Monday, June 22, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I am constantly saving pretty pictures from my travels throughout the glorious world of cyberspace and decide I should share some of my current favourites. Above are an array of images that have been a source of inspiration in some way or another. I seem to find inspiration within almost anything, however currently I am quite fixated with Victorian children and summer motifs. Mother nature has always been an endless source of creative goodness for me and I am beginning to believe I am destined to migrate to a much warmer climate (who can resist drawing on a sweet summer day?). As you can see, I'm a sucker for pretty girls who frolic outdoors so theres nothing like a topless beauty lounging in a bed of cat tails to get me jonesing for a pencil. Lately, I have also been quite attracted to traditional art from a variety of culture, specifically dutch and native Americans. I find the kitsch quality in a lot of traditional art to be very compelling. Finally, "turn of the century" children's books such as "Sunny rhymes for happy children" by Olive Beaupré Miller are so unbelievably beautiful that who wouldn't burst with creativity when browsing through the antiqued pages. Lately I've been working on channeling all this juicy inspiration into some good old wholesome eye candy, so be sure to keep an eye because new work is on its way!
Monday, June 15, 2009
These are a few pieces I've been working on for my upcoming show which will be held at the Moonbean cafe on St. Andrew st between July 12- Aug 10. I've continued to explore embroidery and have also begun to play with sculpey which has been tons of fun! It's quite exciting to see your character come to life in 3d form!