Posts Tagged ‘yyc blogs’

oh hey Friday!

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No real story to go along with this lovely lady – I just liked her pose and her dress and her cute little hat!  And so she made it onto paper.  Happy weekend!


Year 2

Year-2

Good Morning!  I was excited to get out of bed today.  I had the mission upon rising to get into the study to paint a brand new girl. The motivation behind that?  It’s been two years to the day since I painted my very first illustration.  If you ever feel like you are stuck in […]


Christmas Commissions

Ryan-kids

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. […]


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 […]


Gala Gonzalez

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This was an image I saved…forever ago from Instagram. I don’t know how I end up following half the people that I do, and periodically I’ll go in there and purge.  But this photo I liked.  I think what I like about fashion illustration when done right is the element of play that it has. […]


Staying Warm, and 4 December Goals

Red-Cups

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 […]


Proper Kid Problems

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  I am so excited to share this post – I’ve been keeping it hush hush for a while now. Earlier this summer, after painting Carly of the College Prepster, I had no idea I had caught the eye of the man behind Proper Kid Problems – true American class at it’s finest.  I have […]


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 […]


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 […]


Thought for the Day

Artist-Typography

I’ve been facing a bit of a digital learning curve this week and thought playing around with this quote would do me some good.  The funny thing is – once I finished it I referenced back to where I’d found it – and realized I’ve quoted it wrong.  It’s actually “Every artist was FIRST an […]


In sickness and in SO sickness…

Winter-Tights

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 […]


Kicking SAD to the Curb

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Just a snippet of what’s waiting to be painted right now… Whew!  Alright, SERIOUSLY, how is everyone feeling today?  I’ve been battling the royal headache that is Seasonal Affective Disorder now since Friday and I think I’ve finally got a grip on it.  The sad part is, it took a while to even recognize what […]


‘dat ass

    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

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Monday Musings

Good Morning and Happy Monday!  I wondered how to follow up on a post like my previous one and can definitely say that caused some hesitation before I was ready to post again. Thanks so much for those who got back to me, either through email or comments on the blog.  I’m grateful for your […]


Birthday Musings

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Greetings!  Two posts in two days, even I can barely believe that!  Today is my 30th Birthday – the beginning of a brand new decade for me!  Since my eyes first opened this morning my mind and heart have been racing thinking about the things to come, asking myself what I want out of the […]


Pet Love

Dogs

Pets are funny, aren’t they?  Inspite of the fact that beyond their pet sounds they really can’t say anything, there’s never any doubt in your mind that having a pet means having a solid companion who has your back pretty much every day and will love you unconditionally.  The first time I came to visit […]


An Anniversary Gift

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Finally I can start showing off some commissions!  Thanks to Carly of the College Prepster for sharing my illustration of her earlier this year, I’ve had a steady stream of illustration opportunities ever since.  I was commissioned for an anniversary sketch of Charlotte and Ryan by Charlotte’s sister for early October.  It was an enjoyable […]