Monday, August 27, 2012

Fun with GIFS in BC

I am definitely not much of a shutter bug... But, I am addicted to GIFS right now, so this drives a lot of my camera activity. Here's some of what I brought back from my vay-kay to British Columbia (Vancouver and Points Interior).
Pants way up, near Main and East Hastings in Vancouver (a.k.a. crazy crack town).
A quick little animated doodle from my sketch book.

A sweet little seven year old girl, a part of my kind Kamloopian host family, did a bunch of tracings of one of my older prints. They were Picasso-esque, so here they are.

And finally, someone taking better photos than me.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Interviews Galore!

From my Instagram feed. Look for Stirlbot. 
Winged Beast Outfitters recently appeared, in full interview form, on the prolific Ottawa scene blog, Apt. 613. Thanks to Eva, I come off as someone who sort of maybe might know what he's talking about.

And then, other interviews? Well, yes. Today, I raced across town from the library where I worked for an interview with a kind (and lightspeed note taker) journo from Metro News. Lesson this interview taught me? Pace myself and no sense rambling about everything, if the poor guy can't keep up. Anyways, hopefully this will be out soon.
Other news:

Wolfe Island Music Festival is a confirmed go. Watch out Kingston!

Right now, thanks to the Curious Collective, I'm contributing to the general ambiance (pronounced "am-bee-aaanse") of the Ottawa Jazz Festival. Come by Canada Day for free concerts (Hooded Fang!) and check their tent out.

Don't forget to check out the Facebook page... updates happen there fast as fast can be. And, as usual, you're welcome to peruse my online store.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Break time!

Time to throw off some of the work!
Summer is pretty much here! And, I'm taking a break from doing shows for a couple months. This may seem odd for someone ALSO trying to run a business.

Well, the Winged Beast is a creative project, and I need a break from show/market prep to recharge and focus on some other things. Like what? Why ART of course!

Not to mention, that at some point, the fall will come around, and I want to have some gooderific and novel things to show off. So, I'm gonna buckle down, alternate iced coffee and beer, and let the magic happen. Well not exactly, but there will be a mix of work and fun, that's for sure.

But don't worry. The Winged Beast isn't totally closed. In Ottawa, I will be putting in place a couple consignment opportunities - i.e. look for my stuff at Ottawa Jazz Festival, thanks to the Curious Collective. I also have my on Wolfe Island in August... more details etc. will come in their time.

And, as always, you can shop at my etsy store.

I cannot rust... I cannot rust.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Summer Shows! May - June Marathon!

Summer demands my show tent and lounging in the sun or shade.
The Winged Beast is hitting the great outdoors for the next couple months with a slew of dates in Ottawa!

Ravenswing DIY Fair
Sunday, May 27th, 11am to 4pm.
Minto Park (on Elgin).

Sandy Hill Spring Fair
Saturday, June 2nd, 9am to 3pm.
All Saints Church (corner of Blackburn and Laurier)

June 16th, I'll be down on Preston Street, as part of or adjacent to Italian Week of Ottawa (That's all I know at this point...). You'll know more when I do, of course.

You may also find me down at the Glebe Garage Sale on May 26th if a) the weather's good and b) my birthday is not too, too fun.

I'll be taking a break in July to take breaks and work on some other things (like taking breaks!)

August? Well, I'm hoping to go back to the Wolfe Island Music Festival. Tickets are apparently flying off the virtual shelves, so hurry up!

And as usual, you're welcome to peruse my online store. There are new prints, FYI.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Show! Urban Craft (Again!)

Winged Beast Outfitters is heading down to Urban Craft in Ottawa, yet again.
This Saturday, May 5, 2012 @10am-2pm
The GCTC, Holland & Wellington Free Admission!

Ottawa is lucky because I'll be showcasing some new shirts and skirts, which are very much way better than my grainy smartphone pic suggest...

All these shows in a row at Urban Craft have been forcing me to keep rolling new stuff out. To help with showing it off, I'll also be showcasing a new display rack for my kids clothes. I am making it out of materials scavenged from the construction site next store! More to come on that.

And finally, I am practicing my hand at doing paper prints. I'm not deft, ye... but watch out for hangable/frameable prints this fall!

Art = Classy

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Where have I been? Doing stuff!

Oh my neglected blog! I've been busy since Christmas. But, I haven't been posting here. Ooops... to make amends, I have some highlights for those who follow the blog.

I've been doing Urban Craft the last few months. It's Ottawa's only monthly Maker/Craftster market. It's been pretty great. The next one is May 5.

I've made new Beware the Squid Menace shirts and added kid's sizes to the line up.

I'm working on my summer show schedule. Life at the public library may keep me in the Ottawa region, but worldwide people who need a fix can still go to my Etsy store.

I also went to Paris (for the first time ever!). It was spectacular and I took about 776 photos (mostly of graffiti and of cats). Some of this massive wad of pics are for a project I'm hoping to have done in June. More on that will be announce later.

In other news, I have my first ever interview next Friday. The good people at Apt. 613 are going to shine their light on me. This, I believe to be awesome.

And, as usual I'm always working on images and ideas and keeping things tight at the ol'OPL.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Thanks, Ottawa! You've made this a pretty bangin' Fall/Winter season!
The Winged Beast will rest soon... there is still time to get your last minute holiday orders in! But you will have to be fast.

Looking forward to 2012!


The Winged Beast (Stirling)