July 30th, 2012 | Comments Off on Etsy Update: Paper Cut Collage Design

I haven’t had much time lately to spend on creating new work, but I did manage to sneak in another paper cut collage recently. As with the previous ones this is made from black card stock, origami paper, and security envelopes, and mounted onto an 8″ x 8″ cradle panel painted black.

Paper Cut Collage

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It can be purchased through my Etsy shop, or in person if you live in Vancouver.

Posted in etsy, Paper
July 23rd, 2012 | 4 Comments »

It was a beautiful thing to finally see the installation I’ve been working on for the past few months come together at Illuminares on Saturday evening.


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It took Boris and I two hours to set it up in the afternoon. I was a little worried at the time because it was so windy during installation I thought the crows might blow away. Thank goodness I went with wire to suspend the crows because it kept them from tangling together.

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Illuminares 2012- Illuminated crows

Just as I’d hoped, the location was a perfect spot for the crows. These photos don’t quite do it justice but there was a magical atmosphere surrounding the installation, and people gazed at the work with a sense of wonder. I really enjoyed observing people’s reactions to it.

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Illuminares 2012- Illuminated crows

Many friends stopped by to hang out at our blanket under the tree, which made for a very fun evening.

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A BIG thank you to Boris for his tremendous help throughout the whole process, and to Scott and Sam for helping de-install at the end of the evening. I could not do half the things I do as an artist without the continued support of friends.

July 19th, 2012 | Comments Off on Why We Create

Opus Art Supplies posed three questions to artists visiting their store: Why do you choose to create? How does the creative process affect you? What makes a creative individual?

Watch this video to learn their answers.

It’s not very easy to come up with an answer to the question: Why do you choose to create. It was one of the questions Ryan asked during my interview with Opus that I struggled the most to come up with an answer.