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!
I hate to keep trotting out the same Valentine's Day cards year after year, but fortunately the ones I doodled a few years ago are still adorable. And free! Just download the PDF, print them out & trim around the edges for your special Valentine's Day friends! Download the PDF here If you’ve never downloaded a… Continue reading Free Valentine’s Day Cards
Happy 2014 from my pooches - Princess Sparkle being tortured by a cozy evil sweater & the pug (who is not at all bothered by the snow). Though I have to admit this pic is a little misleading. It is green & rainy in Vancouver these days, but on the rare occasion that it does… Continue reading Happy 2014!
The air is crisp. The leaves are changing colors & jumping off the trees at an alarming pace. And I'm in full blown hermit mode. I may have gone a bit overboard with booking holiday markets this winter, so I've been holed up in my studio working on new paintings, designing packaging materials & generally… Continue reading Full On Hermit Mode
Summer is officially here and that means that my business is kicking into high gear. Summer art festivals and outdoor markets are so much fun and can be great exposure for artists. Since most shows require applications wayyyyy in advance (I'm talking February for most of them), I tend to overbook myself and then face… Continue reading Tips for Surviving Summer Art Festivals
The lovely folks from MyVancouver came to my studio to interview me & film a little behind the scenes video. And I didn't totally embarrass myself! You can watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/64426322 There's a little intro about the episode & I'm the very first segment. It's about 4 minutes long (my part, though the… Continue reading Behind the Scenes – On Video!
After a fabulous show in Edmonton, I am happy to be home. And right back to work since Make It Vancouver kicks off tomorrow! Despite the snow (yes, snow. It snowed. The dogs were very excited by the fact that they could now pee EVERYWHERE!), I always have a great time in Edmonton. The people… Continue reading Make It Vancouver – Spring 2013
We're packed right to the roof, but me, my mister and the pooches are on our way to Edmonton for the spring Make It show! woot woot! If you're going to be in Edmonton this weekend, I'd love to see you. Friday, April 12 - 11am to 9pm Saturday, April 13 -11am to 6pm… Continue reading Hello, Edmonton!
I have wanted pink hair ever since I was a little girl and saw the movie Grease. Remember when Frenchy messed up in beauty school and ended up with pink hair? I thought it looked AMAZING and have wanted to dye my own locks that color ever since. Cut to 20 years later (gosh, has… Continue reading Feel the Fear (and Dye It Anyway!)