Friday, February 5, 2016

Go Broncos!


Here's one from a recent session. :) Happy superbowl weekend! Go Broncos!!!!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

LAND OF NOD news! woohoo!


It's live! I have been so excited to share with everyone that one of my pieces has been licensed by Land of Nod to be sold online (and maybe in stores?!), but couldn't until it went up on their site. Well, it's up! Yay! You can find it here. :)
http://www.landofnod.com/whale-wall-art/s658237

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Journal with wolf :)


Art Journal from today...my relationship between myself, little red riding hood, and the wolf.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Be Certain



Don't miss a wonderful workshop this Saturday the 23rd (1-4:30pm) at the Lifetime Fitness in Colorado Springs, Mats and Brushes...yoga, art journaling, and meditation. Call 719-266-9900 and ask for the activity desk. You do not need to be a member to sign up for the class. 

Here is my art journal pages from today, inspired by a quote from Brian Andreas...

"One day, you just decide to be certain (which is not the same as knowing everything). Decide that what you know is exactly what you need to know & then you start. Whatever it is, start & be certain you'll learn as you go. People act like certainty is an illusion. It's not. It's a choice & it changes your whole life. "

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

art journal happenings :)


My art journal today...appreciating winter's quiet growth. :)


And Paint Your Story is happening in just one week on the 18th. Woohoo! I am a guest artist in the class and show you start to finish how I work through my stories on a page with paint and markings. Stylistically, I am pretty different than the teacher, Jeanne, but it's not about style is it? Art journaling is about telling YOUR story in any way that feels truthful to you. What a great thing! 

If you are interested in joining Jeanne in this class (I will be taking it too!), and you're new to her network of classes, here are some helpful instructions...

1. Register at jeanneoliver.ning.com (this is free).
2. Once your account is active you are able to take advantage of our free courses, series and even pay for courses.
3. Go to jeanneoliver.ning.com and along the top header click on “COURSES” and you will be able to view all three pages of online courses and free series.
4. To purchase a course please choose your course, click on the +join in the upper right hand corner, pay and you will be INSTANTLY in the classroom.
5. All videos can be found along the right hand side of the page under “COURSE CONTENT”.



Sunday, January 10, 2016

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Snowy family shoot

I love when families take the time to do pictures during the holidays! SO fun!!! 
Here's a little sneak peek of one of my shoots from over the Christmas break. 







Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Engagement sneak peek

This was the COLDEST session...and when I say cold, I mean see-your-breath and say-goodbye-to-any-feeling-in-your-lips-and-fingers kind of cold. But Kamiko and Blake were complete troopers and warmed up the whole location with their sweetness and laughter. I can't wait for your wedding!






Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New Art Journaling course!




 

Reflections 01 trailer 1 from Revilo Designs on Vimeo.

I am one of the guest teachers in this wonderful art journaling class given by my friend and talented artist Jeanne Oliver...it starts January 18th. Check it out HERE. I would LOVE to have you join me in the class! Let me know if you sign up. :)

If you are new to Jeanne's creative network here are easy steps to get you started…

1. Register at jeanneoliver.ning.com (this is free).
2. Once your account is active you are able to take advantage of our free courses, series and even pay for courses.
3. Go to jeanneoliver.ning.com and along the top header click on “COURSES” and you will be able to view all three pages of online courses and free series.
4. To purchase a course please choose your course, click on the +join in the upper right hand corner, pay and you will be INSTANTLY in the classroom.
5. All videos can be found along the right hand side of the page under “COURSE CONTENT”.

*as long as we manage this site

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Saturday, December 12, 2015

A Gift Guide for you. :)


1. www.anthropologie.com Aloha Orchid diffuser, orchid with jasmine and gardenia...yum! A friend gave it to me over a year ago and it still makes my office smell fantastic.

2. www.amazon.com Zum Body Lemon Lavender Lotion. I'm obsessed. I love this stuff. I wish I could eat it.

3. www.williams-sonoma.com Pasta Machine! We have an older model of this and it is freakin amazing.

4. www.society6.com Who wants an artichoke kitchen rug for Christmas?!

5. www.amazon.com I LOVE my 9x12 Dylusions Art Journal! This one is an 8x8 size with BLACK pages!!!!!! I'm intrigued.

6. www.amazon.com My GO-TO art journaling tool...the Speedball Brayer. It is the fastest way to get rid of the dreaded blank page so I can get right to creating. More creating, less staring at a blank page.

7. www.etsy.com This is the perfect print for your bird loving friends. Her name is Ruby.

8. truenatureyogawellness.com Who wants an experience for Christmas?...how about a trip to Costa Rica with me and the amazing yoga teacher, Tricia, this summer. Who's coming with me?! Let me know if I can answer any questions you have about the trip. It's going to be so fun!


One more day of sales at Society6


One more day of a great sale going on at Society6 today. 
You can find my work here.... https://society6.com/cathywalters

Friday, December 11, 2015

Sociey6 sale :)


Check out my work here... https://society6.com/cathywalters
Great sale for Christmas gifts! Yay!

Homemade Pasta!


Homemade pasta might sound hard, but it's not. And it's super fun to make...remember playing with the playdough pasta toy? ya, it's like that, but you can EAT IT!!!! :) I have been obsessed with making pasta ever since I photographed a cooking class in Italy last summer. We already had the paste machine (thanks Mom!) but I'd been too intimidated to use it. If you have one, get it out! And let me know how it turns out. :)

Ingredients:

2 Cups Flour
3 eggs
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a stand mixer.
Mix on low until all ingredients are incorporated (about 5 min) If it’s too sticky, add a bit of flour. I live in a really dry climate, so I always have to add a Tble of water. Your dough should form a ball and be pulling all ingredients clean off the bowl.

Knead for another 5 min.

Wrap ball in plastic wrap for 20-ish minutes. It’s fun to see how the texture changes as it relaxes...it gets warm and pliable. 

Cut ball into 8 equal pieces and keep wrapped up so they don’t dry out while you are working.

Dab first dough ball in some flour to prevent sticking, then pass it through your pasta machine at the largest setting. Fold in thirds and do it again. Fold again and pass it through again on the largest setting. Starting here, from now on, change the pasta setting by one and pass it through one time on each setting, getting thinner and thinner (no more folding). I stop when I’m one setting away from the smallest. 

Set long strip of dough on a floured surface while you repeat the process with the rest of the dough balls. 

Using a pasta shaping attachment, pass each strip of long dough through the machine (I usually do spaghetti or linguini). Dust with flour if there is any sticking. 

Boil water and cook for 2 minutes. Yum!