Friday, June 26, 2009

Faces of foliage for flat fireplaces!

I recently moved into a lovely little condo all my own.
My first order of business was to decorate my mantle with a painting.

So, Monsieur Foliage-Face was born!

My camera changed the colour slightly so everything is a touch lighter than in real life, but the rest is pretty much the same.
Looking at pictures of who I based the face off of and how the face actually turned out made me realize how out of practice I am, but I am still pretty satisfied with the final result.

This is also the first painting I have painted and not gave away. How selfish!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Snip Snip

Jennilee is neat for many reasons, but mostly she's neat because our names are quite similar. Is this a worthy reason to paint the dame a sweater? Yes.

Also...she asked! And so it is done.

I wouldn't say that this is "Rock Lobster" (also I can't say that this is "Rock Lobster" because The B-52s would have my head) So...let's just call him "Snips"
Here's a close-up of ol' Snips and his poor friend. Some may feel that they are having a friendly tug-o'-war, but Snips is snipping the rope that his poor friend is climbing up. I'm pretty satisfied with my lobster claws...not so much my people claws...but I'll get those eventually.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Feathers. Birds. Birthdays.

I made myself some earrings to wear on my birthday.
I bought the fish hook earring pieces, wire, feathers, and bird pendants all from Michael's.
They are very heavy, but considering they stayed together while I danced my heart out to lovely music, I think we'll continue to be pals.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

"I'm a kraken from the sea!!"

I should really be writing in here more than I am.
I should really be working on more projects than I do.

But until that time, here's the one single project I've done in the past few weeks.

I made this bag for my costumes class. I ironed on the picture of the painting (''Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog" by Caspar David Friedrich), and then I hand painted the tentacles coming out of the water with some lovely fabric paints.
I know what you're thinking "...but you've done tentacles already!" Well, yes, indeed I have; however, I felt that this bag needed tentacles. So, if you want to fight about it then get ready to face my wrath. Face it good!
Then I decided that the back of this bag should probably be green. Not just green, but a tweed-y green. That is quite important.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

"Attempts On Her Life"

This is one of the most demanding art projects I have ever done. And, yes, I should say it is definitely an "art project".
This theatrical performance is part acting, part dramatic movement, and part live music.
Also, the set is wonderful (Granted I had no part in that, but I will still make mention of it).

"Attempts On Her Life"
by Martin Crimp
Directed by Natasha Martina

In 17 scenarios for the theatre, the central figure to this play (Ann, Annie, Anya, Anny...) is shown as everything from a terrorist to a pornographic movie star, a femme fatal to a little girl. Martin Crimp examines 20th century obsessions while getting the audience to ask vital questions about themselves and their society.

October 9th to 18th
Preview October 8th
Greystone Theatre - John Mitchell Building on U of S Campus

Friday, April 11, 2008


Being in school sometimes makes making art a lesser priority. So when I get an assignment that involves creating art in any way, I get pretty excited.

My Set Construction class got an assignment to paint a scenic painting. I chose to recreate a photograph by Dustin Parr from fame.

This is the final result:

I don't paint as often as I would like to, but I had a wondrous amount of fun painting this. (I say it was "fun" now, knowing full well that the painting process had its share of horrible frustrations as well).

Anyway, that's all for now!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Oh, School.

I drew this picture of Arthur Miller for a Theatre History presentation. I believe I may have overworked this picture a tad too much, however, and made Mr. Miller a tad more ethnic than he actually was. Also, if mixing up his race wasn't bad enough, this really looks nothing like him. Sigh...
I do like the lips, however.

With the good must come the bad...