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 11

Cobalt Striped Tumbler

  When I made this, I was trying to replicate a cup I bought from a Mexican import store down in Tucson. I’d asked the guy how it was made, and he’d started into a much-rehearsed explanation about how they take glass and get it really hot on the end of a pipie. I was …

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Mar 10

Book Review: If Walls Could Talk

If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home by Lucy Worsley This book could more accurately be called “Every day life in pre-modern England.” It’s great for anyone who wants to learn about what every day life in England was like in the middle ages through the early 20th century. Categorized by themes …

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Mar 06

Book Review: Wicked Bugs

Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army & Other Diabolical Insects by Amy Stewart This is a book written on a similar vein to Amy Stewart’s WICKED PLANTS, which has a similar shape and layout. The previous book I read from a hard copy, but this one I listened to as an audiobook. I …

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Mar 05

Changer’s Turf – Chapter Nine

New to the story?┬áS’okay–go here. Also, this chapter has a sexually explicit scene that may be disturbing for abuse victims. Just FYI. Chapter Nine     The Texas Renaissance Faire had always been one of her favorites, mostly because late spring was neither too cold nor too hot, and the blooming flowers made her think …

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Mar 04

Blue Engobed Cup

This was the second cup I made, right after the twice green cup. Another student did a technique which I believe is called engobing, where you cover a piece with a layer of colored glass. When you first mash the hot glass on, it looks a little like one of those frowning bad guys that …

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