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Thursday, May 25

Creative Storytelling: Video #5

Today is the last installment of my Creative Storytelling project, I'm sharing the last video which is a fast forward of how I add color to my pages using watercolor paints.

Video 5: Watercolor fast forward:
Creative Storytelling with the Whatevers: Watercolor Fast Forward from Catherine Scanlon on Vimeo.

Thank you so much for joining me on this super fun project! 

Wednesday, May 24

Worlds Worst Pancake Flipper award goes to me! 😍 I hope they're good, they're gluten-free.


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Creative Storytelling: The Whatevers 3 Week 4


Here we are creeping into week #4 of our month long Whatevers Three! It's hard to believe there's just ONE week left. This has been so much fun to plan and scheme and get all painty and creative with my story.

The photo this week was one I found in an old album from my Grandmother, so I'm thinking these ladies were her friends or may be relatives of mine. The caption cracks me up, but is not uncommon for this group of family members -- they were always doing fun and cooky things. I love that.

You can read Vic's blog post for this photo by clicking here
You can read Nat's blog post for this photo by clicking here

Also, make sure to take a little visit the Whatevers Facebook Page here. You can also share your project with us there, we love to see the story you create around the photo!

Here's the photo we used for this week: The Water's Fine!


Please note, we are sharing these photos with YOU for your PERSONAL use only -- we love and encourage you to share your work on social media with credit back to the Whatevers! These photos are not for classes or in any resale situation!

And here's my story for week 4:


Winston always looked forward to summer visits with her cousin Hermione. According to Mother, they were getting to big to play in the laundry bucket.






Thanks for dropping by, and make sure you come back tomorrow for another lesson in my FREE Class, Creative Storytelling!

I did some new product testing at work last week and love the results! I need to spend more time playing with color creating things that I love and less time on things that don't make me happy! #catherinescanlon #catherinescanlondesigns #painting #flowersofinstagram #prussianblue #breareese


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Wednesday, May 17

Creative Storytelling: Week #3: In the Garden with Mom


Here we are with week #3 of our month long Whatevers Three. This has been so much fun to plan and scheme and get all painty and creative with my story. The photo this week was my favorite so far, I think because I love sunflowers and this photo had so many possibilities!
Here's the photo we used for this week: In the Garden with Mom:


Please note, we are sharing these photos with YOU for your PERSONAL use only -- we love and encourage you to share your work on social media with credit back to the Whatevers! These photos are not for classes or in any resale situation!  

And here's my story for week 3:




Newton's mother was always surprised at how fast and tall he had grown. In just 4 years he towered over all the 11 year old neighbors. At this rate he would be a giant when he turned 18.


So that's my story for this week, be sure to come back tomorrow for the 3rd installment of my FREE Creative Storytelling class, and also drop by every Wednesday in May for another photo to be inspired by!

THANKS for dropping by, have a great week!

Thursday, May 11

Creative Storytelling: Video #3

Today I'm sharing the third of 5 videos for my Creative Storytelling project. The video I'm sharing shows you how I create a basic background using stencils, acrylic paint and more!

Video 3: Starting the background:
Creative Storytelling with the Whatevers: Adding Color with Acrylic Paint and Stencils from Catherine Scanlon on Vimeo.

Thanks for dropping by, have a wonderful day! 

Wednesday, May 10

Creative Storytelling: The Whatevers Three: Distracted Dude


Here we are with week #2 of our month long Whatevers Three. This has been so much fun to plan and scheme and get all painty and creative with my story.
Here's the photo we used for this week: Distracted Dude:


Please note, we are sharing these photos with YOU for your PERSONAL use only -- we love and encourage you to share your work on social media with credit back to the Whatevers! These photos are not for classes or in any resale situation!  



No matter how hard he tried to forget, Newton would always remember his father being distracted by things in the distance. In every photo Mr. Whatever was looking off into the distance. He always wondered what made his father so distracted!


So that's my story for this week, be sure to come back tomorrow for the 2nd installment of my FREE Creative Storytelling class, and also drop by every Wednesday in May for another photo to be inspired by!

THANKS for dropping by, have a great week!

Thursday, May 4

Creative Storytelling: Video #2

Today I have another video to share with you, this one is about 20 minutes long and covers the History of the Whatevers, How to get started and tools I use when I work on this super fun project! 

Creative Storytelling with the Whatevers: History, Getting Started and Tools I love:
Creative Storytelling with the Whatevers: History, Getting Started and Tools I Love from Catherine Scanlon on Vimeo.

Thanks for dropping by, have a great day! 

Wednesday, May 3

Like and share for a chance to win ALL these amazing goodies! A custom painted (by me) tiny journal, one of my @adornit Coloring Books, a water brush, one of my #artgonewild stamps, a bottle of my favorite liquid watercolor from @drphmartins, a @tombowusa Dual Tip Marker and a few other fun things to create with. Tag a friend for an extra chance to win! It's a quick giveaway -- the Winner will be announced on Friyay, May 5th. 😍


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Creative Storytelling -- we're bringing back the Whatevers!


I have been so excited that our 2 year long project from a few years ago, The Whatevers made it on the cover of the May/June Cloth, Paper Scissors magazine.  It's been hard to keep it a secret for the last few months.

http://subscriptions.clothpaperscissors.com/Cloth-Paper-Scissors/Magazine

This project, that my two dear friends Nat Kalbach and Vicki Chrisman and I shared is one that has always been near and dear to my heart. It was a fun way to create and be silly with no deadlines or requirements and we got to give our favorite photos a story.
Here's the photo we used for this week: Mr. and Mrs. Dam.


Please note, we are sharing these photos with YOU for your PERSONAL use only -- we love and encourage you to share your work on social media with credit back to the Whatevers! These photos are not for classes or in any resale situation! 

So without further delay, here's my colorful page. 


The text says: Winston was always embarrassed by how much effort her parents put into the annual 4th of July Parade.



She was always grateful at the end of the day.

 

Make sure you come back tomorrow for another installment in my FREE Creative Storytelling class. Thank you so much for dropping by, have a wonderful day!

Friday, April 28

The Whatevers: A Journey into Creative Storytelling

Four years ago I taught an on-line class at My Creative Classroom called Creative Storytelling, it coincided with the Whatevers Project that Nat Kalbach, Vicki Chrisman and myself were working on at the time.

Since My Creative Classroom closed a few years ago, I have decided to share some of the lessons with you, to coincide with our magazine article (and we got the COVER -- woohoo) in the May/June Issue of Cloth, Paper Scissors.

So as not to overwhelm, I'll share the 5 videos here and there over the next few weeks. To get started thinking about this, here's a little Fast Forward showing how one of my pages comes together. I didn't make any changes to the content of the videos, so the intro and voice over is out dated and the videos may be out of order from the original class, but the content is relevant to the release of the magazine article.

Intro Page Fast Forward: Video 2:

Creative Storytelling with the Whatevers: Intro Page Fast Forward from Catherine Scanlon on Vimeo.

Enjoy, and have a wonderful day. Thank you for dropping by.