This is the place where I round up a corral chock-full of mixed media art, vintage collections, digital escapades, and some occasionally snarky observations about life with junk, books, rescue dogs and nearly-grown children.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Welcome to My Rancho!

I've finally taken the plunge--this is the launch of my own creative blog. I am not brand-new to Blogland: a year ago, I started a blog about my work in the world of animal rescue, We Don't Rent Puppies.  I have a small group of devoted followers, and I'm grateful for every comment they have left.

However, I've always had an artistic life, from the time I was first able to grasp a pencil and draw my father a set of railroad tracks (according to an oft-told family story).  I have been browsing and following an assortment of artistic and creative blogs for several years, but was not ready to step out with my own artsy blog until I signed up for the Third Annual "Paper Cowgirl" Retreat that will be held this June in Waxahachie, Texas (for more information click on the PC button in the sidebar).  I want my blog to be running strong by the time I get to this retreat, so this weekend I sat down and made a banner and organized some gadgets.  This may not be the fanciest creative blog on the block, but I've got a rootin'-tootin' list of posts in mind to tempt readers.

If you make mixed media art, if you like prowling thrift stores, if you have a big ol' stash of ephemera, if you love books, if you like dogs or horses, if the sights off the beaten path make your heart beat faster, and if you have a sense of humor when it comes to your kids and spouse, then bookmark or follow my blog.

Yours, from the Piney Woods of Texas, Cathi (Calsidyrose)

Artwork: Direct scan of a paper collage; C.B., 2007


  1. What a cute banner you created! I love the look of this new blog. I can't wait to meet you at Cowgirls Retreat! Suzie

  2. your blog looks like great fun!!

  3. Congrats on your new blog. I can't wait to read about your creative escapades. You know how much I enjoy seeing all your scanned images on flicker. Looks like this will be fun!

  4. I am excited about your new venture (and adventures.) I am still learning about dedicating the time to getting one blog up and running. I would love to have different blogs for each of several interests. You and I have several interests in common.

  5. Tried several times to leave a comment via my mobile phone & never could (I think!) but just wanted to say Hi & tell you that I am very interested in everything you mentioned so I've signed on as a follower. Looking forwrad to meeting you @ PC!


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