Wednesday, December 26, 2012

La Llegada de Robyn en Antigua

I drew this for my little sister in the front of her new moleskin. She's off to Antigua, Guatemala for the semester. This is a caricature of her arrival.

Monday, December 24, 2012

The Boulder Beautification Project Video

Check out how we managed to paint two giant boulders one solid colour. See the photos and original post here

The Boulder Beautification Project from shouldercat on Vimeo.

 I used this project to learn how to use Premiere Pro 6 and it's fucking awesome! I highly recommend ditching Final Pro 7 and moving on to the future! It was so much better already and I barely brushed the surface of it's capabilities.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The End of The World

Here are a couple of uncompleted projects I started last winter. I was saving posting anything about them until I brought them to completion but now is a very appropriate time to let them out since they are inspired by the end of the Mayan calender that is going to happen this Friday Dec. 21st. If I don't post them now maybe I never will (because the world will end). They have to do with all the red wing black birds that were falling dead out of the sky by the hundreds in different places around the world like Sweden and the US (look it up). Those who know me, know of my obsession with dead birds and the apocalypse. When I head about all these birds dying a.) I couldn't believe I hadn't heard about it before and that it wasn't headline news (only headline news makes it to my ears usually) and b.) it felt like confirmation to me that something crazy is going to happen.

This was a sketch for a mural I was supposed to do in Vancouver on a plywood construction wall. It fell through. 

I expanded upon the mural idea that never happened and made this image to screen print onto some tote bags that I sewed by hand (with a sewing machine). The print was a failure because the system I was using wasn't into how finely detailed my lines are. I had big plans for those tote bags, it was heart breaking

There were two dead birds on the rooftop outside my window. Uh oh. Upon closer examination I noticed there was a 3rd completely disintegrated bird carcass. I'm trying to figure out what it means. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Maria was my friend in Grade 1 and 2 when my life was one big fairy tale at The Waldorf School. She moved out West at the end of Grade 2. After a post card on the road, I never heard from her again until the wonders of modern technology reunited us recently. Maria had an amazing capability of weaving fantastical stories that seemed completely truthful to a small child learning math and English through tales of goblins and fairies. I kind of still like to believe that it was all true, maybe it was.
She had a friend named Squirrel - who was a squirrel. Every day at lunch, she would elaborately tell me about him and how one day we would meet. Everyday I awaited my encounter with Squirrel, going as far as wearing my eurhythmy* slippers under my snow boots in case they fell off while I jumped down into Squirrel’s hollow tree. I never did get to meet Squirrel, but this is how I envisioned jumping down that hollow tree.
*A weird interpretative dance in which all Waldorf students must participate.

Maria told me that every spring the birds fly above her and shed their feathers forming her wings so that she could fly with them. She must have told me this in the playground sandbox. This is how I imagined it.

I finally got these paintings back from The China Cloud. They are my first attempt at using gouache paint. Every one whose paintings I like on the internet use gouache so I thought I'd try it out. The sun was setting as I finally took these pictures so they're not the best.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Old School

I was looking through some old photos and I found this drawing. It was my original idea sketch for what later became the last screen print I did at Concordia in 2010. It's crazy to see how much my drawing has improved, and even how much it improved in the two years between the original sketch and the final print.



Wednesday, December 5, 2012

BMan Junk

Look! It's a filler post! 

I'm currently maybe applying for an MFA and also going to Toronto for a month very soon, so I'm not really starting any new projects.

In Sept. I sent this to my friend Dan who lives in Norway right now. It just got there a couple of weeks ago so secrets out. At Burning Man this year I was thinking about how much he would love it so I started collecting all the most useless, shitty Burning Man paraphernalia junk for him. My favorite pieces are the pee funnel ads from the shitters, the necklace Annie gave me because it's so shitty, and a zip lock of playa dust that looks like cocaine. Naturally, I nerded out super hard and made a cute little drawn index of all the items.