Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Friday, 26 October 2012
Saturday, 6 October 2012
Record Tree Practice
Testing out different combinations of black acrylic and heavy gel gloss to achieve the sheen and ridges of a real record for my record tree drawing.
Thursday, 20 September 2012
Mr & Mrs Paris
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Marionnettes du Marais, Paris
Thursday, 13 September 2012
Saturday, 8 September 2012
The Frog and the Salamander
The sky darkened. There was an exchange of thunder and lightening across the valley. Rain filled the air. The frog and salamander came out to play.
Valle Verzasca, Switzerland
Valle Verzasca, Switzerland
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Friday, 22 June 2012
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Friday, 8 June 2012
Sunday, 3 June 2012
Cotton Ball Season is Here
With cotton fluff floating around every where I went today, I could not resist this little doodle...
|Cotton Ball Season|
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
I'm very excited to report that my Flying Fish piece was accepted into the Federation of Canadian Artists Open International Drawing Exhibition. The show runs June 12-24, 2012 at the Federation Gallery on Granville Island. If your on the Island, come check it out.
pencil, pen, watercolour, gouache on paper (7.63" x 9.13")
Thursday, 3 May 2012
Tiger Duck vs Hydra Mock Up
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Tiger-Duck Try Outs Begin
|Tiger-Duck Try Out #1|
|Tiger-Duck Try Out #2|
I'm leaning towards the second one.
Related posts here: Tiger-Duck vs Hydra and
Sunday, 18 March 2012
In progress.... Flying Fish
|work in progress (pen, watercolour, gouache)|
Flying Fish inspired by a remote controlled nemo fish. A continuation of the following post: Flying Fish Indoors No Joke.
Guo Fengyi at the Contemporary Art Gallery
This weekend I was captivated by the large scale, intricate, and mystical drawings of self taught artist Guo Fengyi showing at the Contemporary Art Gallery until April 15, 2012. Her work is described as "mark-making". There is something very satisfying about this idea of making marks. I found myself drawn to the colourful strokes of ink and the faces upon faces in her images. I will definitely be going back for another viewing.
|Guo Fengyi at work (photo courtesy of http://www.leregional.ch/N32701/je-peins-pour-savoir.html)|
Excerpt from the Contemporary Art Gallery Bulletin:
Guo Fengyi began drawing after illness brought her to the healing
practice of Qi-qong (a traditional Chinese health practice as a
means to cultivate qi energy within the body). Combined with her
study of theories of mysticism, she began having visions when in
these meditative states which she felt compelled to translate into
drawing. Guo’s subject matter encompasses these traditional
concepts of thought with Chinese philosophy, myths, cosmology,
acupuncture energy maps, divination and dynastic sites — all
systems which are fast disappearing in a modernizing China. Her
works are charged in every sense, bringing together notions of
creativity as acts of everyday life. Redolent of fields of energy and
magnetic auras, drawings manifest as suggestions of the human
form, otherworldly beings and internal body parts, mapped
against diagrammatic evocations of invisible worlds surrounding
and influencing our existence
Sunday, 4 March 2012
Tiger-Duck vs Hydra
Monday, 20 February 2012
In the midst of heavy winter rain I'm dreaming of the summer fair. Lynden Fair is my favourite.
|Fair Food: cotton candy, lemonade, ice cream, corn dog|
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Sunday, 5 February 2012
Flying Fish Indoors No Joke
Saturday, 28 January 2012
Printmaking with Scratch-Foam
|Letting the prints dry|
|Abstract print by Rory with the help of Naomi|
Sunday, 15 January 2012
Drawing From Life
Tiger Duck Inspiration
Always on the look out for fun things for our niece and nephew, I could not resist these knitted tiger footies. My husband found the duck bill (complete with duck call). Suddenly our nephew was transformed into a Tiger Duck.
Pine Cone Gnome Inspiration
A vintage pine cone gnome spotted in an antique store in Pike Place Market, Seattle, spawned this series of drawings featuring the lion, tin man, and scare crow from the Wizard of Oz.
Friday, 6 January 2012
Happy New Year
This past year I have been busy writing and illustrating a picture book for children. Inspired by illustration classes taught by Lisa Cinar at Emily Carr, I completed my first draft as part of the Fiction Project and shared my fifth draft as an installation at the Eastside Culture Crawl. This year I'd like to make drawing part of each day, send out my picture book to publishers, and share my doodles on this sketchblog.
I wish you a Happy, Healthy, Fun and Inspired New Year!
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