Monday, July 17, 2023

2023 Twitter Art Exhibit

I've been wanting to enter the Twitter Art Exhibit for years now. It always passed me by, but I was on it for 2023! The physical exhibit and sale is followed by a virtual exhibit and sale and this year all proceeds go to UNYA, or Urban Native Youth Association in British Columbia.

Each 5x7" original piece of art is $37.50US and you can browse the remaining cards for sale on the Twitter Art Exhibit website.

I created a paper silhouette of a horse called "Keep Moving". If you're unfamiliar with my silhouettes, I draw on one side and cut away paper until the silhouette remains. It's harder than it looks :-D I think next year I'll do a traditional drawing or painting because I'm unsure a silhouette translates well into an online sale since it's a niche art form.

Do take a look and pick up some nice art for yourself or a friend! The sale ends July 24 and right now if you buy four cards, you can get one free!

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Thank you! 1600+ Etsy Sales!

Every little milestone still thrills me and I've been so busy with pet portraits from the Calgary Expo that I never noticed I'm on my way to 2000 sales. Celebrate every victory is my motto. It's not easy to be found these days online and I'm glad people are finding me at :-)

Thank you graphic

Friday, April 7, 2023

Come See Me at the Comic Expo!

Like the return of longer days and birds, culture nerds wait all year for the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo! It's Calgary's little convention that could, growing into a massive event. I'm thrilled to announce I'll be there again for the first time since 2019.

I'll be doing pet sketches in the Big Four Building, table A5105. Come by and say hi!

Floor plan graphic

Monday, January 30, 2023

Cover Reveal--Arthropoda!

My adventures in publishing so far have been quite interesting! I saw the call for entries for Arthropoda by Perennial Press in summer 2021.

I was thrilled when it was accepted and it was a pleasure working with JW Stebner of Hexagon to edit the story and add the extra bit of polish.

Then came the waiting...the waiting...and wait no more! Pre-orders for this speculative fiction anthology are open right now!!.

Being a horse and bird lover, well, I just never imagined I would be writing about insects, but here we are! :-)

Arthropoda book cover

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Parrot Palooza!

So, back in September I was fortunate enough to attend a local Parrot Palooza as a vendor. It was a wild time and I even met local celebirdies, such as Max the Moluccan.

Originally the show was supposed to be in a community hall, but they switched it to the new VCA vet hospital down the road from us. Somehow I didn't factor in that I would be in a room of screaming parrots for seven hours. It was like "SCREAM SCREAM SCREAM SIREN SCREAM I love you SCREAM SCREAM SCREAM BARK BARK hello", but once people arrived, talking balanced out the noise. All the parrots there were club member parrots--no outside birds allowed. There were so many! Cockatiels, conures of all kinds, cockatoos, one blue and gold macaw, an African grey, a few caiques, several different types of Amazons, a parrotlet, two Quakers, and a grey parrot who someone told me the name of, but that I didn't recognize. I'm so happy with how the portraits of Birdzilla and Yoshi turned out.



Thursday, December 15, 2022

A Great Way to End 2022!

I'm thrilled to share my short story, "A Foot in Two Worlds", was accepted into this anthology :-) My dad came to Canada in 1960 and navigating two cultures has always been a part of my life.
Cover reveal

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Tony! Tony! Tony!

For years now I've done pet portraits at the local comic expo, but COVID has put the kibosh on that. I was able to attend a parrot show called Parrot Palooza at the end of September though and here's one of the subjects, a French bulldog named Tony.

I found it very hard to cartoon Tony and it actually took two tries. Click through for larger.

Tony Toon Take 1   Tony Toon Take 2

His human also ordered a realistic portrait which was done on pastel paper with assorted pastels. I loved how this one turned out!