Catherine Basten

Biography

I began drawing at an early age; my favorite subject was animals. My grandmother owned a store and graciously provided me all the supplies I needed, while encouraging me to continually improve
As an adult my life was filled with work, family and outdoor activities and my painting was put aside. Years later I picked up painting again; painting on any pallet I could find: wood blocks, metal, paper, ceramics, glass and furniture. I seemed to be hungry to create my style, so I enrolled in every adult class found in the area trying to refine or define my style. After attempting my styles I found my muse, through watching and depicting nature at its best.
Living in the Midwest taught me nature is filled with many precious gifts. The forests are filled with endless natural materials. Hiking enabled me to listen to the wind whistling through the trees, birds singing their sweets songs and insects humming around searching for food. Suddenly realizing nature not only provides us with so many wondrous gifts, it teaches us the importance of living in harmony with nature. Where do animals and insect live through each season? While searching for answers, the idea of writing and illustrating children's books evolved and later became a reality. Come and walk with me and Tiny Wings evolved and all illustration were painted to depict each character realistically.
Poetry is painting scenery with words. Strive to love, Anticipate with hope, Believe in faith is a journey back to virtues through poetry and stories defining each virtue.

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Books

Cathy's Candles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,990. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies
Cathy's Candles is an E book created for encouraging you to rekindle an old craft of Candle Making. Chapter One of Cathy’s Candles, provides a list of candles supplies needed for candle making. Chapter Twenty-eight of Cathy’s Candles provides FAQ with their answers. The 26 chapters in between contain easy to follow candle making instructions with clear illustrations.
Tiny Wings
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Butterflies, Moths & Caterpillars, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Insects
Tiny Wings is an adorable children's picture book. Katrina, a ladybug, will fly you through the forest to meet 16 of her tiny winged friends. You will be pleasantly surprised on what you will learn about each insect, bug or butterfly.
Come and Walk With Me and Papa What Will We See?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment, Fiction » Educational
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Come and walk with me is an adorable children's picture book about nature's hidden treasures during each of the four seasons. What treasure will you find hiding in the forest? Each illustration is a colorful original watercolor painted for depicting each character in nature.
Strive to Love, Anticipate with Hope, Believe in Faith
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,140. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Peer pressure
Strive to Love is an inspirational book about virtues; describing each virtue through poetry and stories. An inspirational daily devotional book reminding us, we have choices.

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