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Tuesday, July 23

Art Gone Wild!! and Friends..........

and guess what....I'm one of the friends! Here's the cover to my product catalog -- I'm so OVER the moon about this -- excited AND nervous. YUP -- that's my exciting and BIG news that I've been holding in for a while now. However -- I do have something else up my sleeve for the 24th :-D Oh wait, that's tomorrow, ha ha. Maybe Friday I'll have a chance to tell you.

Last January I went to the Craft and Hobby Association Meeting in Los Angeles determined to find a licensing agent and show them my work and find out how to get represented. I also stopped and talked to several other manufacturers. It was a little depressing and discouraging. It's hard not to doubt yourself in those instances. Thankfully I had my great and super supportive friend Martha with me to lift my spirits.

It wasn't until the last day that I was there -- and at 4:47 no less with the show was closing at 5 for the day that I approached Stampers Anonymous/Art Gone Wild! and Friends. It was so amazing to see them look at my work -- and then look at me and say they'd been looking for me for THREE years.

Art Gone Wild! and Friends Product Catalog for Catherine Scanlon Designs 

The ball butt that I am started crying almost immediately, ha ha.  How can one not get that emotional to feel a dream coming true after rejection after rejection after rejection? It was/is an amazing feeling and I've been flying on an artistic high ever since.

Long story short, well -- ha ha. not really -- I thought I'd share a few sneak peaks of some of the samples from the catalog.

Art Gone Wild! and Friends Product Catalog for Catherine Scanlon Designs
This is an art journal I made from one of the flower stamps, it's so versatile you can also make cards and use it for scrapbook pages.  I have some new colored pencils from Caran D'ache (Pablo I think) that I am totally loving -- oh and my standard issue watercolor palette that I used to color this one.

Art Gone Wild! and Friends Product Catalog for Catherine Scanlon Designs
I can't take credit for the Copic Coloring on this card, Michelle Cutts from SA did that because we were pressed for time on making samples -- but I love the format of this stamp -- this one is layered with Foam Tape and a little glitter here and there. I love the way it turned out -- she's got crazy skills with Copic Markers!

Art Gone Wild! and Friends Product Catalog for Catherine Scanlon Designs
 Here's a card I made using one of my stencils, it's colored with a mix of watercolor paints and Sakura Gelli Pens. Love the way it turned out -- so vibrant.

Art Gone Wild! and Friends Product Catalog for Catherine Scanlon Designs
And, last but certainly not least for today -- a twinchie quilt made with a few of the Twinchie sets. These sets have 4 images each and are 2" x 2" blocks with selected images from my doodle art journal pages.

All in all the catalog has 8 pages of stamps and stencils -- and we're already getting started on the Winter release....wooohoo!

Did I mention I'm pretty excited about this?? um, yeah. understatement. So, now that things have calmed down a little -- please StAY tuned -- I'll be sharing some how-to's featuring items from the catalog!

THANKS for stopping by and sharing in my excitement -- have A GREAT DAY!





9 comments:

  1. I am so excited for you too! How wonderful that it is all falling into place. You go girl!

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  2. I AM BEYOND EXCITED FOR YOU MY FRIEND!! You're talent has always amazed me! I am thrilled every new change you have to share it with the world! GOOOOOOO!!!

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  3. I am doing a happy dance for you. Congratulations on a dream coming true.

    That "twinchie" quilt is amazing. Oh yes, I see my wish list getting even longer now. ;-)

    Thanks for sharing your good news.

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  4. Catherine - how EXCITING!! Congratulations! Your artwork is so perfect for stamps and stencils. I can't wait to see more of them :-)

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  5. Congratulations! That must feel so good :)

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  6. So terrific to have your art and yourself affirmed. And the tears? Well they washed your eyes so they could sparkle even more with excitement. Great Stuff!

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  7. Can't wait to buy some of these. BTW... you are awesome! And I'm glad you didn't give up on your dream, congratulations!

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  8. A million thumbs up for you on your new creative endeavors!! Love you, my friend!! xoxoxo

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