This was such a fun day. In celebration of getting 400 followers in my Twitch channel, I had a special giveaway stream where every 15 minutes I would raffle a 10 minute sketch to the viewers. I had 16 winners over about 4 hours. The requests for art were all over the place. It was a lot of fun!
I’m thinking of holding another one at another landmark number. Since I had such amazing support for the 400 follower giveaway, I actually reached nearly 500 followers only days later so having another giveaway at 500 is probably not feasible. So I’m thinking either 666, 777, 888 or maybe just 1000. Thoughts?
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I setup a Patreon account the other day. Go check it out! It’s a way to support artists and creators online. You subscribe monthly and get goodies along the way. I’ll be using all funds towards art supplies and taking care of my cats :3
If you become a Patron then you will receive access to art before other people see it, some exclusive content and videos I’ll be adding soon, as well as if you donate one of the higher amounts you will be entitled to some free artwork or stickers & other goodies in the mail. Be sure to check out other great artists on Patreon as well!
So lately I’ve been torn as to what to do with my website. Whenever I’ve neglected my website for a few weeks.. ok months.. ok maybe a year.. I get the urge for some change. When REALLY I should just be updating my site on a regular basis to keep it up to date and interesting. So I added some new paintings and graphics, as you can see in the portfolio screenshot to the left.
Really there was nothing wrong with my layout theme (this is a purchased theme which I customized and love it) but there were a few things bothering me. I didn’t like how the top area took up so much space, and the slider was a bit of a pain to update, and I wanted my website to be more personalized and journal-blog like than before. So I went shopping around for new layouts but ended up right back where I started. And instead I’ve been thinking of ways to hack up this layout to tweak it to how I’d like it.
I have not yet achieved the “After” image as you can see by the current layout, but I going towards it slowly. I have been crunching up the CSS/html and PHP stuffs to get it to look how I want it to and save on some space. It’s slow going because it’s a lot of tinkering, but I prefer this to getting an entirely new layout.
Anyway, layouts have always intrigued me and I love tinkering with stuff for fun as opposed to doing it for work. I think I learn the most that way. I may change up the colours when spring arrives, just to keep things fresh. I’ll try to be better at updating content on here as well 🙂 Enjoy!
Here is a design I made last summer for Ottawa Comiccon. I made Tshirts and Stickers out of it and I was quite pleased with it, considering it started out just as a doodle and then kind of morphed into this full out design that friends convinced me to put onto merchandise. I’m glad I did because both local suppliers for the stickers and the shirts were amazing to work with and made great products with my design.
Anyway, I am running low on the initial order of shirts and have decided to do another run of pre-orders. I have to do pre-orders because I cannot predict how many shirts I will need and in which sizes. It’s mostly to avoid unnecessary inventory buildup and storage. I could just guess and buy a bunch of different sizes and colours, but it would be a waste of money and then I may end up with shirts that never sell. So now is the time to ask YOU what you’d like.
If you want to pre-order a shirt, you must do so by e-mailing me at email@example.com, indicating the type, size, colour and method of payment before April 23rd.
The primary pickup time for the shirts will be at Ottawa Comiccon, May 13th to 15th. After that for those local to Ottawa, I will be hand delivering the shirts or make them available for pickup.
For those out of town, I will be shipping the shirts for whatever the cost will be to ship them to you. The prices for shipping on the flyer above are approximate, it will depend how heavy the package is (Shirt Size and type) as well as where it is being shipped to.
Here are some shots from the last run of shirts and some pictures of the beautiful people wearing them!
I finished my three paintings for Show and Tell’s Winter edition! These three pieces will be up for sale at Brixton’s as of February 8th.
Paola Bauer and I are proud to present our next upcoming exhibition for Show and Tell at Brixton’s; a show themed for Valentine’s day. The theme is “Love/Hate” and will be accepting emerging female talent from the city to display their works from February to April.
For more information about the artists who will be showing and about the event itself, please see the site I created for Show and Tell, www.showandtellottawa.ca. We are currently not looking for any additional artists but encourage you to keep us in mind as we are expecting to plan a show for late spring around Mother’s Day.
I will personally be submitting 3 paintings to this show. I am working on the first one right now, entitled “Twisted Trees”. It’s my own take on a love/hate theme using nature. It’s in acrylic, and 16″ x 20″ and will be for sale at Brixton’s as of February 8th.
Come support some wonderful local talent starting February 8th! Valentine’s Day may not be your favourite holiday or even one you choose to celebrate, but buying original artwork always makes a beautifully unique gift for any occasion.
There is no opening night show for this event due to the fact that February is usually not very friendly weather-wise. We are busy planning our next event however so keep us bookmarked! Stay up-to-date with the new Show and Tell Facebook Page I created. Thanks for your support!
The Show and Tell event at Brixton’s was a big hit. We had a good turnout and lots of artists sold paintings. Here are some photos from the event. We look forward to seeing you at our next show!
So we’ve all been hard at work painting and working on the art show. I decided to create a website for the show because there is a chance that it will be a recurring event, which we are all very excited for. But for this event, things were getting out of control on the Facebook event page and I thought that it would be easier to organize things with a website, so here it is! Check out the show and tell website here.
I added many event details as well as all of the wonderful sponsors who did prints for us and are helping us pay for equipment, and of course the venue itself.
I’ve been busy painting for the show as well. I’ve been painting live on my Twitch channel which I started a little while back. I will need to make an official post about that too I think. Anyway, I have about 6 paintings that will be entered into the show, some big and some small. The first one I have photos of the finished product of is Lotus Sky. I will be taking more photos and scanning the other paintings over the next week or so.
So much left to do, and less than 2 weeks left until our art goes up on the walls. If you are local to Ottawa I hope you can make it out some time from November 21st to December 19th to see the artwork up on the walls, or better yet on the evening of December 19th to see all the live performances.
Join Us At Our Specially Programmed Closing Reception and Art Auction for “Show & Tell”
Saturday, December 19th, 2015
Dedicated to celebrating the achievements of local women in performing, visual and literary arts. Our mission is to recognize artist passion in women and create opportunities for emerging, mid-career and established artists by opening avenues for networking, support and promotion of their individual talents.
Our spectacular line-up of talent includes:
• Jodie McNamara/ Stand-up Comedian
• Catina Noble/ Writer/Poet (www.catinanoble.wordpress.com)
• Jessica de Mahy/ Spoken Word
• Catherine Gagnon/ Handmade Crafts
Miss Jones represents a refreshing escape from the modern electronic dance scene. Her sets are groovy, upbeat with swinging rhythms and full of instrumental music. She will surely whisk you to a sunny place you’ll surely want to go in December! Be there! www.emilyjones.ca
Admission: Pay What You Can