Thursday, May 08, 2014

People Creating Magic: FabulousCatPapers + giveaway!!!

This girl makes japanese notebooks. This girl embroiders. You will be thrilled to see what amazing things she creates combining these two. She conveys creatures and objects  from the 3d world on 2dimensional  paper surfaces. The form is scattered and recombined dot by dot on a new level. The thread turns to paint and the needle turns to brush. Notebooks or pieces of art?

Everyone, meet Chara from Greece. The wizard of "FabulousCatPapers".



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  People Creating Magic, the game of fives
 • Fabulous Cat Papers •
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▲ TELL US ABOUT YOUR MAGIC

1.  Who are you and what kind of magic do you make?
I'm Chara and at this time of my life, I make Japanese notebooks, lately embroidered. I love paper embroidery, and I like the unusual.



2.
Where does your inspiration come from?
Everywhere! Japan of course that I admire in many ways, but also from nature, sciences, anatomy, arts, other people's interests and so many more.
It's kind of an infinite list, I think almost everything is interesting in some way.

3.   What are your favorite materials and tools?
All kinds of papers, threads, needles and my little awl!

4.   What did you want to be, when you were a child?
Many things… astronaut, teacher, dancer, singer, scavenger (!)

5.  What was the first thing you ever made?
Not really sure, since the most vivid memories of mine are of times I actually destroyed things so as to understand how they were made of.
So, I have to say, smashing a watch with a hammer at the age of 5.
I have smashed many things, and continue to do so,  before actually creating.




▲ LET'S PLAY "CHINESE PORTRAIT"

1. What would you be, if you were a color? 
Charcoal I think…

2. What would you be, if you were a sound? 
Atonal music.

3. What would you be, if you were an animal? 
A cat of course…

4. What would you be, if you were an object? 
A road

5. Who would you be, if you weren’t yourself? 
One of my beloved friends I hope!
 

 
▲ PLEASE SHARE WITH US:

1.  A moment of the creating process:
The anxiety to see the final product after the work is complete, to never really know from the beginning if it will be be beautiful…


2. One word that defines you as an artist:
Persistence.


3.  One word that defines you as a person:
Absolute?


4.  Something you love and something you hate:
Friend I adore, circumstances I hate.

But this is a big chapter…. 



5.  Five facts people do not know about you:
I am an open (note)book, no secrets here.   ;-)






▲WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU:
 

Etsy: www.fabulouscatpapers.etsy.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fabulous-Cat-Papers/330562830328702
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/fabcatpapers/
Dawanda: http://en.dawanda.com/shop/FabulousCatPapers


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✿ G I V E A W A Y  
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Chara is giving my blog readers the chance to win this AMAZING handmade A5 notebook, pictured above!
TO ENTER: leave a comment to this post saying which one is your favorite item from FabulousCatPapers shop.
 
Then use the rafflecopter app below to validate your entry and push the +1arrow on the right side of every option to read what you have to do for extra entries and more chances to win!!! 
This is an international giveaway.

The giveaway will be on until May 31st 12:00am.
The winner will be announced on June 1st!

  a Rafflecopter giveaway

GOOD LUCK everyone!!!!  

93 comments:

  1. Υπέροχες δημιουργίες! Ξεχώρισα το πρόσωπο με τον εγκέφαλο και τα αγγεία! Την καλησπέρα μου :)

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  2. so beautiful creations!!! a very talented artist and I am glad I already have a notebook from Hara...

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/172930634/tree-branch-embroidered-a6-notebook?ref=shop_home_active_1

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  3. i love every piece of the shop....
    but i thinki prefer https://www.etsy.com/listing/183442389/sewing-machine-embroidered-a5-notebook?ref=shop_home_active_24

    a little bit more....!

    :)

    Petite Utile

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  4. It is really difficult to choose which I prefer more! I love Chara's work and I'm very glad I already have one of her wonderful notebooks!

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  5. I love all her work but my favourite notebooks are the ones regarding science!
    craftysou

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  6. so talented artist! I loved her purple wisteria!

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  7. So beautiful creations! I love them all! :)

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  8. Everytime I look at her notebooks makes me smile!!!!
    I'm so proud to know you!!!!!!!!

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  9. https://www.etsy.com/listing/172930634/tree-branch-embroidered-a6-notebook?ref=shop_home_active_1

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  10. Υπέροχες δημιουργίες! Συγχαρητήρια στην καλλιτέχνη!!

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  11. Φοβερές ιδέες !! Ίσως αυτά τα κεντήματα να τα προσπαθούσα και εγώ κάποια στιγμή!

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  12. Chara from Fabulous Cats we love your work so much! Nice aesthetics, original ideas and a flawless result!Very creative in everything you have done!
    It is not an easy thing to chose the one we love best from your work, so we will put the 5 best for us!

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/118609124/3d-geometric-design-notebook-embroidered?ref=shop_home_active_10

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/188150888/anatomy-journal-embroidered-a5-notebook?ref=shop_home_active_13

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/176845176/anatomy-journal-embroidered-a5-notebook?ref=shop_home_active_5

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/177517649/old-fashioned-sewing-mannequin?ref=shop_home_active_8

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/118601645/art-journal-embroidered-notebook-with?ref=shop_home_active_17

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  13. It's so hard to choose!!! i love them all!!!

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  14. So many lovely words!!!
    Thank you everybody!!!
    Good Luck to all!!!
    :-D

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  15. I love all Fab Cat's notebooks, but I think those Anatomy ones are absolutely amazing!!!
    Nice interview

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  16. I guess I love this one:
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/183442389/sewing-machine-embroidered-a5-notebook?ref=shop_home_active_24

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  17. It is a hard decision!!!! Everything notebook is so special!!!
    I will choose the one with the fly on it..... https://www.etsy.com/listing/181932929/fly-embroidered-a5-notebook-blue-nature
    But I want all!!!!!

    Congrats to Fab Cat and to Black Red Dots for featuring this giveaway :)

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  18. I think I like the anatomy journal best

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  19. I like the artichoke notebook.

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  20. Brain Anatomy Art. Anatomical Embroidered Home Decor. Veins and Arteries of the Head. Embroidered Wall Art. Fiber Wall Art. Science Art is my favorite.

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  21. Anatomy Journal is my favorite.

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  22. Hi! I love this shop! I embroider but not like this. This is awesome! One of my favorite items is the Ai. Love. Embroidered A5 Notebook. Thank-you!!

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  23. Love all of that!!
    This is my favourite Disturbed Mesh Book. Embroidered Notebook. Khaki Grid Journal. Olive Green Web Journal. Science Art Book. Stitch Art Book. Men's Notebook (https://www.etsy.com/listing/118610160/disturbed-mesh-book-embroidered-notebook?ref=shop_home_active_3)
    Thank you for the giveaway.. ^_^

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  24. https://www.etsy.com/listing/182392860/peony-tree-floral-hand-embroidered-home?ref=shop_home_active_16

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  25. I loved her purple wisteria!

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  26. I love the Japanese Crane Journal, it's absolutley gorgeous!

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  27. I love the Sea Horse Embroidered A5 Notebook!

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  28. It's amazing what creative mind and hands can do! Beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  29. I like the snow owl, the cooking girl and the seahorse best! I couldn't decide!

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  30. Great work ! great giveaway !
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/172930634/tree-branch-embroidered-a6-notebook?ref=shop_home_active_1

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  31. My favorite is the Japanese Crane Journal!!

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  32. My favourite item is Blooming Branch. Embroidered A6 Notebook

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  33. My favourite is the Blooming Branch!
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/172931844/blooming-branch-embroidered-a6-notebook?ref=shop_home_active_14

    Regrets,
    wonder.me.art@gmail.com
    http://adiyfairytale.blogspot.dk/

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  34. hi

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/180287553/flying-machine-vintage-print-paper?ref=shop_home_active_14

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  35. I like your work Chara and you know it !!! https://www.etsy.com/listing/183442389/sewing-machine-embroidered-a5-notebook?ref=shop_home_active_24

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  36. The disturbed mesh embroidered notebook is my favorite.

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  37. Love this! https://www.etsy.com/listing/127668672/art-journal-crow-eating-a-persimmon?ref=shop_home_active_9

    mubinster at gmail dot com

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  38. I like the 3D Geometric Design Notebook!

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  39. the cute cooking girl embroidery

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  40. I love the Decorate Easter Eggs with Embroidery Stitches project, I will definitely be trying that one out!

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  41. My favorite is far and away the praying mantis journal: https://www.etsy.com/listing/118606832/praying-mantis-journal-embroidered?ref=shop_home_active_23

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  42. I really love the Disturbed Mesh Embroidered Notebook. But it's almost too beautiful to use the notebook. I would want to hang it on the wall.

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  43. These are all amazing but I love the Blooming Branch notebook!

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  44. I love the brain anatomy one,but they're all so cool and I'd love any one of them! :)

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  45. Beautiful journals, I really love the japanese crane one!

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  46. Everything is amazing! But my eye was really caught by the Japanese crane and golden ratio notebooks. :)
    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  47. I like the Orchids Notebook.

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  48. I really love this Anatomy Notebook:
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/188150888/anatomy-journal-embroidered-a5-notebook?ref=shop_home_active_13

    The artist is incredibly talented :)

    Thank you for the chance to win!

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  49. The anatomical heart notebook!

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  50. Your work is amazing! I especially love the Dark Red Female Face Journal. Thanks for the giveaway ( :

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  51. These are incredibly beautiful! I love this one: https://www.etsy.com/listing/129442213/red-poppy-embroidered-a6-notebook-flower?ref=shop_home_active_19. It would make a great art book for my daughter:)

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  52. I like the Anatomical Heart Notebook. Red Heart Anatomy. Hand Embroidered Japanese Notebook. Science Art Journal. Men's Book. Black Book. Love Journal.

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  53. I adore the Vintage Elegant Lady Embroidered A5 Notebook!

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  54. amazing work !
    my favourite: https://www.etsy.com/listing/172946465/blooming-almond-flowers-embroidered-a6?ref=shop_home_active_10

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  55. Thank you for this lovely giveaway!
    I love this one:
    https://www.etsy.com/fr/listing/172931844/direction-generale-de-la-floraison?ref=shop_home_active_14
    Crossed fingers!
    Email:Melodie10@gmx.fr

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  56. I love the Blooming Branch Notebook: https://www.etsy.com/listing/174605052/blooming-branch-embroidered-a6-notebook?ref=shop_home_active_19

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  57. I love the Monarch Butterfly and the Bee.

    Suzanne Gregg on RFC.

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  58. I like the 3D Geometric Design Notebook!

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  59. I study anatomy and physiology so I love all the anatomy journals you have. The brain ones are my favorite.

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  60. The Green Fish A5 notebook is my favorite! Oh my gosh, I would LOVE to win that Scissors notebook. I have recently realized that I could really use a sewing journal to keep track of pat projects, and that would be perfect!

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  61. Wow, wow, wow. What amazing talent. So many pieces that I would love to have in my possession. I really like the Embroidered Anatomy Home Decor. That would look amazing on my wall.

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  62. I really like the sewing mannequin :https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/177517649/old-fashioned-sewing-mannequin?ref=shop_home_active_8

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  63. My favorite is the Dandelion Flowers Journal. :)

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  64. i really like the Dark Red Blood Circulation Book

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  65. I really like your work, especially the magnolia branch notebook.

    judithchen@live.com

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  66. Love this one Art Journal. M. C. Escher's Lizards.

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  67. you work is absolutely fabulous
    I loved this one - https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/188150888/anatomy-journal-embroidered-a5-notebook?ref=shop_home_active_14 so delicately done

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  68. Favorite item: https://www.etsy.com/listing/188014654/snowy-owl-journal-hand-embroidered-a5?ref=shop_home_active_6

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  69. Favorite item: https://www.etsy.com/listing/180058634/brain-anatomy-art-anatomical-embroidered?ref=listing-shop-header-4

    My brother does things like this, and he would LOVE this site!

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  70. I love and hearted Dandelion Flowers Journal. Hand Embroidered Notebook. Romantic Journal. Nature Notebook. Purple Floral Book. Poetry Journal. Lavender Book (oksana2372 on Etsy)

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/118610724/dandelion-flowers-journal-hand

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  71. I love Chara's work so much!!!! I couldn't possible have only one favorite but this is just awesome being a science geek that I am!!!
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/188150888/anatomy-journal-embroidered-a5-notebook?ref=shop_home_active_14

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  72. I like this https://www.etsy.com/listing/173024611/ladybug-notebook-embroidered-a6-notebook?ref=shop_home_active_22

    V_theberge@hotmail.com

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  73. They are all awesome, but the anatomy notebooks are incredible.
    My favorite is this Brain Anatomy Journal https://www.etsy.com/listing/188152752/brain-anatomy-journal-embroidered-a5?ref=shop_home_active_5

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  74. Astonishing! Impossible to pick just one favourite. I enjoyed Voronoi ones greatly (I needed to google the term, very interesting!)...maybe this *click* could be my absolute fave then...I adore the naming (Voronoi is a "he"...makes it sound mysterious:)

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  75. I love the snowy owl notebook! What great work!

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  76. i like this http://www.etsy.com/ru/listing/188384218/sewing-notebook-embroidered-a5-notebook?ref=shop_home_active_22

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  77. I'm in love with her wall art: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/180058634/brain-anatomy-art-anatomical-embroidered?ref=listing-4

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  78. Wow, amazing work!
    I love this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/174605052/blooming-branch-embroidered-a6-notebook?ref=shop_home_active_1

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  79. My favourite item is Monarch Butterfly. Embroidered A6 Notebook.

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  80. thanks for chance!
    love https://www.etsy.com/it/listing/120158577/two-hearts-hand-embroidered-a5-notebook?ref=listing-2
    cogitoergosum8587@yahoo.it

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  81. my wife would love this http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/188150888/anatomy-journal-embroidered-a5-notebook?ref=listing-14 its just like the things she likes to draw

    sousasurveys@hotmail.com

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  82. The Japanese Crane Journal - https://www.etsy.com/listing/177033159/japanese-crane-journal-hand-embroidered?ref=shop_home_active_6

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  83. i love red https://www.etsy.com/listing/120242317/sakura-embroidered-a5-notebook-blooming?ref=shop_home_active_6

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  84. I love the A5 sewing notebook!
    Sami
    Made by Sami
    www.madebysami.co.uk

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  85. The sewing machine is a must have.

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  86. i love this: https://www.etsy.com/it/listing/176845176/anatomy-journal-embroidered-a5-notebook?ref=shop_home_active_5

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  87. Everything is soooo crazy delicate!!! such a talent. but since I love owls,, soo Snowy Owl Journal. Hand Embroidered A5 Notebook. Bird Notebook. Light Pink Stitched Notepad. Japanese Nature Journal. White Owl Journal is my favorite!

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  88. I love the Butterfly. Embroidered A6 Notebook

    kirstyjfox [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  89. Fabulous work Fabulous Cat!!!
    and a great interview!

    It was hard, but that's my favorite: Art Journal. M. C. Escher's Lizards. Embroidered A5 Notebook (https://www.etsy.com/listing/120243955/art-journal-m-c-eschers-lizards?ref=shop_home_active_13)
    Escher Love I cannot resist!

    Best wishes!
    ;))

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