Artist’s Statement

May 31, 2005 Comments Off on Artist’s Statement

I have always been fascinated with drawing the human figure. In my work I strive to capture the energy of life and depict what it means and takes to be human and alive.

In 2000, I was diagnosed with Acute Myelogeneous Leukemia and underwent four rounds of chemotherapy including one round for a Bone Marrow Transplant. I came to Medicine Hat after that and discovered an active art community that I could work and exhibit with. I started showing my work in 2004 and found that my experiences with illness made the depiction of energy, life and humanity even more important to me and my own work became fuller, more authentic and dynamic.

My work has been influenced by my art instructors who told me that I should study Giacometti and by Bev Tosh who showed me that our mark is the same large or small by having us draw on a tiny piece of vellum and then putting it in a slide mount and projecting it on the wall. I have been using an intense, energetic, and web like line in my work ever since.

Sarah, May 10,2005

Sarah, 05.05.10, graphite on paper, 18 X 24 in. Enlarge


Too much of a good thing (Blog Redesign Part I)

May 25, 2005 Comments Off on Too much of a good thing (Blog Redesign Part I)

The Scourge of Kubrik

Do something different.

I’m working on it. Honest. I still have a lot of work to do, but here is the photoshop mockup so far:

New Blog Mockup Enlarge

Kubrick is really nice, btw. That’s why everyone (including myself obviously) picks it.

Keyword Tags: kubrik wordpress drupal themes design

Alberta’s Unsung Heroines

May 23, 2005 Comments Off on Alberta’s Unsung Heroines

Alberta’s Unsung Heroines Paintings by Izabella Orzelski-Konikowski & Bogdan Koral-Konikowski

Jadwiga Pierzchajlo (oil on canvas 2004)

A Centennial Exhibition of oil paintings and mixed media works celebrating Alberta’s women.

May 4 – 27, 2005 Cultural Centre Gallery Medicine Hat, Alberta

We all know one or two. The helpful ones – the ones who give of themselves to make the lives of others better. And they do it not for the glory or the recognition but because of who they are and the societal values that are strong within them. They are the Unsung Heroines. These twelve women have exhibited courage, strength, determination, and compassion to all who are around them. They have given much to the world we live in. They have been the front line in supporting people in need. …This exhibit is but representative of all our Unsung Heroines and in a very small way says thank you.

There is an interesting show on now at the Cultural Centre Gallery. It is a series of powerful and direct portraits of Albertan women. The women are a diverse mix of cultural backgrounds, ages and stages of life. Each woman is depicted in 3 pieces: 1. oil portrait, 2. mixed media collage, and 3. the woman’s story on a page beneath the portrait. The portraits are well executed and the life stories of the women are full and fascinating.

Each subject is on a black background looking directly at the viewer effectively communicating their courage and strength. The portraits aren’t idealized “magazine” women – they are real and detailed and full of life and character.

Alberta’s Unsung Heroines also taught me about selecting subject matter and developing themes for gallery shows that include life drawing.

Justin’s Blog

May 21, 2005 Comments Off on Justin’s Blog


I met Justin online through a friend whose sister had AML and a bone marrow transplant at the same time I did (June 2000). I had forgotten how really hard it and the GvHD were. Reading Justin’s blog brings it all back. He is a very strong and brave young man.

Gmail RSS feeds and Bloglines

May 8, 2005 Comments Off on Gmail RSS feeds and Bloglines

via: 15 things you can do with RSS and Gmail RSS Feed at Forever Geek.

The first time I tried this with Bloglines it didn’t work. I tried it again this morning (and set the subscription as private) and now it does. Thanks, Bloglines for fixing that.

_Update 05.07.12:_ This doesn’t seem to work anymore?

“59 and Counting” June 2005

May 3, 2005 Comments Off on “59 and Counting” June 2005

Chris Ironchild, Life Drawing 05.02.08Enlarge

Chris Ironchild, Life Drawing 05.02.08, graphite on paper, 12 X 15"

“59 and Counting” June 2005
An Exhibition of the Hat Art Club for the Alberta 2005 Centennial
Cultural Centre Gallery, Medicine Hat, Alberta
June 2 through July 2, 2005

The Hat Art Club began meeting in 1945 and was formally established in 1946. We are celebrating our 59/60th Anniversary in the Centennial year of the Province of Alberta.

Top Links 05.04.23 – 30

May 2, 2005 Comments Off on Top Links 05.04.23 – 30

Based on number of views from My Furl Archive:

  1. How to Create a Frames Layout with CSS
  2. learn web standards :: floated page layout
  3. everydaysketch
  4. Into the Blogosphere: Rhetoric, Community, and Culture of Weblogs: Visual Blogs
  5. Communication Arts: Columns: Visual Reflection Notebooks
  6. Welcome to the Web Gallery of Art

    The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassical and Romantic periods (1100-1850)

  7. First Draft by Tim Porter: New Values for a New Age of Journalism

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