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 […]
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 […]
I’m extending Raven Mad Designs social media reach by stepping on to Instagram. I’m going to use it to give you behind-the-scenes glimpses into my studio and projects as well as fun things going on in my world. This will couple to my other social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, along with the Raven Mad Designs Newsletter (which you can sign up for here – look for a new holiday edition in the next few days with a Christmas […]
Recently Tyler and I had the intriguing job of creating a cover photo for What’s Up Yukon that paid tribute to Northern Scene (the largest gathering of northern Canadian artists presented outside the region) without using any of the participating artists or any of their work in the image. We had a few added stipulations that it should be colourful, Yukon-ny, and somehow link to art. We played around with a few ideas and eventually settled on bringing together a set of […]
So it’s that time of year again – time to create the New Year’s Resolutions that will help guide me in 2013 (and then put them out to the world so all of you can hold me accountable). This year’s resolutions benefited from the assistance of the wonderful iPad app, Over, which allows you to overlay typography over photos. I learned about it through the ever-fabulous Brit + Co. And now, without further ado, the resolutions: I plan to fill 2013 with […]
Rick Massie, a talented local Whitehorse photographer, took a composite photo of me inside my Alice in Wonderland paper dolls set-up from my recent show Once Upon a Time. It’s really fun, so I wanted to share it with all of you. Thanks Rick!
For this week’s photo challenge of one, I wanted to highlight something truly one-of-a-kind. This is an aerial sculpture from the university in Christchurch, New Zealand. I honestly don’t even know if it’s still standing after their devastating earthquakes earlier this year – but my fingers are firmly crossed that it is (does anyone out there know?). One way or the other I felt it was worthy of sharing with all of you.
I have a thing about taking pictures of light…and ceilings….and things on ceilings. I don’t really know why, I just do. But the habit has appeared to come in handy today for my weekly photo challenge of lines. This light on a ceiling in Chile fascinated me at the time I took the photo (it still does really), and now it can fascinate you as well.