Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hello Good Night

I need to go to bed. I should really be in bed. But I just came across an old friend, this here, a blog I used to enjoy writing on. But somehow, life, children, sleep, and forgetting who I am got in the way. It's far too easy to forget ones self these days. So I needed, insisted on saying hello for a fleeting moment before letting the night whisk me away to slumber. Hello and good night. I'm back. It is once again time to lust, create and find random somethings to cluck over. It is once again time to embrace that part of me, that makes me ME. It's time to create.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Starting Over

It's been months and months since I painted. I'm always too busy doing this and that for everyone else... I have a hard time saying no to people. So I sat for a long time with my canvas. He was covered in layers of paint. 2 Paintings have decorated his surface thus far. Non of which I've been overly content with. I always battle between fine art and illustration. The illustrator in me always sneaks up on my paintings and when I snap out of my painting comma sometimes I realize what I wanted to be fine art is far more like a whimsical illustration for a childrens book. And that's usually the point at which the canvas gets lost in my closet. This particular canvas has been hiding in my closet going on 2 years.

I looked at him, he stared back at me. We had a serious silent conversation and finally we came to an agreement. No pressure. No preconceived idea of what I'm going to create. Just pick up the brush and lets dance.

This is what has commenced thus far... I call it Starting Over.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

What is art?

What do you think? Is this art?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Things Of Beauty

It excites me to see old ugly things taken and recycled into something pretty and new. It disturbs me when things end up in a land fill when there are so many useful and creative things they could be used for instead. Jane at All The Luck In The World is a woman after my own heart. She takes old found objects from thrift stores and turns them into things of beauty. Take a gander and create your own, then send me the pictures so I can post them here!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Palette Knife Play Date

I bought a set of palette knives over a year ago. I keep promising them a play date and yet I've been less then punctual with my promise. So finally the other night I decided to sit down and get dirty with globs of colourful acrylic and 5 knives. Needless to say it isn't as easy to do as I had originally thought. It is WAY to easy to get carried aways and create a giant muddy mess. At one point my canvas resembled an evening I had once when I had the flue and my toilette and I had become better acquainted with each other while my stomach revolted against me. I think however I managed to recapture some beauty.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


If you're anything like me then you are always searching for great music that is not over played but fantastic and unique to the ear. And if you have not had the extreme pleasure of familiarizing yourself with the sensational Leslie Feist how very sad your musical experience must be. I have a great love of many genres of music but Feist is by far the most talented, unique, rock out with your cock out, walking piece of fabulous you will ever come across. Ok, yes, that is completely based on my very biased opinion but regardless of that silly small fact, she's untouchable.

I had the honour of meeting Leslie at the premier showing of her documentary Look At What the Light Did now. I was SO inspired at one point that tears were streaming down my face. This woman makes me want to be better. No, better then better, amazing. She makes me believe that I can be a startlingly good artist. I love that someone can make me so sure of myself.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


There are a million and one reasons why my mind implodes when I watch this video by Florence and the Machine. Put quite plainly it's sensational in every way I can imagine.