99 pieces of art on the wall exhibition

I am very excited that 4 of my “Home Sweet Home” series photographs will be shown in the “99 pieces of art on the wall” exhibition at cre8ery gallery. The exhibition will be on from August 19 until September 3. The opening reception will take place on August 19 at 7:30 p.m. All exhibiting artists will be present. I am very excited about being part of a show again, it’s been a while since the last one.

Please come and check out the show. Here is one of the pictures that will be exhibited. To see them all you will have to come and check them out in person.

Ciao for now!

Home Sweet Home Series

Hi everybody,

It’s been a few days since my last entry. I have been busy preparing for next week-ends studio tour and on top of that K. and I got a dog on Friday. I know crazy! I am sure I will take some photographs of Luna sometime soon and I will make sure to share them. She is lying on my lap as I am typing this. ūüôā

I wanted to share a few of the photographs I have been working on over the last few weeks. I am working on an overall series called “Home Sweet Home” all vintage style photographs of my home (Switzerland and other places in Europe). Here are a few of Paris. I hope you enjoy them. If you are interested in purchasing some¬†prints please let me know. I do sell them framed or just the print. Prices are pretty affordable ranging from¬†$30 to $50 without a frame.

Enjoy and ciao for now!

Jewelry

I started designing jewelry about 6 months ago and I absolutely love it. The jewelry is made from recycled pure silver also referred to as fine silver. All pieces are hand crafted and therefore one of a kind. Here are a few to check out. I will post more in the next few days. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind present for a friend or yourself please e-mail me at anjastudios@shaw.ca

Prices range from $10 to $65. Enjoy!

Ciao for now!

Inspiration

It can be hard to come home after a long day at work and still have the energy to create. I have been feeling less and less like an artist over the last couple of years because I just didn’t have enough time for it. Last winter I started designing jewelry and something happened again. I couldn’t stop thinking about designs and would dream of new ideas. I started carrying my sketch book with me at all times again and the ideas just keep coming. The inspiration has spilled into all the other mediums of my work. I have been creating day and night. I am an artist with every fiber of my body and it’s all I think about. It feels wonderful. I feel so inspired by life!

Here are a few purses and bags I created last week. My line of bags are made from reused materials. If you would like to find out the story behind any of the bags please let me know and I can tell what they were in their previous lives. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy creating them!

Look out for a sneak peak of the jewelry I have been working on all week-end! I will post some images in the next few days!

Ciao for now!

Studio Tour

A few times a year the “In Plain View Studio Tour” takes place. You can take a self-guided tour and visit artists in their studio environments and view original art in the setting in which it is created. The final date this year is coming up on June 5/6. I just signed-up to participate as an artist, so if you are interested in seeing my work you can come by my studio between noon and 5:00 on June 5 or 6. My studio is located in the Exchange at the cre8ery gallery, 2nd floor – 125 Adelaide. I have designed some new eco purses and jewelry, so take advantage of the tour and come by to check them out. Click on this link to see a list of other artists participating within cre8ery. If you want to find out more about the tour overall go to http://www.inplainviewwinnipeg.com.

Enjoy the tour!

Ciao for now!

Eco friendly product shots

I had the opportunity to shoot some products for EcoLicious Equestrian, a local and green company specializing in natural horse care products. The¬†products are formulated with human-grade botanicals, essential oils, organic and plant-derived ingredients from biodegradable and renewable sources. Most of the grooming products available on the market¬†are packed with sulphates, silicone, parabens and other bad things. They’re bad for our and the horses’ health and of course bad for our environment. I don’t have any horses, but I have tried their fabulous hand lotion “Hands on” and it’s really great. If you are the proud owner of a horse or are in need of a really good hand lotion check them out. Here are a few pictures from the product photo shoot.

Be green! Ride green!

Ciao for now!

Exhibited at gallery

3 of my paintings are currently exhibited within the “Auxiliary gallery” at the local gallery “cre8ery“. The current exhibition is featuring works from the following artists: Andrew Marek, Barb Watson, Bhavni Bhakoo, Bram Singleton, Ciji Crighton, Claire Friesen, Chris Wilkinson, Chris Mazur, Dallas Ludwick, Elliot MacDonald, Helene Girard, Holly Friesen, Jolanta Sokalska, Jonah O’Neil, Jordan Miller, Leigh Konyk, Leigha Phelps, Leisa Ann, Lillian Austin, Lois Hogg, Matt Cascadden, Meagan Brown, Micheal McMullan, Monica de Jong, Peter Graham, Sarah Collard, Stuart Kaye, Shawn Berard, Wilma Shroeder.

The 3 pieces of mine that have been accepted are all done in oil on canvas and are all part of the “Prairies” series I am currently working on. I have fascinated by the open space and the large skies on the prairies ever since I moved here from Switzerland. Enjoy the paintings and if you would like to check them out in person, here are the gallery’s hours: Tuesday through Saturday from noon – 5 p.m. and Monday & Thursday evenings from 6 – 10 p.m. cre8ery is located at 125 Adelaide Street on the 2nd floor. If you are coming by make sure to check out the exhibition at the main gallery.

Come and see my work!

Ciao for now!

Big day

It was a big and exciting day today. I got to move into my new studio space. Working out of my studio at home has been wonderful, but it is a bit like working in a bubble. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice bubble. I think this will be really inspiring for me to be around other artists and become part of the art scene to a bigger degree. The artists I have met so far have been all really welcoming and nice. I can’t wait to spend time at the studio to work and meet the rest of the artist. In total there are 26 artists working out of the space. The studio spaces range from shared¬†to individual spaces. My studio is one of the shared ones (7 artists in a large space). I set up the studio a bit today but I still have to bring my easel, blank canvases etc. I just couldn’t fit anything else into our car. Thanks Kyle for helping me carry and set up my stuff. Here are a few picture. I will make sure to post more once I am working out of the studio. It’s been a wonderful day!