Have you ever had an experience working on something for a long time and then all of a sudden it just makes sense? That’s way too vague. For instance, I’ve been drawing for years, maybe twenty years or more, although my art has taken on various forms and gone in many directions. Until recently I never really knew what I wanted to do. I kept trying different styles, searching for my own artistic voice…which is very hard in a world full of incredible artists. And then I did this little handsome bird:
And I said to myself, in my head because out loud I’d look even more crazy, “yes! I think I like this.” Handsome Bird lead me to pieces like this:
And I’m starting to build a catalogue of illustrations that I’m so proud of. There’s a uniform look and feel and it’s all making sense. It’s a nice place to be.
For more art head to www.annexcollections.com or check out the Fernie Arts Co-op where I’ll be selling my illustrations in the near future. We will also be selling our Annex Suspended mobiles! Whoop Whoop!
For days leading up to Christmas I was a bit worried about having 29 people at our small house for Christmas day dinner. 7 families, 14 kids, 15 adults, many beyblades ripping. I was worried there wouldn’t be enough food. I was worried the kids would be so crazy and wild, we wouldn’t be able to think straight. I was worried I didn’t have enough for people to do. All for nought! The party was great, the kids were civilized, the food was amazing and somehow, almost like a miracle, there was way too much to eat. My dessert plate was just as full as my dinner plate. I love when things just work out, with the help of 29 other people, that is. I’ll try and worry a little less because every holiday ends with a magnificent feast and fabulous company.
None of us have our families around but it’s much less noticeable when you have such a great Fernie family. Merry Christmas, everyone!
Posted in Children and Babies, Dining, Fernie BC, Fernie Mom, Holiday, Real Life Events, The People, Vacation
Tagged Christmas, christmas party, Fernie, Friends, Living In Fernie, Potluck
If you want to learn about the history of Fernie Heritage Library, I suggest taking a few minutes to do so because the story is fascinating, to say the least. When I read the history of the library I was surprised at how much of a community effort it was and continues to be so to this day.
The very last part was my favourite:
Fernie Heritage Library is a monument to Fernie community spirit. Hundreds of thousands of dollars and uncounted hours of volunteer labour turned a worthy but tired city property into a legacy for future generations of Fernieites.”
I love it when people come together, and in this case through many generations, to create something beautiful. Who knew that community, the thing I tried to get away from as a 20 year old, would be the thing that makes my eyes teary – in a happy way.
Michelle and I were artists in the Festival of Lights this past weekend and, although the work was hard, it was worth it. To be part of community projects is so important to me and to push us to work in a different way (glowing 3D objects!) gets the brain working double-time. Thank goodness Michelle doesn’t mind getting involved in these projects with me.
The whole event was incredibly fun. Parading around downtown with our families, dancing in a crowd, looking at the other brilliant art installations, drinking hot chocolate and watching fireworks at the end. A great event for Fernie!
Posted in Activity, Children and Babies, Community Event, Fernie BC, Festivals, Friends and Family, Live Performance, Living Local, Real Life Events, Team, The Arts, The People
Tagged Art Project, Fernie, Fernie Lantern Festival, The Arts Station