Sunday, September 7, 2014

Shawn at Westminster ponds

My hubby Shawn at Westminster ponds behind parkwood in London. This was just before sunset, we hadn't planned to go, we were just driving by and thought, hey lets check it out,

Sunday, August 3, 2014

A view of the neighbors

A view of the neighbors house at dusk as on sit on my back steps bbq-ing dinner.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Cathy Horvath Fine Art Print Giclee

Fine Art Print Giclee by Cathy Horvath Buchanan, Folk Coastal Flowers & Ocean Summer Cottages Seacape Artwork, now available at
and in my Etsy store

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The neighbours

This looks like an old photo of our neighbours house, but I actually took it yesterday with my phone then turned into a sepia tone photo, cool eh?
#photo #oldcar  #cathyhorvathbuchanan

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In my Etsy store

PAINTING ORIGINAL Folk Art Acrylic on Canvas Tree Color River Cottages Modern Abstract Landscape Scenic Contemporary Artwork Horvath 12x16

via From my art studio
#PAINTING #ORIGINAL Folk #Art Acrylic on Canvas by Cathy Horvath Buchanan at SoloWorkStudio
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Flowerbox window view

A flowerbox window view, seen while taking a walk
My husband and I decided to take a walk after a particularly filling dinner, we always take our camera phones in case a photo op usually does. It's funny how you can walk past something a million times and not appreciate the beauty, until you are actually on the lookout and open to the view around you.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A busy bee

A busy bee enjoys one of my pink coneflowers. I was outside bbq-ing and while waiting to stir the veggies I took a stroll around the garden to see what was blooming and was very happy to see many bees flittering about doing bee stuff.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Kitchen window

Flowers from my garden in the kitchen window flowers window garden
I cut these flowers from a bush blooming beside our driveway, later on I took them as a pretty and colorful surprise for my mom to brighten her day.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The beach

Walking the lake erie, port stanley beach at dusk, so relaxing!!! Beach with seagulls in Port Stanley Lake Erie
Shawn and I went for a walk on the beach which of course lead to brodericks for some ice cream. It's so lovely strolling through a beach town while indulging in chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, the calories don't count because you're walking as you eat it, lol (or at least that's the theory)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lake geese view

We saw these geese relaxing by the lake as we hiked on Lake Margaret, just behind pinafore park and within walking distance of home but it seems like a mini vacation escape walking the trail around the water.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Today is Canada day, a day to reflect on what it means to be Canadian.

Today is Canada day, a day to reflect on what it means to be Canadian. My father immigrated from a communist country so we grew up appreciating the freedoms we enjoy here in Canada.
Happy Canada Day!!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

First selfie with my phone art

This is the first selfie I've ever taken. Me in my work clothes covered in paint and my new phone case featuring my artwork. 
I'm very excited to show it off, this is one of nine of my designs available for phone cases

Monday, June 23, 2014

Photos from my birthday

Photos from my birthday, it was wonderful thanks to all the special folks I am blessed to have in my life, thank you!!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Deck sitting and chives

Sometimes I sit on our front deck to catch some quick sun while i drink a fruit smoothie, this is also where I have some pots of chives liberated from my moms garden a few years ago. They are in bloom right now and ready to make my potatoes tasty : )
chives #garden #patio #deck

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My comfy chair

My comfy chair for reading by the window, although there never seems to be enough time to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like relaxing, but I keep hoping.
#reading #cozy #relaxing

Sunday, June 8, 2014

My art on gelaskin samples arrived!!

I was thrilled and surprised to receive a sample pack from gelaskins featuring my artwork.
They look great!! It's so weird to see my paintings on products that people can actually have, I'm so pumped : )
#gelaskins #cellphone #tablet #laptop #deviceart
My artwork on gelaskins product

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Swan painting in my Etsy store

Abstract Swan Water Reflection 12" x 16"
Acrylic paint on stretched canvas

via From my art studio
An original acrylic on canvas painting full of fresh spring colors. A tranquil swan ripples the fluid mosaic reflection of two quaint white cottages nestled along the river's edge.
This pastoral scene is now available in my etsy store.
From my studio to your walls. Enjoy.
Cathy : ).
Come see new art creations from my studio Pinterest board:

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Yipee!!, my art for your phone, tablet & laptops

Just newly out, my artwork as skins & hard cases for your phones, tablets & laptops. I'm so excited to be working with gelaskins to bring you these lively, colorful decorations for your all your devices. Come check it out

via My art on featured products
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Monday, May 26, 2014

Tree walk by

I snapped this photo of this tree in the garden of a nearby church. I loved the organic form of the tree against the structured lines of the building and the difference in textures between the brick vs the stone of the foundation.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Kitchen work

A shot of my kitchen, working on my laptop at the table beside the window. I actually have an office but continually find myself in the kitchen.  Could be not only the pretty ravine view and my friend Edgar the fake crow, but the easy access to coffee and snacks : )

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Spring in the forest

I was out on my deck photographing some paintings and took a shot of the trees and blooming periwinkle just off the steps. After having so much rain every thing is growing like a weed, actually I think it mostly is weeds.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's day

I made a little photo collage for mother's day.  The plants are really popping today the leaves are unferling, opening up and saying ahh....I love you mom!!!!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Spring has sprung

Finally after a long winter the flowers are blooming.  These are some daffodils that have opened up their sunny bright faces in my front garden.  The rest of the garden needs some work but hopefully the April showers will bring more flowers come May.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New needlpoint canvases from my paintings

I am excited to to share the link to some of my art that has been newly listed with Maggie Co.  
The company is based in California and features a variety of hand-painted needlepoint canvases that sell in retail stores across the United States and Canada. 
I am very pleased to be working with Maggie, (who is a wonderfully friendly lady), I hope stitchers will enjoy our new offerings. 
Here are the hand painted needlepoint canvases, click this link  My art at Maggie Co  to see them all... cool eh?

This hand painted stitcher's needlepoint canvas features a roadway winding through a sunny colorful cottage dotted countryside. Base on my painting "Sunny Roadway", let your thoughts travel as you relax and unwind making this colorful happy project.
This is truly a folk style stitchery needlepoint canvas, based on my painting "Town Welcome" this image invites viewers in to an idyllic small town view. This project would work well hanging in a front entrance way so all the entered felt welcome into your home.
Bright red poppies offset by spears of lavender, this colorful floral landscape is based on my painting "Poppies & Lavender Fields". A cheery happy project to pass the time and enjoy. 
A roadway meanders through the center of this small quaint town, multi-hued cottages shadowed by tall colorful trees. This project features lots of straight lines and flat colored surfaces offset by curvy organic trees shapes. A needlepoint stitchery project based on my painting "roadway Town View"

A night church town view, this stitchery project has lots of brightly colored trees against folk art black background star studded sky. This embroidery project is based on my painting "Church night Path"

A hand painted canvas based on my painting "Windy Seaside Huts", these brightly colored huts with the swirling sea behind would make a great needlepoint project to hang at your summer cottage
This "Seaside Cottage Retreat" needlepoint project would make a great companion piece with windy huts project shown above, you can think of warm seaside breezes as you stitch away
Stay up late at night stitching away on stars and a full moon. Based on my painting "Moon over Roadway" this project would look great hanging in a bedroom, a sleepy night-time view as the last thing you see before drifting off for the night.