Thursday, August 31, 2006
This is a rather large beetle we found when we were up at Half Moon Bay. And no, its name isn't John, Paul, George or Ringo... Actually, it does look a little like a Ringo...
Anyone know what it is? It was about 3" long.
Monday, August 28, 2006
Saturday, August 26, 2006
I've created another blog for these paintings I'm doing for kids rooms. There's not a lot out there in terms of original art for kids, and with these ones you can choose your background colour, your animal, and have it personalized with your child's name.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
This was our post high school hangout... We had many a December 23rd there singing along with the piano man, drinking far too much beer, and seeing old friends. We had our 10 year grad reunion there too. Oh, what a night...
I miss those days, and those dear friends that I don't get to see often enough...
This post is dedicated to my old gang. I miss you!
Monday, August 21, 2006
Sunday, August 20, 2006
And he really wanted to go to the doggy park... so we did.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
The other day we found a baby seagull in our common garden area. It had probably flown down from a rooftop nest, and wasn't able to get back up. I was always the kid who brought home any stray animal she found on the street, so of course I'm instantly worried about the little guy, and want to help it... Unfortunately, what can you do? It wasn't injured, just stuck on the ground, so I had no choice but to leave it and hope it figured out how to fly home.
Well, at 6:30 am the next morning, Henry started barking and fretting at the screen door. I pulled back the curtain, and who was camped out there but the seagull! It was pecking at the screen, like Hey! Let me in!
I haven't seen him since, so hopefully he made it back up safely.
This is a birthday card I made for Warren.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Yes, we came about 5 feet from getting sprayed. We caught him on the path going out to the street, managed to sneak by him, only to find him on our patio when we returned home, having a great old time, eating the berries on the Salal plant and fallen bird seed (those birds are messy!)
So we shoo him away, only to be woken up by Henry at 1:30 am whining and pacing... I look outside, and who's back? You guessed it! Cute little guy, but not someone I want hanging around on a permanent basis. Warren sprayed him with some water, hopefully that'll deter him. I'm not counting on it though...
This is a collage I made for my friend Sam.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
This photo was taken last May in NYC. It is the John Lennon Memorial in Central Park close to where he was shot and killed. It's located in a beautiful, peaceful part of the park, an oasis of quiet in an otherwise noisy New York City. Sheltered by trees, the spot felt protected and safe. Hand written notes were placed in the middle, as well as hand made paper cranes, a symbol of peace.
John Lennon imagined a world without war, a world without religion, a world without hunger. It's really not too much to ask, is it?
Monday, August 14, 2006
This is Henry. Henry likes to swim. Henry is NOT a water dog, he just doesn't know it. This is a dog that has no warm undercoat. His hair has no oily coating to keep him warm. He has one layer of human-like hair, so when he does swim in the cold (even in the summer) Pacific, he quakes and quivers after fetching the stick 4 or 5 times. Oh, how he loves it though...
Sunday, August 13, 2006
It feels like summer again! Of course I was just away for a week on the "Sunshine" Coast where it was not so sunny... Only 2 beach days, but that's OK, I got in some good TV watching... Ha ha!
This is a collage that I made last year. I had to do some obsessive compulsive ripping and tearing for this piece. It is one of my favorites.
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Well, after much thought, I've finally come up with a name for my blog... Small muse!
As a jewellery designer, I work on a very small scale. My Jewellery school projects were both miniature renditions of larger objects. First year I did the small Art Deco Furniture, and second year my grad project was miniature marionettes. I've always been inspired by children's art, especially my own art that I made as a child. I was so free then. I didn't have to colour within the lines. The grass didn't have to be green, and the sky didn't have to be blue. There weren't any rules, only imagination. That's what I hope to get back to in my own work. The freedom to create with abandon, and not worry about whether or not it is "right". I'm hoping to post new art routinely on this blog, so check back frequently, if you want to see what I'm up to!