As some of you may already know, over the last few months I have started teaching what I call Creative Sessions. At the moment I only have one student but she is very talented and we have created a lot of art together so I feel I started with the best student possible! During the last few weekly sessions, we have created an art doll; started a unicorn doll. We have explored pointillism, and we also naturally dyed some of our local Cortes Island wool (from the lovely Joy Shipway) which will soon be used in one of our final Creative Session before breaking for summer vacation. I have to say that Nola impresses me on weekly basis with her commitment to taking each session to the next level, her patience to detail, and her open mind. I will continue working with her over the month of June since we have decided to collaborate on a submission for the upcoming members’ show that will be exhibited at our local Old School House Gallery in August. And we will continue our sessions throw out the summer and into the fall when I will also take on a few new students, as I have realized that this is something I really enjoy and I always learn something from my fellow artists, young or old. There is always room to expand your inspirations!!!
Here is some of the work Nola did over the last few weeks:
Inspiration can come from so many different things and people. This past week, I had the pleasure to spend time with Kate Church and some fellow art doll artists @The Blue Moon Winery. It was very exciting to reunite with like-minded souls doing what we love. The techniques I have learned this past week are going to take me to the next level of creating. Kate Church is an amazing person to learn from; she is patient, understanding, and makes sure you leave with all your questions answered. She makes you want to break new ground and push yourself to the next level and is pure inspiration. I feel honoured to have had this experience. To see more of her work and for info on her upcoming workshops, please visit her website – http://www.katechurch.com
Today I would like to give a shout out to an artist we collect and love.Her name is Pj Kelly , her work is so inspiring,always puts a smile on our face,born and raised in Victoria B.C. ,we love to collect her work ,and look forward to her next art show to be announced, you can find her on Instagram @pjkelly1964 .Today I share 2 of our newest paintings we recently added to our art collection.
Every Thursday a group of us on Cortes Island get together.The Studio is facilitated by Lisa Gibbons she shares new techniques and styles for us to try and supplies tools for us to use.We have a lot of fun on these afternoons and I always leave super inspired.Today I share one of my new paintings called “I Live Here Too…” I have been using this time on Thursday’s to practice some of the new technique’s she has been sharing working towards a new body of work.To learn more about Lisa Gibbons please visit her website (her work is beautiful) www.lisagibbonsart.com
This long weekend I get the pleasure to travel with a good friend of mine and former band mate to Victoria. A Canadian visual artist based in Powell River, BC . Meghan Hildebrand her work is stunning and vibrant. Full of visions to make you think outside of the box. Her new body of work well be shown in Victoria at Madrona Gallery on Oct 10th to 24th if you get a chance please visit the gallery .The show is called “Giants” she is an inspiration and defiantly an artist to collect. Meghan well also be doing a workshop this weekend at Opus Art Supplies called Planning To Be Spontaneous.You guest it !!! A few of us ladys are having an Art Attack weekend nothing like getting your girlfriends together on a long weekend.xoxxoxo
Today I share an inspirational photo. Every time I look at this photo I took a few years back I see something different and get inspired in different ways.Today it brings me the smell of moisture in the air.The day I took this photo it was a misty day on the Sunshine Coast , we are in dyer need of rain as its been very dry and our province has been on fire.I look forward to actually smelling the rain again even just for one day.
If you have ever watched the movie Stuart Little(a must see and one of my favs) you have seen this great painting.The painting is called Sleeping Lady with a Black Vase by Robert Bereny 1927-28 in Hungary.Lost track of in World War 2 thought to have been taken out of the country.In the USA was found in a second hand store bought cheaply.The lady who bought the painting was a set designer for Stuart Little.The painting is said to be worth over $300 000.To read more on this story and lots more please visit http://www.hyperallergic.com
As we come to the end of 2014 I’ll be sharing art,stories,inspiration and up coming news to look forward to in 2015.To the count down of a great year.
yes ill still be working towards art this weekend but im doing a workshop instead of work in my studio thanks to my very suportive partner chris who got me a tix for my birthday to this exciting workshop in powell river bc so i shall touch base with ya all next week and hopefully be able to share some valueable information, meet other artists ,working towards the same goals,and being even more inspired im not sure what to expect but im going with an open mind to new thoughts but i did see the menu we are being served as lunch is included and that i can ensure you is going to be yummie to all a great weekend and stay in the mind set of how art can change your life till next week