Commissions

Reasons why I will never be a star blogger…

Whale

Oooh hai. Just wanted to pop on and put up a few new pieces.  I had a co-worker commission me back in February for an anniversary gift for her husband.  She provided me the photos, requested the size of the paintings and gave me a nice wide time frame to complete them.  And here they […]


Brazilian Heat: A Wild Success

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Wow – what a weekend.  Or rather, what a crazy last couple of weeks.  We’ve known about this event since January.  I agreed to take part early on as a dancer back in February, thinking it would be a great opportunity to push out of my comfort zone and get into killer shape for the […]


Birds and BABIES

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  It’s not really a secret.  My husband and I have been trying for a baby for some time now.  I’m doing my best to trust the path I’m on now, and not worry too deeply about why it’s taking the time it is.  Maybe I’m meant to discover something about myself.  Maybe there’s a […]


Babies, babies, babies

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  Guess who’s blog slacking?  MEEE! For the record, I have been doing a lot of painting.  And it feels pretty terrific.  I just have not been bothering to blog, even though my wonderful husband helped me select a new WordPress template to give this girl a facelift.  Oops. How cute are these guys?  I […]


YYC Vitality Awards 2014

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  Okay! As promised, I’m sharing a few of the sketches I did for the Downtown Calgary Association this year.  I really want to keep working on rendering architectural features and working with the Downtown Association was the perfect opportunity for me.  There are still (always) areas I would like to continue to improve in, […]


Painting the Calgary Grain Exchange Building

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As I mentioned previously, I was contacted for the second year in a row by the Downtown Calgary Association to create illustrations for their winners of the Vitality Awards.  At the last minute they also decided to commission one last piece, a gift for a gentleman who will soon be retiring, of one of his […]


Spring Forward

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Hello all!  My apologies for recent absenteeism.  I’ve got a few things on the plate right now! I am very excited to say that I will be working with the Downtown Calgary Association for the second year in a row on their Vitality Awards! At the moment my desk is absolutely covered with sketches, watercolour […]


Capoeira Kiddos

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Ooooh hai. Three week blogging hiatus.  It happens.  To be honest, I alternate between struggling against my creativity and choosing to ride it out.  Given that I spend a decent amount of time doing physical activity, I frequently find the two are at war with each other – be creative or be physical.  I’ve been […]


Christmas Commissions

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Hello!  Sorry for the radio silence there – I’ve been slowing down with everything lately as part of my New Year’s resolutions.  That included creating and posting to the blog – but I’m feeling better for it! This was a private Christmas commission I did in December – the mom of a friend of mine. […]