June 30, 2011

Yay Machos!

Recently, a filming crew from Reebok came by Team Macho's studio and did a video of them doing a collaborative painting of their friend Kirk Heron. (For the record, Kirk's been a muse on more than one occasion. He models their shirts on their online webshop, too!).

Anyway, here's a really nicely filmed and edited video of the boys painting and speaking a little about their work.

Another piece of exciting Team Macho news; they've created the most incredible giveaway.

During the month of July, they've decided to give five of their original pieces away, only you'll have to work for it. (Oh yeah, and be local, because it's a scavenger hunt!). They're posting clues, starting at 5pm EST as to the whereabouts of their first painting to be given away. Each piece will be wrapped up very well and hidden very, very well. If you're located in Toronto and would like a piece of Team Macho art of your very own, you'll have to follow their Tumblr and Twitter accounts for clues! Fun!

In the next day or two I plan to post a bit, (finally!), about our recent wedding. In the meantime, we got our photos back from our incredible friend/ photographer Celine Kim a couple of days ago, and I've posted a number of them up on my Flickr photostream, if you'd like a preview.

June 17th 2011

I've been staring at my palette for the past few weeks. Nearly every single day. It's always at my right, beside my elbow. And I don't usually think there's anything particularly beautiful about it; that is until you take away everything around it and focus on the little bits of light and colour.

It keeps me excited about all of the painting I have to do in the next little while!

I should take more photos of my desk while I'm working. I'll plan to do that in the next few days or so and post it to show you what a mess it is!

June 1st 2011

Happy June, everyone!

The weather here in Toronto is gorgeous right now, so it's difficult to sit at my desk and listen to the sounds of the school kids out the window playing and the birds singing and not run outside to frolic a little.

But I have a fun project to work on, so that makes it worthwhile. I wish I could show you what I'm working on! But it will have to wait a couple of months. I can't wait.

A friend posted a link to this video on Twitter earlier this afternoon. It's of Mike and Bianca, the couple behind print studio Kid Icarus, and when I watched it, I realized that my Fig Newton print in all it's print stages is at the very beginning! Fun! It's a beautifully made video, filmed by Stillmotion, and so nice to see the wonderfully creative couple talking about their work. (They're the best!). Enjoy!

kid icarus // the screen printing duo from stillmotion on Vimeo.