creative spaces


Living and working in someone else's home is a huge damper on creativity. I thought when we came down to Ottawa to work for the summer I might still paint a bit at night and check out the arts community in this area in my off time, but by the time I've put in my shift and gotten back to my room that's just big enough for a bed, table, and laundry basket, all I want to do is vegetate. Shower, dinner, putter on computer, collapse. In 2 weeks I haven't written or drawn anything, and it's a total null mindset - no ideas, no execution, just existing. I think that working in your own creative space is best, working in a public space is not bad, but working in someone else's space is hard as heck.

However, it WAS quite neat to see our studio up on Illustrophile. Jill had said a bit about it before we left Oakville and I was looking through and seeing a few familiar names but I didn't think about it much after that, being so busy. Obviously Jill did though, because 2 days ago she called me over to show me the site again and I was pretty surprised to see 'hey... that's us!'

The last thing I did before we left was a submission for on online showcase magazine thing called ANTI. I wanted to get something in for their Days and Week (which I always think of as 'daze and weak' now) theme and the deadline was two days after we left Oakville, but I don't know what's up with it now. I got it in a couple days early but their page still says submissions open, deadline June 15th so I'm just waiting to see if something happens there. And here it is, my week long rotting banana project (which made my work area smell quite wonderful). I love painting rotten fruit!

fruits, veggies, and relocating


Vicki Nerino fashioned me this wee zombigranite pin, the first (I hope) of a veritable army of Rotten Fruit Sprite characters of its kind. Thank you Vicki!

As for myself, I've been painting fruits and veggies for various nefarious purposes. Like this rhubarb!

Art is however going to have to take a back seat for the next three months as we return to the Ottawa area to work (first at a strawberry farm, then doing interior finishing) to build up those much needed dollars that artists frequently lack.

P.S. Lots of good stuff to see over at, I've been enjoying browsing and seeing a few familiar faces!

ma'am sir show @ passion


Filipino artist show!
this Thusday, June 12th @ the Passion Lounge
774 Younge St, just south of Bloor
opens @ 7pm
free before 8pm or $5 at the door

first show after the grad show! i'll have 3 or 4 pieces up. hopefully i'll be part of many more, but Zach and i are headed back to Ottawa at the end of the week to work there for the rest of the summer. i'll still be trying to work on my Chaos2 story, which i've been slacking on horribly, and i also wanted to do some *gasp* traditional pieces for the Square Foot show @ the AWOL gallery in August. hopefully, hopefully.


website update

0 comments was updated today! 4 new pieces in scitech, 1 in personal and there's now 4 friend banners up in the link section. go check it out!

and here's something i forgot to post awhile back. it was my good friend Cyp's birthday from studioqube at the start of May so i drew him a present.