When we hiked the Chilkoot Trail this summer we spent some time with the artists in residence – Jessica Auer and Andreas Rutkauskas. Part of their project involved using historic photography technology (with glass plates and bellows) to recreate some of the historic photographs that made the trail so iconic. The day we crossed the summit of the trail Tyler, Shiloh and I acted as models for them. We just got shown the picture the other day and I wanted to […]
I have just returned from a week on Cortes Island with Robert Bateman and a group of seven other artists from around the world. I was taking part in a master artists workshop organized by Hollyhock Learning Centre. It was incredible. Robert Bateman is now 84 years old and he has a crazy amount of energy – he would teach from 9:30 in the morning until 9:30 at night each day. He took us through demonstrations; taught us art history; […]
The wonderful folks at Brit & Co have done it again – they partnered with Velcro to create Halloween themed Brit Kits which they sent out to a lucky few to host mask making parties. I was one of those lucky few, so I pulled together a set of my friends to work with stiffened felt, sticky-backed velcro dots, gold glitter glue, and mask forms. The diversity of creatures and characters that evolved from a limited colour palette of black, […]
I got a little ambitious with the canning this fall. It started with 31 pounds of tomatoes and just spiraled out of control from there. The good news is I was able to make use of the produce from our garden (and my parent’s and my father-in-law’s) and we now have a full pantry. And of course that we have a pile of yummy food for the winter: tropical salsa; fruit salsa; bruschetta; antipasto; Italian tomato sauce; tomato jelly; red […]
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Early in the month the Sonata show opened at Yukon Artists @ Work. The show featured work from a number of artists inspired by music. I’ve finally had a chance to share with all of you the two pieces I created for the show. Enjoy!
Today a group of artists got together after hours at the Yukon Arts Centre to draw the fossils in the Ice Age Mammals Exhibit. Tyler came along to act as an interpreter for us and share cool facts about the bones – we even got him to do some sketching. I decided to spend my time doing some detailed pen and ink sketches – one of a mastodon, one of an American lion skull. It was a fabulous experience.
Lilla Rogers Studio is in the midst of their second annual Global Talent Search – a competition which scores the winner representation from the studio and a slew of licencing deals. Literally thousands of people enter, but its usually a fun challenge to tackle the creative brief assigned for stage one in the contest, so I decided to enter. This year’s brief asked everyone to design a piece of wall art based on the theme of “little terrariums” – a […]
For those of you who aren’t yet familiar with Brit & Co you should really check them out. They’re an online media and e-commerce platform that provides tools to teach, inspire, and enable creativity among women and girls. From traditional crafts to high-tech manufacturing, they connect millions of users with makers, designers, chefs, and inventors, together building a community of creativity. I’ve been a fan of their site for a long time so I jumped at the chance to host a party […]
On Thursday Yukon Artists @ Work will open our newest show, Sonata. I’m pleased to announce that I have created two new pieces for this music-themed group show. The opening reception runs from 5-8 pm on Thursday, and the show itself will remain open until October 13th. I hope that those of you in Whitehorse will join us. For those of you outside the Yukon I’ll be sharing my work from the show here after we open.
Recently Tyler and I took a trip to France – one week in Paris; one week in Arles, in Provence, where we were joined by our friends Chris and Jodie. In many ways it was an art pilgrimage – we traveled to Monet’s Garden, to many of the sites Van Gogh painted during his productive time in Southern France, to the Musee d’Orsay, and the Louvre, and the Centre Pompidou. We found some hidden gems of pure magic – the […]