I was feeling a little down the other day realizing it's already June & I have hardly any new work to show for this year. I haven't listed any new paintings for sale (though I have several) & it left me wondering where the time has gone. So far, this has been a year of… Continue reading Experimenting
Vancouver has been extra beautiful this spring while I've mostly been tucked away inside, either at my desk buried under piles of receipts trying to work my way through tax season, selling my art at markets like Granville Island (back May 13 to 18th) or holed up at the studio working on new paintings. This time… Continue reading Sunshine and Studio Days
One of the hard parts of being an artist is allowing yourself down time to recharge. It's scary. When that creative spark of inspiration is elusive, it's easy to worry that it will never come back. Over the last few weeks, I haven't felt much drive to be in the studio painting new pictures. This… Continue reading Recharging
Happy New Year! I started working on this post a few weeks ago when I was knee deep in goal setting for 2015, planning which shows to apply to this year and doing some general reflection on the year that had past. And then John (my partner) got sick. And then I got sick. And… Continue reading 2015
As my last few market dates wind down, I'm happy to be easing out of the holiday season at Granville Island. The market is quiet at this time of year, which makes for much happier customers! Plus it's so festive! The lights are so pretty at night & if you have time to catch one… Continue reading Last Week at Granville Island!
I've had a couple of days to recover now & am happy to report that this year's Culture Crawl was a huge success for everyone in my studio. It was packed! Thanks so much to all of you who were able to come by & visit my studio. I was fighting a nasty cold, but… Continue reading Vancouver Handmade Markets
This weekend shoppers can find Cagey Bee representin' in both Vancouver and Edmonton! My fantastic partner John (A Cagey Beard) is off to Edmonton, selling prints, wood blocks, lockets & a bunch of other goodies at the Make It Show. It runs November 20 to 23rd at the Enjoy Centre in St.Albert. Click here to… Continue reading East vs. West
I'm taking a break from my dates at Granville Island so that Cagey Bee Headquarters can swing into full production mode as we get ready for the holiday craft fairs & Christmas markets. I've been making new lockets, my mister (a.k.a. Cagey Beard) has a table full of wood blocks to sand & I'm crossing… Continue reading Countdown to Christmas (Markets, That Is!)
Huge thank you to everyone for your support during my Save the Princess Sale! Sparkle is healing beautifully & has now moved onto the Cone of Shame stage. Poor thing! After the bandage came off her leg, the stitches are looking pretty good. The worst part is actually what the bandage did coming off. The… Continue reading One More Day to Save!
While Princess Sparkle is recovering nicely from her surgery (check out my posts here & update here to read more about her luxating patella), it turns out that the surgery is actually harder on me than it is on her! I have to administer a syringe full of painkiller medication each morning, along with trying to trick… Continue reading Save the Princess SALE!