Thursday, March 24, 2011


you would think with a fabulous new computer at home i’d be a fanatical blogger, however lately it seems i’ve been doing anything but! one excuse i’m using for my lack of updates is that i’m painting instead of puter-ing, and here’s a pretty pic to prove it (holy alliteration Batman!)

it’s a 4x4” square that will become part of a mural mosaic for the Lt. Governor General's arts awards coming up April 7, 2011. it was a fun little inspirational piece, and the theme of the unified mural is floral, so i thought a wee-hummer was fitting! more information about the whole mural mosaic process can be found here.

tomorrow is a full day of artistic joy, painting in the morning, a meeting in the afternoon with the City Arts Centre about the possibility of watercolour instruction, and more painting in the evening… i’ll do my darndest to keep this blog updated, as i have some new works on the go and want to share...


Monday, February 14, 2011

Urban Birdin'

there were a couple of times last week when my eye was caught by our flying friends in their "natural" urban environment. i don't know how many pigeon paintings you can do, but i know i want to paint a lot of them lately. huddled on a windowsill, beautiful blue winter sky reflected behind them... lined up on the Connor's Road street sign that i pass under every morning on my way to work, just a'hanging out, flaunting all the colour and tonal variations that make up one of our most common, yet quite beautiful, feathered neighbors.

that- and this dude who was brazenly sneaking as close to me as he dared for a couple of fries left on the sidewalk. totally entertaining :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

where the bison roam...

20"x16" mixed media on birch, framed
this handsome woolish fellow is currently hanging in the NAESS Gallery as one of the pieces in the Paint Spot staff show. come on down and have a gander if you're in the area-
the show runs until Feb 28, 2011
10032 81 Ave, Edmonton

Monday, December 27, 2010

time keeps on slippin' into the future...

and... yes, i do want to fly like an eagle to the sea!

but for now this crooked little birdie will buff up her downy featherage and brave the cold while dreaming of warm breezes, coctailitos by the ocean, and midnight walks under a full summer moon.

i have a bit of time here over the christmas season to relax, settle in, and dabble a bit on some canvases and paper. made a fabulous trade with one of my most inspirational and favorite artist friends, and someone i simply need to visit with more often! my new year should be chock full of art, experimentation, happiness, friends and family. i have desires to travel east, and south- and hopefully will be able to do both- to change my daily habits, better the good ones and lessen the baddies. and overall simply enjoy each day and the little bits of magic within!

Friday, October 1, 2010

ahhhhhhhhh, autumn

a tryptic of glowing trees are in my mind. layers of luminescence, earthly tones and goldish reflections and delicate textures mixes with splashes of light.
these are next...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Head toppers of unusual substance

it's my favorite time of year. autumn may be bringing the cooler weather and is the precursor to winter, but i love the smell and sight of the air, the beauty of nature's transformation into it's long sleep. the harvesty feel to edibles & wearables. this includes hats. hat people are HAT people- lovers of the noggin-toppers, and i am proud to call myself one. i also am grateful that i have the ability to make them from start to finish, raw wool to completion; i can create each one as a work of art in it's own right.

a friend who owns her own fabulous cafe here on Whyte Ave (Sarah from LAZZARA) is in the beginnings of planning her own market taking over the space in the shop beside her. i'm eager to participate, and have already started creating a plethora of varied and unique hats. made of soft organic merino wool mixed with raw tussah silk and organic cotton- felted leaves and flowers and pom-poms, and who knows what else! bare heads, never be bare again!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Work up in my old "flying" ground

with the gracious help of my dear sister, i hung my new work up at the Slave Lake Library this weekend. it's a wonderful thing to see a series of work all together, having a nice rhythm & flow, and working as a unified show, not just one piece at a time sitting on my easel. there are a total of 10 pieces hanging, including a fun little self-portrait that i did just for me.

so, if you're in the area, feel free to drop by & have a look.