Monday, December 27, 2010
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
Saturday, September 25, 2010
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
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
also, i recently heard that Grizzlies have (sadly) been placed on Canada's threatened species list, and my mind's eye is filled with golden fur and stoic shyness.
oh, yes, i also am working on a new Black-throated hummingbird, a Cedar Waxwing, and a Blue Heron; always, my birds :)
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
i've also been asked to have a show at the new Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library in September. it'll be a great venue for some smaller works, plus i'll get to reunite with some old friends that i haven't seen for a while.i've got some big plans brewing in my head for the future, and how to accomplish them. taking a jump, albeit a well-prepared one, is always exciting and scary. but it must be done!
Monday, March 15, 2010
i've been working on a submission with a fellow artist and dear friend, Nancy Corrigan, for a show at the McMullen Gallery- a public art gallery at the University of Alberta. we're combining our love of our feathered friends, and building a spring (hopefully) show around the wee birdies.
i've been doodling up a few red-winged blackbirds, here & there, and will be transferring the doodles to a canvas shortly. at least one, or maybe a few. in a pie.
Friday, February 26, 2010
granted, waking up just before 4:30 this morning was okay- sometimes i can fall back asleep until i need to actually get up (around 6 or so) but this morning, my mind was all abuzz and excited and happy... so i listened to it. managed to get my studio corner tidied up, a couple of smaller canvases prep'd and texturized to start painting, a new water container at the ready, and realized how much i LOVE and desire my early-morning creative time.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
i love how things present themselves when one's ready for them. in the last week or so i've received 3 possible opportunities to show new work in a variety of venues. no guarantees yet on any of them, but the mere fact of the opportunity itself is exciting and encouraging and makes my senses tingle and my fingers twitch.
most of my recent work is inspired by the last couple of years that i spent up north, surrounded by wild beauty, the trees holding sway to all the creatures within.
i'm finishing up a yellow warbler painting, but the next one i'm sketching out is a barn owl. i've had this fella in my head for a long time now, and see him perched on an aspen branch, surrounded by songbirds hiding in the leaves, playing peekaboo.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
here, i hope to jot down my personal artistic travels through the world inside, and outside, my heart and mind.
so, if you're adventurous, come along for the ride :)