QWAC 2015, and addressing long absences

First of all, THIS:

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It’s ONE WEEK until the Queen West Art Crawl, my favourite annual Toronto outdoor art festival. Heck yes! I will be smiling away in booth L30. Come say hi!!!! This is also the first year I’ve decided to try something different from the Billions Pass Through this Landscape series at this show. Allow me to introduce you to my whimsical, dream-like watercolours of personal-encouragement!

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Also, I realize that this is my first post on here in 10 months. Woah. Interestingly, that’s around the time I started using Instagram for my artwork. It seems I only have the capacity to keep on top of one form of social media at a time. Anyway, I pretty much forgot I had an art blog, but I’ll try to start using it more again. I’m not going to pretend that I plan on starting to blog all the time, but ya know, once or twice a month would be nice. We’ll see.

See you soon at QWAC!!

xo
-Candace

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This is my heart, and it’s green and leafy and growing.

I’m drawing the chakras in flowers! Well, I’m watercolouring them. And there don’t tend to be a lot of green flowers out there, because the rest of the plant is so often all green, and flowers have a different purpose than their chlorophyl-containing plantbody-parts (ssssssssex organs!), so green they ain’t.

So rather than an actual flower for the green heart chakra, I painted some beautiful foliage. It’s a tropical plant and I don’t know the name – if you can identify it for me, please do! – but I painted it from a picture of a lovely plant I saw in the caribbean on vacation. (Mmmmmm, St. Maarten!)

Here it comes in stages!

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You can see the final image on my website. 5 more flowers to go, and then I have plans for them…