The Last Life Drawing Class – Playing With Ink

brina - life drawing class - ink

Last night was the last Life Drawing Class and we were going to try longer poses (5-20 minutes, instead of 30 seconds to 5 mins), so I thought I’d put the charcoal aside and give ink a try. It was much more playful and fun for me.

brina - life drawing class - ink

In Progress : ‘Occupy’ Acrylic Painting


It’s funny how you can think you’re finished with a painting and then realize it was only the beginning. I had posted this painting (flower explosion) months ago and put it to the side, not on a wall or anything, but almost subconsciously left it out to have it in sight. I never really liked it and maybe I thought I would paint over it…and then this happened. I’m calling it Occupy. Mrs Frog, Mr Turtle and Snail have claimed this rock as their own…little do they know Mrs Octopus has her eye on the prized rock. Octopus is coming next.

occupy - acrylic painting in progress - mrs frog occupy - acrylic painting in progress - mrs frog Snail and Mr turtle

In Progress : Attraction – Giraffe Is Here

Brina Schenk - Attraction Painting - acrylic

Giraffe is getting anxious…he just wants to be on that island so bad.

The Hoop Horse – Basketball Net For The Kids


Our little boy has shown an interest in basketball, which is great, but Fernie doesn’t have a sports store and I couldn’t find a basketball net anywhere, especially one for toddlers. We needed to create one ourselves. It’s a good thing we found basketball netting at Canadian Tire, at least, so that made it a little quicker to put together. Rod found scraps of wood around the house to create a net that is adjustable as they grow and he also found a wheel rim in a trash bin for the net. We thought about putting the net alone on a fence post but we also liked the idea of it being portable. Then we saw the sawhorse. It all came together so well. I’m sure one day this backboard will have a horse head painted on it but that might be a rainy day activity and we haven’t had a rainy day in a while.

hoop_horse_scrap_wood hoop horse - scrap wood and rim basketball net

2015 Out Of The Box Dumpster Art Submission – A Glimpse

2015 fernie out of the box dumpster art submissions

Inspired by Mr Men and Little Miss books, I hoped to create a fun, adventurous dumpster. I’ll find out if my submissions was accept around the 20th.

Pen To Paper : Black & White Series 3

brina schenk - drinking giraffe drawing

I used acrylic paints for the background but drew with a black and white pen. The first attempt was the 3 people (I referenced an old black and white photography book I found at the dump) and I liked the fun white highlights so I tried the giraffe in the same style. The landscape was only white on the colourful background – this is a result of just zoning out.

brina schenk - drawing from and old 1958 black and white photograph brina schenk - mountain landscape drawing - white

Saving Knots on Instagram

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Wall Hooks In Place! Finally.

wall hooks - handmade - on the wall

It’s one thing seeing your completed wall hooks on your desk but it’s a whole other thing seeing them on the wall and being used.

wall hooks - handmade - bedroom wall


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