Catherine Cheek

Catherine "Kater" Cheek is a writer and artist.

Most commented posts

  1. “Emily’s Fifth Birthday” and “Alternative Medicine” — 16 comments
  2. Seeing Things, Part 1: The Big Idea — 10 comments
  3. Seeing Things, Part 8: First cover mockups — 10 comments
  4. Seeing Things, Part 11: paper books and cover design fallout — 9 comments
  5. First Stained Glass Panel — 8 comments

Author's posts

Mar 30

February Bottlecaps 3

My favorite of these are the open safety pins. I don’t think I have any more safety pins. Making future bottlecaps is going to be limited by my dwindling supply of weird tiny stuff. I used to get great stuff by cleaning my kids’ rooms. Barbie shoes, beads, scraps of paper, etc. They’ve outgrown toys …

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Mar 27

Book Review: A Whole New Mind

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink Before I listened to this book, I took some online quizzes to find out if I was more right brained or left brained. Three quizzes said I was left brained, one said I was right brained. So when I say I …

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Mar 24

Gothic Altered Book

It’s funny how sometimes the things that take you the longest are the least impressive. I spent a long time on this book. It had many different steps, from screwing the pages shut, to cutting the insert out. I agonized over every piece to put into the book. Which colors go right? Do I draw …

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Mar 24

Book Review: Holes

Holes by Louis Sachar I read this book on the strength of the recommendation of my favorite 10-year-old, who said she read it in class and that it was really good. By a stunning feat of emotional fortitude, she managed to not give me any spoilers, so I’ll extend the same courtesy. The book begins …

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Mar 23

Book Review: Shift

Shift by Jennifer Bradbury This book is justification for trolling the Middle School and YA (and even Juvenile) sections in the library. Even though it was listed as being for Middle Schoolers, there is nothing about this book that makes it inappropriate for adults. You can ask your kids’ permissions first if you like, but …

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