Illustrations, Paintings and Fabric art by Canadian Artist Lori Joy Smith.
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| March 1, 2014 | No Comments
I’ve been super busy with an exciting project that I can’t wait to share here. I was hesitant to take it on at first. I worried I wouldn’t be able to do it the justice it deserved. After some soul searching I decided it was just too good an opportunity to pass up… and dove in.
It was an insane amount of work… but it made me realize something. You can’t find out how great you can be if you don’t give yourself the chance. It pushed me out of my comfort zone and I’m so happy with how it turned out. (Here’s a little sneak peek!)
Besides working like crazy I’ve been busy trying to cope with winter. It’s such a challenging time of year. The cold, the darkness… the never ending-ness!
Here are a few things that help us get through winter.
Lots of super cuddling.
Lots of awesome drawing.
Try and get outside as much as possible.
If you see a sunbeam, stop everything and soak it up.
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| January 23, 2014 | No Comments
Catherine, my studio mate, Norma Jean Maclean and I submitted a show proposal the to the Guild late last year. We just found out it was accepted and we will have a month long show this summer. We are all so excited!
I’ve been working away on these pieces for it. You may recognize the linens from our great fabric find last year. They are incredibly beautiful, it was so fun to work with them and give them new life. It’s been such a treat to do something completely creative. Now back to work, I have a very fun project waiting for me.
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| January 6, 2014 |
This is was a dream job for me. I love hearts, they are my favourite. Designing 2 pages of heart stickers….. my new favourite!
You can find them in the current issue of American Girl magazine.
P.S Click here to see a super cute ecard made with these drawings (just press play).
| December 29, 2013 | No Comments
Sorry for the epic silence here… December sort of ate me up!
First we had a certain special someone turn 5! I have to say, 5 is suiting her very finely. She will always be my fire-y girl, but she’s definitely turned a corner.
We’ve had many storms… and so much snow. It’s been kind of crazy.
Then I started thinking about Christmas…
We wanted to try and make this a homemade Christmas. We made a very strong effort to not buy things, but rather make things. It felt so good. I find it so easy to get caught up in all the craziness… slowing it down and making things made it so much more enjoyable, for all of us.
This year I decided to knit everyone thrum mittens for Christmas… I probably should have started this much sooner.
I made newborn thrums,
thrums for 8 year olds… and many many more. I didn’t get them all done sadly. Next year I will plan better… don’t we all say that every year?
I was busy with sneaky presents for friends from said friend’s husbands.
I got an email from Sosi’s teacher saying she saw the larger version of this painting in a shop. She told me it immediately made her think of a teacher holding her students. I loved that description so much I thought she needed to have a copy. So I made prints for all the teachers. This will be my teacher gift from now on. :)
I made this fabric piece for my very sweet husband. I thought it was a great gift until I got his present. He made a video of all my family and friends telling me what they love about me. It was the most beautiful gift I’ve ever received.
Christmas was lovely…
and as always it’s all over too soon. I’m so looking forward to getting back to work and starting the New Year. Before that tho, we have a few more holidays days together. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday, full of rest and much love. xo