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

Jan 30

Bird Book Cover

This book started out being my favorite one, and ended up being my least favorite. I had a scrap of simply printed white and ┬átaupe on blue calico. Perfect for this modern-retro simple-chic aesthetic which I know well but haven’t got the right name for. I have some splendid butterfly and moth stamps, and it’s …

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Jan 29

Changer’s Turf – Chapter Four

  Wait, Chapter Four? What happened to the first three? You can start at the beginning–go here. Chapter Four     Kit peered through the glass, watching James package up one pound packs of coffee beans. The roaster was churning away, so she had to tap loudly to get him to turn. His scowl became …

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Jan 28

Book Review: The Sparrow

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell This has been on many “must read” science fiction book lists, and I picked up a used copy but hadn’t read it for many months because the first time I tried, I found it dense and daunting. It’s not a cheerful read, or an easy read. You pretty much …

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Jan 27

Smiley Ball Summer 2013 – F

  This is my last smiley ball of the ones I made last summer. I can’t remember who I gave this to, or if I still have it. They all kind of look alike to me after a while. I’d like to make more, and concentrate more on getting a good, smooth, expressive face. When …

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Jan 23

Special Blue Butterfly Book

I’d promised my daughter for her birthday (last summer) that I was going to make her her own art journal. I had the book blank. I bought special art paper years and years ago and bound it into a larger size than I usually do. It’s approximately 5″ x 7″. The paper is really special …

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