Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lots to share

Sorry, I guess this is going to be a bit of a long one. I had so many plans for the blog and website this summer, weekly tutorial posts, lots of awesome fun stuff. With my computer crashing non stop in June and July it was a challenge to get anything on line done. The silver lining to that dark cloud is they replaced it with twice the computer I had. I love Apple for that. 

Unfortunately in the midst of all this, there was a tragedy in my family. My brother and his fiancé were killed in a motorcycle accident. I did do a post on my Facebook page where a spoke about it a little and my thoughts on what had happened. It has been a difficult summer. I guess the stress of it all  seems to be making it difficult for me to stay focused and on task. I am creating some stuff, but not as much as I would like to. The kids being home all summer makes housework higher on the priority list, and you tend to do things together more. 

I do have some wonderful news however,  I been contacted by Cara from ICreateFlix.com, an online indie art fest which offers up online art lessons from artists all over the world and I am so excited to be becoming a part of their journey. They actually donate a portion of all sales to create positive change in the world weather it be child poverty or human trafficking.  I am currently working on my first video for my shop and I will let you know when it is finished!


Hope to meet you all back here soon.

xo the fairy

Monday, June 30, 2014

Hello, where have you been?

I am asking myself this a lot lately. I know where I have been.......all over the place. I have been fortunate enough to have been blessed with some wonderful grant opportunities this year as well as a term contract teaching integrated arts in several schools. It kept me busy.

I am back in the swing however, will be doing some of the other artists lessons over at soulfood and I am working on some of my own goodies to offer. I am going to do my best to finish my Magazines to Masterpiece workshop so I can get it into the shop. I still have to finish the actual overhaul of my website, which will hopefully happen very soon. Sometimes I feel discouraged because others seem to have it all together and I seem to be like a feather in the wind. It's me. Love me or leave me and I am learning to accept that and loving those who love me for it.

I am very excited that École Powerview School and I will soon be ready to reveal our installation that I did with the middle years kids which covered migration. It was awesome. I did a simple wall mural to create the perfect background for our flock of paper geese. 


I will post some pictures of the finished install when it is done. Funny but nobody will see it in person until the fall when school starts, helps build anticipation right? When the kids realized what the mural was for they were beside themselves and couldn't wait to see it finished. 

I am going to find some time somewhere to put together a little tutorial showing one of the classes I did with my integrated arts kids which was a hit. Even the teachers were pumped about doing them. My blobimal lesson plan is foolproof and that is why they all loved it. There is no failure with this, only fun.


Stay tuned and if you are in the central parts of Canada, stay dry! We have had some KA-razy weather this last few days. Trees down, tons of rainfall and flooding. Not good :( 

xo
the fairy!