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As many of you already know, I sold my first piece of original artwork a few weeks ago called,Â The Bagpiper Squirrel, from the Secret Squirrel series.
He is now in the collection of Dr. Jane Cameron (Calgary, Alberta).
It was the most delightful event in many ways. The excitement of selling my first piece, combined with Jane sharing her enthusiasm over receiving the piece. My joy was then fused with bear-hugging-through-cyber-space- and thanks-to-the-universe. Â Feelings I will remember for a lifetime. I am so happy to have shared that adventure with Jane.
Dr. Jane Cameron is a lovely woman with a contagious smile, and a love for whisky and Scotland.Â She has also dedicated her professional life to helping people in times of grief.
I am most happy that the Bagpiper Squirrel will have an opportunity to bring a smile to the face of someone who is being counseled at her office.
In Dr. Jane Cameron’s owns words (and with permission), I share this with you readers:
“Tea with Piper is becoming a habit. Afternoon shadows on the wall do not dampen the dappled sunlight, bright ears and intelligent eyes on the canvas. I imagine him piping familiar tunes and struggling on a few he would like to master. He, most certainly, is not shy. Â With a quick glance, I am sure he is winking at me. Sometimes, he looks like he wants to leap into a dance. Not really a dance myself, I feel very content just sitting with him.”
“Thank you Carollyne for bringing him to life.”
Dr. Jane Cameron, Calgary, Alberta
And here he is enjoying tea at his new home:
Tea with Bagpiper Squirrel (photo by Dr. Jane Cameron)
I attended to the Victoria College of Art Faculty exhibition at the Polychrome Fine Arts, and met up with artists Carole Thompson, and Nancy Murphy.
Caroel has exhibited at the Fran Willis Gallery, and currently instructs at the Victoria College of Art. I’ve taken several acrylic paintings classes with Carol in colour and form, and abstract painting over the years. If you are looking at taking an art class in Victoria, check out her schedule, I believe she does classes in Chinatown too. Carole’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org and class schedule at VCA is here.
Nancy is a new artist, and I look forward to posting some of her work, I’m just waiting for the images to arrive via email! (hint, hint if you’re reading this Nancy). Meeting with Nancy was a wonderful experience in many ways.
The funniest part was her asking me what kind of artwork I did, and when I told her I paint squirrels, she said, “Oh my god, you’re the squirrel lady!”
Yes, I am.
It was great to meet someone who visits my website, that I has never met before. Nancy said my artwork makes her smile, and Nancy – you make me smile.
Many thanks for your blessings.
Below is a sampling of Carol Thompson’s work. Enjoy!
Mark Heine: The Modern Figure, A Group Show, Victoria, BC
The Avenue Gallery | 2184 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC
September 12-25, 2010
Artist Reception: September 12th at 4PM
Artists in attendance:
Keith Hiscock, Joanne Thomson, Marie Nagel, Bob McParlin, Jim McFarland, Desiree Bond, Michelle Lan, Donna Southwood, Ron Wilson, D.F. Gray, Deborah Czernecky, David Goatley, and works by Myfanwy Pavelic
Friday, September 10th, 7-9pm
Show runs Sept 10th to 30th, 2010
Alpha St. at 428 Burnside Road East
Finally. Saint Squirrel is complete. This will make up a part of the 12 paintings I’m working on for my first art show. The Squirrel Show (real name to be revealed closer to show date), will feature work that preserves Scottish lore, religious iconography and pop culture.
I’ve also created a short animation of still photos and music showing the stages of Saint Squirrel: Protecting You ‘Cause You’re Nuts!, from start to finish.
Saint Squirrel: Protecting You 'Cause You're Nuts!
Title: Saint Squirrel: Protecting You ‘Cause You’re Nuts!
Size: 18″ X 24″
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Artist: Carollyne Yardley
YouTube: Watch Animation