Thursday, January 29, 2009

spin & swirl

it's thursday night and instead of dancing like no one is watching i'm concerned about the time. it's getting late so i should hit the pillows so i can be rested for the next 9-5 day ahead of me. at least that next day is a friday. that means i have 2 days ahead of me that spell freedom. freedom to do what i WANT to do (and groceries). one day i will actually paint/photograph/create within those now dreaded hours of monday to friday, nine o'clock to five o'clock. until then i will attempt a positive attitude while i admin. other people's requests. 

sleep tight, don't let the reality bugs bite.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


newest piece in my shop, a 4x6 print of one of my original paintings.  also available matted & framed (in a 5x7 frame).

i love poppies, i find them so delicate.  i always wanted to be Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, wandering around a magical place and napping in the poppies.  of course i realize she was drugged by the witch (and the opium i guess) but it's still beautiful.  besides, i'm a witch too (so says my grandma who is also a witch) a good witch though, more like Galinda.  i don't think i'd ever be the one a house falls on... although the shoes WERE to die for.  do you suppose they come in a boot?

come to think of it i should really start harnessing my witchy powers more.  traveling via bubble would be so much fun! 

Friday, January 23, 2009

this space is mine!

i just created a myspace page to help promote my work! i used to have one ages ago but it got hacked into and my friends were getting evil spam from "me" telling them to shop at Saks. so i stopped using it cold turkey. now i'm back and it seems they've revamped their security so hopefully i will be hack free this go around. check it!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

dress it up

i've put a couple of prints up in my shop matted & framed baby!  they just look so much better all dolled up in a frame.  this 'Duchess' print is 4x6 in a 5x7 frame.

art is super hard to sell and with this crazy economy it's even harder.  i'm determined to push on though, i like doing it (have to do it really, i'm just so content when i'm in my own world of paints and inks and the like).  i would love to go on a little art retreat, get away from the familiar and wander & explore.  it's a little chilly here for a wander (minus 23 celcius yesterday) but if i bundle up i'm sure all will be well.  i just need to get a pair of gloves to cut the fingers off of so i can manage the pencil/pen/paint brush.  see, i'm a mitten girl and i think they will prove to be slightly cumbersome when field painting/sketching.

oh well, off to spill onto a blank canvas.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

new bits

new prints available in my shop! 4x6 & 5x7 (glossy or satin finish). framed prints on their way too. stop by and have a look, let me know what you think.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

snow shoes

another stormy day. not the big kind of storm i love but it has left us with new snow! i love it!

* a little video i made last winter * 

~ EDIT: not sure why it's saying this is no longer available but if you want to see it you can click here

Sunday, January 4, 2009

perms are awesome!

i just found this photo of me when i was about, hmm, just before grade nine started so i guess i'm 13 or 14.  sometimes you just have to let the bad photos out of hiding.  look at those lanky stick legs... they're still like that!  more importantly though is that i have layered tank tops tucked into my rolled, just above the knees, denim shorts.  ah yes, the early 90's were a hot bed of fashion for a young girl.

here i am standing in what would later become my bedroom.  my parents bought a house in Barrie (Ontario) just as i was entering high school.  You can tell by the expression on my teenage face that i was overjoyed with that fact.  Leaving all my friends in the city to start a new chapter in my life up north.  Barrie, oh how the acid wash and mullets will, without a doubt, withstand a nuclear war (much like cockroaches).  

in this photo i'm pretty sure i was thinking about Johnny Depp and how it had been at least 8 hours since my sister and i had watched Cry Baby.  

that house holds many memories for me though.  skipping school with my best friend and smoking pot out the basement window, crazy carpeting down the stairs, the stray kittens in our garden, playing football in Alan Frew's backyard (that's right, the lead singer of Glass Tiger was our neighbour and my sister went out with his son), running outside in massive puddles during a huge monsoon style downpour to help my friend get over her fear of storms, and a million others.  

still, above all else, my fashion is what kicked ass the most.  flamingo lifeguards are bad ass and when you pair that up with a perm, you have nowhere to go but up baby, world domination is at your fingertips.