When your expectations change.

As some of you may know, we had another child recently. It’s a very long story, having children. One with many different pieces to fit together, lots of emotions and a lot of waiting for that next phase when things get easier? I was just into making a third series of work when I found…

Day Job Blogging.

Bear Swimming, Tim Pitsiulak. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to do anything very creative myself. This does not mean I haven’t been able to find ways to support the arts. I recently got to do something cool for the place of work. It’s nice to know that if you have to take…

The Dorothy Project

In remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Harbour Explosion I did a bizarre artist thing. But first a little background information. You have to understand I have always been fascinated by my grandmother who I do not remember. There have been far too many comparisons made for this not to be the case….

Lost Art: part one

All of these works are MIA.  Okay, the marbles one was ephemeral art to be fair.  Photo credit to Ajoy Pinto, great fellow Libermannian who lives in many memories and fellow artist.   The others, you would have to ask my mom.  The truth of it is, over time a lot of art ends up…

The Word Art Literacy Project 

How do you do art when you only have maybe fifteen minutes to spare? You think quick, you draw quicker and you find a few apps you can wrestle with off your phone.  Yes dears, we are phone working the artist mojo.  You can find some of my recent efforts at the iaintlion store.  Affiliated with…

Still no time for a CV, I’m a legit artist though.  

In fact, this time last year I was showing at the Red Head Gallery as part of Nuit Blanche.  But what people need to realize is that these short exhibits require entry fees and just as much attention as your day job.  I do not advise working on the same day as exhibiting, which I…

You can now like my Facebook Page.  No pressure.  

When I get 25 people to like Jennifer McBurnie Artist on Facebook I can also add a link.  But for now it exists as a landing for people doing a search for my WordPress site.  Not that the few people I know do not already know about me or what I have been up to….

This is nice yarn.

This is from Uruguay.  It’s super fine, lace weight, extra soft and just the right balance of yellow to cream with green.  It’s lovely.   With lovely things you A-have to nail a pattern out of the park or B-keep it simple so you don’t goof, slip a stitch or honestly get so tangled you…

Art, zazzle and seo power

https://www.zazzle.ca/_iaintlion.  Above is a link to my newest project.  I Ain’t Lion is the name of my particular brand of cartoon characters which will be introduced publicly very soon.  This shop is also great to repurpose some old pieces of art and make them relevant to an increasingly shrinking living space.  Your space may be…

The next batch of random

What you see is the result of pent up energy that I and many other artists feel from time to time.  Sometimes, it is immediately helpful to just jot down your ideas while you are thinking then and when you actually have the free moment.  An artist who has not made art in a while…