Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Uxbridge Studio Tour and other good stuff!

Back in February The Husbands Aunt asked me to be a guest artist at her art gallery, The Magic Door, for the annual Uxbridge Studio Tour. I was SO incredibly honored by this, as she is a very talented artist.

Jay and her mother Joan Yerema often paint these beautiful pieces together. Amazing.

I have been preparing for months. I've learned a lot in this time of preparation. Not just about technique or application, but how to step way outside my comfort zone and go after the things that I dream about. Even if every detail is not perfect, or exactly the way I think it should be. I am learning to create, even when I don't feel 'inspired'. I guess this makes me a 'working artist'. Here are some photos of the art I displayed, and some of  Joan Yerema and Jay Yerema Weafer's gorgeous paintings. If you would like to purchase any of their art work, you can contact Jay here. If you are interested in purchasing my art work you can do so Here.

 Love Never Fails
Love Never Fails and ceramics by Mayta Markson

Be Still (on the top) and Shift (on the bottom) both by Katrina Weafer
See me through (on top) by Me   Cornwall coast paintings by Joan Yerema
The two red paintings by Joan and Jay Yerema and all ceramics by Mayta Markson

It also makes Miss Mack a working artist too, she spent the weekend with me and really wanted to bring one of her paintings to sell.

To all of our delight, she sold it! To a famous Canadian Brass, Juno award winning, jazz musician! How cool is that!? She was so proud.
Needless to say I was so proud too. I may have gotten a little bit teary. 

In the vein of stepping out and pursuing goals, comes my second bit of news. Well, not just a bit, huge actually. Amazing, and sometimes I still can't believe it.  For years I have talked and wondered, and talked and wondered some more about pursuing a career as a tattoo artist. After a few weeks of research, and working up the courage, I visited a little shop, Ill Cosmos, that I had heard great things about. After we met and chatted and they got a chance to check out my portfolio, they decided to take me on as an apprentice! These ladies are artists. They really value being great at what they do. So I feel super priviledged to be a part of the team. I am already learning so much.

I got to tattoo my first grapefruit the other night, I'm sure there will be many more to come.

Cute, right?
Till next time my friends and family be well!
~ Katrina

1 comment:

  1. Your paintings are stunning! Love that your daughter sold her painting! So great, and congratulations with the tattoo apprenticeship. Yay!