Thursday, August 11, 2011

Starting Over

It's been months and months since I painted. I'm always too busy doing this and that for everyone else... I have a hard time saying no to people. So I sat for a long time with my canvas. He was covered in layers of paint. 2 Paintings have decorated his surface thus far. Non of which I've been overly content with. I always battle between fine art and illustration. The illustrator in me always sneaks up on my paintings and when I snap out of my painting comma sometimes I realize what I wanted to be fine art is far more like a whimsical illustration for a childrens book. And that's usually the point at which the canvas gets lost in my closet. This particular canvas has been hiding in my closet going on 2 years.

I looked at him, he stared back at me. We had a serious silent conversation and finally we came to an agreement. No pressure. No preconceived idea of what I'm going to create. Just pick up the brush and lets dance.

This is what has commenced thus far... I call it Starting Over.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

What is art?

What do you think? Is this art?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Things Of Beauty

It excites me to see old ugly things taken and recycled into something pretty and new. It disturbs me when things end up in a land fill when there are so many useful and creative things they could be used for instead. Jane at All The Luck In The World is a woman after my own heart. She takes old found objects from thrift stores and turns them into things of beauty. Take a gander and create your own, then send me the pictures so I can post them here!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Palette Knife Play Date

I bought a set of palette knives over a year ago. I keep promising them a play date and yet I've been less then punctual with my promise. So finally the other night I decided to sit down and get dirty with globs of colourful acrylic and 5 knives. Needless to say it isn't as easy to do as I had originally thought. It is WAY to easy to get carried aways and create a giant muddy mess. At one point my canvas resembled an evening I had once when I had the flue and my toilette and I had become better acquainted with each other while my stomach revolted against me. I think however I managed to recapture some beauty.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


If you're anything like me then you are always searching for great music that is not over played but fantastic and unique to the ear. And if you have not had the extreme pleasure of familiarizing yourself with the sensational Leslie Feist how very sad your musical experience must be. I have a great love of many genres of music but Feist is by far the most talented, unique, rock out with your cock out, walking piece of fabulous you will ever come across. Ok, yes, that is completely based on my very biased opinion but regardless of that silly small fact, she's untouchable.

I had the honour of meeting Leslie at the premier showing of her documentary Look At What the Light Did now. I was SO inspired at one point that tears were streaming down my face. This woman makes me want to be better. No, better then better, amazing. She makes me believe that I can be a startlingly good artist. I love that someone can make me so sure of myself.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


There are a million and one reasons why my mind implodes when I watch this video by Florence and the Machine. Put quite plainly it's sensational in every way I can imagine.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Lemon Drop Cupcakes and a Better Life.

Want to know where I've been? Well, I wish I could tell you some wild story of how I up and decided on a whim that life would be far more splendid if I packed up the family and went to Bangladesh for a week to visit the queen for tea and cupcakes. Oh please! Use your imagination! Bangladesh has a queen in MY world and she LOVES lemon drop cupcakes and lavender tea. But alas that is not where I have been, but rather I have been focusing all of my energies on creating a better life for my son.

Oohhh but it is so much more exciting then how it sounds. You may recall a previous blog I wrote about a photographer by the name of Crystal Hahn. Well, Crystal, in all of her creative glory, along with her lovely sister Somer, have composed a company called A Million Little Details. I know of no better way to describe it other then a mecca for all things wedding. It will be a quaint little place in cyberspace to go when you need inspiration, locations, ideas, vendors, or just to dream. And I will have the extreme delight of being a major part of all of it! I'm calling my position at this point The End All and Be All of AMLD. Yes, it sounds grandiose but that is because it IS! I do a little bit of everything. Marketing, advertising, design, social networking... you name it I'll do it. It's true, I'm just that fantastic.

BUT my point of this entire rant is that my soul goal is to make sure this wedding mecca takes off and explodes all over the Internet, allowing me to stay home with my little buddy and raise him good and strong the way only a mother can. *wink, wink* His day care provider Val is a goddess and I adore her truly of course but it's always been my goal to raise my kids rather then someone else. That way if they grow up screwy I only have myself to blame. Hahahaha... yikes. Don't quote me on that.

SO my lovelies, on top of my art, and my love for design I shall be pimping out the wide world of weddings. I'd love for you to come by and visit from time to time when we are up and running. But of course you can always find me here!