Thursday, November 18, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
I am currently working on a second book of poems by the infamous Erik Korhel. Local artist and author of My Tooth Fell in My Soup. It's been really fun so far and I am excited about how things are turning out. We hope to have it ready to print by January 2011.
In the mean time, I apologise for the lack of new work. As a peace offering I am posting this lovely little sketch of little Erik and his Dad.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
This is our teacher,
I also did a quick little portrait of her daughter, Anne.
Finally, I did a portrait of my Grandma, who hosted the class.
I’m really very pleased with it. Perhaps not so much how it looks aesthetically, (although I am rather pleased with that as well) but more because of what it means to me as a record of a place and time and a relationship. As long as I can remember, I have memories of painting with my Grandma. She has always been generous with her time and creativity. She taught me how to sew, china paint, make dolls and even let me try my hand at making lamp shades, finishing my shade after I lost interest halfway through. She has encouraged me in every artistic endeavor I have ever taken on. To me, this portrait reminds me of the hundreds of hours spent with grandma, painting, eating, listening to music and talking about life, God and art, and to me, that is a precious thing. I love you Grandma.
Monday, August 9, 2010
When mixing colors, especially if one or more of the pigments are made from natural substances (as opposed to synthetic dyes), the colors will partially separate as the binding medium sinks into the paper and evaporates. You can’t control a lot of this process. By experimentation you can have a good idea what the colors will do when mixed and applied in a certain way, but it’s like a chemical reaction. You wind it up, let it go, and the end result is a splendid surprise!Over the weekend I took a watercolor class, below are a few selected swatches that I found particularly pleasing and exemplary of what I’m talking about. You’ll see a lot of cerulean blue, yellow and violets (made by mixing cad red or crimson with the cerulean), I think I was just in a mood and loving those colors together. Enjoy!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Benefitting the 2010 Memory Walk
Friday, August 20th 2010 @ 6p.m.
If you would like to receive an official invitation please e-mail me with your address and we'll get one out to you!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
I am writing this note to ask for your support. I know that in this time of economic stress it may not be possible to donate to the cause. If you cannot give, or even if you can, I hope that you will remember us in your prayers.
As a part of our fund raising mission this year, our team "Memory to the Max"(current members, my mom, Edward and I) will be putting on a spaghetti feed in late August. If you would like to be invited to this event please respond with your address so that I can send you an invitation! If you know my mom, you KNOW the food will be good! Hope to see you there! :)
Thank you so much for your time and generosity, and thank you especially to those who gave and prayed for us last year!
You can follow this link to donate: http://memorywalk.kintera.org/northsound/celiabaker
Below are a few pictures of Mom, Edward and I at last year's walk.