Saturday, December 25, 2010

Ho HO Ho!!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

Hi! Been awhile since I posted and have great news. I was awarded a $15,000 art grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation to help with living expenses for a year and continuing my art career.

I haven't wasted anytime stirring things up. I've done two festival shows this summer and my art has been accepted into the World Fantasy Convention Art Show, Oct 28-31, Columbus OH.
I've also been applying for several huge art festivals in the southeast for next year.

Busy in the studio too. Through this grant I was able to get some much needed supplies. Right now framing some new pieces and already excited about the next collage I plan to make.
Any of you that have known me for awhile knows I was freezing in this old house last year! With a possibility of getting approved for some insulation through the state weatherization program and this grant I am optimistic about being warm enough to be creative all winter! The studio only has one electrical outlet and using a power strip, so getting that fixed..more light! I am so looking forward to making art and scheduling lots of shows!

Finally there's a time consuming project of updating my website. Will be able to accept credit cards and it just needs some tweaking.

Oh..stay tuned..

What originally got me started in my collage art was an altered book I made. I plan to feature it here soon.

Thanks for visiting!

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Cathy Horner

World Fantasy Convention 36

Sunday, May 30, 2010

I am the Official Prilosec OTC Collage Artist!

Hi! A few months ago I won a sponsorship from Prilosec OTC to buy a festival tent! They sent me a check for $1000. WOW. Part of my obligation to winning this generous prize was to keep a blog on their site about how this is helping me reach my goals as an artist.
I bought a Trimline tent from Flourish and am wrote about putting up the tent for the first time. I'll continue to write about my experiences as I work on my display, apply for shows etc and provide some photos.
For my friends who are showing at festivals or thinking about it I hope you may find some useful information and would love to share stories with you either here or at the Prilosec OTC site.

Official Prilosec OTC Collage Artist

Friday, May 7, 2010

Interviewed on the Empty Easel!

Hi! I was interviewed about my collage art on the Empty Easel art-zine. It's not real long and very nice!

Friday, April 9, 2010

We have a winner!

Painted Lady Fingers won a print of her choice from my website. YAY! I'll be emailing you.

I want to thank everyone for voting to help me win the work cabinet. I came in 3rd, so close!! They are sending me a coupon for 50% off to buy one, great deal but not in my budget. If anyone is interested in this coupon let me know.

But I'm not disappointed at all! I enjoy having a giveaway and promise to do more. I'd also like to welcome all my new followers!! Thank you for joining. Look forward to visiting your blogs, hearing from everyone again and I sure enjoy your comments anytime. Cathy

Friday, April 2, 2010

Print Giveaway Ends 4/7!!

I am giving away one print from my webpage, either a hand signed 8X10 or 11X14 matted print , winners choice! Here's my web site if you want to look around:

My sister once told me it's not bribing unless you ask somebody to do something bad or wrong. I'm asking for a little help and it's for a perfectly nice thing. I am a finalist to win a really nice work cabinet for my art studio and would love to increase my chances. Any of my artist friends out there understand how messy our work areas can be!

Here are the different ways to get entries. You can put them all on one post if you like, I'll figure it out :)
Be sure to make a post below for each thing you do!

+1: Just post and say how groovy cool it would be to win a print

+1: Be a follower of my blog (post below that you follow)

+1: Anything you do to pass the word around about the giveaway (tweet, facebook etc)

+2: Vote for my entry to win a work cabinet. It is as simple as pie. Just go to this link, scroll down about 1/2 way and look for my entry, it will say "stacks of handmade papers" and I'm number TN14804. Just give me a bunch of stars!

P.S. If you are not a blogger or your address isn't on your profile, please leave an email address in your post so I can contact you if you should win.
You can post it like: cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com for security reasons

Last day to enter is 4/7/2010 Thanks and good luck!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I won! Festival tent soon!

Thanks everyone for your support. I won a $1000 sponsorship to buy a festival tent and fees to start doing art shows from Prilosec OTC.! Looking into tents now and know for sure I have a least one show lined up, maybe two. I'll be keeping a blog on their site about my experience with art shows and the new tent.

It's that time of year to be catching up on yard work so really busy. Plan to be posting up pics from my altered book soon though :)

love ya and see ya soon

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hey, I play guitar too!

Hello Friends! I just posted up a profile for a chance to play guitar at the 2010 Eric Clapton Guitar festival in Chicago this June. Votes are welcome, playing there would be a total freak out fun thing to do. But even if you don't vote, sure would like to share my guitar playing with everyone and there are mp3s there to listen to. Thanks!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The wonderful things I won through OWOH

Wow, feel like it's my birthday so many awesome treasures my name was drawn for! The best part is the new friends I have made. I was also very inspired visiting so many creative people.

From Becca in Colorado and her blog Art Beckons I won Asian Ephemera and can't wait to see what I make with this! She is an artist that works in different mediums from altered art to oil pastels.
Great site and many great projects to see and get involved with.

Gale from Scribbleprints is sending a magnet with her delightful art. What may start out as a scribble becomes much more detailed work and the results are wonderful! My scribbles NEVER looked this good! Gale even has free coloring pages, how fun is that!

Kathryn Uster a collage artist from Arizona is sending me one of her original ACEO cards.
Her art is totally amazing and you can visit her on line gallery here:
Kathryn Uster Collage Artist

All the way from Hawaii Vicki sent me this "Dare Bottle". Her blog is Live Aloha. This photo doesn't show the detail, a bottle embellished with treasures all sealed with beeswax and I love it! My special bottle already has a place of honor on my fireplace mantel in my art room.

This adorable and beautiful bird was made by Jennifer Conway, a mixed media artist from Vancouver, Canada. I am so excited about this win, another treasure to inspire me! Don't you love this?!

This next cutie of a win was a special download of a felt tutorial from Cornit's Felt Blog and the creation of Corinna Nitschmann from Hungary .
You have to visit her site, beautiful felt work!!
See, a new craft and art to learn inspired by OWOH!

This is an original mixed media painting by Pam Aries. This is such a wonderful piece of art! The colors are amazing and can't wait to see it up close. Pam's site is Aries Gypsy where you can see her life in the Gulf Coast that inspires her art.
So very beautiful!

Ramona from Create With Joy surprised me with an email to go check out her blog only to see I had won this beautiful journal made of hand made papers. She is all about inspiring each other and being creative in all things in life.

I'll pause here a second. Am I lucky or what?! There's more...

What would One World One Heart be without a very special heart! This beauty is from Elena in California. Her blog is Miss Elena Eous and she is an inspiring writer. Lots of beautiful poetry, photos and other joyful things to read.

This is a limited edition print titled "Captain Jack's Wharf", 11X14 by Diane Hutchinson. This came in the mail this week and it is stunning!!I am extremely proud to have a print of her incredible art. Diane is from Pennsylvania and her blog is Cellar Studio where you can see more of her amazing talent.
Can't wait to get this matted and framed.

This wonderful charm was made by Claireabell's Blogtastic Blog from Yorkshire. I just love the frog playing cello and can't wait for it to make it all the way here to Tn! There's lots of creative eye candy to see on her blog! I'm a music instructor so perfect!! I love it!

At last but not least, is this beautiful rhinestone bracelet made by Alex from Piece. This four leaf clover has a special meaning to me too and know I'll treasure it forever. Alex is from Maryland, where I grew up! So this trip around the world brought me back home again, imagine that!

Monday, February 15, 2010

One World One Heart winners

I was so thrilled to get so many entries and new followers that I drew names for two winners!
Thank you everyone, this was so much fun. Thanks to Lisa for organizing this too. Looking forward to visiting all my new friends! Here are my two winners!!

WondrousStrange said...

Lovely,lovely! I would love to be entered to win your wonderful gift!

Please stop by and enter my give away as well! I'm number 290

Colleen said...

Beautiful gift Cathy. This is my first year too and I am thoroughly enjoying the ride.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Greetings to "One World One Heart " friends!

I just discovered the One World One Heart event so a little late joining the magic carpet ride. This is an event where bloggers get to meet friends from all over the world who also have blogs. Amazing, funny, creative, loving people!
It has been a pleasure visiting your sites! If you haven't heard of this event be sure to visit the link above and learn how to join us for the next event. It's all about meeting kindred spirits and discovering talents from the whole world over.
This is what I am sending to one of my new friends, a signed print of "Butterfly Maker" 5X7 in a 8X10 mat. All you have to do is comment to this post by 2/14/2010 and I'll draw one name and announce the winner on 2/15/2010.
No extra entries and this is open to everyone!
I hope you enjoy my collage art and thanks for visiting!

If you would like to learn more about me or see more of my art please visit

My art is also featured in this months edition of Victorian Homes Magazine, a nine page article titled "Piecing it Together".

Congratulations Amy and Thanks Everyone!

Thanks for being part of my first blog giveaway last week. I enjoyed reading all your messages and am thrilled to have new friends follow my blog. I used a random number thingy and Amy won! Yay! I've contacted her and print is on it's way!

I hope everyone checks in with me from time to time and I'll try to stir up new surprises.

Right now I am part of an amazing event that is like an open house for bloggers world wide and each one of us offering a door prize. I am offering a print of "Butterfly Maker" and inviting you for chance to win it.

Thanks again I really had fun!

p.s i changed the date on this post so OWOH would be top on my blog 2/8/2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Hop!

Howdy Friday Blog Hoppers!

What are you growing in your vegetable garden this year?

Friday, January 22, 2010

Giveaway , your choice of an art print! Cathy Horner

To celebrate the wonderful support I've received for my art I've decided it was time to give away a print!

Last year one of my collages was featured on Ovation TV "My Art". Now they are taking votes for the best of the 2009. The winner gets a whole gallery of their art featured on Ovation TV. Please vote. I am #46 "Cloud Nine" (Cathy Horner) This would be so awesome!Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's the link, only takes a second and the voting ends 2/5/2010

However, although greatly appreciated it is not a way to get an entry for the free print. It would just make me really happy :) Thank you for supporting my art.

The prize: One winner, your choice of any hand signed print, 8X10 including the mat.

Here's how to enter:.
Go to my website and come back and tell me which print you would chose.

For an extra entry follow my blog. Make a second post and write "I follow".

If you already follow be sure to make a second post saying that you follow my blog.

Please leave your email contact in the post so I can easily contact you. You can shorten it for security reasons like cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com for example.

That's it! This is my first giveaway so hope you enjoy it. I'll pull your name out of a hat or if there are lot of entries will use a random generator. Last date to post is 02/06/2010.

Update! I am enjoying this so much, love reading all your messages and making new friends. I'm already thinking of new projects and future giveaways. So, I've decided if this giveaway reaches 100 entries I will draw two names for a free print of choice. Spread the word and thanks! This is fun!! Cathy

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Starving Artist and Glue

No, I'm not eating glue. Not sniffing it either although sometimes you would think I do..but no, not me. I'm not starving either but being a full time artist really has it struggles. This post is actually about getting support to continue doing what I love so much.

First is Plaid Enterprises. They have generously sent me a full box of jars of the Royal Coat Decoupage finish I use on every piece of art I make. I use at least four coats per canvas and it's the final thing I do before signing and framing the art. Plaid also sent a few other products to try out. Thank you so much!!

Next is Golden Paints for their seconds program. Another product I use on every collage is the Golden Gel Medium. I use this to glue down everything in the collage. Great stuff. Through their program I was mailed two heavy boxes filled with not only the gel medium but also their quality acrylic paints. I am so ready to make more art! Thank you so much!

I want to thank my family for not only their support but for believing in me. It keeps me so motivated and inspired to work harder. Linda and Joe, thank you. They knew I couldn't even turn the heat on in my house and commissioned me to make custom collages and prints of both of their families and sent me funds up front. My sister Barbara bought me a kerosene heater. Thank you thank you thank you! Not only am I warmer but it warmed the cockles of my heart!
Knowing that my family and friends believe in me is the greatest gift of all.

And finally but not least is the support from everyone who likes my crazy art, crazy guitar playing and likes me as a crazy guitar instructor. I love you all!

My art featured in Victorian Homes Magazine

On the newstands now! February 2010 issue. Wow, I was stunned how beautiful the article is and it's nine pages long featuring full color pages of my art. The article was written by Jennifer Myers and editor for the magazine. She couldn't have described me more perfectly!
The title is called "Piecing it Together". Jennifer explains where my art all started, details of my method of making art and in her words captures the love and fun I have creating it.

The magazine also features a side article about Victorian Photocollage that is being exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY through May then to the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. Also two books written about this turn of the century past time called "Playing with Pictures" and "The Marvelous Album of Madame B" that are available at the museum shop of the Art Institute of Chicago. Jennifer sent me a copy of the first book and it is awesome! It is also mentioned in this article how similar my collage art is to this museum collection. I knew I was born yesterday!

I am very proud to have my art published and such kind words written about it in a magazine I have read for years. I did all the photography too, and pleased how it turned out. I'm just tickled pink!!