Definition: Head of hair
Synonyms: hair, strand, crown, ridge
My friends are amazing. No, they really are!
Sarah M in particular, is probably the most Diva I have ever seen, but the one thing I love about this diva; she knows how to look good for photos!
Just recently I went on a “hair photo-shoot” with this girl, and in all honesty it was more of a “Sarah photo-shoot.” I tried really hard to focus on the long mane she had going on (extensions), but I just couldn’t help but adore how natural she was in front of a camera. This made my job infinitely easier and the photos that sprung from it all are some of my favorites.
So I really hope you all have friends who not only are naturals in front of a camera, but are fun to go on little adventures with. Don’t be afraid to ask your friends to take photos of you or vice versa. You really don’t know how amazing they will turn out until you try.
Diva or not, I think I see a lot of myself in this young 20 year old who asked for a simple (yet lovely) shoot..
Thanks for being amazing Sarah!
Definition: Cloud of Gas
Synonyms: galaxy, nimbus, vapor, etc.
It’s been a little while since I dabbled in something I call Multimedia Digital Art. What that means is, I’ve clustered together a different brush to create an image of something real. It’s like mixing paints or something along those lines. However, instead of paints and such, I used brushes that represent a different image. Of course the background layer is my own mixture of color as a base, but you get the gist. I’ve fooled around with different types of effects as well, so this is new and exciting after so many years of doing the same thing over and over again.
I do hope you enjoy the few I have thus far.
Check out my Facebook website if you’d like to see more of these!
Come by the shop as well (in the navigation bar, click Shop) to purchase the image on a variety of house hold items, such as pillow shames, clocks, mugs, and other fine things!
Thanks so much for your support you guys! It’s certainly what keeps the projects going and sharing more frequent!
Definition: having the qualities of surrealism; bizarre.
Synonyms: unreal, bizarre, uncanny, dreamlike…etc.
I wont apologize for the lateness of this post. However I will celebrate that things are now back on track; well sort of!
For the past few months, it’s been a ride that I’d not seen coming. After some misadventures in 2016, the new year seemed a bit more promising. It’s been non-stop; go, go, go, and make sure you take a breather somewhere kind of year. Heartbreak didn’t slow me down, or stop me. Instead if freed me from one less priority to make way for other fabulous things.
What fabulous things? Well, I’ve been at the local market Since January 7th (2017), and missing only-maybe a whopping 3 or 4 days in the month (it’s only a few Saturdays considering the rest of the week it’s not open). The things I sell there rang anything from original paintings, hand colored prints, and jars full of (not so real) pixie dust for all audiences.
It’s been a wonderful kick to the new year and I wont be stopping there. I just (right before this post), officially opened my Etsy.com shop (check it out here). My relatively new images were also posted on my Facebook Fanpage (again, look here).
Yet so much still needs to be done. For now, here’s what I got for you lovely creatures!
Thanks so much for the support you’ve all given me! It paves a way for bigger and better things. I hope the artist in you try’s it’s hand at making it a life career! If not, well that’s okay too! Just enjoy the things you love and whatever makes you happy at the end of the day!
Definition: a woman who is refined, polite, and well spoken
Synonym: queen, countess, broad, gal
These past few weeks (August 2016) have been the busiest I have ever been and I love it.
Currently I’m gearing up to put on a show to get my brand and images out there to the public. Although it’s an all ladies event, I feel like it will be a hit! Of course I will have another art show with other artists, but for now this is just to get myself out there more.
I’ve always had this fear that none of my work was worthy enough for the public to purchase. However these past few years I’ve learned that there are people who have been seriously interested in my style of art. So with this in mind, I started to put my butt in gear and produce work that not only would I love, but others too.
Over the years, although I produced plenty of work, I never got around to selling any of it. Then again, I wasn’t exactly sure how to market myself. Finally this year I got a bit of advice from business experts and here I am, selling prints and originals!
Be sure to never sell yourself short. Your work is unique, and even if it resembles another artists style that has inspired you, it’s still your own and you will always have someone out there who is more than happy to purchase your creation. Just keep producing work and don’t be afraid to put it out there to the public.
Definition: come back or visit again.
Synonym: return, or visit again
Believe it or not, but after a couple years of having sketched this image on the computer, just now I’ve finished a couple versions of it.
No, I normally do get back to images much quicker, but something that I thought was completed ended up not being my “best” work. As my best friend T. had put it, “showcase only your very best work. This doesn’t look done.” (She said when the image was still in its infancy.
Okay so that last part I was paraphrasing, but you get the idea.
If you’d like to purchase the transparent (non filled body) print; you may do so by visiting: The Owl Palette Society6 page.
Definition: longing; dream
Synonym: achievement, optimism, faith, desire etc.
Not too long ago (probably a week), I was asked to take photos for a charity event for a non profit organization at Ray of Hope in Kitchener-Waterloo by a friend who works in the marketing department at the non profit organization.
The best thing I’ve seen in a long time was the smile on Kaitie’s (a Youth Employment Program participants) along side Bob Egan of Blue Rodeo and co-founder of 100 Guitars for 100 kids. Just to know that kids who don’t have the means to purchase a guitar for themselves made it all seem so much more worth it just to support the cause.
I was fortunate enough to have one of my photos showcase in the newsletter for Ray of Hope friends. The article is here, so please give it a read if you can.
Definition: pertaining to points, lines, angels and figures used in geometry
Synonyms: graphic, mathematical, spatial etc.
My love for fashion didn’t stop after Highschool; in fact, I actually believe I found a way to still keep with fashion, but instead of making and designing, I stylize and photograph. That’s right, I found a way to still enjoy the world of fashion. Sure sometimes being the stylist, makeup artist, hair dresser, as well as the photographer can be a bit much, but the outcome is well worth the hours.
This summer I was able to meet a wonderful upcoming artist whose fashion style reflects my own in some ways and freedom makes for some fun photo shoots. She quite literally will let me style her any way I please and even takes directions like a champ! Who is she? She is Jen Drews.
This 20 something year old is a natural!
I hope you enjoy the few images posted here. Be sure to check out more of Jen and my photography at my facebook fan page. Just click the link and you’ll get a glimpse of things you haven’t seen here before!
Definition: pick out and emphasize.
Synonyms: high point, peak, emphasize, intensify, etc.
November 2015 I decided it was a good idea to start a project that could potentially get me on the map somehow. Although I didn’t exactly get the sort of attention I had wanted, it still became a popular thing on my fan page.
I did a series of watercolor images of animals in the kingdom that I really thought were pretty amazing creatures. Each animal was captured in three images. They all were different types of the same animal. For example, if I did owls, you would see: a barn owl, burrow owl, and snow owl.
This was series I put a good amount of time on. Sometimes when you really love something you tend to put more time into it than anything else you have going on. Of course there are times when you wonder why you took on such a huge project. As much as you want to kick yourself for it, you know the end result will be more than gratifying! Just don’t give up on something you’ve started; because it was a good idea and it will give you a huge satisfaction when completed.
Definition: investigate (behavior or opinions) by questioning a group of people.
Synonyms: survey, question, audit, examine, query, etc
Graphic Design and Fine Art Commissions survey:
Recently I’ve been doing a complete change in the way I’m doing things here at The Owl Palette. Although I have a bad cold, it wont stop me from trying to acquire the information that I need in order to serve my clients better. I know this sort of random and completely out of no where; considering I haven’t exactly posted anything since last summer, but believe me when I say this, I’ve got plenty of work that hasn’t been shown.
With that said, I’d really like it if you would take the time to do a two minute survey – yes?
I’m trying to better my services and product for my clients and this will certainly help me in the long run. The survey will be open until the end of the week, however the sooner the results, the better the outcome.
Thank you so much for reading and participating!
Definition: a large or sufficient amount or quantity; more than enough.
Synonyms: wealth, abundance, luxury etc…
Over the summer I had the pleasure of taking a copious amount of photographs of some of my favourite people – my friends.
There are a so many places in my city to go to for settings to take pictures. Most being that of nature but with the added touch of either rustic or a hint of beauty. Of course I gave my models the choices of their outfits but they really pulled off the things I had directed to them.
With this I only give you less than a handful of the images I’m most proud of. I hope that you all feel as though you have plenty to work with in your own cities, with your friends volunteering their time, and natures abundance of backdrops.
Take advantage of all that you have around you, because you never know what you’ll produce until you utilise these things.
Thank you @jacobgirls for your time!