New Show!!


So after a 7-8 month dry spell, I've finally gotten into another art-thingy. :)
This time it is a juried art show and sale in Toronto.Yeah, that's the one. :D
I'm really quite excited actually. My friend Cynthia was in a show there this past May and I visited her and found that it is a very nice locale. I can only hope that the weather will be as good. I've opted for a semi-enclosed booth space, which costs a bit extra but is better for me since I don't happen to have a tent and with the space expense, renting one would cost more overall.
I'll be brining along work from my series "One step back, two steps forward." Which until recently I have not been too happy with. It's one of those things where, if you don't look at it, becomes skewed in your memory. I am starting to enjoy the series as a whole a lot more now. Funny how validation by others can do that. :S

Ah well, the image below will be what represents me in the show catalogue they're coming up with:

Untitled#1 (detail)

Coming up around September I'll be attempting to apply for two other shows, but they won't happening until around March.

We'll see how this turns out. I'm personally pretty damn excited. :D


W00t! another one bites the dust!

At least it always tends to feel that way once I finish a piece. It's probably because I take quite a while to finish things and begin to feel bored with them and frustrated at certain points. I am happy with it, for the moment at least. I am also very excited to get started on the new one (this will be the start of 3 of a hopeful 5 in the series).

In any case, the results:Poo. Acrylic on canvas. 42" X 42"

Poo, central detail.

And there you go. It is like being able to take a full breath after a bad coughing fit. :) Not that I hate the finished piece, simply that it is another step towards a complete series.

My next step? Sneak-peak: Neon pink ;)


A dream-sketch and experiment

So recently I have (aside from getting the jewelry itch) been wanting to create more drawings.

So I did.


This first one is a simple graphite on paper illustration. He is a great big, greasy, fat guy who eats children. This is according to my friend Steph, who birthed the inspiration from a dream she had. I decided that I wanted to attempt a likeness from her description.Mmmmmm, gorgeous, is he not? I may end up working this into a colour illustration, but for the moment I am content.

I have also been experimenting with watercolour pencils. I have never been very inspired by watercolour paint, but decided to try the pencils out on a whim. I love being able to mix the lines together but maintain control.

This is a green penguin. I like him. He seems to like me. I will now attempt to create more animals like him. I am looking forward to seeing if, they too, like me. :)

Off to more drawing.

p.s. It may seem icky and creepy, but I blended the last entire image using spit. Hey, it worked quite efficiently. :D

Some thing's a doing

Hey! Finished a couple things over the last couple months.

They have nothing to do with the progress bars on the side of the screen. *sigh* they will get their rightful attention eventually.

I got an itch to create some necklaces, simply to see what I might come up with.

Arn't they purdy? There are more images of each available at my Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/damnitshilary?ga_search_query=damnitshilary&ga_search_type=seller_usernames

I had a fantastic time creating them. I love small, intricate pieces and truly enjoy the time it takes to finish. It's somewhat meditative and tends to calm me down.

The future may call for more ... once I come across some disposable income that is. I'll just have to wait and see.