Pixie in the studio

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This tiny pixie of a lass was so much fun to work with. I thought I had already posted the session of her on Wreck Beach but.. apparently not. So, this is Introduction to Pixie. We did a couple sessions in the old Gastown warehouse (was gonna add a map marker but the URL is crazy.. but went streetview on it and apparently.. as of April 2023.. the WHOLE building is up for rent… dream/ swoon.. I’d give my eye teeth to live there again).

Anyhow.. these two sessions (here and here) were super fun… she had this amazing alt/ goth vibe even though she was working downtown near a copy centre.. leveraged a friend and nearby co- worker to do the ASK for me as I was a courier at the time and every single time I walked past her shop.. she’d be busy with customers.. so asked a friend and thing came to thing and she swung by for a wonderful session that has led to be a long lasting friendship (and that means.. next time I’m in Vancouver there is a 99.9% chance of a new session with this awesome lass.. showing off her new tattoo’s and piercings).

The General Bean @ the 2023 Art Market craft and artisans fair, booth #413

And on another note…
I’m in the midst of Market Seasion if y’all didn’t know/ read about it. I thought I’d have more time to do site work.. not that the site demands a lot but.. even the simple task of scanning images is hard to find time for this year. We’re hoping this weekend, and another weekend in a couple of weeks, will be KILLER and will result in some great developments for our small hand crafting company “The General Bean.” 

An interesting emergence this weekend.. I’ve been doing a lot of headspace work on old sculpture concepts~ probably not well known is the fact that I am a soapstone/ mixed media sculptor (also a painter.. not just “commercial” painter.. I cut my teeth when I was hitch hiking using oils on canvass to express what was going on inside my head)~ and, with a view towards merchantability I’m coming up with a Marvel Team Up of awesomeness.. Ill be working on three sculptures this coming spring titled “Vertigo,” “Mute,” and “Destitute” merging rusted and welded metal elements with fine finished soapstone.. average size will be HUGE“Vertigo” will measure, in exhibition mode, about 4′ tall, 3′ wide and 6 or 8″ deep consisting of found & weathered red brick, soapstone, and metal it’s weight will be quite.. massive.. and while this will be the largest of the pieces.. the other two will be somewhat similar in size. But- exhibition is only valid, to me, if PEOPLE see the works and as such I’ll be negotiating with shows like Art Market (Calgary), Circle Craft (Vancouver) and One of a Kind (Toronto) for domestic exhibition and sale of merchantable goods (my books and tshirts and stuff). So, pretty exiting to me to have reached some initial ideas and potentials. 

Anyhow.. thanks for checking out the blog and I hope you enjoy the lastest couple of galleries.