Thursday, April 16, 2015
The fourth and final print in my Horror Collection is my take on H.P. Lovecraft's character, Cthulhu. You can see the rest of this series HERE and HERE.
They will all be available at the Calgary Expo, which starts today :)
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
I'm a big fan of Edward Gorey and own several of his illustrated books. I didn't realize it until this morning, but today is actually the 15th anniversary of his death.
I also managed to finish a 4th portrait for this series, which I'll unveil tomorrow :)
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015
This was my submission for the Calgary Expo's art book. The theme was 'Adventures in Time' and my very smart husband came up with the idea of doing an image with a hidden message. We decided to use clocks because of the 'time' part of the theme and the 'adventure' was in solving the riddle and deciphering the code. I was pretty excited about the piece because it's a departure from my usual work. And I love collaborating with my husband. He's very creative and has unique ideas.
Sadly, my submission didn't make the cut and won't be in the Calgary Expo Art Book, but I worked really hard on it and I think it's a cool piece. I also thought it would look interesting hanging on a wall so I'm having some prints made that will be available to purchase at the Calgary Expo. I'm hoping that some of the expo attendees will appreciate the thought and subtleties in this image.
For anyone who's wondering about the riddle, I'm going to wait until after the expo to reveal the answer so that anyone who purchases the print has a chance to figure it out.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
I'll be at the Calgary expo again this year, at table D 07 in the small press section. I'll be selling the same prints, buttons and books as I have in the past, plus some new additions. I've added stickers, a limited run of canvas bags and some new prints to our inventory. I've also brought in a lot of copies of Charlie's Dirt Day for anyone who would like to pick one up and get it signed :)
We're excited once again to be right next to fellow picture book illustrator Mike Boldt, forming the unofficial children's book section. My friend and amazing comic artist/writer, Aaron Navrady, will also be just around the corner from my table and I highly suggest that people stop to check out his beautiful, history-inspired work.
See you at the expo!
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Sunday, February 22, 2015
At the beginning of February, my family and I went on a little trip down south to Arizona. It was the first real trip that we've taken since moving back to Canada from Europe four years ago. Arizona wasn't even a place I was very interested in visiting, but there was a conference there that my husband wanted to attend so we decided to turn it into our first family vacation as a threesome. It also coincided with the ten year anniversary of when my husband and I started dating.
It had been quite cold in Calgary before we left so the break from that alone was welcomed. The weather was actually perfect down there. Hot, but not so hot that we were always sweaty and tired. We spent most of our time just walking around Phoenix and Scottsdale exploring the neighbourhoods and enjoying south-western cuisine.
While my husband was at the conference, Félix and I went swimming (his first time), checked out some galleries, went for walks and hung out in parks. I drew in my sketchbook while he napped in the stroller. It wasn't the most exciting vacation, but it was so enjoyable and relaxing to just get away and be with my family without thinking about all the stuff on my to-do list.
I hadn't anticipated that our plane would fly right over the Grand Canyon, but it did and I got the most perfect arial view. Such an unexpected treat. It's so cool how the desert just splits open. From the sky, it looked like a wound in the earth, and it was so much bigger and more amazing than I imagined. I was really impressed. It was also really neat to see how the landscapes changed. We flew over several terrains that were all really different from one another. I even saw the line where the snow started once we got closer to home.