Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
1. I have a serious dislike (some might say phobia) of talking on the phone. With the invention of email, I've pretty much arranged my life around this sad fact. If you call me, I'll talk with no issue. If I have to call you.... that takes a little more bravery on my part. I think it boils down to me feeling like I'm interrupting something important. Making appointments is a HUGE task.
2. I have one pointy ear and one regular ear. I'm either half vulcan or half elf. Depends on my mood.
3. I'm a runner. What an unusual thing in the art world. I picked up running a few years ago and while my talents are still in the studio, I get a huge sense of enjoyment from it. I've done one marathon, a couple of half marathons, trail races, 10 km races and a relay. I am slooooow.
4. I'm a baptised Mennonite. This is a funny one because when I tell people that, they picture me with a long black dress and a kerchief in my hair. I'm Mennonite Brethern though, its a lot more modern. Most people who know me probably wouldn't even realize that either.
5. To tie in the post above... I was seriously seriously goth in high school. Striped tights, black eyeliner, white face, black hair. I chuckle when I look at old pictures because I've changed so much - not quite so Siouxie Sioux anymore. Although I still wear a lot of black.
What a study in contrasts! Oh well.
Okay, in turn I tag.... Joanne Giesbrecht, Ivan Chan, Sarah Kincheloe, Garden Painter Art, and Moussart.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
US shoppers - if you are purchasing for Christmas we are now past the regular mailing deadline for parcels to the states. I can do expresspost if you contact me before purchasing so I can give you a quote. Last day for me to accept expresspost to the US is the 14th at 2:00pm MST.
Expresspost is not half price for this promotion - sorry!
If you want to order for Christmas and its okay to be late, let me know and I can email you a "coming soon" jpeg of your item so you can print it and tuck it into a card.
In Canada the deadlines are - December 14th (expresspost would be December 17th)
Monday, December 10, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
As you can see, there are a lot of familiar plates there but I have also been wanting to change things a little. I found a lovely, glossy red rimmed plate that picks up the red of my sake cup beautifully. The addition of this bright reddish orange colour has really changed the feel of my plate collection.
I have also changed the feel of things by using a square canvas. It really adds to this composition I think. Nice and large as well.
If you have any questions about this before I list it, don't hesitate to contact me.
Friday, December 07, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
The dates listed are the ones provided to me by Canada Post, I still like to ship sooner rather than later to avoid frantic emailing and worry over whether or not the package will be there to set under the tree.
I ship to the US via Expedited Parcel US and Canada is Expedited Parcel as well. If you are interested in a faster method (I recommend Expresspost) contact me first and I will provide you with a quote. If you have an account with a major shipper, I can probably do that as well.
Canada - December 14th (expresspost would be December 17th)
USA - December 10th (expresspost would be December 14th)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
This is a commission I'm working on for some very special sisters I know. They will each have a mermaid when this arrives. They even got to pick out the hair and fin colour. These canvases measure 9" wide by 12" tall. Perfect for a little display in thier bedroom.
I still have a few spots open for Christmas commissions. If you are interested in something like this, or have another request contact me and we can figure something out.
I've been working on this for over a week now - its pretty large 24" wide by 36" tall. As usual, the colours here don't do it justice in real life. I'll be finishing it in the next few days.
I've used my thick combed texture here and once I get all my details just right, I'll start laying down numerous washes to really add depth and richer colour.
Check back to find the listing. Contact me if you have any questions!
Monday, November 05, 2007
I hope my client is pleased.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Some regular readers might remember a piece that I did a few weeks ago, Plates and Sake Cup. Before I listed it, a collector contacted me and inquired about the possiblity of doing a grouping of pieces that interacted with one another based on this piece.
Monday, October 08, 2007
One project has been designing this angel runner for a few uses, one as a bib to run in honour of a friends' husband to be worn October 14th, another has been for technical (sports) running shirts and a tote bag.
Monday, October 01, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
This will be a snow picture, hence the lack of detail in the background. Reminds me of another portrait I did last year.....
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Things are starting to get busy, I tend to get bookings for Christmas commission pieces around this time. I've decided I'm going to stagger my ACEO listings somewhat to take the pressure off and have new things for my collectors.
As always, I'm happy to combine shipping on multiple auctions as long as you pay within 7 days and let me know to hold them!
You can find this lovely lady here.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
This one has some of the same plates but also a sake cup that we recieved at our wedding. Another hit of blue can be found inside it. Matches the bottom plate beautifully. The light is quite warm in this piece, the reds and golds really shine.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Opening night is September 28th, 2007. Contact me if you'd like more info!
Monday, September 17, 2007
Finally! Some ACEO on auction here. I cannot believe how busy the last two weeks have been. I think I can finally get on some projects that I've been meaning to get finished now.
Tomorrow I'm starting another collection of plates - I'll post more when I have some progress!
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
I love adapting the imagery I do in ACEO format to other sizes. This is the ultimate adaptation: a tattoo! How I do tattoo design is basically a client commissions the artwork, I do it on either paper or canvas and they get to keep the original piece plus authorization to use it as a tattoo.
Its always so touching to find the reasons behind a new tattoo. So many people use them to mark a milestone or a memory. Its even more touching to be included in the process.