11 November 2010

Remembrance Day

I thought Georgia O'Keeffe's Red Poppy suites the occasion of today.

ECUAD Student Art Sale

I am thinking of checking out the student art sale at Emily Carr University of Art and Design this weekend.  I've been looking at art to buy on line through etsy and other online stores but I haven't been able to find the right piece.  I saw the sale being set up yesterday in the concourse gallery and it looks like it should be good.  

Yellow Yukata

I love this Yukata dress from Anthropologie.  I have a wedding to go to in a week and the colours are grey and yellow.  Grey is my colour but there seems to be a lack of interesting grey dresses this season so I thought this would work perfectly.  The beautiful feminine lines are so elegant with a hint of Japanese tradition.  If only Canada had an Anthropologie....

05 November 2010

I feel inspired as I continue to chase my dreams.  I have been reading Garance Dore's blog, specifically about her first times of working and striving to get to where she is now.   I feel I am on this same path to finding what it is  I love and making it my job.  

I thought I wanted to be a film editor so I went to film school and worked my can off.  After graduation I worked for a few independent companies before working at a commercial production house.  I learned all about Hollywood.  I learned about actors, films, and the makings of.  I learned what it feels like to sell my soul to the devil and work a graveyard shift for 9 months so an editing suite can make its money's worth.  I destroyed my body so superficial information could be passed to the masses of couch potatoes passively living their lives through a representation of reality we call Hollywood. 

I landed a better editing job creating archival film masters of cartoons that have already been aired on television.  It was actually pretty cool to put a cartoon together digital frame by digital frame.  The pay off was being able to watch a 26 minute cartoon episode before recording it on to film.  

It was not to last as life would have it.  Marriage, living over seas, and having a baby changed everything.  I finally feel like I am on the right path to what I really love.  Art.  Such a broad area of interest, so how do I narrow it down?  Each class I take at Emily Carr gets me closer and closer to my goal of discovering what it is I truly love and turning it into a job.


01 November 2010

For the love of Chick Hicks

Since I grew up never having a store bought costume, I feel like it's a crime to buy one.  That would be too easy for me.  Instead, I stress and freak out when Halloween is just around the corner realizing I haven't  made my son's costume yet.  This year, however, I started planning in September.  I asked my son what he wanted to be and instantly he said Chick Hicks.  Not an easy thing to do, turning a little boy into a car.  But I sketched it out, found supplies and got to work.  I did a little here and there to pace myself.  I didn't stress once and actually really enjoyed the process.

I put it on my son to find out he didn't like wearing it.  I had to laugh. He took it to two Halloween parties and finally put it on after the second party was over.  I know he loved it, but he is kind of funny about wearing things.  It's hard enough keeping him dressed period!