…. so you ordered your child’s BIRTHDAY party CLOWN over the internet without checking references, did you…? …and how did that work out? #artjournal#niccidotca
It was funny day in the ole art studio…
I started painting and then thought about Katy Perry‘s music video where she showed up at people’s parties as the entertainment. I had to laugh, as I envisioned a creepy clown arriving to a 5 year olds party. Only to wonder how one would go about getting rid of the clown, when the kids had already seen the fun polka dotted car pull up in front of the house knowing that a clown was about to come through the door. This creation list may prove to be endless….. ha ha.
Well, I did it! I cut apart one of my hand painted denim jackets… and it actually felt good. For a few hours over the past two days I have been working on this new Messenger bag, only to realize that while I thought I was closing in on the finish line late last night (watching SNL) …. and was SEW in the zone of creation, that I did not realize I was trying to sew without thread. UGH, what a time to run out. My large spool of thread was completely bare and all that was staring back at me was the very white plastic spool.
I guess I will be visiting the local Walz-mart today since the fabric store in White Rock is closed on a Sunday.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends & family!
Yesterday was the 27th annual Granville Island Garbage Can Contest.
My Camera Man!
won 1st place!
Camera Man taking a ‘selfie’
Stella won the bid for my can!
Launched in 1986 by the late George McInnis, founder of Granville Island Ferries, as a fundraiser for the British Columbia Children’s Hospital the Annual Garbage Can Art Contest and Auction is carried on each fall by his son Dave and the enthusiastic staff of Granville Island Ferries. On Sunday, September 22, twenty-five artists will take part in three hours of creative madness, turning plain metal cans into works of art. The auction will be hosted by renowned Granville Island Ferry skipper and broadcasting personality Ian Wood. From 2pm to 2:30pm the tin works of art will be judged, prizes will be awarded, and then the cans will be auctioned off, with proceeds going towards art therapy programs at British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital. For more information visit www.granvilleislandferries.bc.ca. (Paragraph borrowed from the Granville Island website)
The weather was definitely not on our side as the strong winds blew the rain in sideways under our tent canopy. In the end there were about 14 of us Artists that toughed out the miserable weather. Unfortunately these lowers the amount raised in the auction by a great deal. On sunny days, we can have 50+ people outside bidding on the cans, yesterday there were about 12 people bidding as they hid underneath a 10 foot squared pop-up canopy tent. Most of the cans sold for under $100 each, when they usually go for well over $300 each.
I love the end result of my can even though the rainy weather kept me from adding my steampunk cog stencil images, etc as planned. She looks more like a Frankenstein Disco Mama with a fancy for masks and glitter. The “Fifty Shades of Grey” elements are quite subtle, as it is an event for Children’s Hospital. ^_^
About half way through the 3 hour contest, the tent above me began to leak and my wonderful husband stepped up with our own umbrella in hand and held it above me. Thanks honey! xoxoxo
My good friend Stella (from Australia) won the bid for my art can and made a lovely donation to our Children’s Hospital charity. Thank you Stella!!! <3
This was my 5th year attending. Here are some past pics from this contest: CLICK HERE