Thursday, March 18, 2010

Photo shoot

So I'm being featured in Kingston's magazine Kingston Interiors, which is super exciting and flattering :) But also stressful! I have a photographer coming to my 'studio' today to take a picture of me in my space.

Now, anyone who knows me knows I'm a GIANT packrat. I come by it honestly, my dad has boxes of salvaged switches wires, casters and so on. He still has the old cedar planks from his childhood bookshelves. Unlike my dad however, I have zero skills when it comes to organizing, and a complete inability to put things away when I'm done with them.

Anyways.. so this photo shoot kicked me into gear and I have spent the last few days slowly tidying and I think it's paid off... I've never seen my room like this, and probably never will again, but it feels so good to have it done at least once! At least it'll feel good once my allergy attack is over :P

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Henry's Birthday

So this weekend is my nephew Henry's 3rd birthday. As per usual, I am pretty poor :P So I talked with my sister and she suggested an apron for the kitchen that he got for Christmas.

I borrowed a kids apron from Dwell so I could get the sizing right (unlike his cape that was HUGE). I think it turned out pretty well. My sewing machine does embroidery, but only a few letters, so I had to realign the loop to finish the s and n, but I don't think you can tell.

I hope he likes it!

Thursday, March 4, 2010


The other weekend I took an encaustic painting course. I've wanted to do it for a really really long time, I LOVE Julie Davidson-Smiths work. I really love her style and her abstract images. I was really hoping to be able to do something pretty similar, but I have a really hard time letting loose and doing anything abstract. So here are the few pieces I made. My favourite is the business man reading the personals :)


So this month I have some art hanging at the Starbucks that I work at on Princess and Wellington. So far I've sold 2 pieces, which is pretty exciting! A few people have mentioned that I'm selling them for too little, but I say, better sold than sitting in my apartment gathering dust! If you get a chance come down and visit :)

Here's a quick pic of the one that sold right away.. I framed it in an old window, I love the old paint chipping off :)