eastside culture crawl, again

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My brother Joel notified me today that I am featured on the Globe and Mail BC! It is an article about this weekend's Eastside Culture Crawl. To be honest, nowhere in the article am I mentioned at all, but they did use one of my paintings as the image. So that's kind of fun, hey?

And while we are on the subject of the Culture Crawl, oh yeah, it starts tomorrow! I am in the middle of hanging paintings, new ones and old ones. Here is a glimpse at a couple of the new faces you will see if you come and visit.

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Hamilton Bank Building #4, 1895 Powell Street

Friday 5–10 Saturday 11–6 Sunday 11–6

Update: Found the printed version of the newspaper, and there I was again!

And yes. I know. Nothing says 'amateur' like getting so excited about seeing oneself in the newspaper.

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Well it has been a busy few months, full of things like moving, cleaning, preparing for this wedding, gardening, hosting family, painting... And, most importantly, avoiding this blog.

Some serious catch-up is needed. A few really fun projects have been recently completed, which I am excited to share. Here is one:

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My friend Ryan sent me this snapshot last week, asking if the illustration was mine. What a compliment to be recognized by one's illustration style! I had just finished a series of images for Presentation House Theatre's 2012–2013 season. This is the season image:

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2nd page news

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A couple weeks ago I was interviewed for a Chinese-language newspaper called Ming Pao. Last week I got a sample of the printed paper. Look, the article about me got a whole page!

Actually, I did have to share a bit of space with the horoscopes.

So fun to see all the photos of me and my studio and my paintings in print. And look at all those words characters about me! Thanks Kate the journalist who wrote the article!

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I once studied Mandarin for a year you know, and I can still remember a little of it. I am pretty sure that this part here says how I am the best artist in all of Vancouver, and possibly even the world.*

* may or may not be true – believe at your own discretion

wizard!

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Look what I got in the mail yesterday!

I can't tell you how excited I was to receive the assignment to illustrate a portrait of Harry. Not only was it an excuse to watch all the Harry Potter films in two days ("research"), but I just love painting faces. Especially faces with glasses. And Harry has such rad glasses.

My client was the United Church Observer (thanks to Caley Moore, the editor I worked with), and the article (by Lauren Bird) can be found here.

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