upcoming shows:

Halloween Show
Group exhibit w/ Blonde Grizzly
Held at Urban Vintage
221 E 300 S SLC
October 18 6-9pm

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Halloween Show
Group exhibit w/ Mod a Go Go
242 E So Temple SLC
October 18 6-9pm
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This is Halloween

Meet: Sally.
She’s my version of Tim Burton’s doll character from The Nightmare Before Christmas, and she’s going to hang in the group Halloween exhibit with Mod a Go Go that opens Friday October 18th.
Turns out, Sally has already sold! Thank you!

She was created with mixed media and measures 5×7 inches. Sally with hang with Mod until early November before being shipped off to her new home, so you can still see her in person if you aren’t able to make it to the exhibit opening.

I’ll be back with more soon. For now, I’m off to crunch some autumn leaves underfoot.

Trixies and Treats

Little Devil

Black Cat

Vampire

I made this set of three Halloween Girlies for the group exhibit with Blonde Grizzly and Urban Vintage, with an opening night of Friday October 18th. Each girl measures 5×7, was set in a black frame, and was completed with mixed media (including some of my favorite gold Pearlex powder for shimmer). They were all created with inspiration from 1920’s dames and traditional tattoos (and Halloween spooks, of course!).

The show will hang into November, so if you can’t make it to opening night I hope you’ll visit Urban Vintage soon to check out the body of work for the show which includes several awesome local artists. More on these girls coming soon!

Half a dozen little ones

Hello all! For those that made it out to the ‘Salt of the Earth’ group show at Blonde Grizzly on September 20th (or since), I say thank you! There was a great turnout and the evening made for a very nice end-of-summer gallery stroll.

The following six ladies were my contribution to the exhibit:

“Kuma”, or “Bear”..

“Kitsune”, or “Fox”..

“Neko”, or “Cat”..

“Nezumi”, or “Mouse”..

“Usagi”, or “Rabbit”..

..and “Araiguma”, or “Raccoon”.

Kemonomimi means “Animal Ears” in Japanese, and was first given to anime and manga girls sporting critter ears. Each one was created with a mix of chalk pastel, colored pencil, graphite, and/or watercolor on printmaking paper. They all float centered in ivory frames, and their paper size measures 8.5 x 12.5 inches. They will be on exhibit until the end of September before coming back home, so be sure to stop in Blonde Grizzly soon to see them in person.

Please also be in touch if you are interested in adopting any of the Kemonomimi Girls!

Rounding out the summer

Utah has been seeing a fair amount of End-of-Summer rain lately. The air is becoming more crisp and the days shorter. It’s September, after all… so autumn will be here in no time flat.

I love what Summer 2013 brought for me.

It was the first Two-Day Craft Lake City.
It was the first time I applied for, and vended at, a Renegade show.
It was also the very first Salt Lake Comic Con, and I had a table to vend from there as well. Gosh was that fun! A BIG thank you to everyone that came to my booth during those events!

Besides spending time at shows I also traveled to some places that I hadn’t been to since I was a small girl. I visited the south-east red rock cliffs in Moab, and the forested, under-ominous-skies hills of the Uintas. Both trips were sorely needed and wholeheartedly beneficial to my inner state.

Here are a few cell phone images I brought back:










It’s been such a happy, healthy year.
I hope you too have been out to see wondrous things!

Cosplay Bunnies for Salt Lake Comic Con

Due to a rather busy summer, I’ve not yet really mentioned my participating in this year’s (first!) Salt Lake Comic Con, besides of course the little icon that’s quietly been residing in my left “Shows” side column. And perhaps a tweet or two.

The Con starts today! I’ve sincerely, and inexplicably, got butterfly tummy about the whole thing.

I’ll be shyly wringing my hands from booth A1 in the Artist’s Alley. I think I’d like it if happy, familiar faces came by to say hello.

I’ve got some new cosplaying bunnies joining me there too (updated 9/15/13):

Batman, Robin, Wolverine, Thor, Superman, and Captain America. I have a secret favorite.

Cosplay Bunny Batman

(SOLD)

Cosplay-Robin-Bunny_candacejean
(SOLD)

Cosplay-Wolverine-Bunny_Candacejean
Cosplay-Thor-Bunny_CandaceJean
(SOLD)

Cosplay-Superman-Bunny_candacejean
(SOLD)

Cosplay-Captain-America-Bunny_candacejean
(SOLD)

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Each bunny original will be framed and offered for sale at the event. I’ll post them in my shop as well on Thursday, and will take items down online as they sell in person at the Con. I’ll also have a small amount of limited prints of each rabbit available in both places

(Edit: all prints have SOLD OUT except one in each of Robin, Captain America, and Superman).

I hope there is one bunny in the bunch that you love!

The Omniscient Ornithologist

“Quite knowledgeable in the study of birds, this Professor is also overly prepared for his first day and extremely excited about his course outline. His birds, though often inconvenienced, are used to his enthusiasm.”

I started this piece in the spring, and with the help of my son decided what birds to include in an impossible stack of cages headed for the Professor’s classroom. I finished the piece with pencil, watercolor and a hint of gold metallic powder mixed with my paint for a bit of shimmer on each tiny bar.

The piece itself was done on a 10×20 inch piece of printmaking paper, and so I am running off an edition of 50 prints that are to-scale in the same size. Once that edition is over, there won’t be any printed this large again.

The original artwork has previously sold and found a new home in California.

Pre-release print sales have taken place locally, and minus number 17 (which sold inside a frame), we’re up to number 11 in the edition.

You can get your copy now in my shop. Enjoy!