Installation 3 :Ulanda

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Ulanda is the 3rd installation of 13 from The Other-Side presents That Wall art project. Each installation is unique in its own way and features art on both sides, as well as their own song on a soundtrack that was created to make them all come alive.

Ulanda has hidden talents that she keeps to herself, but her charm and the power of her convictions makes you keep coming back to learn more about her. Her hair is made from handspun wool that was dyed with onion skins. The shirt she wears gives you an idea of what her convictions are and lets you know she has some attitude and her skirt is made out of polymer clay. The other side of her piece is my interpretation of graffiti art which I created using spray paint, acrylic paint and collage.

Each installation is for sale and comes with its soundtrack. In order to experience the full effect of the installation, please check out the music video below which will take you on a journey through the full show. You can also read the stellar review the show garnered for a deeper insight into the experience!!! Feel free to share and please, contact me for more info such as availability and pricing.

To read the review from the Cortes Island Tideline, please click here

Photos by David Molyneaux

Fashion Week Review

 

 

unnamedAs we get ready to start a new season (one of my favourites I might add), we also move forward to London Fashion Week. There are many reasons to love the start of Fall – leaves changing colour and covering the ground, cozy sweaters keeping us warm, and many artists coming out to play! I spent 30 years in  fashion as a stylist,makeup artist and hairdresser and I can say that it is one of the top art industries; when fashion show season comes around, everyone is on deck to finish the looks!!! Designers, makeup artists, hairdressers, stylists, set designers… and the models too can be considered  art since they are the living, breathing canvases. I love watching as many of the runway shows as possible and getting my hands on the September issues of my favourite fashion magazines. I find it very entertaining and helps keep my pulse on the fresh looks; it also sets my mind abuzz with new ideas, thoughts and inspiration. Today, I would like to share the show I am still thinking about from New York Fashion Week and why it left such an impression. Enjoy!

Thom Brown – It was light and fun with interesting colour palettes and accessories. The show took us on a journey from the past to the future and featured new techniques for printing and cutting fabric.

 

September

September is the 9th month of the year and from an esoteric numerology point of view, the number 9 relates to endings and new beginnings. I find this really interesting as September  is this in many ways for so many humans and animals. From the end of summer vacation to the start of school for students of all ages, to the end of growing season and the begin of harvest, September indeed heralds a shifting of the tides and weather changes. It always seems like a great time to start new projects, and of course it’s fashion week in New York, Milan and Paris – which means it’s time to bring out some cozy wear and bunker down for winter.

Sometimes, this time feels more like a new year than January 1st and September has me thinking about all these things every time it comes around. With the ending of harvest season in sight, I am already looking to fill my free time with many new projects – including a series of art dolls, an art event in the works (to be announced soon) – and I will even soon be starting some newly online classes and workshops. So let’s hear it for new beginnings!!! Stay tuned because I will be sharing the progress of some new work and announcing the event I hinted at in the next few weeks… And now off to enjoy the last days of summer on Hanks Beach on beautiful Cortes Island!

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Installation 2 :Amy

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Amy is the 2nd installation of 13 from The Other-Side presents That Wall art project. Each installation is unique in its own way and features art on both sides as well as their own song on a soundtrack that was created to make them all come alive.

Amy is powerful and sets big goals for herself. She almost completes them all but never stops trying. She is one-of-a kind and handmade out of polymer clay. Her hair is made out of folded and textured card stock, her pantsuit was naturally dyed with indigo, and she wears a leather pack sack to boot!!! The other side of her piece is my interpretation of graffiti art created using spray paint, acrylic and collage.

Each installation is for sale and comes with its soundtrack. In order to experience the full effect of the installation, please check out the music video which will take you on a journey through the full show. You can also read the stellar review the show garnered for a deeper insight into the experience!!! Feel free to share and please, contact me for more info such as availability and pricing.

To read the review from the Cortes Island Tideline, please click here

Photos by David Molyneaux

 

Installation 1: Larissa

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Larissa is the first installation of 13 from The Other-Side presents That Wall art project. Each installation is unique in its own way and features art on both sides as well as their own song on a soundtrack that was created to make them all come alive.

Larissa is generous with her energy. She is the leader of her pack and her Independence is what guides her across the oceans and over the mountain tops. In spite of her love of travel, she will always be there when you need her by your side…

Larissa is handmade out of Polymer Clay; her clothes are naturally dyed and upcycled from a wool skirt I loved but that never fit me well, and with bits of suede and leather added to finish her look. The other side of the recycled panel has my interpretation of Graffiti Art using collage, acrylic and spray paint and some found objects. Each installation is for sale and comes with its soundtrack. In order to experience the full effect of the installation, please check out and the music video which will take on a journey through the full show. You can also read the stellar review the show garnered for a deeper insight into the experience!!! Feel free to share and please, contact me for more info such as availability and pricing.

To read the review from the Cortes Island Tideline, please click here

Photos by David Molyneaux

 

Weekly Photo Challenge – Mirror

I had to delve into my archives for this challenge! A few years ago, and coincidentally on a  Labour Day weekend also, I attended the Show & Shine car and cruiser bike event on the Lower Mainland, close to Vancouver B.C. I took the opportunity offered by a vintage car’s shiny rim to act as a Mirror and catch a glimpse of the crowd admiring its beauty.

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Billie…

I rescued Billie 13 years ago from an abusive situation. She has been my longtime champion, best friend, hiking partner and family member every since, with whom I  have created many cherished memories. On Sunday August 29th she crossed the rainbow bridge and is finally resting in peace. Billie took a turn for the worse this past weekend and a decision had to be made. At 16 years of age, she has outlived any expectations of her breed (German Short Hair Pointer) and many of her long term friends. She has lived a very active lifestyle and was an amazing “big sista” to the ever growing zoo she shared her home with. Even though it’s been many very sad days, we know we did the best thing as she suffered a lot in her first 3 years and had a glorious 13 years with us. We do not wish people to be sad at her passing, since 16 years of a dog’s life equal 112 in human life and she lived an awesome life with us and had many adventures. Instead be happy if you had a chance to meet her, as she touched many people including non-dog humans. Remember the smile she put on your face or her leaning in to your knee and looking at you with her smile. Let Billie remind you that there is so much good in this world to be shared, that you should never give up as sunshine is around the corner and, to always smile as much as you can as your smile might make someone’s day. xoxox  Rest in Peace my sweet one!!!

photo by Darshan Alexandar Photograghy

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