Better late than never

Last year my family did a trade of sorts. My son was given something he now treasures and in turn I was to create a painting for his friend. I have painted a few with her in mind, but none felt like they were the right painting for her.

Yesterday I opened my new large bristol paper pad and began to sketch upon the blank surface. Today at 2pm, she is now complete and in her frame. She feels right, true and meant to be. I am so happy to now share her with you and soon gift her to her new owner! May she bring joy and happiness for years to come.

She greeted each new dawn with her smile.

She greeted each new dawn with her smile.

displayed in my hallway (for now)

displayed in my hallway (for now)

The products I used were:

Prepping for the BIG Studio Tour!


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Hi All, Just one week left until the First Annual Hot August Nights Studio Tour here in South Surrey/White Rock, BC! We have a FACEBOOK event page set up and a printable MAP! Here are a few sneak peak pictures … Continue reading

The Summer of Silk Screening!!!

Here is a quick sneak peak at what I have in the works for my summer art events:

Wellbrook Winery SUMMERFEST on July 21st


HOT August Night Studio Tour on Aug 24 & 25

See you then!

… and the WINNER is….

KATE !!!! Congratulations Kate!

Please send me your address through my contact page & I will mail your goodies out to you first thing next week. Thank you to everyone that entered.

Here are a few images I have been working on the past few days with my new birthday art supplies. Oh Golden fluid acrylics… you have stolen my heart! tee hee

Keep smiling and creating,


She used to dance

The latest sketch in my new art journal. I hope you like her.

“She used to dance on speakers through the wee hours of the night, hang out in cheap artsy coffee shops by day and never have a clue when a guy showed any signs of interest in her. Innocence should have been her middle name even though it always shone brightly behind her blue eyes.”

Keep smiling and creating, Nicci

2012 Art Adventure (#1)

I have a few wonderful Art Adventures on my 2012 Creativity Calendar already!

One of them being Teesha Moore‘s ARTFEST this Spring. I am so excited, but also a little scared. Why?, you ask… because I am forcing myself to venture out into the unknown all by my little ole self (I feel a little bit like Scaredy Squirrel).

I will be surrounded by other creative spirits, but not knowing a single soul yet among them. Even though through my appearance many times in my life I have definitely ‘stood out’, never expect me to be the first one to step up and say hi first. I have always been the shy observer. The funny thing is that in this situation the colour of my hair, tattoos and wearable art will most likely just blend into the crowd lol.

My first day long class will be Dolls & Dudes by Michelle Allen. My second day/second class will be Draw! Fantasy Vaudeville by Miss Mindy.  My third day and final class will be Story Pieces by Sunny Carvalho.

Oh, to expand ones creativity….. I am so very fortunate. xox

…. but I think I may still pack a ‘survival kit’ of my own (Thanks Scaredy Squirrel).


A sea of juicy art supplies

I am still hard at work designing my new 2012 collection of Glitzy Galz for my greeting card and print line.

Here’s three photos of my art space for you to check out. They were taken just a couple of minutes ago.

Keep smiling and creating,