read on over here! All the details on my Monthly Paper Kit Club are here!! Cathy Continue reading
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So I have a bunch of journals in the shop just waiting for you to get started journaling in. There is nothing like a new journal to inspire you to start. I have tons of blank journals (some of them I made and some I bought) and just "fondling" them makes me want to start and put something on the page. So if you need some inspiration I have a lot of journals sitting in my etsy shop just waiting for your touch. If you are having trouble getting inspired as to what to do in your journal - check... Continue reading
Joanne it It is cancelled again. But Joanne if u cud get a friend or 2 together I wud be happy to do it in my home Visit me @ http://cathyb.typepad.com Sent from my iPhone
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New in the shop! As I was making my jewelry pieces I decided it would be fun to also have some keychains, Who doesn't love a chunky, funky keychain. See more photos in my shop here, here and here - $24.99/ea What are you making today? Cathy Continue reading
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New in the shop! As I was making my jewelry pieces I decided it would be fun to also have some keychains, Who doesn't love a chunky, funky keychain. See more photos in my shop here, here and here - $24.99/ea What are you making today? Cathy Continue reading
Bonjour Pierette - merci pour tes gentils mots. Est-ce que ton episode cardiaque est arrive recement? Oh je te souhaite un vite récupération. Oui viens me visitez au magazine - je suis las Samedi, Dimanche et Lundi. Merci encore Pierrette. Je sait que to est un eleve tres fidèle!
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Hi Susie - thank you - The shop is lovely isn't it? and the fact that they carry my work is a bonus!
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HI Joanne, Thank you - I will check on the class - they tell me how many have registered so I will have to check!
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How many chunkies have you made? Learn how to make these in my latest class It takes a Village 2! Chunky little bits of inspiration. See a preview and register right here $35.00 Continue reading
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I started working weekends in the last month to support my income at a little store in my local village. It's actually the store, Maison Fusion which sells some of my artwork and I have mentioned it before here on my blog in several different posts. It's amazing how after 30+ years of working Mon-Fri how hard it is to turn your schedule around when you work weekends. Yes my time is my own now that I run my own business from home but nevertheless Sat and Sun are still the weekend and I can't seem to get my head... Continue reading
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So what to do during our summer months? The kids may be off, you may have more time with them or you may just have more time for yourself. You may have neither kids nor more time but have finally vowed that this summer will be the summer when you start checking off things on your todolist that have long been overdue. Things that you have always meant to do. Well I have a couple of suggestions of online classes that you may want to look into for this summer. Why online you say in the summer - simple -... Continue reading
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A little doodling fun for you today! Enjoy! Cathy Continue reading
Thank you Bonnie!! Visit me @ http://cathyb.typepad.com Sent from my iPhone
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Random pages from my sketchbook. Usually I just grab a pencil or a pen and sometimes a little color. Practice, practice, practice. I am always working on something that I want to get better at. Are you? Practicing my folds Source of inspiration from pinterest Source of inspiration from pinterest Source of inspiration from pinterest Source of inspiration from clay doll in Art Doll Quarterly Source of inspiration - my head! Source of inspiration - my head! What are you working on? Have a great, creative day Cathy Continue reading
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A few of my new jewelry pieces are now done and in the shop! "LACE" - 45.00$US Find it here "SOAR" - 45.00$US Find it here "SING" - 45$US Find it here Continue reading
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Random pages today Looks like these are back from the hippy days Young -> Old Black and white Hope you are having a great, creative day! Cathy Continue reading
Joanne. I actually thought of you while I was making them because I remember the necklace you wore with similar pieces Cathy Visit me @ http://cathyb.typepad.com Sent from my iPhone
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I have not used Flickr in a long, long, long time - probably since the start of pinterest. But I did start using it when I redesigned my blog so that I could have a place to store my pictures and that way I could easily add links to my sidebar to bring you to specific works I was trying to share. Now of course you can do this in pinterest and on facebook but I find nothing beats how nicely flickr displays the work in grids and sections and groupings. Take a look at this link for example where... Continue reading
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A few posts ago I posted some pictures of some sketches that I had done a few years ago. A few of the sketches were pieces of jewelry and I love them now as much as I did then. One of the comments I received on this was " The jewelry is amazing and you should make it!" (thank you Susie!). Well it must have been a subconscious thing that I pulled out those sketches because for a long time these pieces have been working their way from the back of my mind to the front of my mind and... Continue reading
I heard this song the other night (I think it was on American Idol) and I think for the first time I listened to the words - beautiful - below the video is are all of the lyrics of the song. When You Wish Upon A Star Lyrics When you wish upon a star Makes no difference who you are Anything your heart desires Will come true. If your heart is in your dream No request is too extreme When you wish upon a star As dreamers do. Fate is kind She brings to those who love The sweet fulfillment... Continue reading