Tuesday, 26 July 2011

I am art!

My good friend Shira painted this portrait of me for the AWOL square foot show this August in Toronto.  She is a great painter, and photographer.

I've never felt like art before, Thank you so much Shira!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Street Art: Peace Stencil

I came across this little dude completely by accident:  I was walking down the street in my neighborhood, and this dog was sitting on the sidewalk.  As I stopped to take a picture,  I didn't realize that the dog was off its leash... at some point the dog came over to me.  As I was taking a picture, I didn't see the dog and-- with a yelp (from me and the dog) I fell over on the sidewalk.  I was okay, the dog was ok, but as I tried to get up, I noticed a little stencil near the ground.  And there was "the little peace dude" (at least that's what I called it when I showed it to my partner later that night.)  This stencil is really small, probably about 5 inches high, and right on the bottom corner of a huge building.  There are other stencils on the wall, which is probably why I never noticed it.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Art: Swept

Here's what I've been working on this month instead of my journal.  I was working on it to finish it for a friends birthday present.  She's been wanting something I've made for a while, and I finally had the time to make it for her.  I wanted to make something calming for her, and so I chose blues and greens.  I've been on a weird Picasso-esque cubist faces kick lately, so that made its way into the painting too.

Its hard to give something away that you've made.  I knew it was going to be a gift, but now that its done, I'm attached to it.  I can't keep everything I make, but it never gets easier when I sell or give something away as a gift.  I don't know if it will ever get easier either...

Monday, 18 July 2011

From the Antiques Market

Yesterday, my partner and I went to the Aberfoyle Antiques Market.  I had never been before, it was great!  Besides getting the worst sunburn I've ever had(!) I also picked up these great wooden crates and these printing press stamps.   The stamps are so cool, they come from a 1930's printing press (which wasn't for sale).  They are solid metal, and super heavy.  I'm going to use the crates to organize my growing collection of epherma, and paints.  I'm not sure what I'll use the stamps for yet.  D was really sweet when we bought them, he was like, "you could use those stamps in your mixed media!"

Friday, 15 July 2011

Journal: Do something epic

This page was made when I was inspired by some "motivational graffiti" I saw spray painted on a wall.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

New Journal Page

I've been playing with windows in my journal.  I like how you get a peek at the picture on the next page.  I've been drawing a lot of monster-like faces lately.  Not sure what I think about that.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Street Art: "Be Happy" Stencil

There is a prolific stencil artist in my neighborhood.  And I love what they do.  People have really strong opinions about graffiti and graffiti art-- and that's cool.  But you can't deny that this little stencil can make you smile... I found it while I was having a really bad day, and it perked me up. I love the nice surprises you can find when going for a walk.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Journal: Rainy Day

I got to use some new papers I found!  I love these Japanese papers- there are so many colors and textures.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Journal: Brave New Girl

-Summer journal, 2011The thing I love about my journal is that I can make something if its a good day.. or bad.  This was a good day.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Art: "Pocket"

I thought  should start showing some pages from my journal so here is a page I made for my husband.