Saturday, June 30, 2007
I'm so excited!!
i love the rich symbolism of the blossoming plum tree- hope, perseverance, renewal and vitality, and thought to summon love and generate abundance. and i think the contrast between the craggy, thick, curvature of the tree's trunk is such an intriguing contrast to the soft sweetness of the flowers! like perfect balance!
i used color to convey alot of meaning in this piece. the indigo background is meant to represent wisdom, intuition, imagination, and insight... movement inward and connection to the innermost self. the soft green of the blossoms represents a livelier, more outgoing energy, and signifies growth, renewal, and free expression, and harmony and stability.
Check out artwork here: Original Chinese Brush Painting of Plum Tree with Blossoms- "Outward Introspection"
Friday, June 29, 2007
I think she is so cute. I think her collar gives her attitude. No real inspiration other than I thought a bulldog would be fun to paint.
Go check out her shop and paintings here: Electricbluebird
Thursday, June 28, 2007
My inspiration was my recent miscarriage and the feeling of pain and loss that comes with it.
It is unique to me because I have never touched a subject like this before so quickly and feel I have a duty to put this out there to make others feel better that they are not alone when something like a miscarriage happens in their life.
Go here to check out Katie's shop and items: Falling Lives
I am at work right now, this morning was pretty busy, but this afternoon it will be more realaxing, I have a staff meeting then I have to work on some camp stuff!
I also need to buy some skin care products like soaps, shampoo. I think that would be a nice little adventure to go down to the grocery store. I think it would be nice after I start paying off my loans and all that jazz that I could start investing more on buying products online. It's my addiction. There is awesome skin care stuff that I would love to get off that website! Hopefully I get paid tomorrow!
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Why you think this painting is unique:
It is created with that every room/ every day concept in mind. I want people to enjoy the bright colors and feeling of peace that it will bring to any room in which it is displayed.
Go here to check out Heather's etsy shop and paintings: Abstract Art
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Painting is a slow progession ( I have 3 projects started )
Food is light
Sleep is low
I found the strangest thing this evening. Thinking about poetry I located this website with a bunch of poems I wrote like 5 years ago. Super Dark. Super Twisty.
I feel like I had a better vocabulary 5 years ago. Weird. Super Weird.
Nickname: Rainy (well, my Etsy nickname anyway)
I believe in Hope. Without it, we are all lost, whether we know it or not.
What makes it unique?
Why, the fact that I painted it, of course! :) Ok, what I really like about this piece is how "dirty and unkempt" the background is and how the arrow of Hope is pure, clean, and crisp. Like a fresh mountain wind blowing into a smog-covered city.
Go and check out Rainy's etsy's shop: The Point of Hope
Monday, June 25, 2007
struggle, meditation, prayer, life
Why you think this painting is unique:
It can be seen on a lot of different levels and be seen as a lot of different things...holy men, santos, meditating figures, vaqueros, praying figures...
Go here to see Jo's etsy shop and painting: AyeCHIHUAHUA's shop
I think it's exciting to contact with people outside of the art forums because you can learn about what other people are doing and what people find really works for them. It's exciting finding new little nooks online. The website is really sweet and professionally laid out. They have lots of sections to post in - so people from all kinds of backgrounds can be part of it and post in it too. I love the colors and it's very quirky, it suits my style I think. I didn't think that websites can fit styles - but it's something that I have been thinking about lately. Maybe that doesn't make any sense! But anyways, it's a great forum and I'm excited to see what new things I am going to learn!
I’m at work right now. I just finished my lunch break. We are going to have a meeting about our summer camp, so I have to present my ideas for the first week of camp which is dinosaurs.
I bought this illustration off etsy yesterday. I’ve had my eye on it since the artist listed it, and now I’m happy to say that it’s on it’s way!
Saturday, June 23, 2007
When I go to shows like this I always wanted to write down a song list, but I always forget a pen/paper. This time I actually had some with me so I work down the song in order that he sung them! Here they are:
2/ The Waking Hour
3/ The B. Train
4/ Tonight in my Dream
6/ Their Wedding Day
7/ Promise Land
8/ Under the Portland Weather
9/ The Ballad of Bowser Macrae
10/ Leaving Edmonton
11/ A conversation
12/ The Gate
13/ Come Rain or Come Shine
14/ Red-winged Blackbird
15/ Morning Train
16/ Torn Screen Door
17/ Highway 95
18/ All Lights Burnin' Bright
For this painting to have fun and get away from realism.What color milk would this cow give?Whatever the painting the artist should find joy in what they are doing.
This painting is unique because:
how many cows have you seen this color while sober?
Go here to check out beedazzlingdesigns etsy shop: Milk Color
Friday, June 22, 2007
I don't really have a nickname. My name is Brittni. A couple friends call me Britt and a handful more just call me B.
I have many influences and inspirations. Here's the short version...I am inspired by illustration (mostly lowbrow style) and incorporate crisp line and flat color into my work whenever possible. These delicate lines contradict the organic textures and fields of color in the rest of the piece.
In addition to illustration, my work is strongly influenced by stereotypical gender roles, specifically in relation to women. I look to powerful female artists from the past and present, such as Eva Hesse, Barbara Kruger, and Ellen Gallagher, who explore similar themes in regards to sexuality and gender roles.
All artwork is unique in one way or another:
good or bad. This painting is unique because it doesn't fit into a specific category: it isn't exactly illustrative nor is it completely abstract. I enjoy the elusiveness of it.
To Check out her etsy sity go here:
I'm so glad it's FRIDAY!
I am leaving for Bridgewater after work tonight. I think I am going to stop by the apartment and get my laudry first! I am hopefully going to see David Francey tonight! I'm going to call the Chester Playhouse later on this evening to make sure there is still tickets - I think there will be, I'm not worried
I have to get away from all this dwelling!
Thursday, June 21, 2007
9 X 12
Acyrlic, decorative wire, different paper mediums
comes from music, nature and the innocence of childhood.
I think my art is unique because:
it's not traditional art. it's not digitally enhanced and i've only been painting for 1 year.
To Check out this postcard set by nellableu: Nellableu's etsy shop
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
I think I am going to get my Raffi's stage photo for my 16X20! I'm so excited!
The website is really professional looking and their prices seem really reasonable. It's hard to really order anything like that around here. I don't know if you can get stuff like this in big city's or something, but around here it's hard to find unique imaging like this. These photos on canvas would make beautiful gifts!
For this painting specifically? Donkey Kong, cute fluffy sheep, and geometry. For my "art" in general? Often the great outdoors. And colour. And cute things. And neat perspectives. Occasionally, dinosaurs!
Why you think this painting is unique:
Ummm... it's sheep - playing the role in an odd version of Donkey Kong. Or, because I painted it. Or... well... I just do!
So I was suppose to cover child care during a workshop tonight, but it got cancelled! I would have liked the extra hours though. I ended up eating my supper there (soup and oatmeal), and I got an extra hour in, so that's not too bad.
HUMP DAY :)
Tomorrow I am doing "circle time" during Family play group. Making a fool of myself in front a bunch of parents, that's the life.
I did end up buying some things that I needed like, razors and soap, underwear, shirts - you know good fun stuff. I even picked up a tom petty CD that was $5 and The Nevering Ending Story that was $10! How awesome is that! I can't wait to watch it, i'm just itching with excitement!
Ashton, it's just the little things in life
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Work, Job, Stress, Boring, Uncomfortable, Unhappy, Calling Lady, Answering Machine, Lunch, Calling Lady, Not there, No messages, Trying to decide, Trying to not be greedy, Trying to not think about everyone and leave myself out, driving, crazy traffic, sidestreets, driving slow, car accident, crying, calling my mother, $1500 bursary received, calling troy, crying, blogging, crying, headache.
The $1500 is nice though. Maybe I should just sit at home and blog all day and live off payperpost and bursary money.
was a love of deer, woods and big-eyed girls with pink hair! I wanted to create something with a sense of fairytale to it, but in a very bright, light and cheerful way.
I think it's unique because:
it's somewhere between cartoon and lowbrow/pop surrealism. While most lowbrow art has a sense of menace this is very light and cheerful. By the same token it doesn't quite fit the cartoon category and it seems to have a more substantial feel to it. And subject matter - well most people don't start a painting with a giant green deer!
See Scarlettcat's painting here: Doris and Dearie
Monday, June 18, 2007
I called back the recuiter for Kinderville. She has convinced me that I have made a huge mistake and should go and work for Kinderville. I know it's full time and they would probably pay me more. So what's the problem Ashton, seriously. What's the deal.
It's not the I don't like the family center. I'm starting to get to know the families and everything. I can't burn bridges, but what am I suppose to tell them. EVERYONE is telling me that they would - blah - blah - understand. But i don't want to feel like I am screwing them over or anything. AHHHH
Opinions. I need opinions stat.
All of my work is inspired by children's art in one way or another, because i paint with hospitalized children for a nonprofit arts and healing program.
This painting is unique because:
It explores that transitional phase between endings and new beginnings; it is an intuitive meditaion on:
The flowers are hand-painted using references from turn-of-the century botanical photography. The collaged butterflies, colored with crayons, were found in a children's coloring book/field-guide.
Check out the painting here:kellyeason etsy shop
Sunday, June 17, 2007
TO make a long story short - sleeping in (oops), waffles, mowing lawns, going to the valley, eating, pretend to be happy, driving back the TOB, seeing troy, buying icecream pizza, driving to the city, now sitting here by myself!
Tomorrow is going to be my very first FULL day at the Dtown Family Centre. I'm a bit nervous, but i think I will get to go out into the community and do some activities which will totally rock the house. But I have no idea - I'll have to wait and see what happens tomorrow!
My mom was worried about me - she called and left a message for me to call her when i arrived. The drive was boring but I had my "spring cleaning" and my "tree writes poetry" (or somethinglikethat mix)
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Troy bought a new kick pedal, so he's up in the garage playing the durms!
Friday, June 15, 2007
I ended up finding this from the actualy Nova Scotia Government website.
Sometime I think Rodney MacDonald is kinda strange but it's nice that he is starting this petition:
"In 2005, the federal government made a deal - the Offshore Accord - with the people of Nova Scotia. The 2007 federal budget rips up the Accord, and breaks this deal. If the federal government can rip up an agreement with Nova Scotia, are federal agreements with any province or territory safe?"
I checked out what the Offshore Accord actually is. It basically is a contract stating that Nova Scotia receives so much money from our offshore oil rigs. Now Stevie Boy (Prime Minster Stephen Harper) doesn't want to give us ANYTHING. If we got those promised funds this province will finally get out from being "behind the times" and actually be a great economic province!
Go HERE to sign the petition!
Tor yand I were going to go out to eat for an early supper but Troy and i had to race back to TOB so he could fax some information off to NSCC so that he can get his certificate. Crazy nscc.
Kinderville called me, surprise surprise, i didn't call them back yet.. i don't know what to say.
I shouldn't be greedy, because then i may end up with nothing.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Today was great since I wrote last! Troy and I "cruised" around the city a bit and I wanted to go to the art store. I SLPURGED and bought 3 canvas' (10 X 12) which were on sale, and 10 canvas sheets, which are very interesting - pictures soon to come. I can't wait to start creating - I need some new ideas and creativeness! I think I'll have to do something to get that flowing!
We went to the grocery store and bought hashbrowns, sour cream, cream of chicken soup and made hashbrown cassarole! It was sooo awesome, it's already gone! I made a huge thing of it, and just finished the last bit of it 20 minutes ago!
I helped Mallory out with her laundry tonight, and my friend Matt came to see me! I invited him over for smoothies! We sat out of the balcony for a bit - but it was so chilly. What is up with this weather! Seriously. It's been either freezing cold, or raining. Ridiculous. It was so nice to see him I haven't seen him in almost two years. He's a police officer up here in the city, which is so good for him!
So... Dtown family centre called me twice. I didn't call her back until 6:30pmish because I wanted to see if Kinderville was going to call me back. They didn't. So i just said, frig it, i'll go to dtown, they really like me there it seems. The pay probably isn't as good as it would be at kinderville but it's good enough for now. I just HATE the fact that it is a term position, hopefully they'll keep me on longer that that if they can find the funds or something will happen and I get on at a good center. I'll have to wait it out and see what happens. I just can't wait around for Kinderville forever. Watch - they'll call me tomorrow i just know it.
I start my first day tomorrow at 8:30. But it's only going to be a half a day because they are getting the place sprayed for ants or something like that. SO it shouldn't be too bad at all! :)
So... I had my second interview for Dtown Family Centre. It went well, and it's a really great place. They said, if my references check out that I will be starting on Monday! Kinderville still hasn't called me back yet, so i'm not sure what I should do. I'll have to give them until tonight, and see if they call. I had my interview there on Monday so they really should have called by now... but they are probably busy.
I don't know where I want to work more, Kinderville for the Family Center. I enjoy both places I just think that Kinderville will pay me more and the Family Centre is only a TERM position - until the end of September - then i'll have to go through the whole looking for a place and interviewing phase all the frig over again - and I don't want to do that. They said if I work out that they can put in a request to keep me, but I don't want to base my income on that. Stressful!
I guess I'll have to wait it out and see what happens!
I am going to look at an apartment at 5:00pm tonight! Me, Mal, probably Troy and maybe Chris is going to look at it. It's just down the street which is nice. There were no pictures on the website, so it's going to be a big surprise.
I want to go down to Barrington tonight and check out this art store that sells handmade items from people like me. There was a girl on etsy (here) that sells art prints so I'd like to check it out and see what they have to offer. I also and still obsessed with getting a library card, and I would like to do that at least today or tomorrow!
Tonight I am suppose to be meeting up with an old friend from Highschool too. He's a police officer in the city now, which is so good for him because he's such a good guy. It would be really nice to see him, i'll have to call him later and see what's up!
Wow - longest entry ever :)
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
So i got a call from Sobey's and my orientation starts on Sunday. But I didn't!! get a call from Kinderville. So i guess I'll go for my second interview at the Dtown family centre, I hope they don't ask me to give them an anwser on the spot tomorrow if I want the jobbie or not =\
For Kinderville I also need:
- Child abuse check (I do that with them)
- A doctor's note stating I have no communicable illnesses
- show them my diploma
and frig I hope that's it. It was like information overload in my interview so I hope I didn't forget anything.
Troy and I are leaving for the city in a few minutes - he takes longer to get ready than I do! I hope when I get there I'll have a message or at least a phone call from Kinderville!! :D!
I think I am going to get this criminal record check underway... i was going to do it this morning, but they changed it all around and you have to run around town paying for stuff, getting a recipt, filling papers out, and taking it to a different spot, THEN you have to wait 7 days. A bunch of crock if you ask me.
Then i'm going back to the city. I don't really want to go to my interview tomorrow. I don't know what to do!
One place that I have never been to is Disney World in Florida. When I was a child that’s where all my friends or children my age would go. If they went on vacation it was always Disney World, Disney World, Disney World! I know that if I did go in the future when I have children possibly I would get a Disney vacation home to stay in. Instead of staying in a hotel, motel or some sort of resort you can rent a house to stay in. I think that would be really interesting and more “homey” when you are on vacation – and I like my home.
I need to get my criminal record check done today, but I don't know how many pieces of ID I need in order to it. I haven't done it for awhile so I can't remember. I don't want to go all the way over there and not even be able to do it because I don't have enough pieces of ID.
I am going to go back to the city tonight. I have to have an interview tomorrow, but I am really hoping that Kinderville calls me and tells me that I have the job! I don't really want to cancel my other interview at the family center but I don't want to lead them on.. oh i don't know what to do!
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Don't watch it, even if someone pays you seriously.
I also have "no woman no cry" by Bob Marley stuck in my head. Don't cha just hate that?!
I know that Kinderville was calling my references today because Betty called my dad while we were eating at "The Swiss" (Swiss Chalet) to tell him something about real estate and she told him that someone called her about a reference for me! I hope she said nice things I haven't really talked to her lately. :) I hope they call me and left me a message, or call me tomorrow, or something!!!
For some odd reason, for the longest of longest times I thought he was singing about his sexy back. That is not that the fact he was going to BRING sexy back (back to what we will never find out) but that he himself, had a sexy back.
That is my embarassing confession.
Monday, June 11, 2007
I'm not sure where Troy is today. He had an interview in the morning in TOB and one at 2:30pm in Dtown. I thought maybe he would stop by here to see if i was home first. I'm not sure, I guess i'll just wait it out and see what happens.
My interview at Kinderville Child care centre in Dtown was this morning. I was there at 10:30 but I think the Directors thought to meet me at 11:00, but that's okay :) I was there until 12:45! I think it was the longest interview that I ever had before, but they were so adorable. Their questions were hard and I think I answered them pretty good, I don't think I have any regrets. At the end I went through my porfolio and showed them a bunch of papers and all that jazz.
After I anwsered their questions Denzel told me about their center and techniques and responsibilites. When he talked about how all the children were like his and her own, and that's why it's hard to hire someone because... I thought I was going to cry! They are so adorable and everyone seems so sweet :) They talked as if I had gotten the job, but I don't want to get my hopes up too high. I need to get some checks done and go to the doctor and get a medical note.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
It's been an interesting weekend. Troy's going to come to the city tomorrow afternoon because he has an interview in Dtown. Hopefully the weather is going to be okay tomorrow, I wanted to walk around a bit and maybe go to the library.
I was thinking about walking to the Dartmouth bus terminal tomorrow but I'm not sure how long that would take me. It would probably take a long time. Maybe I'll go and try to get change tomorrow morning from somewhere or bum money from Mal.. hmmm.. I don't know.
Now... I'm not going to go all crazy or anything - i'm not going to the casino anytime soon, but Mal and I both taught Troy and Steve how to play... now we can have Poker nights together! Something that would be interesting to have would be poker tables. It could be something worth looking into. Mallory and I are also going to look sometime for the Rummoli game, which has poker like rules but it almost like a board game. It's neat.
Poker - my new love.
One word: Fog.
Saturday, June 9, 2007
I never thought I would ever say this - But I can not wait for Monday to come. I say this because I want everything to happen. I want to meet the directors of the center, find out if they like me, what job i'm going to get, so on and so on.
Two more days till Monday. :)
Well... when I was young, especially in grade 4, I used to watch horror movies like there was no tomorrow, especially the old Freddy Kruger - Nightmare on Elm street series. When I would go for a sleepover with my posse that's what we would watch all night, horror films. You would this this would be the other way around. But i just can't watch them anymore, they freak me right out. There is just something about them now that make my stomach turn. I don't even think of renting them anymore, and that's all i used to rent when i was younger. *shiver*
Maybe I swaped my hate for vegetables with horror films.
Ok, okay, i'll elaborate a bit.
He's so intriguing. When you go to his website you'll understand. He's created so many unique pieces of art that I wouldn't have even thought of before. He does a lot of large scale pieces (six feet tall or higher). He does alot of meaningful pieces, like creating a huge piece of photos or names of people who have died. He's been on the news a lot, and when you see his artwork you will understand why - and also why it takes him so long to complete a piece.
Check this video out, it's one of many wonderful videos that Phil has done on youtube:
Friday, June 8, 2007
I did just catch something on t.v though - Isiah Washington or better known as Dr. Burke on my favorite-ist show ever has been been cut from Grey's anatomy! I think that's a good thing, it's just going to be really interesting to see what happens with the character - Christina who played his on screen girlfriend. ouuuu! I'm excited.
I'm back in Btown for the weekend. I am going to go and check the mail (hopefully there will be a check there reimbursing me for my courses) and get a cake for my dad's birthday.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
But there are always firsts to everything - and - today was my very first time ever trying TOFU! Troy, Greg and I went grocery shopping, and we picked up some food, tofu being something that we picked up. I wanted to "experiment" so this is what I did. Chopped up a block of tofu, put it in a frying pan with salsa, soy oil, chicken, garlic and a bunch of other spices. We wrapped it up in lettuce shells and put salad, broccoli and sour cream. I was extremely impressed with the way it turned out. The tofu tasted like chicken, honestly it did, and it was really awesome!
We just went for a walk. It takes about a half an hour to walk downtown - which isn't too too bad.
Now we are just veggin' out and eating icecream :)
Tomorrow I have my second interview!! At least I have my portfolio for this one! Thanks to Troy. I think Troy is going to take me over in the afternoon then I am going to go to Btown for the weekend.
At around 9:30 we went downtown and met up with Tim because it was his birthday. We walked around by the warf for about an hour and a half, then went back to his apartment lobby and ate the cupcakes that we brought for him. It was really nice. I hadn't seen him in over three years. He's so shy though, it's hard for him to open up and chat. But it was great.
Troy is on the phone right now with a call center, hopefully he can work up here and stay with me! I have my second job interview tomorrow - another one in Dtown. We are going to go over today and try to find the street and where it is located. More later!
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
I think he wants to go out and eat and play pool or something? I think i am also going to go and get a key cut for myself, so i'm not paranoid about getting locked out of here. :)
The couple (they own and operator two child care centers) she is hiring for sound like great people with a great business! They even have a bus for the children to go on trips, it seriously sounds awesome, and the pay I may get is incrediable. I have to go over - take a bus - then hop in the lady's convertaible (oouu lala) on Monday morning around 10:30. I'm super excited (but a bit nervous) to meet them. It's a full time permanent position which sounds beautiful.
After that I caught the bus back and went to a Big Brothers Big Sister's thing with Mallory. It was really nice. Her boy was cute :)
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Once Mallory showed the mold taking over the shower curtin in the bathroom ( i should have taken a picture - seriously disgusting) so i was determined that I would not shower until we got a new one. We went and bought a pretty shower curtin with circles and a liner with a nice pale blue. I'm excited to shower now. We spent a while cleaning out the tub and everything. This house is so nasty. My room is small, but it's managable. I don't like the lighting though, it's always too dark or too bright. I'll have to see what i can do with that later.
We made cupcakes tonight. Pictures are most likely soon to follow :)
I got TWO phone calls today about Early Childhood Jobs!! I have to meet someone tomorrow and another person on Friday, both in Dtown. The Friday interview is for a temporary position but the lady seemed so adorable and she said she was really excited to meet me. The lady I have to meet tomorrow didn't seem as friendly but that is a full time permanent position. So it's really hard to say. I'm SUPER nervous about taking the bus tomorrow - because I have absolutely no idea where I going.
Troy went back to Bridgewater to mow his lawns (5). I'm not sure when or IF he is going to come back. I really would like my porfolio (which is in Bridgewater) for my interviews, but i don't think i'll be able to get it for tomorrow. But my Friday interview I'll hopefully have it. :) It's only Tuesday - which is great.
I just painted a little bit, hopefully i'll have some new artwork to post soon!
Monday, June 4, 2007
Job hunting didn't go well today... well it didn't get far at all. After I called NSCC at noon and found out that I am now on a waiting list for the Deaf Studies program - after debating over a few hours I can to the final conclusion that I am going to not take my precourses this summer. I am not going to school at all in September - and now I am going to have to start paying back my student loan.
That is my life as of today.
I did get a phone call from Sobey's but I didn't call them back, I didn't know what to do - i was just super flustered today. I think i am going to call a Early Childhood Centre tomorrow about a job that starts in September. I think I am going to call Sobey's tomorrow and maybe I'll work there for the summer, and hopefully get on at a centre in September. At least i'll have a job until then, and maybe i can work at Sobey's on the weekends or something.
That is my life as of now. : AhhH!
Sunday, June 3, 2007
I don't get stressed out very often - hardly ever - but these past few days have been awful for it. No job, no spot at school ( i have to call them tomorrow and see if i can get that figured out) no money. It's harsh.
We'll see (cross fingers) how job hunting goes tomorrow. Hopefully i'll get a call from someone!
Saturday, June 2, 2007
We arrived in the valley around 12:15, and waited around holding our seats dear till the parade hit us at 2:00. It was an uncomfortable occasions, but nice nonetheless. There was a whole lot of us, we took up two vehicles. (It was all with Troy's family).
Then after the parade we went to Wendy's father's place (Troy's sister inlaw) for a barbeque. It was really nice and sunny (i got a bit of a sunburn) and the food was delicious! Michele even made daiquiri's - berries. yum!
Friday, June 1, 2007
I'm in a place with my sister and two other girls. I guess it's called a "flat" - because it's like half a house, but it's only one level. It's nice though, but so smelley because the girls never clean their littbox. It's really gross. I think either Sunday or Monday I am going up to stay (and i'll go crazy without my own computer!!) - because i really need to find a jobbie. I hope MarksWork Wearhouse calls me!!