Archives for January 2012

Watercolour & lettering play day

Baby's first art acquisition!

 Last week when Victoria got a huge dump of snow, I decided to stay indoors and had some fun playing with watercolours and fun lettering styles.  (BTW the snow is all gone!) It’s nice when you don’t have a real deadline and you can take time to have fun with your materials.  Here are a few small pieces I created that day.  My hair stylist gave birth to her first child on December 31.  The original of the baby piece is for her family.  (Sam, I hope you don’t mind that I will print this as a card).  The other piece is a second original painting that I redid as I gave the first one to our neighbours when we went to their place for a fabulous New Year’s dinner.  I forgot to scan that one so I decided to do another one which I will also have printed as a card.  (These images are tiny so if you can’t read the authors’ names and would like to know who they are,  send me an email).

Perfect for your kitchen!

These cards will be for sale as well as several other designs, at my Open Studio Show & Sale on February 25 and 26, 1 pm – 5 pm  both days, here in Victoria.  I’ll be putting my art (paintings and prints) up around our home and my home studio will be open as well.  We enjoy having people come to our home to view the art on the walls and socializing with our friends and other art lovers!  I guess I should start thinking about designing an invitation …

P.S.  When I saw today’s date it reminded me that this would have been my sister, Sandy’s, 57th birthday … Happy Birthday Sandy …

Begin 2012 on a creative journey!

Sample from "Easy Hand Lettering #3"

Drawn Versals sample

Begin the new year with creative resolutions!  You keep saying you’re going to take a workshop, learn a new lettering style, make your own cards, etc. etc.  So, what are you waiting for?  I’ll be instructing a new workshop at Island Blue here in Victoria BC: “Easy Hand Lettering #3” on Sunday January 29, 12 – 4 pm.  In Part 3 of the Easy Hand Lettering Series you’ll be introduced to the beautiful handwriting style, “Copperplate” as well as drawn versals from old manuscript books and some contemporary decorated capital letters too.  These will enhance your art and craft projects and are perfect for greeting cards.  You can sign up by phone 250-385-9786, in person at the store 905 Fort Street at Quadra or online http://www.artstore.islandblue.com/artclasses/  Looking forward to seeing you there!

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