Friday, December 21, 2007

Alberta Quintet







A dear friend of mine commissioned this set as a Christmas present for her husband. Shhh! Don't say anything. We wanted an Alberta nature theme with different aspects being highlighted. We went from far away to close up with this. I really hope he likes them.


Tuesday, December 18, 2007

'Tis the Season to Ignore my Blog



I'm here and I'm painting - I'll have a commissioned quintet to post very soon. Just wanted to wish you all the season's best!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Five Things You May Not Know About Me

There is a little game being played right now around artists blogs and I was tagged by Chris Stott. After I answer its my turn to tag five other artists! Hee!

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

Thanks so much!

Wow, another mention on a blog! This time I got to be featured on Dharma Designs a blog where Wendy Baylis comments on fellow etsy artists. I am so touched. Thank you!

She has her own shop on etsy here. Check out her cool jewellery!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Time to Treat Yourself!

Half price shipping on all canvas in my etsy shop till December 31st! Check out the selection available here.

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

Collection with Red Plate





Finally done and I'm very pleased with the results of this one! You can find out more here.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

On the Easel: Collection with Red Plate

This large 24"x24" piece should be completed and listed this evening.

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

Wow!

Good things happen when you google your name! I found a post on Design Sponge where Anna had put my work on her wishlist. What a lovely surprise. Thank you!