Posts Tagged ‘calendar girls’

a mid-summer’s July

July

To quote the white rabbit: “Goodness me!  I’m late I’m late I’m late!” The last two weeks have been unintentionally spent travelling from coast to coast in Canada.  My dad, sister and I ventured out to Regina beach the last weekend in June to spend some time with my mom’s side of the family.  Late […]


March

March

Almost warm enough for this in Calgary of late…Kate Spade purse modelled off of one of my very own.  


February 2015

February

Oh hi.  We survived January!  Made so much more easier for the fact that the temperatures stayed above zero for the better part of the month.  I am so okay with that! So pack your bags.  Time to travel somewhere exotic in your faux fur cap and chelsea boots with skinny jeans and whatever else […]


A new January

January

Good morning!  Happy January the Fourth! New calendar, new year.  There’s always a story behind each month.  Last year I can recall creating a girl in a killer pencil skirt in an office setting, ready to take on the world.  I loved the image, but I remember by the end of January I was like…ugh…bite […]


Sweet November

November

Sorry she’s so late!  She was busy shopping, what can I say? Happy November!


October

October

My birthday month! Looking forward to quieter days and what is left of the warm weather.  Maybe there are still a few days left of sitting out on the front steps in the sunshine to visit with a friend, furry or otherwise.


Sweet, sweet September

September

Finally, finally life can slow down just a little.  I write these words having just returned hours ago from Vancouver following three intense weeks of capoeira which culminated Sunday in receiving my next belt.  I feel good.  I was exhausted and just breaths away from tears most of Saturday evening, but I’ve worked so hard […]


Oops! August!

August

Sorry!  I meant to do it Friday…but then we drove off to BC for the weekend where I was forced to go swimming in the neigbours pool, eat my mother-in-law’s fresh from their garden cooking , and then there was the day at the lake – just awful… Okay I will give it to you […]


July! and Happy Canada Day

July

Get those bikini’s ready!  Finally Calgary weather forecast is predicting a week of temperatures in the high twenties – meaning I may actually be able to go to work without a sweater over my cute outfit! It’s funny to look at this illustration almost a year after painting it – I was so proud of […]


Then it was May…

May

…and I resolved to return to the blogging world! I’ve been away one full month and this little blog is about to turn 2!  Where does the time go?  April was busy, and great.  We went away for a beach holiday, I got an awesome commission for the second year in a row with the […]


April Sh-Flowers!

April

Well I don’t know about the rest of you but winter has hung in LONG ENOUGH!  I am okay to skip the April Showers and just bring on the flowers!  Seriously, I thought I was losing my mind yesterday after going so long without seeing the sun!  Alas – the end might just be near. […]


March! March!

March

I was still preoccupied with the idea that I didn’t have anything new scanned to post and I almost forgot it’s a new calendar month!  This sketch was born of a myriad of things.  A cute image of a girl in a toque, an impossibly skinny model in slightly ridiculous but cute boots, and the […]


Suck it, January!

February

  I know, I know.  Eloquent, right?  I’ve heard somewhere that today, January 30th, is the most depressing day of the year.  Winter has really set in.  The holidays are over, the credit card debt looms, the extra five pounds are just sitting there, New Years resolutions worn down by the lack of instant gratification…not […]


Here’s to the New Year

January

Hello internet world!  Sorry for abandoning ship for nearly a month.  It was needed and welcomed.  In my quest not to let Christmas get stressful this year, I just stopped one day.  Stopped blogging, stopped painting, I didn’t even finish a Christmas card.  I walked out of my study and to be honest, waited until […]


December Already!

December

Oh my goodness, it’s the last calendar month of the year!  Where did the time go?  Have you purchased your 2014 Calendar yet?  She feels so fitting too after all the Black Friday business you could not get away from if you tried at the end of last week. I hope the weekend went well […]


She’s HERE

2014 Calendar cover

Drumroll please… The 2014 Calendar is FINALLY ready!  Prepare yourself for a full year of my carefully crafted illustrations to brighten up your home, office, bedroom, daughter’s room, you name it and she is yours!  A labour of love does not begin to describe my feelings for this one.  I’m learning a little more each […]


New Studio!

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Yet another day that I cannot brag that the calendar is ready!  We are SO close!  Everything is painted and has been touched up in photoshop.  I’m on the last step of the calendar now, moving everything into InDesign to set up the layout for print.  It’s trickier for me still because I’ve only used […]


Try the Salad

Chiara

  Please let me just preface this post by saying…this is not the post I wanted to have for today.  I wanted to triumphantly declare from the rooftops and any other surfaces I could perch myself atop of “The Calendar is READY!”.  But.  It’s.  Not. So close though.  So instead of the 2014 Design by […]


November

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  I can’t believe it’s November already!  I just want to say thank you for the increase in comments on the blog lately – it is so nice to have some feedback and to hear from my viewers and readers! Painting ladies will be on hold this weekend as I tackle a different painting project…the […]


the end of October

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Halloween tomorrow!  From the girl who hates Halloween!  I remember going through all of this last year – as a kid growing up in Calgary it’s just ruined for you every year.  Mom slaves over an adorable costume featuring glitter and usually fairy wings in my case, only to have to bundle up in my […]


October

October

Good day to you world! She’s a day late and all the pinker for it.  I tried to post this from my iPhone yesterday before leaving New York to head home, but alas, with the new update something was not working for me.  Happy October!  I’m just getting settled back in, be sure to check […]


September

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Yay!  September 1st!  I should not be so excited for the end of summer and yet we’re heading into my favourite time of the year.  The leaves are going to start changing, you can wear sweaters because they’re stylish and not because you need them, and best of all, I can justify coffee in the […]


August already!

august

Holy, where is the time going?  It’s August already – and it’s been a year since I painted this girl!  I remember thinking at the time she came out looking a little sad, even though she was supposed to look relaxed and blissful.  Oops. I’m off to Regina beach at the end of the workday […]


Where have you been?

May

Oh.  Hi? So.  I did not quit blogging.  Not on purpose.  I definitely did not quit painting for the record, either.  I signed my first big commission!  Very exciting.  I’ve done a few guest posts now for getdown.ca  the official blog for the Downtown Calgary Association.  Apparently with my Valentine’s day post they saw something […]