I have been working on a challenge called The Stuffy Collection.It’s a portrait a week for a year of my stuffed animal collection.We do a photo shoot and I get inspired from the photo then do a painting ,I am over half way done and still going strong Please check out the page on my website.I share with you today week 26 Skookum Jim.
I have a ton of respect for my band and bandmates http://www.theabbiehoffmansociety.com cause the show must go on!!!!As some of you may know we were just on tour with Little Pharmer and The Ditch Prescription from Powell River and Discount Limosine from Gibsons.The tour was going amazing we were having a great time and all 3 bands were in sync.We had an interview on Chly Naniamo’s community radio station I was walking down to join my band mates the rain was coming down nothing like summer showers on the west coast,I slipped and fell got back up and continued but later the next morning it caught up with me.I was not in good shape and was not able to continue the tour I’m very sad to say.My band mates and I chatted and decided it would not be a good idea for me to do the next 2 shows but THE SHOW MUST GO ON!!! and it did.They rocked out Rewind cafe in Courtney and then took the tour home to The Hub in Powell River and I’m so proud of them.I’m at home now recovering and will make a come back.You never know what might happen on tour but no matter what you have to do your best and be honest.I don’t really play the disability card I have been given but it’s time to be honest with myself and my friends. I have a spinal disease/injury that does effect me daily and I was very lucky this time that my injury’s were not more serious.I’m sorry I was not able to finish the tour we worked so hard for but lot’s of great stuff came out of it and we shall continue,I’ll be home taking it easy and continuing to grow and create.I thank everyone who came out to support and cheer us on we really appreciate it and BIG UPS TO MY BAND MATES FOR KEEPING THE SHOW GOING YOU GUYS RULE.
Upsy Daisy is my model for week 27 of The Stuffy Collection.
This year i planted a garden dedicated to loose tea. I love the CONTRAST in taste in my tea of rose petals and mint ,i have started harvesting and drying but there is more to come.
The Ghosts of Artrosshes (see in one colour) is a typography series painted on vinyl siding.The series has 21 paintings done in a mixed media using acrylic,watercolour,spray paint and collage with recycled materials.It’s very stormy summer day here on Cortes Island and my mission is to complete these 3.The series is growing and on it’s way to be complete.On the page you can see some of paintings in different stages.This is my first attempt at typography art.You well be able to view the collection at an up coming summer festival to be announced later this summer.
Meet Semore my model for week 25 of The Stuffy collection.I thought I would take a moment and show the photo shoot and the portrait.Every week for 52 weeks I’m painting a portrait of my stuffy collection(stuffed animal collection),I do a photo shoot of the stuffy for the week and take inspiration from the photo and create my vision of the portrait.I have learned a lot doing this challenge so far trying all sorts of different techniques and inspirations,I hope you enjoy watching my first portrait collection grow weekly.