Friday, June 10, 2011


"Altered Farmhouse"
mixed media on 8x10 canvas board
available on Etsy

I was going to save this post for tomorrow but I just couldn't wait! But before I get to my big news I wanted to share a new painting!

This is one of my latest black and white pieces created using an altered photo of mine. I hadn't done one of these in awhile so I was happy to get back to it. I really love how the landscape came out. And of course I had fun scratching and inking the photo! This image is one of my favorites taken in RI.

Now for my news!

Way back in February I submitted a few of my black and white pieces to Somerset Studio Magazine. In one of the issues the editor in her letter was inviting email submissions from readers of their artwwork. So I figured what did I have to loose! I emailed her a few images of my b&w work.

After alot of hoping, I got an email last month letting me know that my black and white pieces will be featured in the Sept/Oct issue!! And I was requested to write a technique article to accompany my work!!

I just submitted the article last week and I couldn't wait to share this with all of you!! I can hardly believe it! I never imagined that I would have such a great opportunity to share my work in this lovely publication!

I recently shared my 200th blog post and in just a couple of months it will be will be a year since I started this blog. It has been quite a journey so far with the best parts being the connections I have made with all of you!

I can't wait to see where it takes me next . . .

Wishing you all a great weekend!! xo


  1. Congrats Cathy! This is very exciting!:))

  2. Congratulations Cathy, you deserve this and I am very happy for you.

  3. Congrats Cathy, how exciting! I love Altered Farmhouse. Great job on it.

  4. Congratulations! That is fabulous news! Yay!

  5. Great news!
    My best wishes for you Cathy!

    Ciao,a hug!

  6. OMG!!!!
    You so TOTALLY ROCK!!!
    That is fantastic~~I wouldn't have been able to get the first part of the post written~~LOL!!! I would have been blithering!
    You go girl--BIG CONGRATS!


  7. OMG! Cathy, that's awesome! Congratulations!
    I'm glad your patience and your dedication to your art paid off.
    BTW, I love your altered farmhouse. It's really nice, hmmm I wonder if the horsie has something to do with it ;) I love horses!

  8. That is wonderful news Cathy! I'm so glad to hear that you risked and challenged yourself and it has proven to be a success!! Well deserved kudos to you!! xo

  9. FANTASTIC! Way to go Cathy so happy for you! I will definitely look out for the mag!


  10. Great news about the magazine, and wonderful painting too, I love how you did this one!!

  11. Congrats on being published! What great news :)

    And I love the new painting also xx

  12. Cathy; well this IS good news! I'm so happy for you and it's so well deserving. You are so talented and can't wait to see you in the publication! Congratulations! xxoo