Tag Archives: etching

i feel it in my bones

2 Sep

Screen Shot 2013-09-02 at 1.39.00 PMBig news today: some of my long awaited etchings have finally nestled into my etsy shop. The first 8 plates of 12 from my “I Feel it in my Bones” series, which detail the intricate anatomy of some beloved Canadian animals, are finally available for purchase here. Woodland creatures include: crow, rabbit, wolf, fox, beaver, bison, ram and grizzly. rabbitskeleton1 wolfskeleton1 bisonskeleton1I am so proud to finally have these for sale, as etching is where my love of printmaking truly grew. What do you think of my newly listed creations?

two curled cuties

18 Jan

I spoke briefly about Jenn Cutnam in my last two mail art posts, but to get you up to speed, she is an absolute doll who I luckily met at the One of a Kind Show in Vancouver. She was working at the event, helping a friend who is a jewelry maker, and during one of her walk-abouts, she stumbled upon my booth and fell in love with one of my large scale etchings of a cute little red fox all curled up. Recently she surprised me with the most adorable photo ever of the piece hung in her home with one of her little cats laying underneath, all snuggled into the blankets on the couch. How heart-warming are these two curled up cuties together? The sheer adorableness of it almost made me melt. I absolutely LOVE when customers/friends share photos of my artwork in their homes. It means a great deal to know that I get to be a part of their every day lives. Thanks so much for sharing this Jenn!

the face of a hawk

2 Nov

I transformed another forgotten hardback book into a work of art by selecting a found poem that reads “aggressive, headstrong and precarious: the face of a hawk.” These words then inspired the imagery which was made by using a mix of acrylics, watercolour, etching, ink, red-gold leaf and faux-brass photo corners. This blog post, from earlier this week, has a photo of what the book looked like before all of my alterations, and here are a few process shots below. It feels good to complete another altered book piece for my upcoming booth at OOAK Vancouver in December! More to come this month…