the beginning of my new business ...and giveaway

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Well while having a shower this morning I decided May 29th (my beautiful mum's birthday) sounded like a wonderful day to open my new blog Cathy Penton Atelier...and to celebrate this I think I should have a giveaway... While in my little retail shop I always loved putting little treats into the bags of my dear customers. So here is a bit of a treat to all my dear blogging friends and customers out there...All you need to do is answer 2 questions.... When you think of me....what is the first thing that comes to mind??? and what is your favourite word or quote???? I will give away 2 prizes...1 for my Australian friends and one for my overseas friends...The prize will include a beautiful magazine (and I promise I will make sure it is one you haven't got) and a surprise from my new range... Giveaway closes May 28th......Please drop by!! I can't wait to hear from you....
Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow. ~Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros

Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts. ~Charles Dickens

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet. ~Albert Schweitzer

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  1. Cathy so nice to see you are finding yourself again......

    when i think of you i think of creativity.....

    my favourite quote is.....
    But words are things and a small drop of ink falling like dew upon a thought produces that which makes thousands perhaps millions think.....
    Lord Byron, Don Juan 1819

    I like this quote because i believe words are powerful...

  2. Hi Cathy!
    Looking forward to your next big adventure starting May 29th!
    When I think of you I think of someone who is on this amazing journey of discovery and I can't help but want to follow to see what she is up to next!
    One of my favourite quotes is:
    What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.Ralph Waldo Emerson

  3. Dear Cathy,
    When I think of you I think: Wonderful Woman - sensitive, wise & talented. Great Artist.
    I have many favourite quotes, but this one I like very much:
    "The true mystery of the world is the visible not the invisible." (Oscar Wilde)
    A lot of hugs from Poland:)!

  4. “Everything is possible for him who believes.”
    Mark 9:23
    May all of your possibilities be realized, Cathy...wishing you continuing success. When I think of you I just think-limitless possibilities and talent!

  5. Hi Cathy, It has been such a long time since you and I have chatted. I know there is so much to catch up on. I do hope that life is being sweet to you and all is as it should be.

    Lovexxx Michelle

  6. Miss Fanchon20/05/2011, 02:52

    Hey there Cathy! I am one of your (silent) overseas readers. When I think about you, I think about "making a home for the ones we love". I was afraid for a while that you might disappear from the blogosphere. But fortunately, I can see that you have more than one trick in your magic hat. Glad to see you're on the rebound! Good luck for your new venture. Miss Fanchon

  7. Miss Fanchon20/05/2011, 02:55

    Ooops, I forgot to give you my favorite quote: "You can't always get what you want but if you try sometime you just might find you get what you need." Does that sound familiar? Right on! Miss Fanchon

  8. What a lovely post!

    My thought of you (although I do not know you) would be "Classic White"

    and favourite word that would be associated with you and your work "Elegance".

    Best of luck with the new Venture. Judi.

  9. When you think of you....I think talented. My favourite quote is in my native language (French) but I believe this is the English translation: "nothing ventured, nothing gained". Actually it applies well here!

  10. When I think of you I always think Crisp Clean White. My favourite say is "It is never to late to be what you might have been" by George Elliott

  11. when I think of is your beautiful romantic...and
    my favourite word this year is 'hope'...

  12. Hi Cathy. You asked us all what we thought of you as a person. I see you as a creative woman whose family is growing up, her children are finding their own identities and in a lot of whys we all are too. Its a time in our lives where our roles have to be redefined . We are still wives and mothers but that string is getting longer and the concept of who we are is fluid and forever changing. I don't have any quotes Cathy to give you. All I can say is to live life, live it well and enjoy your children.

  13. Hi Cathy, I have been following for a little while and I didn't quite understand what was going on with you. I didn't realise either that you were the person who designs the wonderful jewellery that I have seen in "Shabby Homestyles" and various other places. Your work is lovely and so unusual. I don't know you very well but I would describe you as ..."a mother..first and foremost". My favourite quotation is by the poet Robert Browning "A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for."Thankyou for the opportunity to enter this giveaway, Love Linda x

  14. Cathy, I am so sorry, I forgot to wish you success in your new venture, and how lovely that you are launching it on your mother's birthday, love Linda x

  15. hi Cathy when I think of you I think Love Of what you do and create
    my favourite word is Family so special to us all hugs Beth

  16. Hi Cathy, it's lovely to see you here again. You always post the loveliest quotes. The first thing that comes to mind when I think of you is sweet. My favourite quote is "Comparison is the thief of joy". It is so true. Good luck with your new beginning and thank you.

  17. Dearest Cathy.. such a while since we spoke.. what a wonderful choice of date for a new beginning.. wishing you so much success..

    When I think of you.. soulful joy..

    My favourite quote.. where there is LOVE, there is LIFE..
    by Mahatma Gandhi..

    Hugz xxx Tea

  18. Hi Cathy - hope you have all good luck with your new venture. When I think of you I think Europe - the items you make and sell and the impact that your visit there had on you. One quote that I love is "Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can." ~Danny Kaye

  19. Hello Cathy
    Thank you for the invitation to share our thoughts....
    When I think of you "tolerence and sweetness" are what come to mind - for allowing me to linger for ages in your store, browsing and chatting, yet leaving without actually purchasing anything...except in my mind.
    Does my favourite bible verse count as a quote? It is "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

  20. Cathy....
    When I think of you, I think.....
    Someones daughter, someones wife, someones mother, someones inspiration!!
    My favourite quote meant absolutely nothing to me until I had my children and now it says it all...
    "Having children is like having your heart walking around outside of your body"
    I give you all my love for everything you do and everything you are!
    Love Karla xx

  21. Cathy, when I think of you I think of the beautiful pendants you've made and can almost envision you making them in your office/studio.

    My favorite quote has to be the one I have on my blog by Tasha Tudor:

    Live life with no regrets, don't spend time thinking of past mistakes, live life in the present, enjoy the life you've made for yourself, live out your dreams!

    While I don't always leave comments, I do check on you. Thanks for the chance to win. Blessing to you with your new adventure, Theresa

  22. Hi Cathy.... across the years it has to be 'Family' to me it seems all your inspiration and creativeness comes from making a home a warm and welcoming home for your family.
    My quote is
    'You are awarded not according to your work or your time, but according to the measure of your love'
    St Catherine of Siena
    Have a happy and exciting new venture........
    Hugs Lynn xxxxx

  23. Hi Cathy!

    When I think of you, I think of "kindred spirit" - I don't know if you have read "Anne of Avonlea" by Lucy M. Montgomery but this is from whence this thought comes. For Anne, a kindred spirit was her friend that neither time nor physical space would come between. I had the pleasure of meeting you a number of years ago when you were doing the fabulous sticheries that I carried in my store "Patchwork Designs" and we chatted at length via email before blogs and Facebook. I was so glad to find you again recently and although businesses for both of us have changed, my admiration for your creativity and love of family is what binds us as "Kindred Spirits".

    My favorite quote is "If life obeyed our plans and expectations, then life would only be as wide as our undeveloped intelligence." Mariana Caplan.

    Good luck in your new venture, Cathy and know that I still treasure and will always treasure our friendship through time and space.



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