I am now teaching several art classes a week, including an introductory printmaking course. Never thought I’d be an instructor, never knew I’d enjoy it so much and as a bonus I’m actually reaping the rewards of all those years of surface design training at OCAD. Guess that student loan was worth it…..
Okay, but it IS a pretty fine show, and after almost two years of working on paintings and kooky found/modified art sculpture it’ll be opening soon!
…And so it is. Although I made this quilt (the image was painted on canvas and then stitched) to celebrate the birth of a friend’s baby, it’s perfectly at home as my Christmas post, illustrating as it does a happy family and a weirdly decorated tree. A merry Christmas and a jolly New Year to one and all!
I am currently building a kinetic sculpture out of gorgeous bit and pieces, including these old wooden shoe stretchers, upon which I’m writing. The technical pen I’m using glides like silk over the aged oil paint, making the whole process serene and meditative.
Why can’t every parade be as colorful, fun, outrageous and inclusive as pride parades? I’m looking forward to dancing in the streets alongside my friends from AIDS Vancouver Island.
Anyone who grew up on a farm knows that cows, seemingly placid and docile, can sprint like caffeinated athletes when they’d rather not be herded back to the barn.
The North Saanich Farm Market is the kind of event that makes me extra happy to be an island girl. What’s better than spending a leisurely morning buying the freshest vegetables, baked goods, cheese and (on yeah, baby) beer? Here’s the poster I invented for this weekly gathering.
Does the beginning of spring make anyone else daydream of running through meadows and chasing butterflies? I painted this for the latest issue of Victoria’s “Island Health” magazine.
My naughty girl, painted on a vintage tobacco tin. Moist, tough and full flavoured, indeed.