Tuesday, March 12, 2013

It's Been a While

It's been a while since I last blogged, but I have some things I'd like to share with those people who may not be visiting my other internet presences.

I just updated my official website: www.ojibwe-art.ca and added a couple of paintings in the Bears section. I created some new paintings in 2012.

I'm also at odds with perhaps adding to my website and adding an Asian/Other styles page, and maybe fostering on the lands-and-skies (my husband's domain). I worry it may distract from my Aboriginal pages.

Anyway, some new works for 2013 that I'm particularly pleased with: http://fav.me/d5xcgx1 on my DeviantArt page. It's a painting of Japanese yokai, or demons, in a nightparade (see the link for a larger image). In the middle is a little man with a giant squash shaped head who sneaks into your house and drinks your tea.

Various household objects gain spirits when they reach their 100th birthday, so a sake jar (who contains unending amounts of sake), grass sandal and tea pot dance about as a biwa and shamisen (cut off from the scan) play music.

A line of sparrows dance, whose hats I tried to model after Awa Odori dancers. Around the gathering, a two-tailed cat, mountain wolf, giant rooster who breathes foxfire, and foxes watch on.

Another painting I created recently was Transcendence. http://taibossigai.deviantart.com/art/Transcendence-Wonder-of-the-Night-Sky-350454594 (also on DeviantArt)
This was my first real attempt at painting a realistic person, and I was quite pleased with the result.

For those who are interested in my artwork, I have pieces available as prints here: http://taibossigai.imagekind.com/

So, until my next update (hopefully it will be a little more frequent), enjoy the art! :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New Shop Banner!


The other day I had a new banner made for me by naiveglow on Etsy. I was really pleased with the results, she took images from a few of my items and mixed them together to make a banner.

Her shop is here:


She also provides a variety of other services: business cards, invitations, as well as makes cute keychains & charms.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Spring Sale

Happy Family everyone in Alberta!

Spending a relaxing day at home on the computer. :P

Watched a very interesting Japanese movie last night, called "Departures". Its about a man whose dream it was to play in an orchestra finds himself out of work. He returns home to look for a job, to come across an ad for a job as an "encoffiner", which isn't a highly respected job by his fellow citizens, much less wife. As the movie progresses, he gains an appreciation for assisiting people on their departure from life. It was a really lovely movie and I'd highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys watching foreign films.

In celebration of spring I decided to have a sale on Etsy. Until March 31 everything will be 15% off, using the coupon code SpringSale.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday afternoon

Spending a quiet day at home. Haven't been up to too much art-wise, but I ended up in a BNR on Etsy today:

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4d473a58e1416d91ce37690b/open-open-open-bnr-round-2-no-minimum-1#4d558da368de8eef1dc8a783

Was a little frustrated that I poked a hole in one of my paintings while adding picture wire a couple of days ago. Can't believe I was so clumsy. Hopefully I can either fix it, or use the remaining painting in some sort of collage or something.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Been a while...


Been a while since I've last blogged. What have I been up to? Not much, been working, and enjoying the drive out to Wetaskiwin every day, even in spite of the winter road conditions & loads of snow that seems to fall every week. I am glad to see the sun slowly coming back.

So lately I've been delving into watercolour pencil crayons. After some experiments last summer that didn't really work out, I think I've finally figured out how to use these and get some nice results. Not really aboriginal artwork, but they're cute. I added two kitties to my Etsy page, the grateful kitty is here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66345763/grateful-kitty-original
I plan to list more, & am thinking of turning them into small cards.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

July

Ah, the rainy skies have cleared for a little while. Went for a refreshing bike ride this morning, and rode around the neighbourhood, particularly the Blackmud Creek & ravine area in Edmonton. The wild roses are still blooming, which was nice to see.

Haven't been doing much painting recently, although I did finish one piece that was inspired by some stained glass of a palamino coloured unicorn.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/51559981/palamino-unicorn-8x10-inch-acrylic

It's a simple painting, but it was still a fun one to paint. I have an urge to paint more horses, so I may do that tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Magnets










So I recently took a couple of small paintings I had just made and attached magnets on the back. I think they look pretty neat. Both are listed on Etsy. I wasn't too happy with the photos, as the weather lately hasn't been cooperative for taking good photos using natural light, so I made do with some fluorescent light in the kitchen.






Lately I've been enjoying the roses in the backyard. They're starting to bloom, as are the irises in the front yard. The pea plants are starting to grow well, too.