Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Artist Of The Month For May 2007

Bright Blessings;
So getting right to it,i would like to bring ya into the know of whats been cooking here at Outsider Central.I am delighted to announce that in
collaboration with Ruby Dog's Art House we will be presenting Artists of the Month through Ruby Dog's. The Artists that will be showcasing their small works are known throughout creative circles.

So this may be a one time that you will be able to purchase from your favorite artist of the month for $4.00.Please note that there is limited numbers of Artists of the month Art.

Small unique works of Creative Xpression from Outsiders Artists will continue to be available in Ruby Dog's machine as well as other machines that are in Vancouver and Beyond. Thank You for supporti
ng the Arts!!!

Outsider Art In A Box & Ruby Dog's Art House Presents
Ruby Dog's Art House 4738 Main Street

Christina Lazar-Schuler

Christina Lazar-Schuler is the Owner/Creative Director of Lazar StudioWERX, a local manufacturer of fine art rubberstamps and handpainted printed papers. Christina, and her husband Terry, have created and brought their inspired line of products to the wholesale, retail and online craft markets for nearly seven years, consistently maintaining top quality products with a strong artistic vision. Lazar StudioWERX has offered their unique products to consumers through an online retail presence for years; recently, Christina has opened a small retail storefront in Vancouver with mixed media art supplier Ruby Dog's Arthouse. This unique store combines all that is cool in paper arts with vintage ephemera, collage materials, edgy/graphic papers, cool vintage/fine art inspired rubberstamps and more.

Coming from a strong graphic design and mixed media art background, Christina's paper arts style can be described as eclectic and urban; she combines 'traditional' design styles with unusual, vintage ephemera and commercially available embellishments to create pieces that are injected with modern, urban flair. Her teaching experience is rooted primarily in the mixed media realm and is excited about sharing her more 'arty' techniques with local paper artists - hoping to push them out of their creative boxes and into a place of experimentation and discovery.


Here is a sample of the original page that will be altered:

In Artistic Solidarity;

Monday, April 16, 2007

ALL That!!!!

Hello; Hello;
Yes it is I,I am alive and kicking here at Outsider Central...I am still in the cycle of healing and its very slow and challenging as i had expectations that all would be well in a few weeks after surgery HA! well i am going on four weeks and there is still alot more that has to heal yet...

I am slowly beginning to get back on track with Outsider Art In A Box..do u know that our year anniversary is upcoming the end of May..yeah wow the time has just flown.

Please stay tuned over the next couple of days as there is wonderful collaboration coming up with Outsider which i am very pumped about.

I am often asked as to where my creative ideas come from and what i can say is getting out there and seeing different places,people and experiences.

Krystin Goodsell one of Outsiders biggest supporters and contributors had her own one women show at Libbys Kitchen on the weekend...I love Krystins work its very diverse mixed media i love her use of different materials,so people ease on down the road and check it out!!!!

The other pics are of a recent visit out to Delta to an aquaintances floathome,kewl eh..i fell in love and instantly wanted a floathome.I so love alternative live/work spaces ....i would love to hear where u live/work..

There are two resident swans at this floathome community. The floathome we were visiting had some eggs on the owners deck that had been abandoned..none of us present had any idea what bird or??? that the lost eggs belonged to.

Wanted: Outsider is seeking outside funky space to work/storage from heres the catch
we need free space we're open to a work exchange or ???????????

Bring It On

O'k people thanx for your patience here at Outsider blogland..

Rock On in the Art World


Friday, April 06, 2007

I was lost but now am found and Return of the Muse

Salutations Creative Ones;
Thanx for the well wishes and healings from here and personal emails...I am still in healing and will be for awhile yet but my energy is returning in a welcome manner.

I have been in a creative slump for a quite awhile and didn't get it until the last few days ,throwing in the towel was alot easier than cleaning up the mess...The mess meaning my creative space it became a dumping ground a storage room for stuff,when u begin to go down that slope u have to hit the bottom to get the big picture or more like tune in..Fear manifests itself in many forms and so the underused creative space...Creatively i have felt challenged in many ways but today i can say all those challenges are worth it as i am now ready to move forward. I still have aprox another 3 weeks of healing to go which is allowing me time to renew,reflect on my art-full journey.

Cleaning up has opened my clarity and my sense of purpose is beginning to return,i couldn't have done this without my creative support team u know who u all are and I thank you for the reality checks and kick in the ass!!!

The other awesome gift is the return of my muse her name is Taylor ...my lovely young adult daughter who is living back in BC an hour from her old mom..Taylor from birth has been an inspiration for my creative expression and is a welcome critic of my work.

Spring has a way of waking one up and i am grateful for the new blossoms all around me...

BRING IT ON!!!!!!!

In Artistic Peace;