I'm taking a break from my dates at Granville Island so that Cagey Bee Headquarters can swing into full production mode as we get ready for the holiday craft fairs & Christmas markets. I've been making new lockets, my mister (a.k.a. Cagey Beard) has a table full of wood blocks to sand & I'm crossing… Continue reading Countdown to Christmas (Markets, That Is!)
Huge thank you to everyone for your support during my Save the Princess Sale! Sparkle is healing beautifully & has now moved onto the Cone of Shame stage. Poor thing! After the bandage came off her leg, the stitches are looking pretty good. The worst part is actually what the bandage did coming off. The… Continue reading One More Day to Save!
While Princess Sparkle is recovering nicely from her surgery (check out my posts here & update here to read more about her luxating patella), it turns out that the surgery is actually harder on me than it is on her! I have to administer a syringe full of painkiller medication each morning, along with trying to trick… Continue reading Save the Princess SALE!
She's home! She's home! Dropping your dog off at the vet for surgery feels horrible. You know logically that you're doing the right thing, but you have no way to communicate that to your dog. I'm supposed to protect Princess Sparkle from the mean men with the pokey, stabby things. Not hand her over &… Continue reading Luxating Patella Surgery – Part 2
Yes, my dogs have the dumbest names ever. People sometimes ask me if my children named them. No. Sadly, I do not even have that excuse. "Sparkle" was the name the rescue organization gave my little white dog - the Chihuahua-Jack Russell mix. We call her Princess Sparkle. Spark-o-lina. Sparks. Sparkler. Baby Boobalinas. All kinds… Continue reading Princess Sparkle and the Luxating Patella
I'm so excited to be part of the Harmony Arts Festival again this year! It is one of my favorite markets of the year & nothing beats its beautiful location along the water in West Vancouver. The span of artist tents runs for 3 blocks all along Argyle Street, between 14th & 16th Street. Aside… Continue reading Harmony Arts Festival 2014
The 2014 summer market season in Vancouver has been off to a rather rainy start for me. I seem to be able to time the weather perfectly so that if I'm inside at Granville Island public market, it's beautiful & sunny outside. If it's pouring rain, on the other hand, you can find me… Continue reading Vancouver Summer Markets 2014
So excited about these new BIG canvas prints that just arrived. I've had lovely patrons asking for bigger prints for literally years & never dared to try until now. Partly I was nervous because my original paintings aren't usually very big, especially in my first few years. The cost of printing on canvas is quite… Continue reading Something Big Is Coming!
You're coming, right? The fabulous artists I share my studio space with decided weeks ago that tomorrow night - June 6, 2014 - would be our first open studio event/party. And then we promptly all got busy with various projects & kind of forgot about it. Whoops! We may not have printed up flyers. I… Continue reading The Friday Night Event You DO NOT Want to Miss!
In Vancouver this Friday? Pop by my studio for a visit! Studio #204 in the creative talent labyrinth that is 1000 Parker Street is hosting an open studio event from 5 to 10pm on June 6th, 2014. You can see brand new work, paintings still in progress plus have a glass of wine & a… Continue reading Open Studio Event