Hello all!! The time has come for my first official exhibition as an artist! For the month of February I will be showcasing some of my wildlife works at the Fish Creek Environmental Learning Center!! This is a very exciting opportunity for an emerging artist such as myself, and I’m stoked to be able to display my work throughout the entire building! I will be having an opening reception on Saturday, February 9th! Please contact me for times and details if you do not already have me as a friend on Twitter (VividEarthArt) or Facebook (Vivid Earth Art by Shayla Tansey)!!! It’s interesting to showcase some of my earlier works, as I’ve strayed away from creating a lot of wildlife pieces as I become emerged in other projects and grow as an artist but I encourage any of you who enjoy art to come and check it out! I’ve got pastels, charcoal, and ink pieces featured in the show and there’s a little something for everyone! Over the weekend I went and snapped some photographs of what’s going on at the Centre and i’m very pleased with how they set everything up! Not to mention, it’s located in the lovely Fish Creek Park, perfect to stop in after a nice stroll through the trees! Enjoy the gallery, hope to see you there!!
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Tags: Arts, Arts and Entertainment, blood, dance, ink, love, original drawing, passion, red, tango, Vampire Diaries
Now that I’ve discovered how much I enjoy working with ink I have about a million more ideas I’d like to get down on paper. Of course this comes at an extremely busy time of my life, as I’m moving this week, going into an art show on the weekend, and in the middle of three other projects. I always find that my creativity comes in waves. There are days when I’m so unmotivated and have zero ideas and then there are days when I feel like there just isn’t enough hours in the day and I’m up until 6am working. Since I love to be way behind the times with any shows (I don’t have cable) I recently got into the Vampire Diaries and that was definitely a big inspiration behind this piece, seeing constant red spewed everywhere. That, and my curiosity to use red ink resulted in “Dance”. I’ve always been interested in taking a dance class so maybe once my life settles down a bit I’m going to have to make that a reality. Looking through all the pictures of couples doing the tango, I think it’d be a great way to stay in shape and learn some new skills, not to mention the potential to stir up some serious passion on the dance floor….
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I get grumpy when I have to scrape ice off of my car. I don’t like wearing 8 layers of clothing. I often question why I inhabit this country in this miserable weather…I don’t ski or snowboard and generally lock myself indoors for the majority of the 9 Canadian winter months….but sometimes, about twice every winter on a beautiful clear night right after a lovely snowfall, I can appreciate the beauty of winter. The way the snow settles on the trees making the branches droop…the white snow reflecting the moonlight perfectly so that it lights up everything even in the dead of night, giving everything a blue tint…and the smooth contours of the untouched snow before it’s been stepped on and dirtied by people tromping through it are rather magnificent and at least for a couple minutes I understand how some people choose winter as their favorite season. I had one of those moments the other night and wanted to capture it using some blue ink so I picked up a pen and got to work. I like the simplicity of this one and it was my first piece using solely blue ink. While I’ll always have a spot in my heart for summer as a choice season, I am indeed looking forward to a white Christmas and a kiss under the mistletoe at the Zoolights, so I guess I can’t say winter is ALL bad.
Before we have to deal with THIS anyways…
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So glad I finally got this down on paper. I’ve had this idea floating around in my head for some time now and have kept getting distracted by other things. After being inspired by a friend’s ink drawings I decided it was time for me to pick up a pen and go for it. This is my first piece of work using ink and it definitely won’t be my last. Not too much else to say about this one. Get inspired, go use a different medium than what you’ve already experimented with. It’s exhilarating and when was the last time you did something for the first time?
So I woke up to a wonderful surprise today! I got a message from Graham Matthews, an artist who has created Artpromotivate, my favorite online art blog! He’s featuring me in an artist spotlight!!!!! I am so stoked for this opportunity. I highly recommend checking out his blog, he’s got amazing information for artists everywhere and it’s been a HUGE resource for me to learn everything from marketing online to coming up with creative new ideas. This guy knows his stuff. I got the chance to do an interview and he’s also featuring pictures from a few of my pieces. This is amazing and ever so inspiring for a young artist like myself to be on a blog I read every day! Can’t begin to describe how awesome I’m feeling today! Talk about a great way to start the day, I can’t stop smiling!