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[sticky post] Find me here, there and everywhere! [Oct. 17th, 2015|06:40 pm]
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Just a good old fashioned sticky post :-) I will have to update it later with Instagram and Pinterest.


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New Website - hooray! [Jan. 5th, 2019|12:39 pm]
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This is actually kind of old news, but when you get behind as I do...it's right on time! I launched a new website last fall. Somehow I managed to break my old website and/or parts of the PHP code I used became deprecated. It became apparent that it would take more time to figure out a fix, so I went template shopping. In 2015 I bought a mobile template, but this time I wanted one that didn't need separate versions for desktop and mobile and would great on any platform. I like that the homepage shows my work off better and people can just easily go where they need to be. It's also simple to update and I am so in love with that. The one thing I still need to change is make the font a little darker and larger, but that could just be my middle-aged eyesight :-)


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New Year's Cards Sent! [Jan. 5th, 2019|10:57 am]
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I did not receive a lot of requests for the Christmas card call, but I did send out New Year's cards. We had a busy holiday and with the Canada Post strike, I just didn't know when to send out cards either.
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New photos on Flickr [Dec. 2nd, 2018|10:38 am]
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Back in August, my husband and I made our first ever trip to Saskatchewan. It's just three hours to the border from Calgary, but it felt like a long, long drive due to tall the wide open spaces. We had booked the trip in February and then wondered if we should still go in the midst of wildfire smoke and a horrible heat wave. But, I felt if we didn't go now, we would never make the trip to see our friends who left the big city for small town life in Shaunavon. Shaunavon is a charming little town that's actually the first big city you hit. It has all the essentials and lots of touristy spots like East End and Gull Lake are within a half hour driving distance. Due to the heat, nothing went quite as planned. I picked that weekend because there was a horse show in town, but for the life of us, we could not find the rodeo grounds. "Just a few miles out of town," we were told but we couldn't even find it on Google Maps. We enjoyed dinner at the boutique Harvest Eatery, enjoyed ice cream at the Frosty Treat and trekked out to East End to see Scotty the T-Rex. I still have more photos to share - stay tuned!


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Christmas Card Call [Nov. 19th, 2018|09:33 pm]
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Hi peeps, if you would like a Christmas card, please send me a PM or leave a comment with your address. If it hasn't changed, let me know too. Anyone is welcome to request a card! All comments are screened.

Just a note - Canada Post is currently on a rotating strike. See this page for more info. I can't guarantee when the cards or gifts will arrive. I may wait until the strike is over.
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I've gone to the dogs! [Apr. 30th, 2018|07:55 pm]
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I had a blast tabling at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. I have blogged about the show before - there's something for everyone there, even Grandma! Each year the show gets bigger and bigger and this year there were a lot of changes. The one that impacted me the most was that the entire Artist Alley would be housed in the Big Four Building, far away from the main action at the BMO Centre. This turned out to be a great move, as the foot traffic was amazing. I'll write more about the show because I'm still kind of sore and tired from standing, sitting and lugging the show suitcase around, but here's a sample of some of the on-demand pet sketches that I did. They were so popular that I have to snail mail out the ones I couldn't finish. If you want to see more, check out my Instagram (calzephyr77).



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Weaselhead Park Winter Birdwatching [Mar. 11th, 2018|07:27 pm]
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It started to snow last Friday. And snow. And snow. And snow. And snow some more. It figured that the weather would turn so severely after some lovely, melty, blue sky days just when I planned to go birdwatching with my friend. She's been enjoying weekend birdwatching trips and I have been so envious of her photographs! With a winter storm warning covering the Southern half of Alberta, it would be too easy to bail, but I felt determined. I spent my youth living farther North than here. Somehow I managed to live, work and play for many years without calling in a snow day or hiding beneath the covers. Adventure doesn't come knocking on your front door, hoping that you will answer, after all.

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Happy Valentine's Friendship Love Day Whatever! [Feb. 14th, 2018|12:56 pm]
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It's been hard to sit on this design, but I had immense fun making these Valentine's cards for a group card exchange. Each pony was hand coloured in different hues - pink, yellow, blue, purple, seafoam. Originally they were supposed to go on the outside, but I whoopsie measured. Still turned out great though!


I made some special Valentine's day cards this year for a card exchange. I hope they have all been received as it was hard to sit on them so long! Each pony was hand coloured differently - yellow, blue, pink and even seafoam

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Two old fibre pieces [Jan. 15th, 2018|05:54 pm]
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I recently photographed two older works of mine - click the pictures to see them on Flickr and they are also on DevArt if you care to comment there! Documenting work is always a challenge for artists.

The first is my award winning wool tapestry, Fire Escape. It placed second in its class at the Calgary Stampede Western Lifestyles Arts & Crafts show in 2013. Regrettably I did not get a picture before it was framed under glass, but it turned out well:


Fire Escape


This square fabric collage was created for one of my classes at ACAD. The goal of the project was to spend one hour a night adding something to a large collage - whether it was adding a piece of material or embroidering a feeling. Now, I wish I had framed this one because it needed a lot of canned air and even then in the end I had to clone out a big, fluffy budgie feather I had missed.


Untitled Fibre 212 Project
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2017 Best Nine [Jan. 1st, 2018|12:17 pm]
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Happy new year! I admit that my 2017 Instagram Best Nine is a bit of a puzzler. Over the year I shared some great pictures of YYC, nature, animals, my birds, my art...and it was really intriguing to see what people liked best. As artists often know, it's not your favourite things that people tend to like the most :-)


I'm not sure what to think of my #2017bestnine, but the people have spoken :)

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