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….
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!
Yes, it’s taken too long for me to get my shop up and running and it’s been too long since I blogged. Josh and I are getting hitched in less than a month and a half! The wedding has turned into an intense craftapalooza and I’ve been completely distracted sewing pennant strings, planting terrariums (terraria?), making flowers….
Anywho… I’ve finally set up my Etsy shop. The three digital prints from the flower series paintings and a set of art cards from the bird series are available – and just in time for Mother’s Day! I’m new to this whole Etsy business, at least from the selling end, so I’m keen on feedback if you’ve got some.
Here’s the latest addition to the flower series. It’s a Royal Poinciana, and it’s a biggie at 36 x 48″. It’s also seriously red! The soon-to-be owners of this painting are the lovely couple at SS Media Co. that created my new website. One half of the couple is from Florida and wanted the feeling of her tropical hometown while living in rainy Vancouver.
(click for a larger image)
I decided to document my painting process, since I love seeing how other artists make their work, so here’s a little slideshow….
(apologies for the quality)
My show at Forsya officially opened on Friday and will be up until April 30th. Big love to those of you that were there, even just in spirit! I spent Friday worrying that I would be the kid with the birthday party no one attended. It’s very reassuring that I can still persuade (read: guilt) my friends into turning up! The girls at Forsya did a wonderful job of hanging the show and I’m very much looking forward to the launch of their new clothing line on April 9.
Thanks to Jeff Van Geest, the chef at Aurora Bistro, City Food Magazine profiled me and my painting Nodding Onion in their Food & Art issue! You can click on the pics below for the large version and the actual magazine is available at Choices and Capers grocery stores around Vancouver.