Woman, I. Brad Fashion as a de Kooning

Even an abstract form has to have a likeness. – Willem de Kooning Recommended: Brad Fashion’s site: SUBSTITUTE FOR LOVE Stevens, M., Swan, A. (2006) de Kooning- An American Master, Alfred A. Knopf: New York, NY

The incredible Linda Fillmore and the @FillmoreFamily!

I have had the pleasure of getting to know Linda Fillmore in the past two months as she was a subject at my art event.  And rightfully so.  What a hero!!!   She does so much for the community. Here’s the portrait of Linda from June 23 (started by me, and finished by the participants):…

Ryan Dunn.

Jackass truly got my kids and I through some of the most difficult times of our lives.  I am so grateful for that ultimate anti-depressant/shock therapy.  Love you, Ryan. This post dedicated to Anna, Julian and Mia.

Teaser #1 for June 26 interactive art event “Art Hairapy” at Suki’s! Poster features Chad Francouer

In partnership with SUKI’s, and hosted by Chad Francouer , my Sunday June 26, 2011 interactive art event: Art Hairapy at Suki’s on 16th and Granville, Vancouver BC! Model: Chad Francouer More details to come in the next weeks! This event, in combination with Suki’s annual hair show is an interactive, experimental art experience to celebrate the therapeutic spot stylists…

5minute8Bpencileraser backofanindexcard portrait no.36: @peterbreeze

Over-red: to smear with red. As in Go prick thy face, and over-red thy fear, thou lily-liver’d boy. – Macbeth Peter Breeze is club kid royalty in Vancouver’s gay nightlife, and has played virtually every nightclub in Vancouver. Peter cranked out a single, “Fuck Talk (Buy Me A Drink),” with local producer Maxwell Maxwell, which…

Today’s #streetart on index cards. #Vancouver

    Street art is more about interacting with the audience on the street and the people, the masses…  It’s an open society. – Faile (see link) RECOMMENDED: PEACE & NOISE FRIDA KAHLO STREET ART

Late night chocolate sundae run to Hamburger Mary’s #Vancouver!

Hamburger Mary’s Diner, a West End Vancouver landmark, has been a art of the community since 1979. Open 20 hours a day 365 days a year, offering breakfast, sandwiches, burgers, shakes and house-made soups, sauces & entrees. (source)    UPDATE APRIL 23: Back for lunch!    

She was amazing- my host @RebeccaRaw (5 min portrait no. 32)

I will be posting in detail all about last night’s art event all this weekend, but right now I have to thank Rebecca Rawlinson for making it an event of a lifetime!  To have such support, love and leadership from someone so incredible took the pressure off me and let me enjoy the night fully…

There’s a blue bird in my heart… Charles Bukowski, poet

Henry Charles Bukowski (born Heinrich Karl Bukowski; August 16, 1920 — March 9, 1994) Coffee and Ink, 1999           From Bukowski’s AS THE SPARROW Dear child, I only did to you what the sparrow did to you; I am old when it is fashionable to be young; I cry when it is…

‘Cafe Lehmitz’ by Anders Petersen. #photography that inspires my work. Recalling exhibit @ModernaMuseet 2009

Alcohol’s children?  Manitou’s vengeance?  Who knows. In July 2009, I visited the MODERNA MUSEET in Stockholm.  My favorite section of the gallery exhibits was Reality Revisited- Photography from the Moderna Museet Collection.  The raw, honest work of Swedish photographer Anders Petersen stood out.  It reminds of the subjects of Diane Arbus, but unlike the posed work…

Quick sketching on index cards of @RebeccaRaw for upcoming live portrait! #artevent

VISIT REBECCA’S BLOG!  REBECCA RAWLINSON Looking at old pieces and thinking about how to do the live portrait: LIVE EVENT HAPPENING SOON: Live portrait of Rebecca by me, interactive art stations, new portraits of fabulous people in my life, food, drinks and silent-auction event of my art!  YES- I’M CLEARING OUT THE VAULT!  STAY TUNED!

When anxiety hits- pick up a pencil… draw what you like #arttherapy

Oh my- anxious evening… my head swims with to-dos and self-criticism.  So before I do anything more, I will pause and simply draw.  Draw what I love, and for those of you that know me, you know that means: SOCK MONKEYS.  My daughter, Anna, gave me this delightful book for Christmas: SOCK MONKEY (Publisher teNeues)…