This new series of paintings has been keeping me busy over the last few months as I've been experimenting with painting in, over & with resin. I've worked with resin for the last 8 or 9 years as a top coat for my lockets and wood block prints, but this new series uses many layers… Continue reading Layers of Control
After hibernating through most of January & taking a bit of a social media holiday, I'll be back in the studio this Saturday for a studio open house - part of Vancouver's First Saturday Open Studio project! http://firstsaturday.weebly.com/ My studio will be open to the public on Saturday, February 6th from 12-5pm. It won't… Continue reading First Saturday Studio Open House
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!
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!
She's home! She's home! Dropping your dog off at the vet for surgery feels horrible. You know logically that you're doing the right thing, but you have no way to communicate that to your dog. I'm supposed to protect Princess Sparkle from the mean men with the pokey, stabby things. Not hand her over &… Continue reading Luxating Patella Surgery – Part 2
Yes, my dogs have the dumbest names ever. People sometimes ask me if my children named them. No. Sadly, I do not even have that excuse. "Sparkle" was the name the rescue organization gave my little white dog - the Chihuahua-Jack Russell mix. We call her Princess Sparkle. Spark-o-lina. Sparks. Sparkler. Baby Boobalinas. All kinds… Continue reading Princess Sparkle and the Luxating Patella
The loveliest tulips appeared on my table this morning at Granville Island! A gift from the Easter bunny, maybe? I'm going to be selling my work in the public market at Granville Island all week - right through Sunday, April 27th - so I'm quite happy for the brightly colored addition. 🙂 Sadly I don't… Continue reading Happy Easter!