Make the trek to the Seymour Art Gallery on Tuesday, October 16th!
Original art (including a couple of my pieces) for $100, $200 or $300. Why not sort out some Christmas/ Hanukkah/ secular Winter holiday presents early?! I do love checkin’ stuff off a list.
Check out my pretty babies IN STORE at the Vancouver MEC!
In a previous post, I shared my collaboration with Race Face on a line of ladies mountain biking gloves and jerseys. At the time, Race Face had the full line available on their website and Mountain Equipment Co-op was carrying the gloves. Well, now MEC has the jerseys too! You can buy them in store or online here.
They look so purdy, thanks to wonderful Wendy at Race Face! I really want to see someone walking around in one of these….
A big thanks to Roxanne Gagnon, one of my awesome colleagues at Arts Umbrella, for arranging the pro-d trip to the Vancouver Maker Faire today! It was a wildly diverse collection of craftspeople, artists, businesses, scientists, and makers of all kinds. I have always loved when the science and art communities intersect, and it was definitely happening today…
Gotta have the spider walking thing!
Bamboo bike frame – such an awesome idea!
Love me some book art. Surprise, surprise.
Making buttons. Don’t know who made “Hot Frenchy”.
Got me thinking about natural materials and how to mitigate my green guilt about art materials.
So simple, so fun!
THE FUTURE IS NOW! This is a 3D printer. As in, it prints a 3-dimensional object!! I had no idea this was even possible. My mind has been blown.
Thanks to my lovely friend and collaborator at Race Face, two of my flower series paintings are ladies mountain biking jerseys and matching gloves! Now I can get secondhand outdoorsy-ness!
This is a huge deal:
– being in the MEC catalogue = career success in my Dad’s eyes
– I can feel a little more like a Vancouverite (y’know, the jogging, snowboarding, yoga-ing, wheatgrass drinkin’ extrovert ones)
– I might actually get to see one of my paintings walking/hiking/biking/jogging around one day!
I’ll be in touch to fly your little Nashville Warbler to you. Congratulations!
Here’s Bill to celebrate…
The Eastside Culture Crawl is coming up, Nov. 18 – 20, here in Vancouver. Josh’s cousin is participating in the crawl as a member of a wood shop. He makes handsome belt buckles from purdy pieces of wood. He asked me to add illustrations to a few of them and we’ll see how they sell at the Crawl. They will be for sale at Parker Street Studios, but they are a very limited edition, so come early!
Here’s a preview – pre-varnishing.
They were a very enjoyable exercise in “enabling constraints”, or restrictions which prevent one from being overwhelmed by choice (as I often feel with a blank sheet of paper!) but allow for a variety of responses. Finding clues to illustrations in the wood grain also reminded me of drawing on my Dad’s scrap wood as a kid. Fun fun.
I’ve been on a little iMovie streak, I’m realizing.
Anywho, here’s a little movie slideshow of my completed sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project 2011. It’s mostly acrylic ink (leftover from what the cat knocked over, as you may recall) but I had some fun at the end using pencil crayons. I mentioned artist Lilly Piri a little while ago and really wanted to try her laborious pencil crayon style, but on a less daunting scale.
The music is Max Richter‘s “Arboretum”.
I’ve been chipping away at this Moleskine sketchbook for the Art House Co-op’s sketchbook project (see the link on the side of this page?) I wanted to work with acrylic ink, since I love full-bodied acrylic and one of my favourite illustrators (Jillian Tamaki) recommends sketching in ink. I have to send it to Brooklyn by mid-Jan., so I’ll post more pics of some finished pages soon, but here’s a little preview of some in-progress pages…
Yee haw! That’s right, folks, I’m getting married. I proposed to my special man this past weekend, and here’s how I did it…
Luckily, I could take a couple days off work (I’m on-call) to busily put this together while Josh was at work. It was a slow process, but I’ve always wanted to try stop motion. It was well worth the effort and really fun, exciting and satisfying to work on something so personal. He’s a good source of inspiration, that one!
(music is “Robots” by Dan Mangan)