Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Ask What??????????

The studio has been a busy spot since i moved in, Sunday was a singles womyns Art Party alot of neat stuff came out of it...I love this particular card that was created by a particpant and it just touched me little did i know how impacting it would be.

Yesterday i got a call from my studio mate giving notice that the studio will be no more!!! yep u heard i thought with organizing other artists would enable me to keep the space. Then another curve was thrown my way the rent of $1400 would be going up to $2800 and so the studio is not attainable at that price even with artists... So i am sad trying to suck it up and move on.....Moving on to where i don't know.

I am putting it out there for a large live/work space in Vancouver!!! Please if u do live in Vancouver keep your eyes and ears open as i am handy and can do somethings to make it my own. Its funny things truly were in Launch mode and people were supportive of the happenings at the studio. So ask the card says ASK???

I am Asking help me to find Outsider a settled home...affordable!!!

Thanx people...

In Artistic Solidarity;

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Standing Tall...............

Will ya look at the blue skies and feel the heat of the sun..can we say Yahoo!!!
yes i am still here more focused these days with the studio,things are beginning to take off in several different directions.

As you know the Open Studio was an awesome boost...This past weekend i became one with the studio being able to begin working on a large piece.

It will still take time to organize the studio space. This upcoming weekend will be another Art Party.

The above pic is a Art Vending Machine that was created by Nicci B, the fabo stand that the machine is sitting on was created by a metal artist Ilone, that i connected with from craiglist. The stand is a true sculptural piece that is a fit for this vending machine and the bonus is that this machine can go and be taken anywhere..i like portable and access.

Alrighty then i am off to enjoy the day.....

Be one with creativity people....

In Artistic Solidarity;

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Supporting The Artist..........."Figas Closet"

How does one support the Artist?? its been my experiences to buy their work one because i like what i see and two its local and truly who knows how the work of this artist will take off and i want to be the first to have one of a kind. My home is over flowing not only with my own work but others beautiful works of Art. It would take u awhile to see everything in my home gallery its a bit overwhelming for the first timer lol lol.

I feel blessed with the talent that is throughout my home. Below is another way to support an artist that is creatively fundraising and i ask that u please support her Art!!!
Please click on the above pics for a closer view....

Art On people!!!!

Hi everyone,
As most of you know, my son Diego has a speech delay called "Apraxia of Speech". He has been getting free speech therapy for the past few years from the government, but as soon as he turns 5 (in August), they will not cover it any more, so we will have to hire a private Speech Language Pathologist. They charge around $100/hour.

On the other hand, I have created these new creatures called Figos. They are wishing dolls; each is unique, has it's own original name (which the kids pick); and I sew them here at home.

So I am writting this email to introduce the Figos to you, to fundraise for Diego's speech. We need to raise $10,000 for next year's therapy. Each Figo is $40 including the mail. If you would like to help us, please write an email and send a cheque made to Diego's name to:

Diego Segovia
206-1288 West Cordova Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3R3

Please don't forget to write your address. You will have your Figo in about a week. I am attaching some pictures so you know what I'm taking about :)

lots of love & good wishes,
Diego, Triana & Claudia

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Open House Part 2

How Do???
I wanted to continue with the Open House Thread, the above pics are the creations that were made and left for me to love and admire. It always amazes me as to what takes place when u put out materials that enhances creativity with a
little curiosity, nudge and encouragement i watched fascinated at the process staying out of the creative outcomes...

The Play table was set up in the middle of room laden with lots of diverse goodies, it couldn't be missed or avoided cause this is where we all ended up. Watching the children just jump in and do was enough to push the adults closer to touching,looking through the materials.

What i love about creativity is the process and how it manifests from one person to another which was the case on Saturday.I will be one with the studio this weekend finally able to get my hands dirty.

Please know that you are welcome to come and see the space let me know!!

Lets put our hands together for some sun today!!! i say bring it on

In Artistic Solidarity;

Monday, June 11, 2007

Peeking Into The Open House

Gooooooooooooood Morning;
I gotta tell ya the Open House on Saturday Rocked, Great turnout despite the very soggy weather...The space was loved by all who walked through the door.An Art Play Table,snacks and music playing in the background added to the inside creative atmosphere.

Over the next couple of days i will post more pics of the Open House..The two above pics of the altered playing cards were made by two wonderful little girl artists who are 6 & 3 years of age and they put these creative xpressions were done without any help from Mom..
The next upcoming creative generation!

As for the rest of the pics check them out, there is one pic(Claudia,Diego and the cute stuffies) that i will be elaborating on.

Thanx So much for the support on Saturday..

In Artistic Solidarity;

Friday, June 08, 2007


My People,My People;
I point directly at u today yep u as i invite each and everyone to COME ON DOWN to the new studio digs tomorrow. Last night the last load of stuff was put in place well ok sorta of,thats why i am posting this early as i gotta make some sense and order of the space.

Open House

Come on Down and Celebrate the new digs and Outsider Art In A Box 1yr Birthday

Door Prizes

Snacks and Refreshments

Play Table

June 9/2007

12:00 am- 6:00pm

Studio Location:

150 West Hastings ( Please Ring Door Bell)

Vancouver, BC

Time to blast off !!!

See ya tomorrow

In Artistic Solidarity;

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Ruby Dogs/Outsider Art Artist Of The Month

Hail Creatives;
This months artist of the month at Ruby Dog's Art House in the Outsider Art Vending Machine is Karen Gartel.. The above pics are the artists creative xpression to Outsider Art In A Box. These little pretties are mini works of Karens
originals. So u know these are limited ...Don't Walk But Run to Ruby Dogs, I will load the machine tomorrow early am. Please read the previous post as to the Open House at the New Studio Digs!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karyn Gartel is a self-taught mixed media artist residing in Williams Lake, BC Canada. Her passion for paper, glue & scissors since about the age of 3 has finally paid off as her career as a professional artist is starting to take off. Now, at the age of 36 and a busy mother of 3 children, she spends the wee hours of the night in her studio creating collages, altered books, assemblages and many more wonderful creations. Her inspiration is everywhere, and with the help of a lot of caffeine, she manages to amaze people with her prolific creations!

"If you truly have the desire to create art, you just have do it! I always have piles of laundry or dishes to do, but I would rather sit at my kitchen table with the kids and "do art" as they call it. Art has become a part of our family and the kids really enjoy creating their own masterpieces right along with me."

Karyn also gets a lot of emails about where to find the images and materials that she uses in her pieces. The best resource has been her family's long neglected photos, most of whom nobody remembers anymore. "Creating art with these wonderful old photos brings new life in place of the forgotten one. It is really fun making up imaginary adventures for these people...kind of like re-writing history!"

Ok people time these days is full with preparing the studio for my future work and for the upcoming Open House!!

In Artistic Solidarity;

Monday, June 04, 2007

Studio Move

Hi Ya;
Saturday turned out to be a beauty day the sun,heat what more could one ask for.
I had lots of help for the move and the studio was loved by all who saw it. I got say that i am a tad embarrassed at how much creative stuff i have and adding to that we have another load of stuff to go(sigh)

Sunday i spent a half day in the studio organizing,the rest of the week will be the same,BUT I LOVE THE SPACE!!! I am looking forward to getting my hands into some serious art xpression..

The top pic is old space packed and ready to go thats only a small portion of stuff
second pic is Carolyn picking up the body parts i was tossing off the balcony.

The third pic is yours truly and Carolyn at new space we were playing,behind me is the freight elevator which opens into the studio.

Are ya curious yet where Outsider is at well come on down and check us out at our open house upcoming this Saturday;

I invite you and most certainly bring others to celebrate the new creative digs.

Open House: Free
Come on Down and Celebrate the new digs and Outsider Art In A Box 1yr Birthday

Door Prizes
Snacks and Refreshments
Play Table
June 9/2007
12:00 noon - 6:00pm

Studio Location:
150 West Hastings ( Please Ring Door Bell)
Vancouver, BC

For More Info on our Studio Creativity;

Art Parties:

Rock on in the creative world

In Artistic Solidarity;