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Featured Seller: cathycullis

Jul 13, 2011

by cathycullis

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Tell us a bit about yourself.
This morning I woke up with a clear plan in my head. I was going to be a painter who works with only black gouache. Yesterday I woke up and reached for my notebook to write poem notes throughout the day. Tomorrow I’ll probably sit by a window and stitch a fabric collage of plant-dyed fabrics. Who I am is like chasing a moth, and creatively I like to be this way.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
I am a mother to two school-age children. As they grow up I seem to get younger. My creative work is my “main job” and I have been a self-employed person of creative things for the last six years. When I am not working I like to garden and read a lot. Spend time with family and friends. I also like to listen to music and dance whilst washing up, but I am sure you do that, too. I like visiting galleries and museums and discovering new things.

What would be the title of your memoir? Why?
Write a Poem Every Day would be my memoir. This is a phrase I have used in my work over the past several years. I have scratched it into collages, stitched the words on fabric, and continue to use it as my little saying or mantra. The phrase is completely open to interpretation, really, and that is why I like it —it can mean literally to write verse on a daily basis, or more deeply to live within the moment and make each day a little extraordinary. Of course, life is not about everything always being romantic and wonderful. There are rough times to be witnessed as well as glorious little wonders; a poem can hint at the different layers of life.

Where does your inspiration come from?
I think of myself as rather English, and I’m influenced by an eclectic, bric-a-brac of art and artists and things that I have loved over the years: Eastern European animation from the 1970s, American folk art, outsider art, Medieval churches, shapes in nature, child art… they all get my interest.

I studied both English and art at university, so I’m aware of how both language and image can tantalize. I like how the two can play together. And I enjoy seeing how other artists play with different media. My personal journey is what I explore in my own work — both my life and loves feature in my work, with so many different ideas peeking out.

Also, dreams are particularly special to me, because for years I have been a rather lucid dreamer. I like to find ways of exploring dreams in my work.

What does handmade mean to you?
I like handmade. What I like most is seeing the thumbprint of another artist or maker. I want to know this has been made by them, only them. It has to be special, but it can be simple, too. It’s a sharing of breath and knowledge.

Who has been most influential in your craft?
No one person or influence. But I would say my children are my best critics — they see the work and often their ideas and responses help me as I work. I am mostly self-taught. Yes, I studied at university, but I did little “hands-on” art; it was mostly theory. As a younger person I hated sewing! So when I finally got interested in it, I needed to teach myself. I’ve taught myself how to use a sewing machine as a drawing tool, I’ve taught myself how to paint in different ways, and I continue to allow my skills to evolve.

When did you know you were an artist/maker?
There has never been an “aha” moment; I’ve just always been an artist. When I was tiny I made sandcastles and made up songs. I’m just doing much the same these days, but the materials and the skills involved have become more complex and sophisticated.

How would you describe your creative process?
Playful. I will try something and work around ideas. When I feel I am getting somewhere I will try again. I like to keep myself within a framework, so I know where I am heading, even if the destination is quite woolly to begin with. The best thing for me is to have a project and time frame.

I like creating small publications of my work, zines or artist books, and I have a regular schedule of when the next book will come out (there’s one available now and the next will be published in September!) The books give me a clear way forward. I know that alongside the other work I do, and all the different media I play with, I have a little book to make. I like making them.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
Several years ago, when I lived in Cambridge, there was an annual open studios event and artists opened their homes. I went to visit a female artist’s house and the place was completely covered with her luxuriant flower paintings in oils, on walls and all surfaces, and the house had bird cages hanging from the ceiling (this was much before the bird cage fashion of late). You just knew this was a special home of an artist. The next year, I was excited to return to this home. Surely the open studios guide had made a mistake by leaving the artist off the list? I got to the house and the sunflowers on the door had been painted over. The artist had moved and it seemed like she may never have lived there. Often, I think about my hour or so walking around that house; I can only imagine what her next home might be like. So, if I could visit somewhere, I would go there, if only I could remember her name.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
A tiny porcelain sculpture made by my daughter when she was about seven. She made it in the days when I had a kiln. It is a lovely little glazed piece. It reminds me that children are not afraid of using tricky materials and can use them successfully. (And equally, adult artists should never overlook the simple things children play with.)

How do you get out of your creative ruts?
I take a break. Which is hard, because I am not one for stopping. But I will get myself on the train and go into central London, visit a museum, walk about. I like observing life and people, and walking around London I always feel a tremendous sense of energetic history, the energy of past lives trundling along. Failing that, a good dig in the garden, a good root around favourite poetry books, and spending time laughing with my children helps enormously.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
Doing what I do, reaching an ever wider audience. I’d like to work on projects with others. And also I’d like to mentor other artists, perhaps teach. But yes I would like to support other younger artists and makers.

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231 comments

  • penumbraimages

    penumbraimages said 6 years ago

    beautiful haunting work !!! Congrats to you on your feature :) Found a new favorite shop !!!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 6 years ago

    You make life sound so beautiful and romantic! ..love the tiny head series :)

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 6 years ago

    i love everything you make! i love the creature sketchings, hang tags, and tiny heads. you have a wonderful store :)

  • hilarywagstaff

    hilarywagstaff said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your well deserved feature. I love your work and your constant creativity is an inspiration, Hilary x

  • Hurray4Crochet

    Hurray4Crochet said 6 years ago

    Love the encouragement to allow our children to try things that we might dub "too hard" for them. Congrats on the feature!

  • shannondzikas

    shannondzikas said 6 years ago

    This interview made me want to be your friend! What an inspiring shop and seller!

  • BingoBox

    BingoBox said 6 years ago

    Lovely work & cheers to a successful creative life.

  • GreenPost

    GreenPost said 6 years ago

    congratulations on your feature! i am big fan of your work and appreciate getting to learn more about you & your process. best wishes!

  • emersonbookcase

    emersonbookcase said 6 years ago

    one of my favorite artists of all time. thank you for featuring her!

  • mamamoose27

    mamamoose27 said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on this lovely feature. I truly love your art and I am grateful that I have been able to collect some of your pieces. I also love your art books (zines) and look forward to the new ones coming out.

  • CashmereJewels

    CashmereJewels said 6 years ago

    congratulations!

  • NangijalaJewelry

    NangijalaJewelry said 6 years ago

    Beautiful, deep and mysterious work, I love it! Congrats on the feature :-)

  • Alaroycreature

    Alaroycreature said 6 years ago

    Very beautiful

  • MootiDesigns

    MootiDesigns said 6 years ago

    I have visited your shop many times. Great items. Congrats!

  • noonblueapples

    noonblueapples said 6 years ago

    I really love your aesthetic. Bravo!

  • ChamisoDesigns

    ChamisoDesigns said 6 years ago

    Great work, congrats!

  • 5gardenias

    5gardenias said 6 years ago

    i was so excited to find you featured here cathy-- as someone who's living happily with a few of your wonderful pieces, i can say that i love looking at them every day as they hang on my wall. as always i'm delighted by your lovely heart and eye that's evident in each and every one of your pieces-- best wishes!!

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak said 6 years ago

    What beautiful work, so original.

  • CountrySquirrelsRUS

    CountrySquirrelsRUS said 6 years ago

    Congratulations as the newest Etsy Featured artist!

  • lindaketelhut

    lindaketelhut said 6 years ago

    I really love your work. You create so much emotion with your use of black gouache..... I just get lost looking through all your beautiful creations.

  • overthemeadow

    overthemeadow said 6 years ago

    Very interesting and inspiring interview. I like your style and attitude. I love your work!!! Congrats on the feature :-)

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 6 years ago

    Congratulations!!! Lovely shop.

  • funtland

    funtland said 6 years ago

    love your creation ^^

  • LaTouchables

    LaTouchables said 6 years ago

    ...you are incredible, Cathy, simply incredible. I love your work and how you write about it. I love looking at your creations, I love your handstitching, your guaches, your amazing intuition.

  • ArtbyElizabethBauman

    ArtbyElizabethBauman said 6 years ago

    Cathy, you are always such an inspiration to me.

  • enhabiten

    enhabiten said 6 years ago

    so happy to see you here cathy. and i think your interview is my very favorite so far.

  • pineconevintage

    pineconevintage said 6 years ago

    Fascinating interview. I love your write a poem a day philosophy.

  • JulieAbrams

    JulieAbrams said 6 years ago

    How lovely to know more about you Cathy. I have been an admirer for a long time and cherish an art piece I purchased long ago. Kudos on the outstanding interview!

  • OneLaneRoad

    OneLaneRoad said 6 years ago

    I love, LOVE your tiny head series! What a fun idea. Your amazing.

  • memake

    memake said 6 years ago

    Congratulations, Cathy! About time you were featured.

  • prettylittlethieves

    prettylittlethieves said 6 years ago

    congratulations! beautiful work!

  • memeandmoss

    memeandmoss said 6 years ago

    Congrats on being featured :) Love your tiny head series

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 6 years ago

    Your paintings are so beautiful - love the mixed media pieces too. Congrats on getting featured!

  • PaintBoxWearables

    PaintBoxWearables said 6 years ago

    Ooooooooo..... sweet and slightly spooky.

  • dorothydomingo

    dorothydomingo said 6 years ago

    I've admired your work for quite some time! Congrats on the feature!

  • HGhandmade

    HGhandmade said 6 years ago

    This is wonderful, Cathy... - congrats...

  • PamplemousseAndBean

    PamplemousseAndBean said 6 years ago

    Ahhh...I've been waiting to know more about you!

  • bonobono79

    bonobono79 said 6 years ago

    Your work's really a unique charm. Cathy! I look forward even more cool things forward.

  • angryhairjewelry

    angryhairjewelry said 6 years ago

    lovely and original work!

  • MossFrogDesigns

    MossFrogDesigns said 6 years ago

    Your artwork is so beautiful!

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 6 years ago

    Loves Loves the second photo on this page with all the tiny painted heads.

  • sushipot

    sushipot said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful mantra Cathy..."write a poem every day"! So refreshing to read this interview and peek into your life as an artist. Look forward to following your work through the next 10 years :)

  • heidiburton

    heidiburton said 6 years ago

    Love your work Cathy, being a devoted follower & having bought some of it & seeing things evolve to what I think is your best work only to discover the next step is even more precious! Really enjoyed reading your article, wish you still lived in Cambridge, keep up the fabness & uniqueness!

  • kjcreations2

    kjcreations2 said 6 years ago

    Awesome creature sketches set!

  • therustpeddler

    therustpeddler said 6 years ago

    Three cheers, good lady! There's no doubt, you are already inspiring and supporting young makers via your shop right here. Side note--one of your little paintings inspired me to bust out my watercolors a few weeks ago! Congrats...very sweet interview.

  • anotherghostquilts

    anotherghostquilts said 6 years ago

    Fabulous art, great interview. Thanks! Best of luck with your wonderful creative work.

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk said 6 years ago

    I love the fact that you refer to yourself as a "self-employed person of creative things"...that's great! Congrats on the feature!

  • JasmineLund

    JasmineLund said 6 years ago

    Beautiful story, fascinating work! Congratulations on the feature! Blessings, Hannah Jasmine

  • GardenApothecary

    GardenApothecary said 6 years ago

    Love the mixed media in your art... the "self appointed royalty" is beautiful.

  • SCRAPdannymansmith

    SCRAPdannymansmith said 6 years ago

    much good big smiles and warm thoughts to you cathi, happy for you !!

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete said 6 years ago

    So unique and creative. Congrats and continued success!

  • JulieWhitmorePottery

    JulieWhitmorePottery said 6 years ago

    Oh Cathy how wonderful to see you here, your name in lights! I love living with my beautiful collection of your pieces. xx julie

  • HelloHorizon

    HelloHorizon said 6 years ago

    I love this so hard Great interview!

  • sarahknight

    sarahknight said 6 years ago

    Very interesting : )

  • hypsela

    hypsela said 6 years ago

    Wonderful! Thank you :)

  • TheScarfTree

    TheScarfTree said 6 years ago

    Beautiful interview - love your candidness and acceptance of creativity and where it comes from! Lovely work! Thank you for sharing!

  • CypressHouse

    CypressHouse said 6 years ago

    Inspiring words to keep creativity in my daily life!

  • reinaliz

    reinaliz said 6 years ago

    congratulations on your feature!

  • ellemoss

    ellemoss said 6 years ago

    what a wonderful, inspiring read! lovely artist. lovely work.

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work I really like the striking graphic nature to your pieces, lovely!

  • eveyinorbitshop

    eveyinorbitshop said 6 years ago

    Lovely to see you featured here. Your art is so inspiring. Cheers!

  • CarlaRaeVintage

    CarlaRaeVintage said 6 years ago

    wonderful wonderful wonderful

  • planetlovevintage

    planetlovevintage said 6 years ago

    Lovely work, so unique! Congrats on the feature!!

  • GollyBard

    GollyBard said 6 years ago

    Cathy, I am just brimming with excitement for you! You are an amazing artist and poet and now everyone in Etsyland and beyond will know it! Congratulations!

  • jennyleefowler

    jennyleefowler said 6 years ago

    So inspired by your work and the space it makes for light and dark. 1000 congrats on the feature. Loved hearing your thoughts.

  • ericawalker

    ericawalker said 6 years ago

    What a pleasure to find you here. I always enjoy learning more about the artists whose work I so admire.

  • SeaGlassJournal

    SeaGlassJournal said 6 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! Keep on creating! .g.

  • thevelvetheart

    thevelvetheart said 6 years ago

    You're work is so unique and beautiful! Love the tiny heads. Congrats!

  • Zmunki

    Zmunki said 6 years ago

    Big Congratulations being in Esty success! I love your products!! Wonderful!

  • shannspishak

    shannspishak said 6 years ago

    What a lovely interview and insight into the artist! This interview is enchanting and well deserved and is a poem! I have long admired your work Cathy! Congratulations on being a Featured Seller and I look forward to seeing more of your creations!

  • ElisaGomez

    ElisaGomez said 6 years ago

    Cathy...I love that as your children grow older...you grow younger...brilliant.

  • jamieribisi

    jamieribisi said 6 years ago

    Congrats, Cathy!

  • sedwickpaints

    sedwickpaints said 6 years ago

    Good interview. Really liked the part about the artist's house, and how you wish you could visit it again. That whole tale in itself is like a poem, or a short story.

  • mamif

    mamif said 6 years ago

    swell!

  • WalterSilva

    WalterSilva said 6 years ago

    Congrats!

  • aspendreams

    aspendreams said 6 years ago

    very inspiring............... I loved the article. Congrats

  • lovinffhmusic

    lovinffhmusic said 6 years ago

    You have a very unique shop. Congratulations on the feature!

  • virginiakraljevic

    virginiakraljevic said 6 years ago

    What a lovely read -- thanks so much for sharing.

  • MaisyandAlice

    MaisyandAlice said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! So interesting, always loved your work!

  • knitfitt

    knitfitt said 6 years ago

    On my "Want" list for years. Someday.

  • Caracarmina

    Caracarmina said 6 years ago

    You know I`m your fan .... you are one of my favorite top 5 stores in Etsy and when I opened mine you were such an inspiration... and... still are!!!! :D great interview! your work is full of subtle beauty and lovely details! J`adore!!!! :D congrats!

  • pinkflapper

    pinkflapper said 6 years ago

    I am a huge fan! congratulations to you : )

  • ThumbandPinky

    ThumbandPinky said 6 years ago

    Really great! I hope that you are someday able to track down the name of the artist that inspired you so.

  • theaterclouds

    theaterclouds said 6 years ago

    Your work is so dreamlike... beautiful. So nice hearing about your work.

  • Marmozel

    Marmozel said 6 years ago

    Congrads, Cathy!

  • sabiesabi

    sabiesabi said 6 years ago

    what a lovely work! all the best for you!

  • Macramaking

    Macramaking said 6 years ago

    Such a lovely post! I love your creativity and especially the poem a day. Congrats!

  • steampunkfunk

    steampunkfunk said 6 years ago

    Wow, I love your shop! I found a new shop to favorite, congrats on your feature!

  • tokenandpine

    tokenandpine said 6 years ago

    I love your work, and I admire the freedom you've given yourself to pursue whatever it is that calls to you.

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 6 years ago

    your work is beautiful and unearthly

  • RedorGrayArt

    RedorGrayArt said 6 years ago

    so happy to see you here . a very favorite artist ~

  • Kristina14

    Kristina14 said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature! :)

  • melissaschmidt

    melissaschmidt said 6 years ago

    that was great!!!!!

  • ArrooDesigns

    ArrooDesigns said 6 years ago

    Thanks for that. Great to read about you and see your work. A new favorite.

  • glasfaden

    glasfaden said 6 years ago

    I admire your work. So inspiring to read the interview - congrats! (btw.. I don't dance whilst washing up, but whilst drying and sorting the dish, to the music I have in my head :))

  • Monicaj

    Monicaj said 6 years ago

    So happy to see you as the featured seller. Congratulations! Great interview! Long time fan. -Monica

  • MagpieWorkshop

    MagpieWorkshop said 6 years ago

    I just love the things you create! I'm so happy to see you featured.

  • AcornAlleyDesigns

    AcornAlleyDesigns said 6 years ago

    SO glad to see you featured! I've admired your work for awhile!

  • adoodle

    adoodle said 6 years ago

    congrats! *memory* <3 :)

  • ZiBagz

    ZiBagz said 6 years ago

    I have always been amazed by Cathy's work.. brilliantly creative genius that she is ♥ wonderful done!

  • rejive

    rejive said 6 years ago

    What a pleasure to look at and read about your work!

  • ChristinaRomeo

    ChristinaRomeo said 6 years ago

    FINALLY!!!! I am so happy for you Cathy, congrats to you! You deserve this

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 6 years ago

    your heart bleeds (in a good way) all over this interview and through your work...thanks for the inspiration! Aloha, Connie

  • SolDelSur

    SolDelSur said 6 years ago

    This was deeply inspiring. Just the way you wrote it.

  • metalmorphoz

    metalmorphoz said 6 years ago

    Inspirational work! Happy to meet a real artist and her beautiful work! Congratulations!

  • Peachygirl

    Peachygirl said 6 years ago

    An enjoyable story plus a lovely case for handmade vs mass production.

  • BrisTieDyes

    BrisTieDyes said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing! I, too, believe that children can work with difficult materials! Some of the tiedyes I have loved the most have been the works of children at the workshops/classes I have given. They are uninhibited, not afraid of failure, and don't know or care that green and red will make brown. God's blessings~ Briar

  • ArtigianoJewelBox

    ArtigianoJewelBox said 6 years ago

    How nice to see a favorite of mine in the featured seller spot! Anyone considering Cathy's work would not be disappointed in the least... it's even more magical in person. Congratulations!

  • bricolagelife

    bricolagelife said 6 years ago

    so wonderful to see cathy here. she has been an inspiration for years and her unique way of translating emotions and stories into many beautiful art forms never ceases to amaze me. this is a lovely look inside her process - thanks!

  • yalipaz

    yalipaz said 6 years ago

    Your work is amazing!! I have always loved your shop!! Congrats on the feature!!

  • lilfishstudios

    lilfishstudios said 6 years ago

    What a delight to see you featured here! You and your work are so inspiring and I love this little glimpse into your world. Congrats!

  • misscharlottejewelry

    misscharlottejewelry said 6 years ago

    I love your work.

  • notApplicable

    notApplicable said 6 years ago

    ChARminG wORk.

  • KKSimpleRegalJewelry

    KKSimpleRegalJewelry said 6 years ago

    Very fun! ~KK~

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago

    Love your work!!! Congrats on the FS!!!

  • Maulani

    Maulani said 6 years ago

    really haunting yet beautiful at the same time. love the art you've made! congratulation on the feature :)

  • SeeDollyRun

    SeeDollyRun said 6 years ago

    Amazing work! Congrats on the feature. ^____^

  • EminenceDesign

    EminenceDesign said 6 years ago

    Great interview! I loved learning about your thought processes! Keep it up!

  • littleglimpses

    littleglimpses said 6 years ago

    wonderful, lovely cathy!!! thank you for the peek into your beautiful mind and heart.

  • styleforlife

    styleforlife said 6 years ago

    AMAZING!!!!! True artist and I am glad you guys featured her. :-) XXX EL Vintage

  • Sugarcrack

    Sugarcrack said 6 years ago

    Ooh, fan here! Thank you so much for this interview. Such lovely work.

  • rosealida

    rosealida said 6 years ago

    Very interesting work. Congrats on the feature. Love the story about the artists house. One just knows when you've met someone with a special talent. How fleeting though.

  • itsybitsyspill

    itsybitsyspill said 6 years ago

    A wonderful artist, congrats my dear Cathy! Love love it!!!!

  • tjc333

    tjc333 said 6 years ago

    Lovely collection. Congrats on the feature.

  • dreamaginarius

    dreamaginarius said 6 years ago

    Cathy you are such an inspiring artist! I admire your philosophy of life. Thanks for sharing a little bit of you with us. Congratulations on the feature! My best wishes for you :)

  • weatheredsilo

    weatheredsilo said 6 years ago

    Cathy is one of my favorite artists and I'm fortunate to own some of her work. So happy to see her as a featured artist. Her "Tiny Heads" project inspired me and my daughters to sculpt Tiny Rabbits this year of the rabbit. Cheers Cathy! ~Mandy

  • esther2u2

    esther2u2 said 6 years ago

    Congrats! My life feels so simple now, the world needs more free spirits like yourself, never let anything steal your joy!

  • munieca

    munieca said 6 years ago

    love your work!! happy to see you feautured!!

  • samsstuff

    samsstuff said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature! Thank you, Etsy for featuring this amazing artist & her wonderful work!

  • myAvonlea

    myAvonlea said 6 years ago

    Incredible shop. Congrats on the feature.

  • HenrietteWhite

    HenrietteWhite said 6 years ago

    Great story! And wondeful art! You definitely derserve featuring here!

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work. So unique.

  • KuduCards

    KuduCards said 6 years ago

    Love the story! Love the art!

  • Tanith

    Tanith said 6 years ago

    Wow! Such beautiful artwork, amazing shop.

  • candybead

    candybead said 6 years ago

    So cool!! I LOVE your works. :)

  • ReneeRaine

    ReneeRaine said 6 years ago

    Congratulations your work is beautifully lovely !!!

  • trottinette

    trottinette said 6 years ago

    I often looked at your shop before and found it fascinating. Glad to know who's behind it.

  • cherrytime

    cherrytime said 6 years ago

    Love your art !! beautiful photos of your items congrats!!

  • PomLove

    PomLove said 6 years ago

    absolutely love.

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 6 years ago

    shes great!

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 6 years ago

    lovely work cathy.................... yes i must 'write a poem' everyday................ in some shape or form or gesture................ poems to you and best wishes............... x

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 6 years ago

    Amazing!

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 6 years ago

    really enjoyed reading your interview and love your work. even more knowing that you teach yourself as you go along ~ a familiar thing. great to see you here :)

  • dkshopgirl

    dkshopgirl said 6 years ago

    i love your mixed media pieces! fantastic :-)

  • caitlihne

    caitlihne said 6 years ago

    You do things with black and grey that no-one else does. Beautiful work.

  • OldMillVintage

    OldMillVintage said 6 years ago

    Fantastic !!!! I just LOVE it...

  • Willow4u

    Willow4u said 6 years ago

    What original and inspiring work!!

  • amberalexander

    amberalexander said 6 years ago

    beautiful and original. congratulations! well deserved.

  • thestapeliacompany

    thestapeliacompany said 6 years ago

    I love her work. Amazing, original stuff here. And such variety. Great work. :)

  • Liduvina

    Liduvina said 6 years ago

    congratulations! beautiful work!

  • kookubug

    kookubug said 6 years ago

    Amazing work! congrats !

  • cassandrastephanie

    cassandrastephanie said 6 years ago

    I love the mixed media work. Thanks for sharing!

  • TheScarletSageTree

    TheScarletSageTree said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature, Cathy :) Your work is very original and interesting. And I especially loved reading about your description of that painter's home. Wishing you continued success, joy and inspiration - Suzanne

  • MysticalRaindrops

    MysticalRaindrops said 6 years ago

    Love your work!

  • DecorLiving

    DecorLiving said 6 years ago

    Wonderful work!

  • needlenerd

    needlenerd said 6 years ago

    congrats!

  • tugboatprintshop

    tugboatprintshop said 6 years ago

    just lovely! great interview!

  • lucysnowephotography

    lucysnowephotography said 6 years ago

    Such beautiful work and a most interesting read....I love to see "inside" thanks!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 6 years ago

    Love the story of the artist from the open studios event . Congrats on the feature. Much deserved.

  • 26Sorts

    26Sorts said 6 years ago

    Lovely insight into an artists life. Thanks for sharing, and for making cool stuff!

  • NiChaPoN

    NiChaPoN said 6 years ago

    love the tiny head series :)

  • AltogetherLeather

    AltogetherLeather said 6 years ago

    Great interview. I really enjoyed reading this! Awesome story about the sunflower artist, too. :)

  • waxandwool

    waxandwool said 6 years ago

    Lovely interview and all so well-deserved! Brava Cathy!

  • INKNJOY

    INKNJOY said 6 years ago

    Wow absolutely beautiful!

  • sweetbestiary

    sweetbestiary said 6 years ago

    So nice to see your work featured here, Cathy! Thanks for being such an inspiring artist!

  • GypsyThreat

    GypsyThreat said 6 years ago

    Beautiful and interesting work!

  • annyschoo

    annyschoo said 6 years ago

    Great creation! lovely story. :)

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 6 years ago

    Such an interesting interview!!! Fabulous work! Congratulations!!!! :)

  • missouribendstudio

    missouribendstudio said 6 years ago

    So happy to see Cathy as a featured seller...I've long been admirer of her work and spirit! She's always an inspiration...thanks for sharing your life and creative practice with the world!

  • lilinspirations

    lilinspirations said 6 years ago

    i love the creature sketchings and hang tags. Congratulations on your feature!

  • bkayeb

    bkayeb said 6 years ago

    i love your line "I’m aware of how both language and image can tantalize. I like how the two can play together."

  • rabbitwool

    rabbitwool said 6 years ago

    So beautiful place :-)

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 6 years ago

    Amazing!

  • DovieMoon

    DovieMoon said 6 years ago

    'Who I am is like chasing a moth, and creatively I like to be this way.' LOVED this line... and this entire interview... authentic! Thank you for sharing!

  • theartlyons

    theartlyons said 6 years ago

    Great responses from you to those very intriguing questions! Nice we can read what you have shared and do a tiny reach out to you!!

  • MOAS

    MOAS said 6 years ago

    wonderful work, great interview!

  • jiggyjewels

    jiggyjewels said 6 years ago

    Your artwork is so fascinating to look at and I admire each piece so fondly. You will be so famous and one day I can see your items in a museum too so you can visit them. I love how you make your eyebrows and connect the nose all together. That is your signature. Love it, love it, love it, and all of your pieces. I have added your shop to my favorites. Much success to you on your journey to greatness.

  • CathyMcMurray

    CathyMcMurray said 6 years ago

    Loved the interview, Cathy. You are an inspiration to many.

  • tocijewelry

    tocijewelry said 6 years ago

    What a creative mind! Congrats!

  • biophiliadesigns

    biophiliadesigns said 6 years ago

    one of my favorite Etsy artists! can't wait to purchase some of your work soon... best of luck!

  • NowISee

    NowISee said 6 years ago

    I can identify with floating from one thing to another depending on the day. Seems to keep the creative spirit fresh. Love it! ;)

  • SugarCubeVintage

    SugarCubeVintage said 6 years ago

    lovely interview! your pieces are so enchanting. congrats on the feature, so happy to discover you here...

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 6 years ago

    Cool!

  • asileoriginals

    asileoriginals said 6 years ago

    Congratulations!!

  • GoodTimeJunkin

    GoodTimeJunkin said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Your work reminds me of Kiki Smith's. You should check her out.

  • plazko

    plazko said 6 years ago

    Wonderful Original Work!

  • emleehandmade

    emleehandmade said 6 years ago

    Such fantastically beautiful works

  • FruitOfMyHands

    FruitOfMyHands said 6 years ago

    Interesting work. Thanks

  • andiespecialtysweets

    andiespecialtysweets said 6 years ago

    Oooo, I love your work. Congratulations!

  • sicklysweets

    sicklysweets said 6 years ago

    I treasure my little Cathy Cullis pieces. So great to see you here.

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 6 years ago

    Great interview I love your work and your outlook on your life. Thanks for sharing this very inspiring interview.

  • MissPattisAttic

    MissPattisAttic said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your story. My husband and I love to hear about other shop owner and other artist. I always read them out loud to him and we especially enjoyed yours. Your work is so clean looking and I love the way you see your life. Your children are very lucky. Good luck to you.

  • MarlasJewelry

    MarlasJewelry said 6 years ago

    Thoroughly enjoyed this interview:) love your thumprint!

  • BlueMoonLights

    BlueMoonLights said 6 years ago

    I love the way you work. Great interview!

  • sarahogren

    sarahogren said 6 years ago

    Congrats Cathy!

  • debs1967

    debs1967 said 6 years ago

    Wonderful work. Congrats!

  • rinnyc

    rinnyc said 6 years ago

    I love how you begin your story....This morning I woke up with a clear plan in my head. I was going to be a painter who works with only black gouache. You are so cool

  • DepartmentYou

    DepartmentYou said 6 years ago

    Very beautiful article and items! Congratulations!

  • GrandOldTimes

    GrandOldTimes said 6 years ago

    I admire your creativity, excellent work !

  • WickedWaifVintage

    WickedWaifVintage said 6 years ago

    Congrats, Cathy! I am so happy with my pieces of your art.

  • lobsterandswan

    lobsterandswan said 6 years ago

    Great feature Cathy, love your work

  • TrendFusionStudios

    TrendFusionStudios said 6 years ago

    Amazing story and interview! It is so nice to read stories of such inspiration and creativity! Great job!

  • PernillasSS

    PernillasSS said 6 years ago

    I just Loved reading about you and your Wonderful work! Inspiration plus such a stunning way of looking at every day waking up makes me smile! Thank you for sharing your story!

  • bernabermek

    bernabermek said 6 years ago

    congrats!

  • nattnattura

    nattnattura said 6 years ago

    beautifull shop! congrats!!!

  • anakim

    anakim said 6 years ago

    Superb original work-bravo!

  • angeliglesias

    angeliglesias said 6 years ago

    i love this shop!

  • frommyvintageheArt

    frommyvintageheArt said 6 years ago

    Really beautiful work!

  • nonporouscanvas

    nonporouscanvas said 6 years ago

    You are an inspiration! I love the simplicity and haunting ness. The poetry is beautiful! Congratulations on the spotlight!

  • craftgypsy

    craftgypsy said 6 years ago

    I don't always comment, but your profile was very inspiring. I'd peek inside your studio if ever asked the question. Thank you for your words and art!

  • 53Fridays

    53Fridays said 6 years ago

    Thanks for letting us be inspired by your dancing spirit. give blessings...

  • Rosemantics

    Rosemantics said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! Very beautiful work.

  • KnotChaCha

    KnotChaCha said 6 years ago

    There is a poem in each of your hauntingly lovely pieces of art. Inspiring article--thanks for letting us see you through your interview.

  • WakulaWorks

    WakulaWorks said 6 years ago

    I love that you and your children make art together. I did that with my Dad as a kid, and those times are some of my favorite childhood memories. Your work is beautiful. Congrats on being featured!

  • kathartstudio

    kathartstudio said 6 years ago

    Such a lovely post! I love your creativity and especially the poem a day. Congratulations and all the best!

  • floresdelsur

    floresdelsur said 6 years ago

    I have read your interview with major curiosity and interest. You certainly have a catchy way of writing and good stories to tell. They transported me to another time and other places... Lovely, lovely!

  • botanicalbird

    botanicalbird said 6 years ago

    Beautiful in every way, I was thrilled to see you as a featured artist, which is well deserved. I so enjoyed getting an insight into your sweet and lovely life...Congrats!!

  • artworksbycarol

    artworksbycarol said 6 years ago

    Isn't creating FUN!? It's so satisfying and good for life.

  • artseat

    artseat said 6 years ago

    I just loved your interview. absolutely beautiful you are! what a thrill to get to know a little more about the artist i do so admire! congrats cathy! xo connie

  • caradesigns

    caradesigns said 6 years ago

    Wow! What a fun, eclectic shop! I love that you don't confine yourself to one medium, or one product. Exploration is the best way to discover who you are as an artist. I'm still working on that.

  • lauraprill

    lauraprill said 6 years ago

    I've enjoyed your work since I first joined Etsy! Congratulations on the feature and for an amazing body of work !

  • JMWSilver

    JMWSilver said 6 years ago

    Love your creative energy and your creative sense of being.

  • feltingdreams

    feltingdreams said 6 years ago

    Lovely collection. Congrats on the feature.

  • KristyLynnJewelry

    KristyLynnJewelry said 6 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! What a great shop, best of luck!!

  • jennymendes

    jennymendes said 6 years ago

    I love your work, and love it even more when I can imagine your words and life along side of your images. Beautiful expressive interview. Thank you so much for your thoughtful responses to the questions!!

  • firuzangoker

    firuzangoker said 6 years ago

    ah, i just saw it. congratulations. well deserved

  • greygraphite

    greygraphite said 6 years ago

    i love what you say about feeling like you need to pursue so many different creative paths - I feel like that too, though sometimes I wish I could settle for just one!

  • nehajain81

    nehajain81 said 6 years ago

    Truly Beautiful.

  • SewSweetObsession

    SewSweetObsession said 6 years ago

    Wow I love that

  • TheFoxgloveFinery

    TheFoxgloveFinery said 6 years ago

    I've been scrolling through all the featured artists, and (shamefully) mostly looking at the pictures, UNTIL you:) The second I saw you and your work I instantly felt connected and when I read your bio I felt more attached than before! I too have small children and have never thrown away one drawing they've done. I had a similar experience visiting an artists home once while on a midwifery study trip to Africa. I purchased these amazing batik wall hangings from this amazing woman with an amazing home....the smell, the colors, the art....ahhh. It's all coming back to me! Anyway, just thought I'd let you know you're inspiring and, well, pretty rad sounding!

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