When I first started selling my artwork on Ebay over 5 years ago I first asked myself… Am I crazy?... I then asked.... “Who in their right mind would buy what I make?”... Sigh... and no one did. And so I stopped and gave up. That is until one night I read the poem that changed my life. “The Journey” by Mary Oliver. The first lines read “One day you finally knew what you had to do and began, even though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice.” …and that was it, I knew what I had to do. Sometimes it is not enough to know… sometimes you just have to begin. Or as in my case…begin, Again.
My name is Cat Kerr and I am a mixed media artist. I am on my Creative Journey and I feel huge amounts of gratitude to be able to do what I love everyday. I create with the intention of sharing a piece of myself. I assemble and I glue, I stitch and I paint my love into each and every corner, and with prayers behind it, I set it free.
“Free Bird” Assemblage
This year my creative journey took me down another road. It was a natural sort of transition for me to slip my love into jewelry. At age 13 I had a love for fashion design and fabric, at 20, it was paper and found objects, at 35, metal and wood… Today, it is the thrill of combining them all, creating unique, one of a kind mixed media jewelry.
“Playing with Felt” article in Autumn 2011 Belle Armoire Jewelry
Created by using felt, wood, paper, and vintage rhinestones…
…and Soldered boxes with Filigree, filled with trinkets and ICE Resin…
or perhaps adding some texture with etching, helped along by the sweet guidance of Maire Dodd...
My creative journey is ongoing…I am still learning, I am still growing, I am still moving forward. But one thing I know for sure, there is no journey, unless you take the first step.
So begin and start creating.
you can follow cat here:
etsy shop for mixed media and altered art
etsy shop for mixed media jewelry
in addition, cat was recently selected to be on susan lenart kazmer's ice resin creative team 2011 - 2012... congratulations cat! that is a huge honor... looking forward to seeing more of your work...