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    DIY Eggs: Another Blank Canvas To Decoratify

    By Cathy on March 23, 2013
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    You may have seen the guest blog post on the C.R. Gibson site in which we shared our inspirations, one of which, for us, was and is blank stuff.  So, you can imagine our delight with these blank orbs just begging to be embellished! (They are sitting in front of an etching I made in 1983 right before Ellen was

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    A Bubble Full of Easter Eggs

    By Cathy on March 22, 2013
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    Just in case you are trying to think of a new way to display your Easter eggs this year, how about this? Our family has been making these Ukrainian-Art-Craft-Whatever eggs for years, so they have added up and we can’t bring ourselves to toss a single one. This year, when I started to put them in their display tray, Neville,

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    DIY Slide Film Lamp Shade

    By Ellen Heck on January 25, 2013
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    It’s with great joy that I’m writing you from a new Cathy Heck Studio West (a.k.a. California Studio) closer to Berkeley and dangerously close to the Gourmet Ghetto.  We moved over the holiday!  There are still mobile heaps of miscellanea in a corner of each room, but those large-scale not-entirely-essential projects are slowly being crossed off the list… and here’s

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    Holiday Fruit Bling: How To Make Grapefruit Jewels

    By Cathy on December 20, 2012
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    When grapefruit season rolls around in Texas, it’s time to stock the refrigerator with grapefruit jewels.  These are perfect wedges of sweet Texas grapefruit, with none of the bitter parts.   Here is the secret to our easy jewel-making technique. 1. First cut off the ends of the grapefruit with a serrated knife. 2. Next, cut around the outside of

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    Painting Up Something Fun for SURTEX

    By Cathy on May 15, 2012
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    With our booth full of paint swatches and paint cans, we thought we needed painters’ aprons this year. So here are our booth uniforms ready to go. The great thing about these is that the perfect coordinating shoes will be the comfortable, yet hip, Jack Purcells to finish out the look. Thank you to wonderful Kathy Buck, of the Monogram

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