March 30, 2011


Just before heading off to bed I quickly documented all my work from my thesis. Quite a lot to photograph but I will be adding them here sometime tomorrow. And then work on setting aside time to properly document them for portfolio use, just in time since I am going to be studying CSS/HTML/XHTML to create my website. Let's hope the next work, possibly series, does not distract me from getting this all done. Anyhow, Good Night all~

March 29, 2011

Study time~

You can not really continue into something without first understanding it's origin and how techniques. It will be a bit to go through all of these Chinese Painting books but in the end it should be worth it. I am also looking into getting a new portable easel that would make it easier for me to tilt the work space back more to utilize watercolours.
I am going to do some warm up exercises after work along side the cleaning that needs to happen in my room/studio.
I applied to The Next Big Thing that is at the same gallery as before last Thursday, hopefully I can hear back from them. I am going to finish a few things before heading off to work. Bye~

March 23, 2011

Finished work~

Took a bit to finish but it's a good start to find out how I can incorporate tea properly. Heading to my parents' this weekend so I can grab better paper amongst other things I need to grab (watercolours included). The room/studio thing is slowly compromising itself to a comfortable level. Poor Shuuhei (Kitty~) might have his cat litter moved so I can have a little cart with my supplies available. We will see how things go after my trip home~

March 22, 2011

Working away and decideing ..

My studio is small but there is no problem with that. I just need to figure out how to get the water and wash plates right next to me and have all my other equipment organized with it.
The list only starts there. How am I going to store the "Tea paint"? How often do I have to change it before it starts to ( uhhh) mold? Do I want to use watercolours in my work? Do I need thicker paper? (already know the answer: YES!) Do I want to start sizeing my paper before starting? (still a maybe) Is this all cat safe? ( My cat LOVES to get his nose into my things) Am I being catious for my own health?
So many things to go over~ I can't wait to get things together instead of in a tiny basket under my easel.

March 18, 2011

Work work and more work

It has been a while since my first purchase of a 60's Playboy which inspired me to create my series for Thesis. After work to day I slipped in to BMV (used book store) to see if they had any chinese classics, tea books etc that might inspire me. Instead I found this trio. Fair collections photography from classic Playboy. I am already looking forward to creating new works steming from this imagery.

I finnaly gave in and bought a small pack to take with me when I study. This weekend I am going to head off to Scarbarough Town Center to (yet again) practice drawing moveing subjects. As well I will be heading to the AGO to make use of the 25 and under free admission that lasts till April 3rd.

Plans are in progress for a proper website/portfolio. This will aid me in applying to Grad School in the near future. Things are a bit mess at my desk but in my studio journal everything is comming together.

This is a current work that seems like it is done, it will stay on my easel for a few days more till I fully deem it "finished". Already I can see a few things that are off and will get fixed soon. Over all I like the peice, a little different from my other charcoal works. I have utilized a sanguine drawing pencil to create a bit more tone in the work. It works well, It may just get adopted into my regular studies for works.
The night is still a bit young I think I shall enjoy yet another cup of tea while watching The Legend of the Condor Heroes (2008 Drama).

March 17, 2011

Hysteria 1


Acrylic yarn, pipe cleaners, polyester filling and frame

9 X 11 x 3


Acrylic yarn, pipe cleaners, polyester filling, plastic doll, thread and frame

9 X 11 x 3


Acrylic yarn, pipe cleaners, polyester filling, thread and frame

9 X 11 x 3


Acrylic yarn, pipe cleaners, polyester filling, plastic doll and frame

9 X 11 x 3


Acrylic yarn, pipe cleaners and frame

9 X 11 x 2


Acrylic yarn, pipe cleaners, polyester filling, plastic doll, thread and frame

9 X 11 x 3