Posts Tagged ‘weekend’

1st Urban Sketchers Calgary meetup

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Back in July I joined up with a few other people for our first Calgary Urban Sketchers meetup!  It was fantastic.  I stumbled onto the community about a year ago and wondered how I could have possibly missed out on it all this time.  Calgary didn’t have a group set up at that time, and […]


From the Brazilian Archives

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Good morning!  Happy Saturday! Not sure if you want to call them archives, I did these sketches back in February after we got back from the trip.  They were completed around Valentine’s Day as I recall.  Frank and I had a lovely Valentine’s date one day where we wandered into a coffee shop to sit […]


Starting August at the end of July

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  Because it’s a long weekend and I say why the hell not?! I loved this calendar girl so much more before I sketched her background – and I suspect it’s because her background just doesn’t match her all that well.  I struggled a bit with getting that calendar out too mind you – and […]


Spring…is that finally you?

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The weatherman promises it will finally get above zero today.  He’s even gone so far as to say we will see 15 glorious degrees this weekend.  Can you believe it? I am just so tired of my winter boots.  And my big puffy winter coat.  Do you plan your outfits for work the night before? […]


March! March!

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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 […]


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 […]


Here’s to the New Year

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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 […]


Staying Warm, and 4 December Goals

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Well this cold snap certainly is determined to hang around, isn’t it? It was a very quiet week for me.  I feel like in my new-found 30 year old wisdom, you have to learn to draw the line on things sometimes, and set your limits with what you want.  The temperatures have been in the […]


Kitties and Couture

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Yet another fashion blogger I fell across on Pinterest.  I thought it was comical the way she was posed with her coffee cup – don’t we all feel that way sometimes – like we’re hanging onto our caffeinated beverage for dear life to survive the next eight hours?  Just me?  Sorry, sidetracked.  Meet Maria of […]


In sickness and in SO sickness…

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Let me just start this post off by coming out and saying… I am disgustingly sick right now.  Like, my loving husband, after giving me flu medicine and Vicks vapo-rub before bed last night, had to sweetly ask me to turn my face the other way to breathe because I’m so congested, achy and moaning […]


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    Yes I had to.  How many girls can insert that much attitude into a picture of them from behind? Hope the weekend was kind to everyone!  Here we go again Monday…


Here’s to the freakin’ weekend

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Rihanna?  Anybody?  I’ll driiiiink to that, ya-ay yaaaa.  Ahem. Does anyone else find it’s the week following a long weekend that just kills you?  I’m lucky enough in my full time job to get an extra Monday off every two weeks and I have to be honest, the five day weeks I can plow through, […]


She’s HERE

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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 […]


Weekend at Home

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As promised…I’ve talked a lot about projects I’ve taken on around the house since starting this blog.  I thought I should start following through on a few things and show what I’ve been up to! My husband and I are very definitely colour people.  You know those amazing Pinterest boards you sometimes see of the […]


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 […]


Capoeira Sketches

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It’s nice to get to mix both my passions every now and again.  My husband Frank and I train in separate capoeira groups.  Recently his instructor, Professor Frankenstein tore his Achilles tendon in a demo and had to go for emergency surgery.  My Frank asked me to create a card for him for all the […]


The Brooklyn Blonde

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Meet Helena of Brooklyn Blonde.  This is turning into a regular event for me, I initially discovered and sketched her on Pinterest over Christmas, which you can check out here – then I found her on Instagram, and now think of painting her quite often as I see her photos on my feed.  I think […]


August already!

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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 […]


Rebecca Minkoff

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This is an illustration I finished late yesterday of Rebecca Minkoff.  I was hoping to enter into the competition she was having for the next big artist/model/photographer, but I got caught up in my other work and couldn’t put a full piece together in time.  Too bad, because in my mind it looked amazing.  I’m […]


dang Tory!

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I am really digging the new line of pumps and flats Tory Burch is promoting for fall. Does that ever get on anyone else’s nerves that you just get into one season and the fashion world is already into the next? The temperatures have finally hit the high twenties, I’m actually going sleeveless to work […]


The YYC Flood

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This weekend was surreal.  There’s no other way to describe it.  I was one of the lucky ones, my home was not evacuated, so for me Friday was simply a rainy day.  I was tucked cozily in my living room watching in fascinated horror as the images flashed in on television and twitter over the […]


exciting things happening

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I think with the torrential downpour and all the flooding we’ve been enduring in Calgary, so long as I do not get evacuated from home this weekend I’ll be able to get the scanner back up and running and start producing some new work. I guess it’s all new to you guys, huh? I actually […]


Friday frame of mind

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Oh hi. It’s Friday.  The sun is out and I just got home from work.  There may be a severe thunderstorm warning for the late afternoon but for right now, the sun is strong, I am barefoot, and I have a three day weekend ahead of me.  Life is good. I thought it was past […]