Saturday, December 22, 2007

New Face Cane!

Well, I had one of those creative polymer clay moments a few days ago and made a face cane. I'm in need of new ones for the next year's production. This one is inspired by 80's illustration icon Patrick Nagel's women. I've always liked how the eyes are done. Very pleased with the I have to see what I'm going to do with it!

Monday, December 17, 2007

A Break from Clay...

I spent an hour photographing the blooming orchids last week and there's one, a brassia that has inspired me to paint again. I've only worked on a rought watercolour pencil sketch. Love the control of the pencil with the look of watercolour. A favorite medium of mine. I really haven't done alot of drawing or sketching lately, and I felt a bit rusty. It's really like biking or don't really lose it. Am getting more comfortable with it and looking forward to reproducing this in oils.

I'm also going to post the other really cool pics of the orchids. I'm really enjoying these new charges of mine, both in care and as muses.

Christmas Rush is over!

Phew! Another christmas craft season sales are over! It's been a very hectic one for me since I have so much on my plate at the moment. I still have a livingroom to redo before I can move my things in!

This season was a great success. The Calgary Art Market was excellent! Better than expected, for sure. Winnipeg's Signatures Christmas Craft Show was bigger and better this year and I had a great spot right by the main entrance. Was good to be back in my adopted hometown for the past 16 years. Wish I could've gone there with more stock. Calgary left me a bit short in stock....was glad I only booked 2 shows this year!