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cathyb
CANADA
Passion for making and sharing art
Interests: All things mixed media
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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
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Last week I did a demonstration of my little houses over at Maison Fusion as part of the Creative Hands project that I talked about here. Many ladies turned out for the demo I am happy to say and all proceeds for the demo went to the Lakeshore Hospital Foundation!!! Thank you so much ladies for attending! I have to say it was so much fun being with like minded people who watched with interest as I cut and collaged and painted right in front of them to create my little houses. We also had a raffle after the demo... Continue reading
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I've mentioned before that I am a participating artist in 21 Secrets fall which starts October 1st!! The are 21 wonderful teachers and 21 wonderful workshops. I mean the fun on this workshop is that because there are 21 different teachers you really get to see a lot of different projects and even more important to me - different styles and techniques. As a teacher we are lucky that we get to see all the classes. I can tell you that in the last 21 Secrets I participatedd in the classes were absolutely wonderful so I cannot wait to see... Continue reading
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So I've been fiddling and playing but I say very very slowly these days on a few new pieces and I've finally got them listed in the shop. Enjoy! 5 x 5 x 1 birch panel - Tell your story 5 x 5 x 1 birch panel - It takes a Village 5 x 5 x 1 birch panel - Hello There And in case you missed these: Large size 8 x 10 - One day spent with someone you love can change everything! 5 x 7 Blank Cards with my original art professionally printed on front Different styles available... Continue reading
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The yumminess of watercolor indeed If you have not already signed up for my Watercolor series you can register right here. This month - Watercolor Houses - October - Watercolor Girls - November - Watercolor Flowers - January - Watercolor Objects You can sign up for all 4 or sign up for just one! Watch a preview To register click here Continue reading
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Hello and are you ready for another Video Vednesday! Today I prepared a video on how to use all the items in My Paper Kits. If you don't already know I have a Monthly Paper Kit Club where members receive a paper kit every month right in their mailbox - I mean the actual physical mailbox at their homes - lol . I often get asked for ideas on how to use the items in the kit. So today - I did just that - I took one of my kits and created a journal page - on the fly... Continue reading
Thank you all for your feedback! G. Webb - I can make a print available - contact me via email cathy.bluteau@bell.net Erin - wonderful - so happy you are enjoying the new workshop
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Remember this piece? Well it got published in Somerset Apprentice Autumn 2014!! Check it out! I feel like I always have to point out my name just to pinch myself and know it's true! Exciting every time! Thank you Somerset! Continue reading
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I mentioned in a previous post that I was working locally with one of our hospitals on some creative workshops. What I did not also mention is that I am also working with them to come up with some artwork which will be used to gift corporations who make donations to the hospital. So I thought it would be fun to show you some of the samples I have given to the hospital for their consideration. I would love to know what your pick would be before I tell you the feedback I received on each of these! Here they... Continue reading
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For this week's Video Vednesday I had something previously prepared but then I woke up as usual at 5:00 AM. I made myself a cup of coffee, sat at the kitchen table as I usually do - only this time, I had left my sketchbook and markers out on the table from the night before. Well that was all I needed. Away I went doodling like crazy. About 30 minutes into it I thought - OMG I should tape this and share it on video Vednesday TODAY - and so I am. I taped up until where I stopped this... Continue reading
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Sometimes it feels like it is difficult to stay connected ... As you know if you follow my blog this has been a year of major changes for me - divorce, new home, art full time. These are things that certainly should not be experienced ALL in the same year but, well, that`s just how it happened for me. So now, the dust has settled, the boxes are done, the running around to get everything in place - it`s all done. And now, you know what happens - the reality sets in. It`s as if I was avoiding the reality... Continue reading
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I thought it was about time to get back to finishing my newest handmade journals. I had shown you the start way back here but this week I decided I needed to get back to them. Here is still the works in progress but I am loving them! The entire bunch! Continue reading
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Hello everyone and happy weekend. Just a reminder that there are only 4 days left to take advantage of the early bird registration prices for my new online watercolor series. You can read all the details here see a preview of the class here and here and register here And just a quick note to those of you who may be afraid that this class will be difficult if you have never done watercolors before. No worries - this class in intended for those of us who are new to watercolors. Believe me - if I can do it, you... Continue reading
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Last week I was playing with watercolors and just decided to turn on the camera to show some work in progress. I`ve sped it up a bit and the angles are not great on the video but, we`ll you`ll get the idea!! Enjoy Continue reading
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I hope everyone had a good weekend. We had a rainy Saturday and a beautiful sunny Sunday so all is good. One day last week I decided to spend the entire morning sketching. I've mentioned before that on pinterest one of my boards is called "Inspired to draw" and here I pin things that I think would be good exercises in sketching. Every once in a while I take my ipad and my sketchpad and only a pencil, tortillon and an erase and try and sketch some of the pins from that board. I think it was a successful morning!... Continue reading
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Not sure what time of day it is in your nick of the woods but I wanted to let you know the winner of my new online workshop - the Watercolor series! Click to register And the winner is: Ruth Guthrie said... Oh, these look wonderful. I'm sharing on FB and Pinterest. I love your art! Ruth - contact me via email so I can get your details @ cathy.bluteau@bell.net For those of you who did not win you still have time to take advantage of the early registration price. And remember - if you sign up for all 4... Continue reading
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Hi everyone - today is your last day to enter for the giveaway which includes all 4 parts of my new watercolor series coming out on September 17th. Check this weeks blog post here for all the details on the class! + When you sign up for all 4 parts before Sept 17th Giveaway Details! 1 spot for all 4 parts in the series!! All you have to do is use the buttons below to spread the news about my class! Share it on FB, Pinterest,Twitter, Linked in or email. You could also add the link to this post on... Continue reading
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I`ve been forcing myself to use my beautiful papers (you know the ones you just keep waiting for the right moment to use). And so I thought I would make some new handmade journals for the shop. And I`ve been working with some paper clay (I know - scary huh - wait til I paint her) And working on some new paper dresses for new tins I`m going to put soon in my etsy shop. I think the last one sold before my blog post even went live so I`ll make more!! What are you working on these day?? Continue reading