Sunday, December 4, 2011

2012 Calendar is here!

Now for sale here on Etsy.
Vivid and beautiful 2012 Calendar featuring new encaustic work from the past year. I am so excited to share this new calendar with you. The image quality is bright and colorful, and the cover image "Possibility" expresses a hopeful sentiment for the new year!

This is a standard wall-size calendar with 8.5x11 inch images and 8.5x11 inch space for each month. Open, the calendar measures 11x17 inches. Traditional holidays are marked.

Each calendar is signed.

A perfect way to enjoy 12 of my paintings all year round!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Dear friends ... and colleagues kind enough to be visiting my blog despite its paltry recent history of posts:  I just want to say THANK YOU for stopping by.  It has meant so much to me over the years to have you here listening, supporting, cheering and participating in my artistic process.  And I apologize for my silence in 2011.  This has been a year of many changes.  They are too raw to describe at this moment, but despite their challenges, I have been painting every week, diligently pouring my imagination into wax in order to thresh these feelings into an alchemy of transcendence.  There are many new paintings to reveal, but I am waiting for the opportune moment. Stay tuned. Thank you for being here.

Happy Thanksgiving 2011. Love to you, Cathy

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Enormous Tiny Art 10!

Another wonderful Enormous Tiny Art Show is up and running at Nahcotta Gallery starting this weekend. I have six new pieces at the show.  Stop by and browse, and check out the lovely line up of creativity!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Accessorizing is an Art, Too!

 "Sola LOVE," "Xovia LOVE" and "Ivy TREE" bags by Sherpani.  Now for sale at The Firefly Gallery in Northport!

A sweet close-up of the Ivy TREE bag - isn't the hang tag cute?

I'm now selling a few of the beautiful bags created by Sherpani that feature my artwork at my Firefly Gallery.  The line is called Elements, and the bags are made of entirely vegan materials including recycled illuminum. I use the Ivy bag every day, and I love the way Sherpani has incorporated the great gear compartments of their usual sport lines with these stylish, everyday bags. The neutral color works with every outfit, too!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

3 New Paintings

 "By Your Side" 6x6 Original Encaustic on Wood Panel. Prints now at my Etsy shop.
 "For Everything There is a Season" 6x6 original encaustic on wood. Prints available here.

"Let Love Rule" 6x6 original encaustic painting on wood. Prints available here.

These are 3 new pieces I am putting together for a fall show. The originals are not for sale yet, but prints are now at my Etsy shop.  My favorite element here is the ruler. :)

Please forgive my silence.But sometimes, silence is golden. One day I will have a lot more to say.  Until then, thank you for stopping by to visit! Sending you gratitude!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

L.O.V.E. Series #3

24x24 inch original encaustic painting on wood panel. Prints for sale here.

This is a really big LOVE painting. I created it to display in my new gallery -- The Firefly Artists -- opening on Saturday. But the colors were defnintely inspired by spring. The entire thing is created using pure beeswax -- and when you look at those little bees on the "E" closely, it smells like a honeycomb.  I will be calling for submissions to the new gallery shortly, so check back soon. :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

NEW! 3-in-1 Magnetized Locket: IMAGINE

"Imagine" Locket Set available in my Etsy Shop for $22. Click here.

I'm happy to share this super-cool colaboration with Etsy artist Polarity:  Interchangeable Magnetized Lockets featuring my paintings "Wishing You Were Here" and "Princess of the Borderland." Each locket has 3 magnetic interchangeable lids - two with my artwork and one with the definition of the word IMAGINE!

The locket comes on an adjustable length 30" 2mm nickel plated brass ballchain. Locket is 1 1/4".
Just add your favorite little picture inside. Your locket is packaged in a cute little tin, perfect for gift giving or storage.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I'll Leave A Light On For You

7x7 print of 10x10 original encaustic painting "I'll Leave A Light On for You." Available here.

This is a new encaustic piece (a commission) that I finished yesterday. It turned out to be one of my favorites. I had so much fun creating the storefront and little flowers. I was inspired by a strip of paper that read "follow your heart." I decided to make that the name of the shop beneath the building. Then it seemed to make sense that the little bird on top of the building was leaving a light open in her heart for the one below. 

Monday, January 31, 2011

The Sherpani Elements Line Debuts at NY Gift Show - With My Paintings!

I cannot tell you how excited I am to share the debut of my collaboration with Sherpani's Fall 2011 Elements line of bags. The bags feature 4 of my paintings: "Only the Beginning," "Forever Falling Tree," "A Song for You," and "L.O.V.E.," and the bags come in nine gorgeous styles. When I rounded the corner to see the Sherpani display, I felt like I was stepping into a dream. Not only was is amazing to have had my artwork licensed, but I adore the bags and the whole Sherpani team. Sherpani is an earth-friendly company, so the bags are made of natural fiber canvas and vegan leather. The metal embellishments are recycled aluminum. And the design is both functional and pretty.

It was a wonderful experience to meet with Sherpani's visionary CEO, Sales Manager & Executive Coordinator (Vanessa - on the left of me in one of the above photos). These are such forward-thinking, kind people & it was a pleasure to hear about their plans for the line (while dining at the extraordinarily yummy Rosa Mexicana restaurant in NY).  Thank you Sherpani for giving me this opportunity!

The Elements line will be available at retail stores as well as on the Sherpani website beginning Fall 2011.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Season For LOVE

 "Lovebirds" Glass Heart Pendant on 24" silver plated ball chain. For sale here.

 "You are Wonderful Heart" 6x6 inch original encaustic painting. For sale here.

"My Love" 6x6 inch original encaustic painting. For sale here.

My computer has been restored and virus-scanned to shiny goodness.  Unfortunately, I did lose a few images and all of my website and business files, but most of my artwork was saved. Thank goodness!!! Despite this setback, I have been busy painting and creating these sweet little glass pendants and encaustic heart paintings. I have about 6 glass pendants, but I have only loaded this first bright red one onto my Etsy shop. The others will be up shortly. I love the longer chains because they work so well with bulky winter outfits or slinkier ones we can wear under our bulky outfits. :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Yin and the Yang

Some good news...
Hi friends, when I created my new logo a week or so ago, I promised to make PR my new year's resolution, and I wanted to share a bit of my success here. Today I found out that Art Bistro - a division of -- posted my work as a Solo Show called "Stories of Love" on the site. I'm so happy about this because they also quoted my new tagline "the poetry of wax" in the show description! Maybe marketing does pay off! :)

And some not so good news...
On a much darker note, I would like to share some unfortunate news.  You might notice that there is not a photo attached to this blog post. In my many years of blogging, I have never once posted without a lively picture above my text.  Today I am breaking this pattern because I am currently writing this post from a hotel away from my computer. My computer has been hacked into and compromised, and I no longer feel safe using it.  That said, the assault on my PC is neither the first nor likely the last occurrence of cyber menace that I am currently experiencing. It is coming at me on several fronts, and dealing with the outcome is exhausting and despiriting. I'm very sad about this situation, but I am trying my best to repair the damage and to maintain the integrity of my online presence.  Hopefully, the goodness in the world will outweigh the badness, and this situation will change.  In the meantime, my artwork might live in the safest of all places -- my heart and mind. Because people can take many physical things from you, but if you keep your spirit intact, you are never broken. Hopefully this post is an epilogue rather than a prologue.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Lesson I've Learned About Love

"I Love You" - Encaustic on Wood. Available here.
This morning I woke up with a tear in my eye, and I lesson in my heart. My Grandma Rose didn't suddenly pass away yesterday at 97. It was more like a slow, subtle, then sudden fading. She was diagnosed with dementia about 8 years ago, and since then she has not really been herself. And this morning, when I woke up, I suddenly realized that I wished I had spoken more with her before the dementia. I wish I had listened more intently and asked more questions when she talked about her youth, her life, politics and advice about everything under the sun. I listened, of course, but I was always in the rush of youth - itching to go to the beach or run away with friends. Now I wish that I had stayed and asked her more questions -- really listened and absorbed her infinite wisdom. Now it is too late for this. Yet it isn't too late for this great lesson about love. We should love while we can - as soulfully and attentively as possible... because you never know when a loved one can slip away (either slowly or without warning).
That said, I want to shout out a BIG thank you for your sweet comments and condolences here on the blog. I know it can be pain to leave comments -- with that annoying word verification, etc. - but I so appreciate you taking the time to write to me. HUGS.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Goodbye My Darling Grandma Rose...

Mom, me & Grandma Rose
Today my dear grandma Rose passed away - she was 97 years old, and a very special, loving and infinitely stylish woman. She owned a real pucci dress and countless scarves pinned with jewels shaped like butterflies and dragonflies. She ate carob bars and sprouts before they were trendy (much to my dismay as a child). She called me her "sunshine girl," and was always a touchstone of security, wisdom, advice and light. Thank you, grandma, for always believing in me - for always telling me that I was an artist, for selling my rhinestone paint-splashed t-shirts on Worth Avenue when I was in high school and for being the only person in my family to actually read my master's thesis. You were always ahead of your time, grandma. And so smart. I will love you always.
PS - My mom just told me that grandma Rose will be buried in one of the rhinestone t-shirts I painted for her in high school (and that the Rabbi is reading this blog post at the memorial service).