that I've been neglecting horribly. Sarry. I've spent all of my time over the last few months in the studio frantically trying to finish up pieces for my show. With the help of my trusty pal Bethany I collected a bajillion vintage frames over the summer and fall which I spray painted white.
A little shot of my studio pre-framing, post-spray painting.
A few of the framed pieces, they all look so amazing framed, it takes the drawings to a whole new level.
This lovely (poorly photographed) little number was one of the first ones to sell when the show opened on Sunday. It's made entirely out of thread and weaved paper and I looove how it turned out, it took me forever to do though. About 8 hours of tweezer and exacto knife work, ha. You can't read the text but it says "people think they like variety more than they actually do".
This piece on the right is possibly my favorite piece in the whole show. I love how it turned out and the frame is gorgeous.
A few more scans of some of the final pieces...
Columns of course, all you cute architects eat your hearts out (and then call me for a date).
Lavender, one of my favorite things, you can't tell from the scan but the grey colour is actually a muted metallic silver.
This one looks super cute in it's ornate little frame.
A few of the little ones I finished up with... they're about 3 x 4".
And the final piece which you've already seen, I re-scanned it after I added the text. It's the largest of all the architectural pieces in the show and I like to think it's pretty darn beautiful.
So after a stupidly busy week of finishing up pieces, nannying and teaching, I got into my car on Friday after class and drove 15 hours to Edmonton; a ridiculous journey that involved a lot of diet coke, vitamin water and grumpiness. Bethany and I spent Saturday running a million errands and finished the day up with me working on a final piece for the show and typewritering out pricing cards and Beth and Joel being amazingly helpful by framing up some prints.
We laid all the pieces out for pricing (the colour is super weird in this photo) and then we slept for four hours and got up at 6:00 am to go hang the show up.
Being the dummy that I am I managed to frame and hang the entire show without taking one picture, luckily I have friends who are smarter than I am. I stole the ones above and one below from her blog.
Framing in action, I think it all turned out pretty well. I'm back there again in three weeks and I'll try to take some proper photos. The brick/white frame combo was a good one.
And last but not least, here's my show poster...
cute right? You'd better go check out the show if you know what's good for you and eat a cinnamon bun for me while you're at it.
Stay tuned, there's been a lot more going on in these parts and I haven't told you about any of it.