Thursday, October 24, 2013

Possibly the Last Blogger Entry...

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A year and a half ago, I got a domain address and made a nifty little weebly website to gather all of me into one nice place. I did a long trial run of blogging directly on the website (instead of linking to here) and have been pretty much keeping two blogs at once.  While I love both of them, it's awfully tempting to cut out about half the work, and so I am choosing sides and moving the blog over there. 

Won't you come with me?

The photos and videos are much larger on the other side of the fence :3

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New Additions

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Listing things in the shop can become overwhelming and time consuming at times, so it is no surprise that a few things have been forgotten among the confusion. I found a small stack of paintings that I'd forgotten to list or just didn't because maybe I didn't think they were interesting enough! Some of them are listed at sale price because they feel more like "studies" to me. Clicking on an image will take you there, check it out :)

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Watercolour Collage - "Make Noise"

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The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Make some noise.

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I pretty much had the background done first and LOVED it, but then wasn't sure what to do with it. I threw a stellar jay on there because I saw one the other day and realize that this year was nearly empty of stellar jays. Either they've all carried on someplace else or they're being extraordinarily quiet this year. 

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Painting Sneak Peek - "Make Noise"

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I didn't quite finish a random painting today but I am pretty darn close... It's a bit similar to one of my journal pages. Guess which one!

Monday, October 14, 2013

What Happens On Holidays

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So it is some kind of Thanksgiving holiday today in Canada, though we usually just see it as an opportunity to make a big turkey because everyone else is doing it! Woo! In between sanding and priming the bathroom, vacuuming and dusting the place, I added a few pieces to this painting and scrapbooked the last of the pre-summer photos. I got as far as stitching a fabric branch and placing a couple of sweet crows over top. I feel no more clear about where this one is going than I did when I started!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Intuitive Fly By The Seat Of Your Pants Painting

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What. Why? Why did I do this? Why did I spent 2.5 hours covering a page with diamonds? Seriously. And my arm is particularly sore this week. It hurts to touch things with my index finger. So why the heck am I painting this? I don't even like it. 

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Oh geez. What the heck am I doing now? I can't even draw perfect ovals. I just covered up an hour's worth of triangles that I painted for no reason. What am I trying to do here, art nouveau? The pattern is still blindingly bright. 

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WHAT HAVE I DONE. What. You can't use heavy gel medium as a glaze, you just can't. Nice try, wiping it off of a WATERCOLOUR PAINTING. You just wiped off another hour's worth of diamonds and covered up the rest. Sheesh. Nice planning. 

On the other hand, it's looking a little bit more like a painting now. Looking all "weathered" and shiz. Yeah. Not nearly as blinding. I'd say it has potential now. What could be next?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Painting Little Patterns

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Painting repetitive shapes one at a time... meditative or just plain tedious?

Friday, October 4, 2013

Very Long Days

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If you are ever in the White Rock, BC area, take a walk down to Whitby's Coffee House on the west end of the shops and you will see three small paintings of mine hanging on the walls. I was very lucky to meet a new friend who insisted on taking me there! A very humbling experience. And terrifying if you count the part where I was driving down an incredibly steep hill chanting "oh please, brakes, please hold out!" It's a doozy. I would have brought photos but I left the memory card at home - as always! Grrr. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Covering a Blah Journal Page

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I simple way to cover a journal page that's going the ugly route: a warm coloured glaze and a painted heart. This is how you get "omg layers" by accident.