Friday, December 30, 2011

look at that view!

so obviously I have been busy today with my collages.  Thanks to Heike for the encouragement and to "bibles for missions", our local thrift store, for the wacky canadiana finds.  I also dedicated today to updating my website.   have a look-see!
its mostly the same but i updated the illustrations section and have a bit more to do to the editorial and commissions section.  let me know if you see any errors, those who take a look.  

grandfather clock

iceburg two

ships and iceburgs and corncob pipes oh my!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

o.a.o.t.d. or 'office art of the damned'

not sure why this installment of 'o.a.o.t.d.' wants to be on its side. can't seem to change it... maybe because its.... damned!!!

Ingredients - recycled office paper, standard issue pen, contraband watercolour

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ground glass

Jeff bought a rolliflex camera - an old medium format camera and I am excited to photograph the ground glass with my digital camera. It's got a neat clouded effect. Stay tuned for more developed ideas with this notion.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Bodybuilding is just plain weird

Silkweaver's Daughter...

..has won the Carmichael Prize here in Barbados.... 

Elderberry Almond Vanilla Birthday Cake

This is my Aunt Jeanette aka Neckie with the cake we created for her.

Doll House Funiture

Helping out the elves. Wink.


Stairs painted

Finally got around to painting the back stairs! Complete with tiny non slip pebbles on the steps.

December 9-16 entry. Shelf finally finished

Finally finished my floor to ceiling shelf in the laundry room. A lot of stop & starts due to short helpers and trips to the hardware store. The laundry room is quite small so I had to take a couple of picks to fit it all in.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Seven steps: no stilts

 Have been dancing— some days fighting— 7 days with the canvas. This drawing is on pattern paper on canvas, stained...
 Some definition...but its not, back to the drawing board...
 ...I add some goop...
 ...and define the face

 ...and now those baleful eyes....
"Couldn't you have given me matching socks...?"

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

that's a tough question

Voting Time!

okay people, it is now time to vote vote vote which is the only reason and that I am reposting my lovely t-shirt. If you send it around to all of your friends threatening to vote for me or else i will be eternally grateful and mail you all a box of raisins providing you supply me with your mailing address. Love you all!

Monday, December 12, 2011

tshirt design rebuttal - win - win: a non-violent solution

meet and greet (deer on stilts)

Newest T-Shirt Design

I am submitting this design to soon, hopefully it can be voted to win!

playing with heike's ipad

birth of a painting

 I decided to start a painting of a local potter from Chalky Mount...first, the collage background...a carboard box had to bite the dust, the painting is 3' x 5'
 didnt like the manual intervention and the baby was flipped....then the drawing
Today first application of paint...this is unprimed canvas, which just slurps up the paint...

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Drinking is my Favourite Pastime

Here are 10 different goblets I made for a very lucky lady who ordered them... they were SO FUN to make!

Closed for the season

Light snow. Minus 2.9

When I was little I thought that the imprint that a rabbit made in the snow was of a single foot print instead of the entire body print that in fact leaves. My imagination of the type of rabbit that could make that foot-print was a little wild. I could never figure out how a rabbit of that size could be so hard to spot given all of the time i spent in the woods. I chalked it up to magical invisibility.