Saturday, December 31, 2011

new years eve list of tados...

TADO LIST= things i am going tado in 2012
1.get a book on trees and learn about them
2.start and finish an art journal
3. submit my art to SS magazines
4. finish two things well
5. walk more
6. buy an old lady bike! picture to follow!
7. get my mamogram- (done and scheduled!)
8. stay calm
9. be present for others
10. keep my commitments
11. pray more
12. not live in guilt
13. eat less sugary stuff
14. buy better quality things- they do last longer
15. think twice berfore I say things
16 .not listen to my negative head talk
17. let go and be a watcher in others lives
18. try a new recipe once a month
19. give myself more breaks when i do not keep up with my list
20. LOVE-it is my word for the year- I want to learn all the Lord has for me about Love!
This is what I call an old lady bike!! I will post pics when I find just the right one and I WILL BE ON IT!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve Vignettes

Sprout is ready for santa!

smells of Christmas are all through the house!

Grace is chillin out while Mom sips her chai tea.

The view of the big tree and yes the doors are open today! No snow but beauty abounds!

It really is a magnificent tree that Hubby chose this year,I can not stop taking photos of it.

Just a reflection of our house Christmas Eve and the thoughts in my heart...
The peace that passes understanding is very evident today. I am so blessed to live the life Christ was born to give. The best gift I have ever received was His eternal love and care of me. Christmas took on a whole new meaning for me when Christ's love entered my heart, and the only word to describe it is eternal peace. I am praying that all who read this post will feel the joy and peace of Christ tonight. For those who do not have peace tonight it is a whisper away, even in a heart that is aching.  Just tell Christ to come in and give you his heart of peace. Simple. That is the gift. Open it, receive it. It is yours. I am praying that tonight will bring a change for you and the peace that passes understanding will dwell in your heart forever.Blessings to all, and to all a good night.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lovely gifts!

WONDERFUL ornament from  Michele at nook and cranny blogspot!

Mr Crow!

Christmas swap fun!

tags and arches for a november swap

shabby chic style ornaments with glass glitter

altered shrine for 6 anniversary of Paper Traders

box of vintage goodies heading out to Wendy A.!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

start and finshed!! Art Angel!

 As you can see it has been a transformation! It is so hard to say done when I am creating. No wonder God takes 9 months on us!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

post from past .... still true today!

This side of hope

Dear hope filled readers, what a lovely way to start a letter. Hope Filled. We should all be hope filled even if we are stuck in a situation that has not changed in awhile. How can I say this? Because that is where I pitch my tent, this side of hope, with my tent door open to the future. Not just any future but one in which my life is complete and all the situations have been solved or dissipated by the Glory I will Behold in the face of Christ.The brightness of His glory wiping away every tear I have shed and fading every image of pain I have ever felt. That is where I camp, this side of hope. There are mini hopeful vistas as I stare out of my tent, some situations have truly worked for my good already, others have yet to be revealed,BUT just so you do not think I am telling tale, here is one of my treasures.

I am a women who has never had a child. A painful thing to be sure. I am happily married yet never "blessed" with babies of my own to complete me, or so I thought! God had a better idea! After many years of struggle ,mostly internal,I gave up my desire to have a child and asked the Lord to refill it. He did. He gave me a wonderful ministry to women, 19 amazing nieces and nephews and a fulfilling career helping families diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. AND of course the wonderful world of art. I truly was complete! HOWEVER, God was not done. He went way beyond what I could ask or hope for and has given my husband and me two beautiful grandchildren! That story is archived on my blog

what my hope filled tent would look like!
So you see I truly am hope filled, as Mary's wonderful blog title states.
 I may not see the rest of my stories fulfilled here on earth with the hope I look for, but I will, because I pitch my tent looking out. Try it with me, the view is much better than the dark valley's we have left behind.HOPE what a wonderful word!

what I would fill my tent with!

and this would light my nights!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Guest blogger!

I have had one of the most interesting two months lately. First I was published in a local magazine then I got an invitation from the gracious Mary at  to be a guest blogger. I feel like my 15 minutes of fame has finally come! We casually blog our lives and art on the web never suspecting there is an audience out there that wants to see what we are all about. AMAZING! So tomorrow I will be a guest blogger "how bout them apples" as my daddy would say! So if you are curious to know more about "Cathee", a girl who spells her name funny, tune in tomorrow at Marys blog  ,see you there!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Angel in progress...

Special Delivery Angel...she is in the process of being created,messy studio today!! Yeah!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Journal continues...

Decided to make my new journal  be the things the Lord has taught me and the things He has done for me.Will continue to work on it and use it as a devotional also. These will be snippets of the most powerful things that have changed my life and still guide my steps...His Words,others words and my prayers back to Him.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

New art journal ,,,,

Decided the theme of my new journal will be all about me, so starting with my initials on the front.... now what to put on the first page!!! be continued later this week!        

Saturday, September 17, 2011

cooler days ,longer nights...

SO thankful the cooler days are here for a bit. the weather outside this summer has been frightful to say the least,all though we have had no hurricanes it is the heat that has driven me in doors. tonight ,finally sitting here with the doors open and screens letting in the cool sweet smells of autumn. i hope this means i will get a little creative soon...have you ever had one of those times you just think about projects but do not have the will to sit and start??? and i even have new stuff in the art room to play with. i imagine the cooler days will inspire me as does the fall colors.....

Monday, September 5, 2011

multitude mondays

I have been very negligent of  posting  my 1,000 gifts so here goes ten more today...LABOR DAY  2011

11.babies that make me laugh-eating ice cream,playing footsie!
12.Gods unlimated gift of His word alive~in my heart on my lips
13. the joy of be- ing a wife
14.rain that is soft
15.candles that smell like vanilla,fresh and new.
16 .new coffee mugs...just the way i like them molded to my hand
17.spandex pants,there i said it..
18.reruns of good ole shows
19.the sound of my husband talking on the phone with a client--patient and strong
20. shopping for new "shewsss" as baby sydney says.

Saturday, August 6, 2011


She is a hard working girl who loves to wear her best!even fish jewlery!! had fun with this one and it is going to be in a show soon...... as usually bye bye madge,it was great creating together~~~

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New things ..

Worked on these over the weekend and just getting to post them,these are all for some fun swaps on yahoo. Love swapping ,it gives me reason to buy more stuff!!AS IF!!! I do not need a reason when the paper calls my name! ENJOY....

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

THANKS FOR VISITING!!!! Continue on.....

As one of my fellow bloggers stated "I have lost track of who has visited my blog this week from the "where bloggers create event", SO thanks if you have visited and no worries...I am slowly making my way through the list also and enjoying each and every is to another year of watching and visiting the bloggers who love to create!!YOU ALL INSPIRE ME!

freebie for you to use

Friday, July 15, 2011

MY WORLD OF ART~ Where Bloggers create 2011

all about the C-CATHEE

motto for 2011


Frida my muse pillow!

little girl that i was and moms pearls

prayer angels guard my room

creation and muse

captured  PRIMA flowers favorite embellishment


creations from friends


ahhhhh my place of creating

my refuge

well read!

my favorite word!

love altered art books and feathery yarns

creative chaos ..a normal view of my desk!

add a granbaby and the world is perfect!
following in granmas footsteps!!!!
and finally a cat helper!