Study of Ocean Hues

14 Apr

On a wall of my childhood bedroom is a framed description of the meaning and origin of my name. This description states, “a fondness for the ocean will emerge”. For this particular Brianna, this is an understatement. I love water, especially the warm, emerald waters of the Caribbean Sea. In high school I was a lifeguard. In a past life, I must have been a mermaid.

MissingOcean004This February my wonderful parents took my brother and I on a family vacation to the Dominican Republic. It was amazing, my favourite part was spending time near, in, or on the ocean. I’ve been missing sunshine and turquoise waves, constantly daydreaming about warm waters and warmer beaches.

My mom took some fantastic photos of my brother and I kayaking along the coast. These photos are the inspiration of an ocean hued painting I started working on last weekend.

MissingOcean002Inspired by my mom’s photos and Pantone’s 2010 Colour of the Year I decided to pull out my brushes and attempt to capture the waves of the Caribbean Sea on canvas.

MissingOcean001I’m not sure what the final product will look like – but I’m excited to turn idle daydreaming into something creative. I started out using an old credit card to spread paint around an old canvas (top images) and layered blues and greens on top of my original painting (bottom images). I’m not sure if I’ll try to replicate my mom’s photos or do something more abstract. Either way – it is nice to be painting again.

April 2013 Desktop Calendars

2 Apr

Well it’s April and there is still snow and ice on the ground in Saskatchewan. As I said last month, hopefully warmer weather is just around the corner. My not-so-secret wish is the snow will disappear by my birthday! Until then I will console myself with a grilled cheese sandwich (see bottom of this post).

April 2013 001Fine Art and Freckles.

April 2013Jason Krieger.

April 2013 003Oana Befort.

April 2013 004Paper Leaf.

April 2013 005Kinnon Elliott.

Wine-Cheese-Grilled-Cheese-6-reduced-1024x679BS in the Kitchen.

April is National Grilled Cheese Month and my friends at BS in the Kitchen are posting a new grilled cheese EVERY DAY. This is quite an (indulgent and impressive) accomplishment. My favouite grilled cheese to date: Wine & Cheese Grilled Cheese! AMAZING. A great sandwich to celebrate my birthday later this month, with a side salad to balance the meal, and a glass or three of wine!

Happy April!

Best Easter Egg DIY

25 Mar

Easter is the only time of the year when it’s perfectly safe to put all your eggs in one basket. Enjoy these DIY Easter egg treats!

NEON DIP-DYED EGGS...neon dip-dyed eggscraftberrybush 549craft thread eggsDreamy Dyes & Dietlind Wolfdreamy dyes eggsEaster Egg Candle - Real Eggshell Candle Pink Vegetable Wax Candle Eco-friendlyeaster candle eggs DIY EASTER EGG DECORATIONSunconventional diy eggs Embroidered Eggsembroidered eggs (x1)SEWING 101- EMBROIDERED EGGSembroidered eggs (x2)ENTERTAINING- EASTER EGG DECORATING PARTYdecorating party eggsFlowered Eggsflowered eggsDIY Marbled Easter Egg Cake Ballsmarbled cake eggshomemade cadbury creme eggs homemade cadbury creme eggshuevos-pascua-1polkadot eggsOmbre Easter Egg Decorombre eggs WE LIKE IT WILD- FRESH EGGSfresh flower eggs

Happy Easter!

XO

International Women’s Day

9 Mar

A modern progressive world needs equality.

I want to take a moment to celebrate International Women’s Day. March 8 marks a celebration of resilience, femininity, and the achievements of women around the world.

All women deserve the freedoms of health, education, and justice. All women deserve the power to give themselves and their families the best possible future. I am so incredibly fortunate to live in a time and place that is largely respectful of gender rights. We need to remain tenacious for future sustainable change.

Enjoy this mashup of girl-power, feminism, and equality.

Lunafest.

IWD001hubbubbuckle.

IWD003Sarah Julia Clark.

IWD004Tales from Fish Camp: A City Girl’s Experience Working in an Alaskan Fishing Village and Feminist Ryan Gosling.

IWD005MartinCline.

IWD006Red Prairie Press.

IWD008Do you sign emails xoxo?

IWD0013Madison Park Group.

IWD009You can be girly and a feminist.

IWD0012

Santigold – Girls.

IWD0011

March 2013 Desktop Calendars

4 Mar

It’s March! Hopefully this means warmer weather is just around the corner. Get a head start on spring cleaning this month by tidying up your desktop calendar.

March2013-001Jason Krieger.

March2013-002Oana Befort.

March2013-003Paper Leaf.

March2013-004Kinnon Elliott.

XO
BB

merino wool touque

24 Feb

For our annual gift exchange my dear friend Courtney made me an awesome touque! What could be a more appropriate gift for a Saskatchewan girl suffering -40 °C weather?

Touque001The dark greys, purples, and teals in the wool match my winter coat and scarf perfectly. Courtney used Jane Richmond’s Renfrew pattern (love the Vancouver reference) and Malabrigo Rios wool, which is super soft and washable.

Touque005March might be here next week but that doesn’t mean winter is disappearing. I’m sure I’ll be wearing this super cozy touque until April! Thanks friend!

February 2013 Desktop Calendars

3 Feb

February has to be one of the most difficult winter months. It is a month filled with ice, snow, and cold. Do something special for yourself, warm up with a cup of coffee and Baileys and give your computer a quick facelift with a new desktop calendar!

Feb2013-004Kinnon Elliott.

Feb2013-003Paper Leaf.

Feb2013-002Oana Befort.

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Feb2013-005Jason Krieger.

Stay Warm!

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