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cathyb
CANADA
Passion for making and sharing art
Interests: All things mixed media
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Ever wonder how some people manage to find the time to be creative almost every single day? How do they do it? If you are a mother, a professional and/or whether you work full time or not - sometimes it’s difficult to actually sit down and take time for yourself to just create. The thing is that I have found that the more I create the better I get at it and the better I get at it the more I create. Art is really about practice, practice, practice, and I know that the more I practice, the more inspired... Continue reading
FRIDAY JULY 31ST (tomorrow!) is the last day to stock up on my online classes for just 20.00. Check them all out right here! 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. Read my testimonials to see what people are saying about my online classes! Have a great weekend! Cathy Continue reading
Thanks everyone - I am reviving my newsletter so stay tuned there too for updates on how it is going! I need all the luck I can get these days!
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Awww Gill, Erin - thanks a lot!
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Kathryn - you are too kind!
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Always fun to share Diane ; )
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Hi Susan, no I didn't draw the dresses - these are very old cutouts I had from scrapbook paper I bought years and years ago - not sure which brand they were but they sure came in handy!
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I am back to drawing every night while watching tv or sometimes just sitting at the kitchen table. No matter whether I am working full time or not - I seem to NEED to do something creative every day. (Read more in my newsletter this month about my new journey working full time and being creative - to sign up for my newsletter click here) Here are some sketches - all from just this week. Oh yes, I bought some new pens and markers and I'll share my review later this week. Craft paper hair, collaged and colored with marker... Continue reading
I've been wanting to do a post about some of my favorite sites lately for a long time. So here's what I've been checking out these days. I hope these sites inspire you too! Some of the nicest hand made invitations I have seen to date: http://www.momentaldesigns.com/blog/ A real do-it yourself-er - jewelry and house and home: http://dans-le-townhouse.blogspot.ca/ Ah how I love this art: http://louiserichardson.blogspot.ca/ Still lifes are unbelievable: http://www.hollyfarrell.com/ Look around on this site for demos and workshops - tons of info: http://www.sandrinepelissier.com/bio.html You know how I love my girls: http://fabulousdoodles.blogspot.ca/ Enjoy Cathy! Continue reading
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I posted this on facebook the other day and thought it would be good to share here too. Here's where I am at! Notice the clenched fists lol! The Christmas in July Sales continue: ALL of my classes at Creative Workshops are on sale this month only for $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. Go here to see previews and register! ALL of the items in my etsy shop... Continue reading
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A little video for you from one of my journal pages earlier this week where I created this page: Happy Sunday Cathy Continue reading
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More from my "when I don't see it I don't use it" Journal which I first talked about here. I promised to show you the progress so I'll try to show you the start of the pages and then the finished spread. Started with this: Added more detail here This was a very detailed background below - I prepared a video on this one which I will show you later this week: Then this: This: Then this: Here's a fun idea below. Punch holes on the page Do something interesting on the next page - like all washi strips Then... Continue reading
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I've created something I wanted to do for a long time and that is - a Coloring book just for us Adults. Now you can purchase these 7 digital files, print them on good cardstock paper and color to your hearts content. Print them as often as you like and color in using markers, watercolors, pencils - whatever you like! 7 sheets to color as you like See more details and photos on my COLORING PAGE right here. 12.99 for all 7 digital files! What fun!! Here are some of my samples of colored ones that are still in progress...... Continue reading
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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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