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a moose – open & closed

8 Jul

scoopinmoose3 scoopinmoose1My talented and long time friend (since I was 6!) miss Jessica Mayne runs a fabulous ice cream shop and creperie in Canmore, Alberta with her beau Tory. The store is adorably named “The Scoopin’ Moose,” has bright green walls, and is adorned with some fabulous moose friends. I was massively flattered when the two approached me with an exciting commission that not only would beautify their shop, but would also be a functional tool; an OPEN / CLOSED sign that would feature an alert moose on one side and a sleepy guy on the other. Originally we were talking about just a simple drawing that could be photocopied, but I really wanted them to have the real deal! So, we decided on a gorgeous hand-painted wood panel that not only represents the true hand-made quality of their products, but also the down-to-earth essence of their lovingly owned and operated business. scoopinmoose4scoopinmoose7 scoopinmoose5scoopinmoose6There were a few hiccups along the way, including an unexpected move, but all-in-all I think both parties feel that the finished product was worth the wait! I was so excited to hand-deliver the sign to them this week; what a thrill to connect with long-time friends and fantastic clients and also see the place where your artwork will live. scoopinmoos2I’m looking forward to seeing snapshots of the sign hung in it’s proper place, and I’ll be sure to share them with you.  What do you think of this new one of a kind piece? Isn’t it fantastic when friendship, business and art truly collide?

antlered animals

2 May

I have been anxiously waiting to share these finished drawings with you, and even gave you a few sneak peeks at them while in progress here and nearly finished here. My darling friend Amanda McNair commissioned them for her grandfather; her request was for “two graphite drawings of antlered animals,” making her easily one of the most trusting and enthusiastic clients I’ve ever have the pleasure of working for. It was an honour to create these detailed animal portraits for my beloved friend, and it seems that we both couldn’t be happier with the results! I’m looking forward to seeing a photo of her and her grand-pops smiling next to them, once they’re all framed up and hung in his house.

second sneak peek

23 Apr

Today I finished the two 11″ x 14″ graphite pencil drawings that were commissioned by my most wonderful friend Amanda Mcnair. I’m sure you’ve been itching for me to share more, since first getting to peek at them mid-month, but I can’t show you them in their entirety yet, as that privilege belongs to miss Amanda. However, I wil let you have another little peek at a few finished details. I’m looking forward to seeing her reactions, as well as sharing the full view of them both with you, come early May when I get to drop them off personally to her.