September 27, 2010

Last post - Sept 7th? Oh no!

Well, I went and dropped the ball again, but I do have an excuse (don't I always?)
I have a brand new puppy who is turning herself into a lovely dog as we speak - and shes has been a handful.  On top of that, I am working 3 jobs (eek!) plus trying to find time to draw and design and update blogs and keep etsy going and egads!  All of a sudden, i don't know where the time has gone and it is September 27th.

But today, such a beautiful day.  Spent time with my main squeeze walking the loop with Abigail and enjoying the sunshine and the beautiful fall colours.  I am totally entranced by the sounds of leaves crunching underfoot and watching Abs stalk and pounce on brilliant yellow leaves.  In addition to that - fall means that the Calgary International Film Festival is here, and this year we are going to catch 7 films.  I hope to be able to include some reviews or general impressions on what I have seen - but as you can tell, I am not totally reliable.  So no promises folks!

Finally, here is the next page of my sketchbook....did I mention that little abby decided that the best chew toy in the world was a sketchbook I intend to send in to the Sketchbook Project?  No?  Look.

Oh well, I guess she will be a part of my art life for a long time, I better get used to her form of self expression :P

September 7, 2010

Holy Smokes, I totally blew it

So it was July and I was feeling excellent about posting here so often.....whoops!  All of August seems to pass me by.  I was wondering why Kouki was giving me the stink-eye so regularly....I thought it was the sweet new puppy that we got that consumed absolutely all my time.  But now I know that it was my neglect of this blog.  See??
He is like this all the time now.  Hopefully he will relax a bit now that I am posting!

So, just because I haven't been posting here really at all, doesn't mean that I haven't been working my little buns off.  I have been taking care of little Abigail (who is now 13 weeks old!  My little pup is growing up so fast!)  I have also been visiting Black Star Studios and working there for a little bit as a visiting artist, hawking my wares at the local farmers market, designing a whole new line of cards, finishing my Buffalo Drawing (pics to come soon!) who has been affectionately nicknamed "Buffy" or "Beardsley"  Either works.

I am also participating in what I think is a really really cool idea put together by the Art House Coop in Brooklyn.  It is called The Sketchbook Project - and I decided to be a part of it this year!  Check it out here - Art House Coop, Sketchbook Project

I want to blog about each page in the sketchbook I am working on, to keep me motivated.  My track record with sketchbooks has never been the greatest - so this is a big undertaking for me.  Here comes the first one.  This is an illustration of a beautiful pine cone I picked up while hiking the Invermere Hoodoos.  There is a really cute story about it that my dear friend Emilie told me, however, that I will save for another post.  

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Loves and Kisses,