Saturday, 11 May 2013

I'm a Featured Artist with Creative Clearinghouse

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Creative Clearinghouse, the popular site for online Art & Creativity courses have asked me to talk about my process and my favourite class, in their Spotlight 'Art Questions & Answers' interview this Saturday. 

You can read it here:

Wherever this finds you, wishing you all a wonderful weekend. 

Catherine Athena xo

Friday, 10 May 2013

New Moon and a New Store!

This has been a long while coming. I have been waiting for the timing to be right, to move ahead in this direction and at last the energies are just perfect!

Those who know me well, know that I always work with the tides and currents, the way the Moon is flowing and ebbing, never against her, and that way things develop easily in harmony and with least resistance.

Today we had the New Moon and solar eclipse in Taurus ~ the auspices in the horoscope felt so aligned;  "10 May 2013 ~ A time of growth and stability, looking at working with your personal assets and tending to your talents.  Create beautiful, practical plans for the future..."

And so, as the New Moon came into her full power at 1:28am this morning (it was still the 9th May over in America - being 6+ hours behind us) there was a little celebration party going on here with friends and family as I pushed the button and activated my online store.

I am delighted to announce that I have partnered with "Fine Art America" and prints of my paintings are now available for the very first time.  Fine Art America lets you choose the size, style and frame etc, so you can now get my artwork as art prints, canvases, acrylics, framed prints, and even metal prints! ...And they ship out all over the World!

You can find them over here:

Please come visit and have a look!

Wishing you all a bright new Moon day!

Catherine Athena xo

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Dolmen Gateway

Dolmen Gateway ~ Watercolor on paper

Dolmens are fascinating gateways between the realms. Portals to the lands of our ancestors.  They were entranceways to the barrow mounds, burial hills and earth chambers ~ like can still be seen today at Wayland's Smithy in Oxfordshire, England and Newgrange in Co. Meath Ireland. 

Other times they are the great monoliths ~ the most famous being Stonehenge, on Salisbury Plain in England.  Archaeologists believe that in some cases, the earth may have eroded away from the mounds and then the supporting stone structure below would be revealed. Perhaps this was the case with Chun Quoit and the others like it, on the bleak open moors up on the headland near Penzance, Cornwall. 

So within this watercolor painting (above), a Dolmen Gateway frames an inner world. The two pillars and the capstone across them, opening through to another Land, where an ancestor mound can be seen, water gushing forth through its mouth from deep below the earth. 

I am preparing to move forward through a new gateway of my own (on my art journey) and I'll be sharing that news later on next week. Please call back and visit here again soon to hear about my new chapter beginning... 

Blessings on the beauty way, Catherine Athena xo