Here are some illustrations in progress for an animated series of poems about a mysterious creature called the One. The poems, written by Dale Tracey, are beautiful and just a bit creepy. I love them. Big thanks to Brenda Leifso for introducing me to Dale and starting this collaboration ball rolling. I met Dale during a writing workshop that Brenda facilitated at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning last fall.
Dale recently performed some of her poems at the fabulous Chipped Off Performance Collective performance of Dionysus! a Celebration of Defiance. Illustrations were projected behind Dale as she read 3 poems about the One. (photo credit: Hilbert Buist)
Following is an excerpt from Accident :
Stay tuned, more animation to come!
What if there was a little message on the bottom of your cup? I bet everyone in the tea shop would be friends in no time.
I’ve been making tiny books again! These little pirates were party favours for guests at a swash buckling birthday party.
The drawings I have been making lately are inspired by the motion of the wind, more specifically the way it takes scarves, my hair, leaves, etc. and whips them around my face. Hats and hoods obstruct my peripheral vision. Although it is colder here, this is a very walkable city and I find myself spending more hours outside. The things I saw when visiting as a tourist were only part of the picture. I am enjoying exploring and have been having fun playing with different ways of art making. The above were made with the dregs of my morning coffee and colored pencil.
More experiments with mark making and motion.
The recent polar vortex resulted in some burst pipes around here. Phase two of the renovation has begun a bit sooner than planned due to water damage. My first winter in Canada has been a doozy!
The cold weather makes me want to stay inside, play with art supplies and drink tea.
Sometimes tea = art supplies.