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[sticky post] The Ramblings of a Mad Middle Aged Woman  

As of January 2016 - please find me on social media as I will not likely be around on LJ - lack of activity here and lack of time overall. I am sort of back as of Jan 2017.

I typically have used this journal to share private thoughts and ramblings with my closest mates who still use Live Journal.  I may continue to use this journal for my personal trials and tribulations only upon the rare occation that I feel like posting something here.

I like coffee, chocolate, tea and cupcakes.

If you are interested in my work as a graphic designer, you can find my creations in several places:
My main website: Avalon Graphics (with a blog HERE)
My professional Twitter account: Avalon_Graphics
My Facebook Fan Page for Avalon Graphics: AvalonGraphics

If you are interested in my occasional fan graphics, you may find them in these public social sites:
My tumblr account: cathelms and by searching for the hashtag #cathelms
My Pinterest boards: cathelms
My Ao3 account: cathelms
My personal website: Cathy's Page
My personal Twitter:  cathelms

Current Location: In dreams....
Current Music: One Republic ~ Come Home
shelley_stoneshelley_stone on June 24th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)
It's just me.... your friendly neighbourhood pest ;p

Hugs and love,

Cat: Arthur ~ Feeling So Lonelycat_o_wen on June 24th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
Hello darling! You are no pest and don't worry, you are already on my flist and subjected to my rantings. *laguhs*

Eve: BoobsQueenkushiels_lady on June 24th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
Ooooo does that include me? Sexiful banner mate, totally gorgeous :) xxx Love ya to the moon! xxx
Cat: Arthur ~ Riding and drawing swordcat_o_wen on June 24th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
Of course it includes you, my gorgeous mate. *smooches* Scroll down my entries, I just posted icons *winks*

Loves!!! xoxo
Semiramissemmie17 on July 13th, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
I think of myself as a huge, delirious, rabid fan of your work....... Does that count? :D
Cat: Arthur ~ Angry Looking Upwardscat_o_wen on July 13th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
Yep, that counts! *gg* And I'm happy to have you, honey.
kizzie79kizzie79 on July 19th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
Selma form thee Zone here. Lovely place you have dear. I am sure I am gonna enjoy.
Cat: Lancelot ~ Feeling So Lonelycat_o_wen on July 19th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
Greetings Selma! Great to have you here!!
andymydear on August 9th, 2009 02:08 am (UTC)
Hi, I know you've gotten this, before, but I'm going through and trying to reorganize my inbox and such. I was wondering if you would mind your community, cliveowen_daily, being an affiliate with mine, kiediselite. It's a photo-a-day, icon-sharing, all things Kiedis-related community. I was just made moderator/maintainer, and am revamping everything, getting it active, posting almost daily, etc. Basically, I think we have some of the same member-bases, I really like your community, and I think it'd be cool to affiliate with you.
Cat: Clive ~ cliveowen_dailycat_o_wen on August 9th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
I have already added your community to my affiliates list, so we are good to go. *g* And I am so glad you found me! I'm always looking for new affiliates too. Your community looks great!
whatever... - andymydear on August 9th, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC) (Expand)
irish_mist on August 15th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
I just thought I'd drop in and say "hello", hon. It seems like ages since we have talked, and I wanted you to know that I think about you a lot, and with smiles.

*hugs* (and lots of them :-D ),

Cat: Arthur ~ Bloody Excaliburcat_o_wen on August 18th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you for stopping in and saying hello. I do hope that you are well and wish you the best.
whatever... - irish_mist on August 19th, 2009 03:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
qf3ck3rqf3ck3r on September 16th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
Random from the Past
Hello again. You may not remember me, but we met at Bob Evans while I was toting around a certain red head. Just wanted to say Hello...so I guess I accomplished that mission... Got any Tang?
Cat: Kitty - Uh huh Surecat_o_wen on September 16th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Random from the Past
Good Lord! Who let you on LJ?? *laughs* Of course I remember you! How is that sexy redhead anyways? And no, I quit the Tang a few years back when I picked up the Starbucks habit. *winks*
atlantis2_04 on September 24th, 2009 02:00 am (UTC)
hi! i am a new Merlin`s fan and i would love to add you as friend! can i???
Cat: Merlin ~ Arthur side view reddishcat_o_wen on September 24th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
Greetings! Please do add me, dear. I will add you as well. I look forward to getting to know you!
Sage: here I know I am completeroysbrat on October 4th, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
Hi, I'm Sage :) I'm a HUGE King Arthur fan, so expect some back comments on your KA fics/graphics :)
Cat: King Arthur ~ Knightscat_o_wen on October 4th, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
Hello Sage! Nice to meet you. *waves* I shall be happy to friend you. And I do make a good deal of KA related graphics *g* so do help yourself! I am not sure who you might ship in the KA fandom, but I will warn you that I am a slash writer who ships A/L. I just didn't want you shocked should you read a few of my drabbles or stumble upon my RP forum. ;)
crushedlemons on October 19th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
Hello! I came across cliveowen_daily and have already decided that it's one of my favorite communities. I'm Katy, and I hope we can be friends. :)
Cat: Arthur ~ no text backcat_o_wen on October 19th, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you dear! And I'd be happy to friend you and get to know you! It is a pleasure to meet you, Katy! I'm Cat and look forward to seeing you around!
gerdie1960 on December 6th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
Trying to Refind everyone
Been out of the loop for about a year and I am WAY behind on my KA reading.

I don't know if you remember me but I am the die-hard fanatic for the Live By The Sword icons and asked (through Ashley) if I could use one for my signature icon.

Can't wait to catch up on KA and A/L

Cat: Arthur and Lancelot ~ Good Enoughcat_o_wen on December 7th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
Re: Trying to Refind everyone
Of course I remember you Gerdie! Glad to hear from you again! Ashley and I write Arthur and Lancelot in a one-on-one RP that you are most welcome to follow: http://arthurlance.21.forumer.com/index.php
It is a small forum that she and I set up just for writing Fields of Innocence, but we have since also added a second RP with sarmatianknight writing Lancelot with us in a legends based RP. Our two boys are movie verse though, so you will certainly get your fill of KA's OTP! *ggg* sarmatianknight used to write Lancelot back on Fallen Knights, so you may remember him as well. We'd love to have you on Fields!

And Ash still writes verses of LbtS which you can find in her LJ: sasha_b if you do not already have it bookmarked. ;)

hai_di holloway: SPN friendshai_di on February 8th, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC)
Hi there! I'm here via padabee's journal, as I saw your gorgous Legend of the Seeker-icon. I checked out your journal and your icons/graphics are amazing!! I'd like to friend you or I should better say I friended you. Since my journal unfortunately is 90% in German it's probably not very attractive to friend back ;) But I'd love to check out your pretty artistic stuff. Hope that's okay. I'm Heidi BTW :D
Cat: Legend of the Seeker ~ Richardcat_o_wen on February 8th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
Greetings Heidi! I'm glad to meet you and will add you to my flist. padabee is a longtime friend and any friend of hers is a friend of mine!

I do not speak German so I do not suppose I'll be commenting much in yours, but you are most welcome to jump in here any time! And I hope to find the time for more graphics soon...mata is quite an inspiration to me as a designer. *g*
whatever... - hai_di on February 8th, 2010 09:19 pm (UTC) (Expand)
triadentriaden on May 21st, 2010 03:09 am (UTC)
Hi! I found you from a icon search about KA, and love your stuff. Haven't yet really had time to peruse, or take anything but restassured that I will. I write fic and dabble a bit in art but not overly much. *grin* You don't have to add me if you don't want, but I think we may have a lot in common. *grin*
Cat: Arthur and Lancelot ~ Hi Therecat_o_wen on May 21st, 2010 01:08 pm (UTC)
Greetings! I'll gladly friend you dear and look forward to getting to know you. I'm afraid I've not had much time as of late to make new graphics or write. But I do try and peruse my friends' entries regularly. And I'll be back more active in about a month after I complete a major design job that has a tight deadline. *groans* But welcome and glad to meet you!
whatever... - triaden on May 21st, 2010 01:19 pm (UTC) (Expand)
whatever... - cat_o_wen on May 21st, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
whatever... - triaden on May 22nd, 2010 12:12 am (UTC) (Expand)
whatever... - cat_o_wen on May 22nd, 2010 02:29 am (UTC) (Expand)
whatever... - triaden on May 22nd, 2010 02:52 am (UTC) (Expand)
alicat82alicat82 on August 16th, 2010 05:37 am (UTC)
My name is Alisha and gotta question for you is there any way that you can make icons and signatures of We Are The Fallen, please and thank you
Cat: Gothic ~ cross and ravencat_o_wen on August 16th, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Hello
Greetings Alisha, I would be happy to make you a few graphics of We Are The Fallen - can you provide me with a handful of photos of them? Or links to sources? I assume that you mean the band, right? And nice to meet you!
Re: Hello - alicat82 on August 16th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Cat: Arthur ~ back red cloak on horsebackcat_o_wen on September 17th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
Hi there...not sure what your comment is in reference to?
yasmeen; call me rose.inmyviens on September 19th, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC)
oh no! so sorry for sending a request with out a comment. :(
the only reason I forgot was; because i was looking at one of your fab icon post :D & clicked add friend. so sorry :(
u don't have to accept, hun. btw, my name is Yasmeen.
But, you may call me Rose. :) -Thanks.

Cat: Merlin ~ Magic Sword You Say? Arthurcat_o_wen on September 19th, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
No worries at all, dear Rose. I'm happy to add you! Looks like we have several fandoms and likes in common...and I see that you are in Florida? I grew up in Naples (SW Florida). I no longer live there...but I'm basically 'from' that state. *g*

Looking forward to getting to know you!
whatever... - inmyviens on September 22nd, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC) (Expand)
rachelxo91rachelxo91 on December 18th, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
I just want to say what a great layout this is. I just recently watched King Arthur. Clive was amazing in it. (=
Cat: Arthur ~ My Musecat_o_wen on December 18th, 2010 10:48 pm (UTC)
Re: hello
The legends of Arthur are an obsession of mine, and I loved Clive's portrayal of him in KA. So glad that you've seen it! Would you like to friend me here? I'd be happy to friend you back if you are interested. I'm a graphic designer who also dabbles in fanfiction writing.
rachelxo91rachelxo91 on October 6th, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC)
is Intruders coming to theatre or straight to DVD. Does anyone know?
Cat: Clive ~ Green Jacketcat_o_wen on October 7th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
I have no idea! Someone in the cliveowen_daily community might have an update though.
rachelxo91rachelxo91 on October 16th, 2011 12:10 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday Cat! I hope you have a wonderful day with your loved ones; in fact, here's one of them now ;)
clive owen Pictures, Images and Photos
Cat: Arthur ~ King Arthurcat_o_wen on October 16th, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
I've had a lovely day off the computer for the most part...watched a bunch of TV and just relaxed.

Gorgeous photo of Clive! Thank you for that and for thinking of me!!!


Edited at 2011-10-16 10:04 pm (UTC)
whatever... - rachelxo91 on October 17th, 2011 05:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
laura_1947: King Arthur Knightslaura_1947 on October 16th, 2011 08:39 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday Cat! Here's a little treat for you I think you will enjoy.

Cat: Arthur ~ back red cloak on horsebackcat_o_wen on October 16th, 2011 10:05 pm (UTC)
that is a very well done video! Thank you so much!!! And thank you for my cupcake too!!!

Michelle: GoT/ Jon Snow You Know Nothingma_chelle on February 16th, 2012 05:24 am (UTC)
I followed an icon of yours to this journal, and your graphics are beautiful! I've just raided many of your posts for Game of Thrones and Merlin icons & wallpapers. <3

Friending you so I don't miss your graphics, but as fellow 40 something with a few fandoms in common, we might become friends :)
Catcat_o_wen on February 16th, 2012 04:07 pm (UTC)
Greetings! Bless you and thank you for the kind compliment on my graphics. It makes me very happy when folks use my designs!

I have friended you back as I took a peek at your journal and do agree that we would be good friends! Most of my entries are flocked anyways, so hope to get to know you better! ;)
moon_raven2moon_raven2 on May 2nd, 2012 08:22 am (UTC)
Hiya :)
Hi, Cathy, this is Meg Whitlock. I was browsing around for some GoT icons and once again accidentally found you. It's sorta weird... :)

Anyway, I don't use my LJ that much, but I do occasionally post my own icons, and some fanfic I write sometimes. I made an icon w/ Robb out of that same puppy pic you used for one of yours, actually. It was just too cute to pass up. :)
Cat: Game of Thrones ~ Jon looking down softcat_o_wen on May 2nd, 2012 01:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Hiya :)
Hi Meg! How funny that you keep stumbling across me online - *laughs* So we must share some fandoms eh? I do not have much time these days for icons, but typically I make 'Game of Thrones' when I do. Most of my entries are ramblings about whatever is going on in my life at any given time...so I've added you - glad to have a fellow NC gal on my flist!
ashooles: Ron Weasleyashooles on July 22nd, 2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
Hello. I saw we had some things in common? Friends?

Edited at 2012-07-22 09:20 pm (UTC)
Catcat_o_wen on July 22nd, 2012 11:22 pm (UTC)
Greetings! I'm happy to friend you - looks like we both love Merlin eh? I look forward to getting to know you!
whatever... - ashooles on July 23rd, 2012 08:03 am (UTC) (Expand)