Last month I travelled to Watson Lake with a very talented group of artists and performers to present Whitehorse Independent Theatre‘s My Brain is Plastic. The play, which looks at self-harming behaviour, was performed for both the high school and the community in general, and was accompanied by an amazing art engagement program, where the students reflected on the work that was being done in the theatre – it also resulted in the students producing an absolutely awesome new sign […]
Things have been so full-tilt recently that I haven’t had a chance to update the blog – in fact I feel like I blinked and suddenly it’s the start of December and I realized an update hasn’t been posted since the end of August. But never fear – I’m going to update you all right now on what has been absorbing so much time – starting with my exciting and art-filled trip to the UK over August and September. Tyler and […]
Late last year I sat down with my father to re-design my art studio. We created a set of drawings and then I headed out to buy a pile of wood and supplies. Over the Christmas holidays my husband, father, brother, sister-in-law, and I built shelves and a deep work desk. Then I had to sit down and sort through all of my supplies, books, artworks, etc. That took a long time, a very long time (although in my defence […]
I finally had a spare moment to add a new selection of prints to Etsy today. If you have a moment, please swing by and check out all the new designs on offer. I’m heading to the UK on Saturday, so if you’ve been considering making an order now would be the perfect moment as I can get it out to you before I leave. In fact, if you make an order before I head out you can even get […]
I got some exciting news the other day. My piece Raven and Wolf that I created as part of the Plein Air Festival a few weeks ago was awarded the Aasman Public Choice Award for the festival. The award is determined by votes from everyone who attended the festival exhibition. The work of my fellow artists was truly fantastic, so I’m very honoured and humbled to have been presented with this beautiful award which is now living in my art […]
This weekend marks the 2015 Atlin Arts and Music Festival which I’m so excited to be part of as one of the visual artists. I’ll be teaching workshops on art journalling throughout the weekend. I was running all over town today making sure I had all my supplies ready for my students. If you’re going to be at the festival and would like to participate I teach two workshops: Saturday, July 11 from 10 am – 12:30 pm in the […]
It’s been a busy week for art teaching. I spent Saturday at the Fireweed Market teaching a workshop on mixed media art cards and tomorrow afternoon I’ll be at Yukon Artists at Work teaching mixed media canvases as part of their Art Tasters Series. I’ve included the poster here in case you want to see the full suite of awesome workshops taking pace over the summer.
I have spent the last four days in the sun, wind, and rain with a group of fellow artists for Whitehorse’s second annual Plein Air Festival. Each day we were assigned a location to paint in – the SS Klondike, the Whitehorse Wharf, the grounds of the Whitehorse Visitor Reception Centre, and the front yard of Yukon Artists at Work – and between 11 am and 4 pm would set up outside and create a piece. With ten artists hard […]
Recently I was asked to create a commission of a swan using “huge amounts of pink and purple” with the words “she believed in the journey”. This is the end result. The women who commission it was thrilled and hopefully it brings a smile to your face as well.