I'm off to school tonight - week two of my Composition and Form class at Emily Carr. I was worried it would be too much of a "beginner" class & I might feel self-conscious about introducing myself as a full time artist, but since it's one of the required classes for me to complete my… Continue reading Back to Basics
It's summer! Of COURSE I would sign up for 2 classes plus host an art show plus take on a new wholesale client plus sign up for a whack of markets plus try to plan some holiday time so I can actually see my family! Yes, I have once again bitten off more than I… Continue reading You Gonna Eat That?
It's a rainy Sunday afternoon & I'm settling in with a cup of coffee & my homework. Yup, kgb is back in school! I signed up for 2 summer classes at Emily Carr University, both required courses if I'm ever to get my certificate in Fine Art Techniques. I've taken quite a few classes there… Continue reading Artspeak and Education
I'm going to be trying something new this weekend & selling my work at an art show hosted by a trendy children's shop in Surrey, BC. This should be quite a different crowd than the craft shows I've done in the past & it'll be interesting to see how my work is received. I don't… Continue reading Kids Art Event this Saturday
The last couple of weeks have been a complete whirlwind of busy-ness for me & the next two promise more of the same. So instead of a full, useful blog post that makes sense, we're doing a quickie roundup: Group Show I have to finish up two more paintings for my group show next month… Continue reading Catching Up
I feel like I've been such a busy bee this week, but I haven't really accomplished anything. Running around to the post office, researching cheaper alternatives for shipping boxes ($4/box from the post office is teh suck, especially when compared to USPS which has cheaper rates, faster service & FREE boxes!), my first meeting with… Continue reading Busy Bee
After three classes, I finally have something positive to say about my drawing course at Emily Carr. The first two classes in this very short course (only 6 classes total) were a major disappointment. The instructor is very talented and I'm sure he's a fine teacher for the full time art school kids, but when… Continue reading Drawing UnFundamentals
I drew this little flying girl last night using the new watercolor pencils (not crayons) and am thrilled with the way she turned out. It's so much easier to get in and work on the details with the pencils. I'm wishing I had a few more colors though, like a brighter pink, a nice copper… Continue reading Brown Eyed Girl
Three cheers for colour! I'm so excited to be bringing my girls to life, first with the shading and now moving on to shading with color, but I'm finding it a little more difficult than I was expecting. I started off using some "Caran D'Ache neocolor II Aquarelle" watercolor crayons that I've had kicking around… Continue reading COLOUR!
I've been adding blog posts over at Ning instead of posting here, but since the majority of what I'm working on right now has to do with the Suzi Blu workshop, I better start posting or it'll be a good long while before we get a proper Cagey Bee update! My girl sketches have grown… Continue reading Shading