Tuesday, November 30, 2010

We Care Red Ribbon Gala

Today is the eve of World Aids Day, and is the annual We Care Red Ribbon Gala. The Gala will be held at the Museum of Vancouver and will have a Silent Auction of artwork donated by local artists.

AIDS Vancouver provides amazing services to the community, working to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and to support those living with the disease. All funds raised from this event go straight to helping those in need.

This is one of the paintings that will be auctioned off at the event. It is called Looking Back 12x36 acrylic on canvas by Linzy Arnott. I hope the event is a huge success!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My warmth in this cold weather

Rosie (white) and Charlie, my beautiful kitties (who we found out later are actually sisters!)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Paint for Peace

Last night I got to paint at the Paint for Peace event in New Westminster. It was a lot of fun! There was a great turn out and a lot of very talented artists! It was a great event to raise money to build an orphanage in Cape Town, South Africa in 2011. After the artists painted live for a few hours the artwork was auctioned off.

I have always wanted to paint elephants so I thought this would be a great excuse to finally do it :) My piece was black and white with a herd of elephants. Here is the final piece. It measures 24x48" 

Here are some pictures of the painting in progress. The one directly below is as far as I got, and then finished the painting at the event in front of a live audience. I was a bit nervous about panting in front of people but everyone was so nice and friendly, and there to support a great cause. I had a great time!

To find out more about Paint for Peace and other Peace and Love projects visit their website www.peaceandloveinternational.com

Friday, November 19, 2010

Christmas Card Winner!

Congratulations to Lynne from artbylmr for being the winner of my Christmas Card Giveaway!!

Winner was selected using Random Generator from random.org

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Paint for Peace

I am really excited about this event! This sunday is the 3rd Annual Paint for Peace, I will be there with over 40 other artists painting live. The paintings will be auctioned off for an AMAZING cause - All funds raised are going towards building an orphanage in South Africa in 2011. There will also be live entertainment!

Click here to go to the facebook event page where you can find out more info.

Hope you can make it!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

25% Off Print Sale and Giveaway

In honour (and preparation ;) for the holidays quickly approaching I am doing a print sale in both of my Etsy shops.  25% off all prints AND I am giving away some cool gifts just in time for the holidays!

Gifts to be won:
1. $50 Gift Certificate to use in either of my shops
2. Birds of a Feather 2011 Wall Calendar (click here to view)
3. Your Favorite Print (3 to be won)

To enter the giveaway click here to go to my facebook event page.

My Etsy Shops:

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Christmas Card Giveaway!!

I had a lot of fun creating some cute Christmas cards, now time to test them out! This giveaway is for 4 Christmas Card designs. Each card is 5x7 and comes with envelopes packaged inside plastic re-sealable sleeves. The set would be a nice little gift or perfect to send out to special friends :)

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment here by Wednesday, November 17th. DONT FORGET TO LEAVE YOUR NAME :) The winner will be announced on or before Friday, November 19th.

Friday, November 5, 2010

My New Studio

Im am SOOO EXCITED to have my brand new studio!! Already I am having a hard time spending time anywhere else :) I still have a few things I am going to ad: an "idea board" with my millions of ideas and inspiring pictures. But so far I really just cant stop painting in here :) It is SOO awesome being able to create art with no worry of making an unremovable mess on the carpet. WOW! No more prepping the floor with huge plastic sheets and paper towel!!!! And no more hands and knees scrubbing trying to remove "accidents" out of the carpet. I LOVE IT!!!!

A HUGE HUGE HUGE thank you to my AMAZING husband and my AWESOME mother in law for all their work ripping out the carpet and underlay in the room so I can make a beautiful mess on the cement floor :D I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Birds of a Feather Calendars are here!!!

Yay! They just came in today! Lulu did a really awesome job on them! they look really great! Printed onto beautiful premium heavey weight paper, coil bound :) All of the paintings in the calendar were for my show "Birds of a Feather".

To see more about the calendars and purchase info click here