special edition vintage paper packs

Waterloo, Canada · 26 Sales


special edition vintage paper packs

Waterloo, Canada 26 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

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Catherine Mellinger

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Catherine Mellinger


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5 out of 5 stars
Jessa Dupuis

Jessa Dupuis on Nov 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

this is a fun one! expecting some interesting art out of this pack.

Susan Kendal

Susan Kendal on Jan 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Such extraordinary work. I love this artist. Just as described, even better in person actually! Delivered quickly!

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My work, my inspiration

"Catherine Mellinger's orbs are portals, vehicles and objects in the barren work of her creation. They are her medium of experimentation, spanning from the very real ... to the very surreal. Because of their ambiguity, they're able to fit almost every scenario she puts them in ... They feel like memory; barely tangible, offering only one or two pieces of the puzzle. The blank page feels like a landscape ready to be filled with ripe imaginings. Although it is empty, it is an inviting emptiness."
- Ariane Fairlie, Issue 10 Kolaj Magazine

I have been putting glue to paper since I can remember. Having been born in the prairies of Saskatchewan to a Alsacian father, Acadian mother, and now living in Waterloo via Toronto, I am convinced that the puzzle that is my history was the founding of my fascination with bringing disparate images into one cohesive whole. Having studied marketing, and graphic design, I then moved my focus to the study of Expressive Arts Therapies and the commitment to continuing my work as a collage artist. I currently works as an artist, arts facilitator, expressive arts therapist, and mother to an amazing toddler in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

My work blends paper with ink, pencil and watercolour to create images that allow glimpses of life experience as they are imagined rather than lived. By using play as a central focus, I work using a phenomenological approach to allow the works to, in a sense, create themselves. This allows my pieces to emerge in the moment, with more honesty and, hopefully, less censorship. Through collage, I can create reflections on my life from a subconscious place that includes not only my struggles, challenges, joys and hopes, but also the implications of the political and social climate in which I live by using media which reflects our world documented.

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    I have been putting glue to paper since I can remember. I am thankful to have Etsy as a platform to share that love with others.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 22, 2015
Welcome to my shop! All pieces listed are original pieces made by hand in my studio in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. All images used in pieces are original and, unless a photograph is used, unique to each piece. Photographs used are those from my own life, and from friends who have generously offered to make their memories a part of my art. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, or visit my public profile to read more about the themes I explore in my pieces. If you are interested in commissioning a piece or buying prints of my work, please message me for more information.

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Paypal and personal or certified cheque and email transfers are accepted. I ask that payment be submitted prior to shipping. Shipping will be sent within 1-3 business days of order & payment receipt.
Shipment of all artwork and sketcher snakes to Canada and the US is priced on each pieces page and are shipped using ExpressPost service, with tracking number. If you would like to upgrade your shipping, please contact me for quotes.

For shipments outside of Canada or the US, please contact me directly so that I can provide you with options. All duties or customs fees are the responsibility of the buyer. Speak with me if you have any questions.

Handling & packaging charges are included in shipping costs listed.

NOTE: All paper packs are shipped using standard mail. No tracking numbers are provided unless this is specified by the customer.
Refunds and Exchanges
If unsatisfied with your piece upon receipt, I will accept returns within 2 weeks of receipt of the piece. Only the cost of the piece will be refunded, and I ask that the buyer cover the cost of the return postage. Any damages or loss of parcels, please contact me directly to arrange a suitable plan of attack.
Additional policies and FAQs
Commissions also available upon request. Please contact me directly for more information. Prices will vary and policies are created directly with the buyer.