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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Cathy Nash ~ Tadpoles and Teacups

Every once in awhile I come across a blog that the author creates something I would have never thought of in a million years. That's the way it was today when I re-visited Cathy Nash's blog Tadpoles and Teacups. How do people make such things with only their hands? I just don't get it. These kind of people really are not good for my self confidence.
Cathy creates the most wonderful whimsical little creatures out of paper! She does papier mache. Papier Mache? Boy it never looked like that when I did it in 5th grade. Mine were all pinatas.
That's what I love about this creative bloggy world. There are so many creative people out there doing stuff that we had NO idea could be done. Well at least me........
Cathy has been an artist all her life. She has her Eclectic Company website where she does sell her beauties. Now...........I know I have thrown a few goods at you lately, but I'm not trying to push their goods when I feature someone. I don't get a commission. It's just that so many creative people are selling what they make and you what? They should. I mean, wouldn't you rather buy an original from an independent artist, a mom..........someone you possibly made a connection with online? I'm all about supporting women and especially mom's.
Speaking of moms.......Cathy is a funny funny mom. I can totally relate to a few of her stories, even though I only have one child and she has 4. Please don't tell me she home schools too. Don't these crafty wonder women know that the schools will take your children for 5+ hours? Think of the crafty time you'll get? :) :)

Ahh, how wonderful would it be to have one of these for every holiday? Wouldn't these look great under one of those apothecary jars? Oh my minds a burnin..............She of course does more than the papier Mache..............of course she does. Very vintage looking..........we love a vintage look don't we ladies?And she paints..............Gah........How do these woman become so talented? Have I mentioned lately that I scrapbook? Really.........I haven't done much lately............but I scrapbook. And Cathy paints too........... I don't paint.

She not only paints masterpieces that can be framed..........but a whole wall master piece! GAH!

Am I sounding bitter today? Well that's because I am! Where do these crafty folk get the nerve to be so.........so.........talented? I'd love to hang with Cathy for an afternoon just to soak up some of that talent. I hope you all know I'm just teasing with a bit of jealousy and I know Cathy will get it..........she has 4 children..........great sense of humor. I like Cathy.......even though she doesn't have either one of my blogs on her link list..........that's OK Cathy........I still like you. :)

Take your time, read her posts and don't forget to visit both websites. Enjoy!

14 comments:

katie said...

i love your blog...and I DO have it on my link list. i sooo share your thoughts on these amazing creative moms!!! i wish i was born with an ounce of their creativity!!!

The Nester said...

That wall is stunning! And her creatures, oh my! Can't wait to see more!

KellieFiteTurner said...

I'm a new reader, and I am in love, girl! If I lived on your block, I'd SO want to be your friend. ;) Great post, and if I had a blog, I'd link to you.

LP Vintage said...

I feel your pain - where was I when the "create something out of paper gene" was handed out? I have amassed all the vintage papers, now can somebody please help me make something ...
I have noticed just like you that talented people usually have more than one gift, I bet Cathy can sing and dance too ... and bake cherry pies!

ievute said...

everytime I look around the blogs what other artists create and at the same moment I get shy and stop calling myself an artist :)

Simply Stork said...

I hear you ievute...sometimes I feel the same way...there are such creative folks out there...I love it :o)

~simply~

Tiff said...

UGH! I wish i was that crafty and talented. I'm just learning to sew so i'm really good at making pillows! LOL!

Sassy said...

I found your blog and fell in love, so I am proposing.
Putting your link on my blog over at My Sassy Pants.
Thanks!!!

Jacquelynne said...

I often find myself saying-Why didn’t I think of that? And I get down on myself, feeling like I’m not good enough, that my talent isn’t good enough. But I have learned (and I am still learning) is that being myself is my gift to the world. I can’t be anyone else, and all the wishing in the world won’t turn me into Oprah or Mary Engelbreit (or whoever it is you admire). Maybe you don’t paint or do papier mache, but you put together a great blog that inspires the rest of us- so thank you for sharing and using your gift!

Jennifer P. said...

I say PUSH THOSE GOODS GIRL! Etsy shops are so cool, but a little overwhelming to see that you have 3824 pages of 'baby stuff' to look. I love that I can go after one specific product I'm looking for--like that ghost kid with the flashlight. PERFECT!

I also must go look at this wall of dots.....ta! ta!

Tammy said...

mmmm these people always leave me wishing I had half of their talent. But hey I make a mean slice of toast with jam. so I guess youcan't have it all. LOL.

Gwen said...

Wow, these are amazing! My mom and sister and I love to collect this sort of thing for the holidays... I'm definitely going to have to check out her shop. I smell gift shopping in the future :) Thanks for posting!

Catherine said...

These are the cutest, thanks for sharing them!

cindy said...

I have been a big fan of Cathy's for quite some time...how fun to see her honored here.

Thanks,
cindy