Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Paint the Village

Last summer I went to one of the small villages in the area because the local artists' group was hosting something called 'Paint the Village.' It was a really fun day, in which people from all over the area converged to either paint or draw, or watch the artists and bid on their work.

I arrived bright and early after a drive from a wedding in another province. There was a lot of coffee involved. I brought a whole trunk-full of supplies, since I wasn't sure what I was going to make.

I set up my drawing board right near the bay.


 Notice the totally inadequate pillow. I hurt so much the next day.


 Then it started to rain! I finished the pastel while it was under a protective garbage bag.

I don't have a nice photo of the finished product, because it sold that night. Here it is while set-up for the auction.

It was really nice to get outside and spend the day doing what I love. I don't have much time to draw lately, and this was a wonderful day. I hope they do it again this year.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Paramour Bungalow - Blue Cityscape Chaise

I have a confession to make. I randomly decided to search for Red Pumpkin Studio while I was researching non-intrusive bookbinding methods this morning (I was having very little success). I'm so glad I did, because look what I found:


It's a gorgeous chaise done in my City View fabric, which is available from Spoonflower. It's really cool to see something like this done in one of my designs!


It was inspired by a great day playing at Winnipeg's Children's Museum.

It's still available and on sale! Head over to http://paramourbungalow.com/do-you-feel-blue/ to check it out!