Welcome to the Empire of the Cat

kitten mama

Hi there!

Welcome to the Empire of the Cat, where I like to share my arty adventures and kitten drama.

Yup, I am one of those people who has always been arty, though my parents might have used other words when I started drawing on the walls! (in my defense they were already wallpapering, so I guess I was helping)  I love making things with my hands, and so I love a lot of arts and crafts (sewing, knitting, crochet, jewellery-making, cardmaking, painting, art journaling, mixed media…OMG just stop already, it’s like an episode of Hoarders – the craft edition in here haha), and I’m always up for learning about new ideas and new techniques. I love paper, ink, paint, colour and shiny things!

When I’m not doing all of that, I love spending time with my crafty little monkeys (aka the kitties), friends, the family etc.  I also love reading, redesigning my website, baking, travel and NETFLIX!!!!  

Formal Education:  BA Design, BA English Literature & Creative Writing, BA BIS, Dip. ICT, Dip. Creative Writing, 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Artist, Designer, Blogger
But I’m also kitten mama, librarian, computer geek.
And then Maker of cards, drinker of tea, hoarder of craft supplies and mixer of mediums.
And someone who loves travel • nature • books • Art Journaling
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creative education

Altenew Educator Certification Program

LEVEL 2

in progress!

tim holtz creative chemistry 101, 102, 103

the art and business of surface pattern design

Recognition of prior education allowed me to skip Module 1

current design teams

To see current Design Teams, please click here

ART/DESIGN recognition 2020

For a full up-to-date list of challenge wins and recognition, please click here

ART/DESIGN recognition 2019

ALTENEW SKETCH CHALLENGE #15

Winner for this Sunshine After The Rain Mixed Media canvas

altenew sketch challenge winner

SIMON SAYS STAMP MONDAY CHALLENGE

Winner for this card – S is for Spooky

A VINTAGE JOURNEY

Pinworthy Winner for this card – The Time You Enjoy Wasting is Never Wasted

A Vintage Journey Pinworthy WInner

WOW! EMBOSSING POWDER SEPTEMBER 2019 CHALLENGE – DIY Embellishments

Winner for this Halloween home decor piece. The challenge takes place in the facebook group

COUNTRY VIEW CHALLENGES

DT Special Mention for this Under the Sea canvas.  See challenge winners announcement post.

MORE THAN WORDS CHALLENGES

Mini Challenge Winner for this Trick or Treat Pacman Ghost Card.  See challenge winners announcement post.

more than words mini challenge winner