Evolution of teaser cartoon #2 for “Art Hairapy” Jun 26! Poster feat. Chad F. and @jfisheronejohn

JUNE 26 ART EVENT:

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…

Teaser #1 for June 23 interactive art event “heroes with heART.” Poster features @RebeccaRaw

 Model: Rebecca Rawlinson   In partnership with INTERSECTIONS MEDIA, in collaboration with VANCOUVER FRIENDS FOR LIFE , I introduce my June 23 interactive art event: heroes with heART at District 319! THURSDAY June 23, 2011 8 PM- 11PM, DISTRICT 319 319 Main Street, Vancouver BC.  More details in post links below! Hosted by Rebecca Rawlinson and Tommy D,…

Introducing the beautiful work of young artist, Alicia Love

I originally introduced Alicia Love on my art therapy site.  Go to: THE MAGNIFICENT EYE-BIRDS OF ALICIA.  Alicia is one of my pilot project students for my YOUTH ARTISANS site on ETSY. Alicia stands out amongst all the talented young artists that I have worked with. She has a unique and natural approach to her…

Outdoor Art Market #DTES @GreytoGreenArt

A place where local artists can share their work, skills and passion for arts and culture with their community. Featuring live painting, live music and a chance to mingle with local artisans! I spent a cold but cozy afternoon sharing the joy of art at Main and Cordova.  The Grey to Green Art Market is hosted by…

A very private piece finished by you in a very public way. An artwork’s 4 year journey. #grief #Frida #Camille

Recall my March 5 post: This piece is a love letter to my dear dance partner and friend (dancer/artist/scientist) Claudia Camille, who died in 2007…  Claudia and I are portrayed in our roles we played so often: me in grief as Frida Kahlo, Claudia stoic and determined as Camille Claudel… Her reasons for leaving were profound…

And so it goes… “I Can’t Live Without… Art” portrait event at Holt Renfrew

IF YOU ARE INQUIRING ABOUT HAVING A PORTRAIT DONE, DISCUSSING AN ART EVENT, ARRANGING A CREATIVITY WORKSHOP OR PURCHASING MY SOCK MONKEYS, just drop me a line at  Email or comment here. On Saturday March 26 I did a live art event at Holt Renfrew Vancouver displaying some of my original arts and crafts and doing live portraits of Anna T…

Let’s talk portraits this Saturday! Holt Renfrew #Vancouver 2-6 PM! See this piece live!

On Saturday March 26 I will be doing a live art event at Holt Renfrew Vancouver between 2 and 6 PM!  I will be displaying some of my original arts and crafts.  I will also be doing live portraits of Anna T Fabulous and Jocelyn Louise as well as body painting on Jocelyn!  See the piece above (of Anna and…

Now apply pink hair… #portrait

On Saturday March 26 I will be doing a live art event at Holt Renfrew Vancouver between 2 and 6 PM!  I will be displaying some of my original arts and crafts.  I will also be doing live portraits of Anna T Fabulous and Jocelyn Louise as well as body painting on Jocelyn!

Sneak peek at portrait in progress of Anna T Fabulous and Syren. See finished piece this Saturday!

On Saturday March 26 I will be doing a live art event at Holt Renfrew Vancouver between 2 and 6 PM!  I will be displaying some of my original arts and crafts.  I will also be doing live portraits of Anna T Fabulous and Jocelyn Louise as well as body painting on Jocelyn! The following…

The portraits. Foreshadowing of the next large art event: a take on the Inside Out Project. Another #massarttherapysession!

The art event as a huge success and is now a catalyst for bringing more of these happenings to Vancouver.  It left attendees hungry for more creative and interactive art experiences. I met with the muses last Monday and our next event will likely be some time in May 2011.  The focus will be THE PORTRAIT,…

Interactive art and feedback from March 10th art event! Sharing time and space. #arttherapy

This event was born out of a conversation I had with my dear friend Diane Clement, who made me realize “YES, I CAN!” What an evening of art and people supporting at-risk youth programs!  Here are photos of art created by participants in our mega-art therapy session!  I am also including feedback and my thank…

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…

@RebeccaRaw and I will see you tonight! Art event!

We’e setting up!  This will be an adventure to say the least!   There will be plenty for you to see and interact with and don’t worry about getting your hands dirty!  (there will be handywipes) I’ll start my portrait of Rebecca at around 8:30.  Jay Peachy will be painting on canvas and people!  …

I am proud to present a ‘Silent Auction Package’ – from J Peachy Gallery March 10!

This beautiful piece by Jay Peachy will be up for silent auction in a few hours from now with part of proceeds going to Intersections Media!  See you at the art event! J Peachy is an award winning Arts Based Advocate for Environmental Health. He uses the power of art in multi-disciplinary expressions to create…

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…

YOU will finish this piece @ the March 10th art event (love letter to Claudia)

My March 10th art event will have some interactive art stations.  This piece is a love letter to my dear dance partner and friend (dancer/artist/scientist) Claudia Camille, who died in 2007.  Her reasons for leaving were profound and heartbreaking.  She played a HUGE part in directions my life took and I tried to process her…

Large charcoal piece up for silent auction March 10 #artevent

In 1986, my teacher (artist/surrealist) Martin Guderna, facilitated a paradigm shift in how I approached drawing.  This was my resulting “thesis” piece for the course.  That’s 25 f*cking years ago!!  I’m putting it up for silent auction on March 10.

“No cover charge!” says my muse @jocelyn_louise #Artevent March 10th!

Celebrate the old life (and the new) at the March 10th art event to a post punk soundtrack!

One week until the big event!  Post punk playlist is being assembled by @BearFallsDead!   Digging out old works from storage this weekend!  And attacking the new portraits of Jocelyn Louise and Jay Fisher!  Now the big question: What will Rebecca wear!?

Art event host @RebeccaRaw- the Ghost World version #DanielClowes

I have this certain vision of the way I want my comics to look; this sort of photographic realism, but with a certain abstraction that comics can give. It’s kind of a fine line. – Daniel Clowes Read more:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/d/daniel_clowes.html#ixzz1FQOa4OtJ

March 10th art event at #District319. #Basquiat version

A study of Basquiat’s style by adding a layer of white acrylic onto ground layer of china marker, acrylic, varnish: MUST VISIT: http://basquiat.com/artist.htm http://basquiat.com/ MUST LISTEN: MUST VIEW my favorite film clip ever:

6 panels of my Frida series (my most personal pieces) will be on display/sale March 10!

Recall my post about my Frida Series and that the pieces were born out of the need to process divorce and depression.  Now its time for celebration and renewals!  I LOVED making these pieces (China Marker on Masonite Board) even though they were done at 3 AM with my heart pounding and anxiety choking me.  They…

My March 10th art event hosted by @RebeccaRaw! #Picasso Poster version

Inspired by Picasso’s Blind Minotaur led by a Young Girl (1934) March 10, 2011 8-11 PM

Special guest at March 10th Art Event! LIVE PAINTING and BODY PAINTING by Jay Peachy! #Vancouver #District319

I am pleased to announce that we have confirmed that multi-talented and multi-faceted ArtistAdvocateActivist Jay Peachy, will be doing live painting and body painting at my March 10th art event!   Watching him paint is so wonderful as he puts his whole body and spirit into it!  I adore him and owe him a lot for his…

Recalling my exhibit 1998 @thenordicmuseum- Ode to #Laxness #IcelandicLiterature

There is no more important novel to me than INDEPENDENT PEOPLE by Halldor Laxness (1902 – 1998), Icelandic novelist, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955.  I own several copies of the book.  Here is the dust jacket from my hardcover English edition (1946, Alfred A. Knopf, New York): The novel inspired a large…

The creative process is just as much about what you take away as it is about what you add. #sketching #portrait

Working on a portrait of my muse, Jocelyn Louise.  I found myself (at 2 AM this morning) erasing- not to fix, but to BRING HER OUT.  Slowly getting there.  You know when you get there.  It just stops and sits. I’m not there yet- about 10% there.  2 portraits of Jocelyn will be unveiled at…

When art comes back to say hello, only to be released again. #honoring #missingwomen #artevent

I was honored to work with families and friends of the victims of Robert Pickton and of the missing women back in 2002/3.   I just reconnected with one family member who will be providing some of the pieces I originally donated to decorate a rehab centre in her sister’s honor.  The project has changed…

My living muses… Jocelyn, Jay and Rebecca

MUSE: I love having live muses!  That are local!  Can’t wait to dig into the new portraits of these three!  Reveal at the big event on March 10!  Let’s see where the Universe takes me! Rewarding me, by chance, for any good decision, and taking locks aside of the enchanting face… – Muse, Alexander Sergeyevich…

Fave art piece recall of the day “Church and Wheatfield”

This old piece, Church and Wheatfield (acrylic on canvas), proudly belongs in the Where Are They Now category of my catalogue.  Perhaps it will turn up when I empty the vault for the big art event/garage sale!  I’ll keep you posted!

Lost paintings, emptying the vault, clearing the mind for live #artevent

No idea if these pieces still exist!  Even though I have a ton of stuff filling an expensive storage room, my moods and moves tend to purge artwork ruthlessly.  It’s freeing to get rid of them, but then when I find them on an old CD, I get a twinge of regret. I’m preparing for…