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Friday, October 10

Finally...after about 6 months....

I wanted to share a canvas I've been working on, looking at - puzzled with for the last 6 months or so. I started it when I taught a class at my friend Loretta's house and have been wanting to finish it...but something about it kept bugging me and I'd look at it for 30 minutes - paw through my stuff looking for that perfectly exact thing that it needed for completion. I ripped things off. I painted. I gessoed. I put it away. I dug it out. I went to the flea market looking for that perfectly exact thing that it needed and came home empty handed. (Well, not exactly empty handed - I had things - just nothing for this....) Believe me this canvas was a constant source of frustration because I wanted to finish it!

BTW, this was inspired by an article in one of the Somerset Magazines by Charlotte Lyons. When I blogged about this awhile ago I mentioned that but I forgot to say it again! I'll try and find the article it was inspired by and post the details!


I am happy to say that this baby is done. And only because I have an art show this evening and I want to bring it along - hoping that someone will recognize that perfectly exact thing that it needed and take it home to their house.

You wanna know what that perfectly exact thing was? It was the package of Basic Grey Mod Designer rub-ons in Green and Brown I bought from LifeTime Moments that came in the mail yesterday. No sooner did I get that box opened and see those rubs and I knew I had found that perfectly exact thing this canvas needed to make it complete.
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I've got two of each of the following packages. One is a tool package contains a trimmer/scissor combo package, a snowflake border punch and a fancy dancy new and WAY cool Craft Cleaner and the other has two chipboard albums. Just leave me a comment and tell me what YOUR FAVORITE EK Success product is and I'll pick four winners on October 15th. Please, tell your friends - families - post this where ever you want....the more the merrier!

28 comments:

  1. Wonderful Canvas Catherine.....love it...

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  2. this is totally gorgeous. i would not be able to part with it. thanks for sharing!

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  3. Amazing canvas Catherine and so inspiring!!!! Really love it and mmmm I see in my futur trying one of those! Enjoy your long w-end!

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  4. Cat...it's just gorgeous! I love it and it is perfect!

    c

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  5. Catherine you waited and you knew it wasn't "complete" -- you waited and you found the perfection. It's truly lovely!!

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  6. This is wonderful! What a great piece of Art. Where do you plan on hanging it?

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  7. omg cat,i love your canvas!! how can you even part with it?? i wish i was closer i would snap it right up. :) love alot of ek stuff,the shadowboxes are so cool and the punches. any of the products your offering would be great to have. i love to try new stuff too! :) thanks for doing the drawing cat. have a great weekend.

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  8. How exquisite! Your work is so inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. You know what? I am really loving this canvas! A whole lot of visual stimulation-keeps the eye moving and the colors are fabulous! Well done!

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  10. Love it!! The key and old script are fabulous!
    Linda

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  11. That is one beautiful piece of artwork!!!! You are so talented. I love that little saying too. Have a good weekend :)

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  12. This is just so stunning,I love this piece,the colours and texture totally amazing piece of ART
    Jen

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  13. Beautiful canvas work!I love the colors and bird theme,also the little poem!

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  14. Gorgeous canvas ... for me EK Success makes the very best paper punches ... they always work like a dream.

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  15. Oh My Goodness!!!!!!! This canvas is the best. i love it!

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  16. oh myyyyyy I just loveeeeeeee this canvas ,so worth waiting when you just know something needs something extra and this is beautiful, oh this would look nice with my other!!do not think I could manage the flight in time to come snap it up lol!! a certain person has one she keeps picking up and putting down lol!!

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  17. I adooooooooore this Cat!! And I just revisited your etsy again - very cool stuff! :)

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  18. Love the canvas. Just found your site and will be back. I love the EK Success paper punches. They make the ones for Stampin' Up and they are great. Nancy P.

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  19. Terrific collage, catherine! My favorite EK Success products are the great embellishments they carry!

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  20. And was it ever worth it!!

    Love the color scheme too, and the way you attached the birdie charm -- very clever!
    xoxo

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  21. What a GORGEOUS canvas, girl you are talented!! And what a fun chance to win some goodies!!

    Hmmm, fave product?? ANY of it looks fun to me... love to try new things, and I don't discriminate when it comes to scrappy goodies!!

    Thanks for the chance!!

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  22. God, you're good! What a beautiful art piece you've created! (But then everything you make is wonderful and I know because I have 3 of your pieces) I love the crackled image and the flying quote and the charm....oh, it's all perfect. I'm glad to hear that you struggle with finding just the right elements for a piece. Sometimes I drive myself crazy with that. Thanks for letting us have a look at this.

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  23. Very inspiring work of art. I've been thinking of trying to work on canvas and you really inspired me. Thanks. and oh, i love my cuttepede paper trimmer and cutter bee circle scissor. both of these tools are so well used.

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  24. I just can get over how GORGEOUS this is!!! Perfect just perfect!!

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  25. I love using canvas as another medium for creating! :)

    My favorite EK success product group is the punches. My daughter loves the paw print punch that has the pop up. :)

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  26. Oh, girl you brought tears to my eyes...this is just breath-taking. You are a true artist. So glad I know you! wink,wink...Kara

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