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

Dec 19

Book Review: Guardian of the Dead

Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey Girl goes to boarding school where she meets a cute boy who has mysterious powers. Wait, I know what you’re thinking. I was thinking it too, but GUARDIAN OF THE DEAD is not a cookie-cutter YA novel. Let’s start with what I liked about this novel. First of …

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Dec 19

Postcard: Death Butterfly

This is my favorite of the postcards, probably because I did more work on this one than the others. I started with the Morgan Green tarot card, and I used a stamp of the frame for the outside, (stamping it on black paper and using white embossing powder) I had to trim it to make …

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Dec 18

Treemaker: KDP Select?

  So I went to Amazon the other day, to check my kindle sales stats (guilty secret) and instead of the “see this book in the bookstore” link, they had a link for you to sign up for KDP Select. The long and the short of it is this: If you sign up, people can …

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Dec 15

Postcard: Green Icon

I’d been looking at a cool book that has information on how to make polymer clay tile mosaics, and the artist used a lot of religious icons contained within frames. My friend Jane and I were in awe of how beautiful they were, so I started looking for tiny icon images I could use to …

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Dec 12

Postcard: Indigo Japan

The inspiration for this postcard was a packet of origami paper in traditional Japanese blue-on-white designs, such as were used on textiles. They have a lovely texture to them too, soft like money or paper towels. I used a compass to draw quarter circles on them, then cut on the lines. I made the base …

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