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I moved again! Also, life drawing!

Two weeks ago I left Toronto to move in with my long time Boyfriend in the city of London ON. I now live in a sunny apartment where my studio is not in the same room as my bed or couch or kitchen table. Every artists dream! I will also be working on art full time! So I guess I’ve leveled up in the game of life, ha.

Painting will come back REAL soon but in the meantime I have some life drawings from last Monday. I haven’t gone to life drawing in maybe 2 years? Please excuse the rustiness. 

3 Min pose with Graphite stick

3 Min pose with graphite stick

10 min pose?

20 min pose

25 min pose

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New Work “What a Hot Mess” for In The Round 4 Annual Group Show

I’m very excited and a little nervous to show you my new work for this upcoming show, In The Round 4 at Graven Feather Gallery. This is my first attempt at a sculptural piece. I’m satisfied with how they turned out so I’m positive I’ll be making some more in the future. 

My “What a Hot Mess!” Series is my commentary on how toxic our judgements are on other people’s appearances (as well as our own) especially when it is expected that one’s personal identity should reflect in their personal style and aesthetic. 

Please check out the show opening if you’re in Toronto next Thursday November 3rd at 7pm at Graven Feather Gallery beside Trinity Bellwood’s Park. This is a group show so there will be over 100 “rounds” on display! There will be something for everyone and for a low price of $65!

“What a Hot Mess!” 1 of 3 Oil paint, glass and hot glue on wood panel.

“What a Hot Mess!” 2 of 3 Oil paint, glass and hot glue on wood panel.

“What a Hot Mess!” 3 of 3 Oil paint, glass and hot glue on wood panel.
Here are a couple progress pictures.

First you paint the glass. I could of just painted lines straight down and called them stripes but I wanted to be authentic even if I was only me who would know that it was stripes from a blouse, folds and all. It was important that I painted actual fabric patterns on each pane of glass, from my own closet no less. 

Then you break the glass. What followed was hours and hours and hours of sanding down sharp edges while watching Netflix. I only got glass in me twice. Haha
Leave a comment on what you think of my new direction! Don’t worry though I’m still painting ;)

Hope to see you at the show!


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Inktober Week 1!

Well since I draw in pen anyway I figured I would participate in Inktober. Pens have ink, it counts. Unfortunately I suck at doing things “daily” so I’m a bit behind. If I don’t do all 31 drawings it’s okay right? 

Here’s what I have so far.

Sometimes if you don’t know what to do you can just making shapes and scribbles until it turns into something, in this case it turned into a dust bunny. 

My cat, Sam. He is the obvious muse.

Weird hand drawing but the pen is great.

Finally, I’ve been watching DS9, here is Captain Sisko.


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Dream Visions – Doom’s Day

Last week I had a strange and vivid dream. In the dream I watched as catastrophe overtook Toronto. As disturbing as that was, I remember feeling even more awful because as that was happening, it was my birthday. 

Sometimes the only response is to just draw the thing.

There ya have. Toronto gets totaled by a giant tidal wave. Unlikely but hey it’s my dream. 

FYI, my birthday is October 4th. Get a boat. Lol


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This week’s Sketchbooks

Trying to figure out what to post every week is making me draw a lot more, even though I hardly have any spare time. I find a way! 

I did this sketch a long time ago and hated it. Recently I took a bunch of markers and went over it and it’s much better. 

My new sketchbook is small and filled with tracing paper and comes with a grid card.So far I’m enjoying it. 

It looks really interesting with the drawings layered up like this.

Back to the Moleskin and my favourite pass time, blind contours. 

I had some left over decorative paper that I coloured over and used to cover up a horrible drawing haha. 

That’s all for now.


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I Now Have a Clothing Line!

I recently got invited to collaborate with Vida Clothing¬†to turn my paintings into wearable art. I know this isn’t something new and revolutionary and I wasn’t even interested at first until I realized I can finally do something with my obsessive flower painting! Oh, Florals are not your jam? Don’t worry I have plans for other designs in the near future. But for now check out what I have up!¬†

Vida sent me codes that expires quickly to celebrate the launch of my new collection.

Enjoy 15% off your purchase using code Welcome15

OR

Enjoy $50 off your purchase of $250+ using code Welcome50

Expires on 9/14/2016 <<< <<< <<< <<<

Here’s a preview of some of the items available.