I’m visiting my parents for a couple of weeks while William finishes up his work in the studio. There honestly isn’t a whole lot for me to do around ehre other than spend time with friends and family, or longboard in the park. I can’t start any paintings because I’d have to lug them to Quebec with me so I’m going through some things I had started but never finished. I’m reworking them and seeing if I can get them to a point where I’m happy with how they look.
Posted by Charlotte on April 21, 2013
As for the moving again part, I’ve decided to take a big leap and leave the island! Its going to be a fun summer of trying to speak french, making art, going to shows , and embracing a much needed change.
Posted by Charlotte on April 9, 2013
I recently hopped on a plane and headed to beautiful little place in Québec called Wakefield.
While I was there I spent some time with Will’s family and some of my own that I hadn’t seen in a while. I also went to a really cool spa, saw a Hieronymus Bosch painting at The National Gallery , and drank a lot of really great beers. I didn’t have my camera with me much, the focus was more on enjoying myself rather than trying to document every cool thing that happened (because a lot of really cool things happened). I did however get a photo of how the snow sticks to the trees, how adorable Will’s dog is (and the homeless cat that lives in a basket on their steps), some typical tourist shots, and MEAD!
Posted by Charlotte on February 23, 2013
I’m really bad at keeping this thing updated. I’ve been doing a bit more rug hooking and started another whale painting. I’ve sold some work and I’ve been looking at a few art opportunities for the fall.
As far as life stuff goes I’ve been making a point of getting outside a lot this winter. I invested in a pair of snowshoes and some decent winter gear. I mostly use the snowshoes to trek up to the spot where my boyfriend goes kite skiing so I can keep on eye on him incase he gets caught up in a tree. Speaking of William, he gave me a private skiing lesson yesterday. I’d never been downhill skiing before and despite having a mild panic attack during my first attempt, by the end of it I was able to go down the little hill by myself (with a group of 4 year olds passing me). I didn’t hate it either! I guess I’m slowly starting to embrace the cold, but having said that, I can’t wait for the snow to disappear so I can trade the snowshoes in for sneakers…and try out my new longboard!.
Posted by Charlotte on February 21, 2013
I’ve been slowly getting back into doing artistic things now that the craziness of last semester is over. I’ve started working on a hooked rug which is a low process.
I’m hoping to have more time for art now that school related stuff is less intense. As for the “What I Wore” drawings…those are a little bit more difficult because its cold here. Like, really really cold! with lots of snow, ice, and walking in lots of cold snow and ice. My outfits are more practical than fashionable at the moment, big coats and boots. I’ll get back to those once I leave the land of snow and head back to the more topical feeling part of the island.
Posted by Charlotte on January 28, 2013
I seriously thought I had posted a few updates since the move, but then I discovered I haven’t! Well, a lot has changed! My fashion sense has gone completely to hell (I wear the same pair of flat ankle boots form walmart and a hoodie almost every day) and I’ve dyed my hair a shocking shade of inky blue.
Posted by Charlotte on November 9, 2012
I’ve been reading The Lovecraft Anthology and got inspired to draw something with tentacles, as well as a bearded sailor, because that’s something I like to do. As luck would have it, The Call of Cthulhu has a character named Gustaf Johansen who just happens to be a sailor so I managed to get it all out in one drawing. BOOYA! (I sort of borrowed the face of a male model I saw on Pinterest, I need to find some men who are willing to sit for me)
Posted by Charlotte on August 22, 2012
I have one more week of work left, then I’m going on vacation, then back to school! Hopefully there will be more updates once I get settled into my new place, but for now, here’s a little drawing I did of my new shoes, Tom’s Desert Wedges. I wore them around town yesterday while I was getting groceries and picking up a few random things, they’re very comfortable, especially for a heeled shoe. I could easily walk around in them for hours and not have any problems.
Posted by Charlotte on August 12, 2012
Posted by Charlotte on July 25, 2012
I’ve been rather busy the last couple of weeks. Too busy to draw or blog! I do have a few photos to post though.
I’ve been eating a lot of frozen yoghurt. I’m sure normally that wouldn’t be a bad thing, but the toppings, those are a bit of a problem.
Posted by Charlotte on July 14, 2012