Two Years Later and I’ve Been a Busy Bee

It’s October! It’s 2015! Wow!

I think it’s time to start updating this blog again. I want to try to share some of the things I make.

So September was a crazy month. We had a Wearable Arts Show which I was in charge of and I made two pieces. Here are Mz. Honey and the Busy Bumble photographed by the talented Prairie Ranger Photography.

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These outfits are crafted from upholstery foam, craft foam, fun fur, acrylic paint, glitter, pom moms, and other bits and bobs. My models, mom and daughter, Tia and Teagan, did such a great job! Their skirts bounced around while they danced to a 1920’s song called “The Bee’s Knees.” I think we all had way to much fun and we were all so pooped by the end of the day!

Now that the Wearable Arts Show is done, I finally found some time to sit down and paint! Yay! It was so much fun. I didn’t realize how much I missed it. Late last night (and into the morning) I painted this picture of the Eleventh Doctor.

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It’s from a screen grab of the show, and I liked the moody light, so here’s my version. I feel that I didn’t quite catch the likeness, but I love the moodiness.

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I have a few artsy things coming up.

-Next month I will be going on a trip to teach some workshops with elementary students in conjunction to a traveling exhibition of my Stargazer series. (There are pictures from that show on my website.) I’m getting pretty excited about that. I need to come up with some samples of the craft we are going to make.

-I’m trying to reopen my Etsy shop soon. I will have handmade ceramic earrings, art prints, greeting cards, buttons and pocket mirrors for sale. I will be ready to open sometime this month, so keep an eye out.

-Oh no! It’s not even Halloween, but I’ve got to think about the CFCA Christmas Show and Sale. Ick, at least it’s going to be a lot of the same types of things that will be for sale in my Etsy shop.

So I have lot’s to keep me busy and I hope to update regularly, so let me know if you want to see what I am crafting up.

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Flights of Fancy

I have been hard at work the last three months working on my latest show, Flights of Fancy. I think it turned out pretty good. It is  a collection of my watercolor storybook illustration style work, lots of pieces that I have posted here and a few new ones. I also made glittery clouds that hang in the window, and added branches dripping with stars and sparkles. In the centre of the room, there is a plinth that has cute little moss-scapes. There’s so much glitter everywhere! The opening reception was really nice and well attended even with the rain. We had a lovely spread of food, with home-made mini cupcakes and banana bread, candy, lemon squares and cream puffs along with the usual crackers and cheese and stuff. Yum! Yum! Everyone seemed to like it. It was really awesome to see kids eyes light up when they see it. That makes me really happy!

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oh and some mushrooms. The largest red on is the size of my hand! The single on is slightly larger than my thumb tip.


	

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

(Those ewoks! Such party animals!)

Wow, it’s already halfway through January! I had a great holiday and now it’s just about my birthday.  And I have lots of images to share.

Cookies I made for xmas presents.

So right before New Year’s I was looking through some crafty books and was reading about 365 Day Art Projects, where you make a piece of art every day for a year. I decided I wanted to do it to. People make all sorts of things and have neat themes.  Since I love color, I decided to do a little piece of art or a craft in a different color everyday. So the colors go in a 6 day cycle: yellow, orange, red, purple, blue, green and then starts over. They can be anything, even a little doodle. Usually I have been leaving it until just before bed and I find that I am to tired to do anything, maybe it will get better? So anyways, here’s what I have done so far:

January 1:

January 2:

January 3:

January 4:

I think I may have to actually finish painting this one soon.

January 5:

January 6:

January 7:

Well actually I was so busy that I forgot January 7, so I watercolor doodled this the next day…oops!

January 8:

January 9:

Watercolor on Yupo with interesting texture, I need to actually finish this.

January 10:

I finally made something with these beads I bought ages ago. Yippi! and tomorrow I am going to learn how to make them myself. (Can’t wait! And I will definitely post pics.)

January 11:

January 12:

January 13:

I have taken to referring to the days by what color I have to use that day, today is an orange day. I better go make something orange!

IF: Late

Here is my Illustration Friday entry for Late:

Little Mouse knew he shouldn’t stay up so late, but the story was too good to put down. Now here’s one reason I can’t wake up in the morning!

Trashed

Two of my friends, Stephanie and Miriam, and I currently have an art installation at the Centre for Creative Centre. It’s called Trashed and is made entirely out of recyclables. Here’s the poster I made:

and some pictures Steph took.

Sketchbook pages

I don’t usually get anything good in the mail, so I was happy today when I got my 2009 Ikea catalogue and 2 U2 CDs that I didn’t have and they were FREE! I love free! 

 

Here are some pages from my sketchbook that I did in the last couple of weeks:

Is it strange that I made a teleportation device out of cardboard at work today???? It was cool! My boss tried it… but then she is strange too…

Shadowbox collages

A while a go I found some Martha Stewart shawdow boxes at Micheals, they were finally marked down to $1.50 so I bought the last 4 and made some shadow boxes for my room. I used bits and pieces that I had in my studio.  Here they are:

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