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Tuesday, June 4, 2013


bannertime, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

Oh my word! I made this.
It's a banner, eight foot by two foot to be precise, but it features my lettering and design placement. And I'm chuffed it looks so awesome.

The amazing stylised Morris-esque B is by local artist Vicki Allesia who created it for the Blackberry Artist's Society. It was scanned and then I Live Traced the image in Illustrator to create a vector drawing.

Once the vector was available (a vector is needed so that the image file scales up properly without pixellating when expanded) I aligned it with some text for the society name.

After this my print guru, Sarah Ronald, stepped in to fine tune my thinking and guide me with what I needed to do to take this to the printer.

So, yesterday I sent off the various files, layout guides and screenshots to Brian at Deco Sign ... and this afternoon I picked up one shiny new vinyl banner - all ready for the Port Moody Centennial Parade.

Not just digital!
My biggest project evah.

Monday, June 3, 2013

June's Featured Artist: Jane Ostenstad

June's Featured Artist: Jane Ostenstad: June's featured artist: Jane Ostenstad

This month's artist feature in the gift shop is silk painter, Jane Ostenstad.
I'm sure many of you are already familiar with Jane's graceful work on silk but this month is a great opportunity to share the secret with your friends.

June's featured artist: Jane Ostenstad June's featured artist: Jane Ostenstad

Jane hand paints each design individually on silk material stretched over a wooden frame. She's inspired by what she sees around her and isn't afraid to experiment. Currently her colour palette is fresh and lively, just right for accessorizing your summer wardrobe.

June's featured artist: Jane Ostenstad

On a purely practical note, Jane's silk scarves make excellent carry-on adds to your luggage for holiday wardrobe styling as well as hostess gifts to pack, send or mail since they take up very little room and are so lightweight.
Jane's work can also be seen at Port Moody library this month, in the Blackberry Artist's "One Hundred" show, celebrating Port Moody's Centennial.

June's featured artist: Jane Ostenstad

Saturday, June 1, 2013

let's get the show on the road!

what is one hundred?, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.
The Blackberry Artist's Society One Hundred exhibit is live, thanks to a bunch of awesome volunteers who set up this morning.
The work, including seven pieces of mine, is on display at Port Moody library until the end of June.
You should visit!

what is one hundred?

what is one hundred?

PicMonkey Collage

The Blackberry Artist's Society exhibition celebrating Port Moody's Centennial year begins at the Port Moody Library today. Each of the artists featured has interpreted the theme in their own way and in their own favourite medium.

My pieces of jewelry each include a one hundred element, whether it's one hundred beads, the length of wire used or even a number of stitches or time spent.

The exhibition runs until the end of the month. All pieces are on sale through the gift shop.
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