This illustration appeared in Mindful Magazine at about this time last year. So much has changed since then. I not only welcomed my beautiful son into this world, I also lost my mother quite suddenly the same week. When I created this illustration I was asked by a few people why I wrote that “I am kinder but also a little more sad”… When we welcome love into our hearts, we also welcome inevitable sadness and loss. I had no idea when I created this how deeply it would hit home in the months ahead.
We are thrilled to welcome Jasper into the world and cherish every moment.
We just passed our one year anniversary collaborating as Ramsay Ceramics. We have had lots of fun sharing our process and inspirations with our friends and followers on Instagram and we are thrilled with the response we’ve had. It’s been very affirming and motivating coming into 2016.
The local markets have also been really rewarding. It’s great to chat with people in person, get feedback firsthand and watch the interactions with the work. The application calls have started to come out for the spring shows and while I plan to attend, it will be on the other side of the tables this year. Kevin and I are expecting our first child in May! So we aren’t taking on any commitments this spring, instead, we will be working on some new products and enjoying preparing for our new arrival.
These photos are in preparation of our Etsy Shop listings that will be going up after our next kiln opening. These 8 oz tumblers are created in four shapes, four colours and each has a unique surface decoration. These hand crafted drinking cups are created in small, limited runs, in our home studio in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. If you would like to be notified of kiln openings sign up to receive our email newsletters –> http://eepurl.com/8Dz_z
We are still under 3+ feet of snow in the Maritimes but the calendar rolls on despite it. The Halifax Crafters Society spring market is two weeks away and the first Dartmouth Makers Market is 4 weeks away. We are extra excited about both as we are hopefully debuting our ceramics – fingers crossed for no kiln disasters!
I am excited to share my illustration in the March/April issue of Mindful Magazine, scheduled to hit the shelves today! Mindful is an initiative that celebrates being mindful in all aspects of daily living. If you are in the Halifax area, you can pick up a copy from Atlantic News on Morris Street.
Tags: magazine illustration
It’s interesting to me to think of the evolution of a website. Mine is constantly changing, getting updated and outdated. Websites used to be static, few people had them and they were updated annually – maybe. These days a website is in flux, being edited, being stretched this way and that to fit the huge imac monitors or squeezed down for the 320 pixel smartphone screens.
The last time I updated my site, I had to re-load my content and some of my blog images got unlinked. I have finally got around to linking them back up! It was fun to look back at my older work but what I enjoy more, is thinking about the new work I will be adding in the weeks or month ahead. Hubby and I have lots on the go, and we can’t wait to share it!
I am currently working on a presentation about working with artists for the Halifax Placemaking workshops. It is an interesting topic to dive into because Placemaking can refer to so many types of projects, and each project requires it’s own process and skill set. While I was working away on this the other day, I stumbled on this article:
Kyle does a great job making it clear what you should include in your correspondence when reaching out to an illustrator. The key is including all the information upfront so that no one’s time is wasted with the back and forth of emails or phone calls. This is not only true for commissioning illustrators but also when looking to hire someone for graphic design services, art commissions, or anything really. If you don’t know the following key pieces of information, it’s best to figure them out and be upfront about them since they will have to be determined before anyone can agree to work with you.
1. A Summary of the project
2. The project deliverables
No one wants to work with someone who is unorganized and doesn’t have their *stuff* together!
I’ve been waiting to share this project! I worked with Rarebird on the illustration and design of these tags. They are a lovely piece that mimics the organic nature of the hand dyed yarn. Handmaiden Fine Yarns are a Halifax based gem tucked away in the north end, selling high end yarn to knitters.
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