Sunday, 11 August 2013

Lilla Roger's Global Talent Search un-semifinalists

This is a terrific blog post by Ashley Lotecki featuring little interviews and artwork from some more of the un-semifinialists from the GTS... Once again, it's wonderful to see such diversity in the submissions for this assignment.

Catherine Athena xo

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Results Are In - Grazia BlackBerry Fash Factor design

Dear Readers,

I want to say a very heartfelt thank you to all of you who voted for my phone design in the Grazia Magazine BlackBerry Fash Factor Competition...

My 'Free Spirit' phone cover design came in SECOND in the public votes (out of the 208 entries) with a magical 111 votes!

The winner was revealed in todays issue of Grazia magazine. Congratulations to Mairi for her 'Liberty Pop' design (below).  The judges apparently choose her image as it featured their own Liberty fabric designs.... A little bit deceptive in the entry instructions, as it said you could upload your own designs too, but there you go. 

The two that came in first and second in the public vote interestingly are both original artworks.

Anyway, you can see Mairi's design at 9th place (equal) with 13 votes, in the top image, second from the left, in the third column of covers.

Thanks again for all your kindness and support.
Blessings of beauty!

Catherine Athena xo 

Ps... For those who are familiar with Doreen Virtue's 'Angel Numbers' you will see where this little postscript is heading... 

Just after I posted this post above, a friend from Melbourne Australia 'changed my frequency' again! She sent me a message to say she had just voted, taking me up to magical 112 : ) I don't believe in coincidences... and I love all the signposts and way-markers being shown to us (if we have the eyes to see them)
C xo

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Phone Cover Design

Dear readers and visitors to my blog,

As you've probably seen over these past couple of months I've been busy learning about art licensing and creating a few designs for an assignment each week... I just submitted one of those designs for a little contest here in the UK... to design a case for a Blackberry Z10 mobile phone...

Here's where you guys come in... If you could spare me a second, I'd be really grateful if you could follow this link--->>  and click on the heart 'like' on the phone screen to vote for my design. It would be so appreciated!   

My phone cover looks like this: 

BIG love and thanks in advance! 
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend...Blessings, Catherine Athena x

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Crazy-in-Love with Collage

I do a lot of watercolor and decided to mix it up this week and do something a little different for a change. Secretly, I've always been just a little bit *crazy-in-love* with collage. I adore the depth and layers it brings to art work... and the unique one-offness you get using clippings & items of found ephemera that are hard (next to impossible)  to duplicate.

I've been playing around this week, experimenting with torn papers and glue and then color as I add transparent layers of paint over the top. Here are a couple I've been working on...

Beach Hut ~ mixed media paper collage and acrylic on paper

Blue Dog Star ~ mixed media paper collage and acrylic on paper

Wishing you a week full of creative play! 
Catherine Athena xo