Monday, July 28, 2014
I'm going to try to assemble all the bits and bobs of information here, for your benefit - sure, but mainly for mine.
Just what do Retailers take back after they sell stuff to you?
All sorts of questions about disposal of stuff, answered by the Region.
But here's a handy PDF they've created to help wrap your head around the insane rules.
Why don't we just burn everything and get it over with? That's by-lawed too.
Don't forget to get your pets licensed.
Oh, and get a BC license.
And I hear this is an important institution as well.
Health Care. Called "Medical Services Plan" in BC.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Generally, I take anywhere from 3 to 12 photos of each painting I make, and then I'm supposed to cull those down to the best 1 or 2, then crop them down to 4"x6" so I can print it out easily, and also to a close approximation of the actual size of the painting, so I can create prints to sell.
In 2013 I got sidetracked I guess, because I just...stopped. Instead of cataloguing my paintings and being a good little organizer of my digital files, I just took the photos, saved all the photos, and promptly went on to the next painting. Whoopsies.
So here I am, on a Monday evening, while I avoid unpacking since my husband is working overtime, culling the extraneous paintings and ensuring I have good prints to print. And then...I came across "hello Calgary". I love this one a lot.
After getting a commission to incorporate an image of Calgary into an abstract painting, I had been at a loss as to how to do that, until that photo! I set to work on the 36"x48" canvas, incorporating bits of sawdust, and if it had been archival I would've included oil as well...it is Calgary after all.
Then....the transfer. When you do a gel transfer where the toner from the photocopy is embedded in the gel, you have to copy your photo in mirror image, so when you press it into the gel, the reverse shows (which, because you already reversed it, is the proper way round). A little confusing, but trust me, that's the way you do it.
A lot of waiting for the gel to dry, a little water, and a lot of rubbing et voila! Another commission completed!
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
There is no such thing as pure white. There's grey blue white, cream white, blue white, pink white, silver white. And then there's the show through from the other paint underneath. Yikes!
I'm only halfway through painting the bathroom at the new place and I'm pretty stoked about my choice of blue-white. Just look at the yellow I'm trying to cover!!
More photos when I'm done. Promise.