Thursday, December 14, 2006

Finally Back

oh man, has it really been over 2 months since i wrote anything?! where did the time go? we have been building our dream home for over a year and are nearing the end. but of course the closer you get to the end, the more decisions there seem to be. our move in date has changed about 4 times. the last one was december 18th, but that has changed to january 10th now and hopefully this one will be final! its a bit frustrating of course, but will mean less frantic-ness over the holidays...well at least no more than usual!

have also been working alot the last couple of months. exclusively on jewelry, lots of holiday orders. and very soon the studio will be packed up, leaving more time for relaxing with the kids, reading and visiting friends. hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and see you with some new work in the new year! cheers, stacey

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Match Game

this card was originally in black and white for illustration friday's subject "match". i gave it a bit of technicolor and here ya go. the new and improved "match game". currently available on ebay. cheers!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

E is for....

here is letter E! that makes A-F done. keep an eye for new letters over the next few weeks. this one is available on ebay at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=007&item=170027834723&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1
have a great day!

Friday, September 08, 2006

Illustration Friday - Farm



i couldn't decide which one to post so here are two. these are aceos from last year actually. sorry they're not current, working on a deadline at the moment! cheers everyone!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Illustration Friday - Run

well, i knew for a fact i wouldn't have time to do the drawing i wanted so here is a photo of the world's laziest dog! (sorry, i know this is a lame illo friday!) this is, in fact, my dog, shiraz. he has been an old man since he turned 8 months old! we like to play a little game with him to test his intelligence and agility. it goes a little like this:

"Shiraz, sit!" (no response)
"Raz, RUN!" (no response)
"Come on Raz, RUN!" (no response)
"Lie down!" ......"Good dog!"

from his expression, he's probably saying "You've got to be kidding!" which is his general attitude toward any type of movement. unless there is food involved of course! hope everyone has a great week!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Sun Up

thanks everyone for your wonderful comments on my most recent illustration friday drawing! seems people like black and white. i'll return to that again, probably for friday's new theme! for now this is a simple one available on ebay. thanks so much for visiting!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Illustration Friday - Match

for whatever reason, when i got this week's theme for IF, i immediately thought of the impromptu game of pick up sticks we had while camping a gazillion years ago. bored out of our skulls, pick up sticks using matches seemed a great solution! i was also reminded of the card matching game my kids play quite a bit. i wanted to add color to this, but burnt the s**t out of my finger whilst changing a lightbulb and can't hold a crayon. maybe later. have a great week!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Illustration Friday - Clean

usually when i get the illo friday assignment, i don't do it. this isn't because i don't find it interesting, but because i don't feel like i have enough time to do a 'full piece'. for me a full piece usually involves lots of colors, prismas, shading and in the end selling it on ebay or some such. this week i decided to take a note from willie baronet, whose work i find extremely inspiring, and just do a quick sketch. i only gave myself 5 minutes to do it and this is what i came up with! i used to doodle these cascading alphabets all the time. it might make it to a 'full piece' one day, you never know. i don't know what made me think of it, but this has been a great creative exercise for me! so thank you willie and thank you IF! have a great week!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

King Crab


a new aceo on ebay, titled King Crab. took a little break from the alphabet to return to the crustaceans :) have a great day!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

D is for...

finally got letter D done!! yeah! i've been swamped with jewelry work and neglecting my drawings. this one is currently for sale on ebay. happy creating!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Yeehaw!

well its that time of year again...for the calgary stampede! the entire city goes cowboy crazy! your accountant is suddenly decked out in full regalia, right down to the spurs on his boots. calgary really gets into it, with free pancake breakfasts all over the city, every day and every window downtown decorated with bucking broncos and bullriders. not to mention the excitement of the chuckwagon races! we live a short distance from the grounds and are able to watch the fireworks from our window every night. of course, if you're trying to go to bed early it can be a little annoying :) all in all, i LOVE stampede! the entire city becomes one big welcome mat and people from all over the world come to enjoy. check it out and maybe come for a visit to beautiful alberta: http://calgarystampede.com/

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Bzzzzzzzzzzz!

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, its a.......MOSQUITO!!!! cripes, they really are out in force here! i have a bite on my leg that, i kid you not, is as big as a jam jar! itches like the devil. tried to take the kids to the park. the playground is surrounded by grass, which i knew contained hundreds of the buggers. we had our bug spray on though and i thought for sure once we reached the safe oasis of the slides, the swarm would disperse. we ran full-tilt across the field and arrived completely surrounded! and the swarm didn't disperse! we turned tail and ran like something out of an indiana jones movie. back across the field yelling, "run for the car!" and waving at my husband to get the doors unlocked and ready to get the kids in! once we had killed all the strays and were safely in the car, we laughed, but before that....not so much :)

Monday, June 26, 2006

F is for....


new one on ebay. letter F this time. just had to buck the system and go out of order! have a great week!

Friday, June 23, 2006

Illustration Friday - Rain

this is an older piece, but so perfect for this week's theme, i had to post it :) titled "Stormy Night".

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Dad's Day


Happy Father's Day! to all you dads :) it has been an incredibly busy week! last weekend was my spring show. it was a fantastic success and i am already looking forward to my fall show! i showcased this pendant made out of pmc clay and african turquoise beads. i hope to get some more drawings up soon too. can't seem to get the letter C finished! hope everyone is having a great week! cheers, stacey

Friday, June 02, 2006

B is for...


just listed 'B' on ebay. i'm having such fun with this letter theme! if you'd like to see a particular letter, just let me know! cheers :)

Friday, May 26, 2006

A is For...


well, i 've been more than a little slow getting new work, or even a note, posted here! sorry about that :( things have been crazy busy with visitors and getting ready for my spring show on june 10th. the kids factor in there somewhere too!

at any rate, this is a new series of aceo's that i've been developing for a while now. each one is comprised of 5 or more little 2unds (that is drawings smaller than 2 inches). i started with A (an obvious choice you might say) and will continue with letters as fancy strikes. hope you enjoy them! this one is available on ebay until tuesday.

cheers and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Seasonal Colors


i adore the changing of the seasons! sadly, here in calgary, we don't get the full 4 every year. it's mostly winter and a couple months of summer. but right now it is definately spring and it is glorious! happy spring everyone!

Monday, May 08, 2006

Illustration Friday - Fat


thought i'd stick with this whole ocean theme i've got going on. seemed only fitting to do a puffer fish, showing being fat can really come in handy! this is another mini too, 1" x 1", which will be up for sale on ebay on monday the 8th.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Illustration Friday Part 2 - Under the Sea


ever wonder what really goes on under the sea? crab theatre of course! this one is titled Crab Act and will be available on ebay on monday. cheers!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Illustration Friday - Under the Sea


well this month's theme for the lounge link, mermaid, was particularly challenging for me, i just don't do people very well. and so i opted to do the absolute smallest person i could! this little mermaid is only 1"x1" and is currently available on ebay. coincidentally it also fit perfectly with the illo friday theme, under the sea!

Monday, April 24, 2006

Monday, March 27, 2006

Offspring

well, i had so much fun on daggie and harold, i thought they should actually hook up for the long term. they work fast! here is their offspring! it's anybody's guess if it's a girl or a boy!

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Illustration Friday - Monster

Daggie and Harold: When Monsters Go On the Prowl
Can't you just see the ad? :Single purple male seeks single green female. Conservative, but not afraid to have a good time."
these started out as fingerprint art, but you can hardly see the fingerprints anymore! both of these are a mere 1"x1" and will be available as a set on ebay.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Garden of Eve



i belong to a private chat group of incredible female artists. the group, called the lounge link, does a theme week every once in a while. this week the theme was 'eve'. since i'm not very proficient at doing figures, i chose to do mostly landscape and the backside of eve! with just a hint of her backside, eve is feeling a bit cheeky! this drawing is available for purchase on ebay, which you can link to at the right.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Waterworld


i have a friend that loves beach and crab themed art, so thought i'd try my hand. :)

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Stand Down from Red Alert

okay, computer crisis averted. new computer finally working beautifully and old computer has coughed up the files. it should be happy though. we didn't trash it completely or throw it off a cliff, but gave it kids games to play all day! who wouldn't love hearing sponge bob laugh maniacally day in and out?

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Bald spot

have you ever been so freaking frustrated that you actually pulled your hair out? i am almost there! i have this beautiful new computer and can't get it functioning properly!!!! and my old computer has a death grip on my files and refuses to burn them onto disk. i swear i think it KNOWS its being replaced and is just getting even. ugh!

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Illustration Friday - Insect


i was feeling silly today. here's my submission for illofriday...'butterflies love cheese'
cheers!

A Departure


decided to veer away from traditional landscape ideas for a while and do something abstract-ish. this one is called 'spatial clockworks' and will be available on ebay on monday the 6th.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Bring on the Sun


with about a foot of snow in the yard, flurries coming down as we speak and multiple deadlines, i'm ready to hang out my 'gone fishing' sign and escape to that desert island!
this one is a 2"x2" currently available on ebay.

Illustration Friday - Tea


this week's illofriday was a bit more challenging for me since i mostly do landscapes. how to turn 'tea' into a landscape? i started channeling bonsai and teacup poodles for inspiration. this was the result, cheers!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

For the Joy of It


i can't believe it but this is my 100th art card! and they have given me such joy. i never thought of myself as much of a 2d artist (my main focus is jewelry), but they really are such fun! they certainly don't take as long to complete as metalwork does! so, if i was a fish and i wanted to jump for joy? this would be me.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

snow day



well, we just got dumped on, big time! almost of foot of snow today and more to come. thankfully, i only had to leave the house once because driving was a nightmare! to battle the blizzard blues i decided to do some new little beach cards and dream of a sunny warm day with ocean breezes...

Monday, February 20, 2006

First Illustration Friday


well here it is, my very first illustration friday! it was a lot of fun designing around a theme that i didn't have to come up with. this week was "song". i thought alot about my mother for this one. she is quite the songbird and sings with the sweet adelines in asheville, north carolina. so mom, this one's for you!

Saturday, February 18, 2006

well, i'm suppose to be working on my illustration friday submission, my first, buuuuttt...got one seriously snotty kid on my hands and nothing is getting done! the only upside? they do like to cuddle when they are sick. another green update coming soon!

Monday, February 13, 2006

numero uno

well, here goes...my name is stacey, i'm an artist and i don't type with capital letters. i'm very new to all this blogging hoohaa and hope you won't be too bored! what's a day in the life? get up at an obscenely early time, get a shower if i'm lucky, dress and groom my two small children, feed them if they're lucky, drive them to school and then get a cup of coffee. okay, forget all that, this is where the real day begins...after a coffee! but seriously, i have two wonderful kids, a 6yr old girl and 3 year old boy and a fab hubby. life is good! i'll add more later and hopefully get into a groove, but hey its a start! cheers, stacey