Friday, April 18, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Packing Up


Crazy Ravens Studio is about to depart on a new adventure! We sold our house back in November in preparation for Bruce finding a new administrative post. We had a cozy rental through the winter, with thanks to our lovely landlords but now, like the geese and swans, we are moving on.

We are relocating in New Denver, BC. I have been packing for weeks. I am anxious to get moved and start decorating my new house and learning about my new town. I owe so much to so many people in the East Kootenies. It was here that I became a working artist, something I had dreamed about for years. I hope I find as good friends and colleagues in the West Kootenies.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Elections approach

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Given all the ant-women laws being pushed through by the republicans, I can't understand why ANY  woman would vote for them.

If you wonder what I am talking about, check out:https://www.facebook.com/UniteWomen

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Feeling Blue...

 Blue Hen 12x12 acrylic collage
NOW

Throw caution to the wind and take a chance with color. This little painting never got much attention in it's previous life so it has been updated.

 BEFORE

I toned down and changed the color of the background as it was in too much competition with the hen. The hen was a bit too literal so now she will be a match for my willow pattern dinner plates. I still like her determined attitude. Do you think she is going to cross the road?

Friday, March 28, 2014

Support Planned Parenthood

Arizona Figure   17x22 pastel

If you are boycotting Hobby Lobby you may want to know that
 THERE IS A LIST OF COMPANIES THAT DO SUPPORT PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

They are: Adobe, AOL, Bank of America, Bayer, Chevron, Darden Restaurants (Olive Garden, Red Lobster, etc.), eBay (PayPal, etc.), Laureate Education, Midas, Nationwide (insurance), Nike, Select Comfort (Sleep Number bed), Southwest Airlines (Jet Blue, etc.), Starwood Hotels (Aloft, Element, Four Points, Le Méridien, Sheraton, St. Regis, W, Westin, etc.), Symantec, Wells Fargo, and Whole Foods.
AND
Comic Relief, Eagles Clubs, Elks Clubs, Elton John AIDS Foundation, and the Red Cross. Continuing members of the list of nonprofits that associate with Planned Parenthood include: AARP, American Cancer Society, Amnesty International, Audubon Society, Boys & Girls Clubs, Camp Fire, Dr. Phil Foundation, Girl Scouts, Girls Inc., Human Rights Watch, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Kiwanis Clubs, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Lions Clubs, March of Dimes, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Rotary Clubs, Salvation Army, Save the Children, Sierra Club, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, YMCA, and YWCA.
Support those companies and support Planned Parenthood.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Oil sketch

Meghan   oil  8x10

This is an oil sketch I made a few years ago in a life drawing class. I liked the freshness of it. Painting in oils just brings home to me how much I dislike them. I find them hard to mix, they stink, they take forever to dry and I get the paint everywhere.

Once I started using acrylics, there was no looking back. They wash out (if you are quick) cleaning is a breeze, there is no noticeable smell and they dry in minutes. My kind of paint.

Dean Smale used to teach wonderful figure painting classes at Red Deer College. I miss him.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Supreme Court in the matter of Hobby Lobby


 Keep your rosaries off of my ovaries

 Featuring muppets enacting a video about health insurance being covered by birth control.

If you don't believe that women's birth control should be covered by health insurance do you believe that health insurance should cover viagra (because it does and to what purpose??)

I boycott Hobby Lobby because the people that I work for should not have the right to make spiritual or health decisions for me.