In January, she posted a new piece, Caldera, which she painted on locally sourced wood, and then wrote beautifully about new beginnings, both of which resonated with me as we approached the one year anniversary of Margot's death.
After trading emails, Cathy and I came up with an art for furniture swap, artist and artisan, which involved trading Caldera for three hexagon shelves that I would make for her out of reclaimed pine.
A few months later, our trade was complete. :)
You can find more of Cathy's beautiful (and affordable) work in her Etsy shop. She also has a regularly updated blog, Habit of Art, that features new artwork and beautiful images from in and around Portland.