Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Perfectly Imperfect-just my style

My new favorite book to just linger over ! Santa deposited it under my tree,thanks santa-good choice. It is available on  Amazon . AND it is on sale! You will just love the illustrations as shown below. Such a charming well writted book on making your home beautiful and practical-even on a budget!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Inspirational Christmas Blog

Lovely Peaceful White

A lovely place to stop and peruse fine things this Christmas evening. This blog makes me warm and cozy just looking at the beauty of the artful arrangements,so elegant! Enjoy

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Inspirational blog day!   Wonderful blog to catch a peek of easy home deco tips for the holiday-just look around your own house you may have more treasures than you know!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Inspirational blog leap

Today I am featuring the creative artist at Bungalow Bling-this is a sight that will delight you eyes and has treasures for purchase. The little guy in the picture is actually being given away in the next few days so go over and register to win!  
a lovely blog giveaway over on bungalow bling! just click on over to enter.
Bungalow Bling blog

Christmas Delights

Altered Domino

altered matchbox

ATC winter scenes

It feels like I am in Santa's workshop when I get out all the glitter and begin creating! No better feeling in all the world -except having a warm home full of love to do it in. And I can tell you love is a choice,you can either lean in to the wind or fight against it. I prefer to lean in to it and get my bearings by what love can do in any and all relationships then to hold my ground and fight. Love bears all things! TRUE words....

Monday, November 26, 2012

click over to an amazing blog and giveaway!

Inspirational blog leap

I am going to start making Monday blog leap day and give honor out to those Bloggers that most inspire me or just tickle my fancy...If it weren't for this amazing creative community I would not have found such great joy in my art and a relaxing world for my  busy mind!

the amazing art of Lynne Hoppe

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The daily creations

 Christmas creating has begun and the swap projects will start showing up here in abundance! I always overstretch myself this time of year but in the end I am happy and content to send out so many pretty things.
 Christmas in a tea cup! Was so fun to make and want to make more for friends!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Shabby Brush

 Had alot of fun creating this altered brush for the 7th anniversary of one of my yahoo groups...Paper traders. The thing I have enjoyed most about these trading groups on yahoo is that they stretch me to try things I would never dream of trying. It is the best thing I have ever done to become a more rounded mixed media artist. If you have never tried a group swap DO IT! You will meet likeminded people,create,receive amazing swap gifts and treasures from other artists, and really stretch your wings.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Creating today!

Mesmerizing me.....sometimes the paintings just create themselves and I am just a it when the FLOW happens ...

Wisdom---this indeed may be my word for 2013. interesting how this little guy just popped on my page,I am playing with my ink sprays and dabbing water hither and yon! FUN!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Fall cards

I had so much fun playing in my stash today and just creating-how often I just sit and think I have to have a plan.... nope plan today just me,tape,paper and ephemera. Now I can finally send some handmade cards to friends!Seriously I think, they think I really never create anymore. I need to play more often...without a plan. Serendipity is the key word this week. I shall live the word out and report on it on Friday!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Jet, Syd, papa Tone (hubby) and, Gran cakee (Me)

Jet and Dee---aka Baby mama to our grands and BFF to us both.
octoberfest birthday is sadly ending but!! I did get my first evening fire of the season,had great meals all over town, got spoiled rotten by my sweet hubby( and he went shopping with me!), had teaparties w sydney reese and go to see jets favorite airshow,lots of snuggles and time with Dee to just yak...all in all GREAT OCTOBER FEST BIRTHDAY for me-thanks family and friends for all the calls and cards and you all back to work at my really amazing job ..BLESSED that is my life right now

Sunday, September 16, 2012


Just a tiny post about where I am this week. THIS IS A BIG WEEK for me professionally. Every year I host an art fest that raises money for the Alzheimer day care I work for. You see we are non profit and this is one of our big events. Last year we raised 7,000 this year I want to raise over 9..This is when I hyperventilate because we changed the whole show this year. It is a catered and ticketed event and guess what is sold out. Yup 200 guests will arrive for the evening Thursday at 6 and I will be prepared. My committee is awesome and I have such amazing support from the whole art community. Artists donate their work and we silent auction it off...all of the proceeds go to our non profit day care. ALSO my amazing particpants in the day care work on art all year and it is going to be for sale ,it has been beautifully framed by local galleries.
Hilton Head and Bluffton SC ... communities are the most giving ever! Well I will report at the end of the week how things went ..oh wait no I may not.... you see I end the week with a girlfriend weekend on another coastal Island and no telling when I will get back to my post. I do know I will be with women that no matter how my week goes will nurture me and affirm me. I hope you have those kind of women friends in your life too.PRAYING we all have a great week...Cathee

Sunday Play

Redheads seem to be in this fall!

Altered canvas going in a swap on yahoo.Theme was entering the castle!

Monday, September 3, 2012


 A little creative play-this is going in the silent auction to raise money for the non-profit dementia day care that I work for. Really am going to have to let it it and want to keep it ..but it is going for a GREAT cause,to help all of our families that have loved ones diagnosed with ALZ and other dementias.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Blue Moon attitude

The bird pops out of the little holder and is attached to a piece of paper with the explanation of a blue moon. Basically the blue moon is the second moon of a month,it is said that whatever is started at the new moon is completed by the blue moon of the month. A time to finish a project or end something you have started. Good or bad...I am going to use it as a place to end some of the wrong thinking I have going on in my head. To remember what in life is important and not worry about what OTHERS think nor take what they say as fact. To end the dark negative thoughts and have a blue moon attitude!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

New pages in a new journal

Start of new journal,large size sketchbook,more creative space.
New bod new outlook!

Dreamy and lots of notes to myself on what I am learning. #1 not to be so hard on myself when I think things should be going faster and have no patience with my self.

Little shout out to my sweet hubby whom I have been on a journey with for 38 years...34 of those as man and wife!

I am fearfully and wonderfully made ,and loved without condition by a God who gave his Son for me! GRATEFUL.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

creation Sunday...

little inchies for embellishing

Last page in my journal for this month!On to a new journal !!

Embrace imperfection and inspire ART!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Art journal pages for the end of July.

Create and nurture-the two words go hand in hand.
wrap your roots around your passion.

create with simplicity-free your spirit.

admire the artist soul within you.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Whats new?

A little playful time in my journal this weekend. I can be as stubborn as a mule ,I come by it honestly
,my grandparents  and parents were from Missouri!

feeling a little "mul-e-ish"!