I started a series of small work but had to put it on hold for a bit as my heart shattered having to put my cat to sleep. After 15 years of her being my buddy, it has been a difficult and sad time for me. She was family and so much a part of my day that I feel quite lost without her company. I am taking it slowly as grief comes in waves but feel I’ll be back to the series shortly. Painting is therapeutic after all.
SMALL WORK SERIES
I had painted Waking Up In September and Pondering. Both sold and I have many more in my head and heart to paint so more small work coming soon. I’m posting them on my FB Art page. If you are interested in a piece, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. The prices are set per size (tax included):
5 x 7in $220
6 x 8in $310
8 x 10in $390
+ $20 flat fee for packaging/shipping anywhere
A DIFFERENT KIND OF SHOW
I was asked to participate in a collaborative show which was so fun to do. Andrea Soos paints wonderfully colourful abstracts and she distributed her ‘didn’t make the cut’ canvases out to fellow artists to paint on. You can find out more details about the Potluck Show here.
I called my piece Soos Wood. Here is a pic of the original work and then what I painted on top of it.
The show of all the collaborative works is opening on Oct 2, 5-7pm at Northern Quarter here in Victoria. It is up for a couple of weeks so pop down for the opening or just pop down when you can. It will be so interesting to see what all the other artists do!
WORKING WITH A CHEF
I’ve been having a marvelous time working on projects with Chef Denise Marchessault. Styling and shooting food is a joy. I’m so pleased to share our holiday shoot is going to be on the cover of EAT Magazine for the Christmas issue!
I’ve also had opportunities to work with her on Les Dames Summerdine for two years in a row where I style the tables and ‘the grove’ at Sea Cider Farm. This year I also created herb illustrations for the tables and name tags. This group creates wonderful opportunities for women in the hospitality industry.
I will also be donating a series of illustrations to a fundraiser collaboration between EAT Magazine and Boom & Batton Restaurant. Ticket information is here EAT THE FUTURE. Will share some of those little art works when they are done. I love project illustration!
We are having a month worth of rain in a week but I have to tell you a secret. I love it. I love being cozy on the inside, siting at my art table or at my easel and painting while the rain lashes the windows. It is homey and the only thing missing is my cat. I miss everything about her and I think I will miss her for a very long time.