Last year I deputed Shy Girl at Wapiti Music Festival and this year I’m introducing a whole new story titled The Traveller. It’s a simple 20 page illustrated story with few words. I’m hoping the imagery will be enough to grab people’s attention. I’m know I’m in love with the story and I can’t wait to show it in Annex Park on August 11 and 12th.
Have you heard about Harrison-Edge Cane Bamboo Fly Rods in Fernie BC? Peter hand crafts each rod and apparently they’re amazing (I don’t fly fish…but maybe I should). He needed a new logo so I took his scribbles and replicated it on my computer. Done and done.
Watch out, Patrick Markle, Brina Schenk is infiltrating The Blue Toque! I’ve always wanted to have some of my illustrations for sale somewhere and Tanya approached me about displaying some ink work on her walls. Of course I do! How cool is it to meet people who loves your work enough to look at it every day.
I hope to replace artwork as it’s sold. I better keep drawing as these are all originals, not prints.
Finally, today, at 11:15 am, the outside was painted and my signature was applied. Ahhhhhh. It's a historic day for me. "Attraction" is done! SOLD #painting #forsale #acrylicpainting #attraction #pull #brinaschenkart #artwork #largecanvas #finishedwork #art #island #magical #creativeart #artist #paint #fernieartist #fernie
I started working on this painting around October 23rd, 2014. Today I called it done. Just over 2 years! Not bad. It’s been a journey, to say the least. It’s a painting I have enjoyed making from the second it started. I didn’t always know where I was going with it but once that island was in place, I knew exactly what had to happen next. Today it’s called “Attraction” because something is drawing all these people, animals, insects and plants to this island in the middle of nowhere.
I took some time away from my computer while my children needed their mom but now that they’re a little older I’m finding some time to get work done. Here are some samples of work I’ve been doing, in the graphic design world, in the past year.
Fernie Lantern Festival – marketing material
Fernie Seniors – Logo Design
Burma Road Estates – Logo Design
E-Save-The-Date for some friends – local wedding stationery
Bright Beginnings Community Preschool – website and social media
I have all these drawings in my house. Tons of them. I’ve been drawing and painting almost every day for along time and my walls, storage and drawers are starting to fill up. Maybe, it’s time I start thinking about what I’m going to do with them all. I certainly can’t part with a few of them yet, we’re still in a relationship, but some of the other ones, I think I should try and say goodbye…or “until we meet again.”
A few white frames were purchased, just to see what some of my illustrations look inside them…and I got even more excited. They look fabulous!
I’m not sure if it’s a step forward or back but I love changing things up. Here’s the new look for Saving Knots:
And when I convert it to vector: