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Carin “Caatje” Winkelman
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Caatje's Artsy Stuff
Caatje's Artsy Stuff

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Vacation - the short version (slideshow alert!)
Hello my blogsy people! It's been a bit longer than planned before I got back to you, sorry about that. I returned from my vacation a week and a half ago and am already back in the everyday swing of things, like work and obligations and my personal routines...
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Decorating the journal
My journal is for writing first. I write almost daily. I love the act of writing, especially with a fountain pen, but it also keeps me sane and helps clear my mind. I may skip a day here and there, but if I don't journal for a while it is always a tell tale...
Decorating the journal
Decorating the journal
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Back on the blog!
Well, hello there my blogsy people! It's high time I gave you a sign of life, so here it is. Yes, I know I said I would probably be back by July and yes, I know it's August already, but truth be told it was kinda nice not to have to do the blog for a while....
Back on the blog!
Back on the blog!
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Around here lately...it's really time for a blog break
Here are some random pictures of the past few months, because that is my life too... A store display where some customer must have been thirsty for coffee ('bakkie pleur' is colloquial for 'a cup of coffee'). Cat Circle. I am a control freak, so sometimes I...
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Grid drawings
It seems lately I mostly prefer to do my art on the couch with my feet up and a sketcbhook on my lap. So of course I am drawing a lot of grid patterns. I am after all seriously addicted to them. Here are some I finished recently: All of these are done in my...
Grid drawings
Grid drawings
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Walking Pictures
I feel like I haven't shown you any pictures from my many walks in ages, which is such a shame because I live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Yes, that's my very own very biased opinion, but I'm sticking with it! Here are some pics that I took...
Walking Pictures
Walking Pictures
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Morning Mosaic #14 - step by step
Here is another morning mosaic, number fourteen to be exact. It was done in six half hour sessions, which is pretty quick considering most take about eight sessions. Maybe diamond shapes are easier? Or maybe there are just less of them? Anyway, here is a pe...
Morning Mosaic #14 - step by step
Morning Mosaic #14 - step by step
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And the winner is....
Well, it's been a week since I posted my birthday giveaway and today we are picking a winner! I used a random number generator to do the picking for me and the winner is......drum roll..... Siobhan Irish !! Siobhan had this to say: Siobhan, congratulations!...
And the winner is....
And the winner is....
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It's my birthday and you know what that means! (Giveaway Time!)
Yes, today is my birthday. I am turning 48 and slowly but way too fast moving towards 50! Just two more years to go before the big five o. There's no way around it: I am a middle aged woman. ;-) On my blog I have been keeping a bit of a personal tradition e...
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Mail Art
It doesn't happen nearly often enough, but every so now and then I get the urge to make mail art. Usually collage cards. It just so happens I had this urge last week and I made eight cards. As part of the base I used some stained  and crinkly construction p...
Mail Art
Mail Art
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