This is your personal invitation to a wonderful showing of art, including mine, at the Old Schoolhouse Gallery in beautiful Qualicum Beach, on Vancouver Island.
I have a wide variety of pieces, including glass sun catchers, steel and glass sculptures and many mixed media paintings. All with a wild spirit!
Show runs from Aug.9 to Sept. 2nd. Also showing in the other 2 galleries in the building are Grant Leier and Nixie Barton with their unique and amazing artwork!
POP UP Show!
When: Saturday, December 3rd 10-3 Where: Tammy Hudgeon Studio 1790 Seymour Rd. Gabriola Island. Why: for FUN and frivolity of course!
At the Pop Up Show there will be all manner of glorious gifting items. Everything from glass stars, my new "Wild Spirit" velveteen pillows, "Wild Spirit" prayer flags, mini soul gems, glass art and paintings of all sizes.
Sharing the day with me will be wonderful SharmaRay Goldman, with her "SharmaRags" line of altered clothing featuring fleecy gauntlets, scarves and much more!
We'd LOVE to see YOU!
July 7, 7-9 pm Opening night party Show runs July 7 - 24
New works in fused glass and mixed media paintings. Large sculptural steel, glass and wood. Paintings and glass art of all sizes and shapes. Animals galore!
I am super excited to share with you my newest creations! Opening night will be a fun party with music and laughter. Hope to see YOU there.
Prairie Dream Trip!
We had a wonderful day driving down to the Bluerock Gallery in the hamlet of Black Diamond, in spacious and beautiful southern Alberta.
Bluerock Gallery is a precious gem of a gallery. I felt excited to see my mixed media paintings very well displayed. All of my work was out on display, which isn't always the case in galleries.
This destination gallery is very well curated, with each artist represented having a clear voice and style of their own. Ceramics, glass, felted art, paintings, jewelry, bronze displayed in all directions.Â
I was also impressed to see an eclectic and interesting book selection.Â Titles such as Rumi, Mary Oliver, Elizabeth May and many more authors.
I loved it there!
I felt kindred spirit alive and well, like arriving to something familiar and known, yet all new and exciting.....mmmmmmm.....precious indeed.
Thank you Karen Gimbel and Isis for your creative vision. I am honoured to be part of your gallery.
As we drove home, the day ended with an epic moon rise out one side of the car while the sun was setting out the other.....the prairies glowing....mmmmmmm.
This Saturday, Jan.30th! The highly anticipated Gabriola Arts Council Atlas Affair event happens.
Last fall the Gabriola Arts Council gave participating island artists a map or atlas as inspiration to create an artwork for this show.
I didn't have an idea for this until late December.
I was finishing up orders and wrapping up my year end. I didn't have any creative brain power for a new project with a theme at that time. I did have an idea that perhaps a signpost would work with the theme of maps.
I gave myself time and space and in early January and I started making the glass signs you see below.
Shortly after I made the first few signs I knew that it could work and Ode started to make the steel post. I ordered super strong rare earth magnets (from Lee Valley) to hold the glass to the steel.
This way the piece can be easily moved, and the signs are interchangeable. I think that makes it kinda FUN.
Our piece will be one of many original ART works to be auctioned at the event! It is exciting and fun. Last year sold out, so get your tix NOW!
Hope to SEE you there!
First Art Show of 2016! ( for me)
S T R E T C H E D! Â ahhhhh.....that feels good to stretch doesn't it?
I have 2 pieces in this show. I had a sneak peek last night and there is some really awesome art in this show. Well known artists, and the price is the same for every canvas! $225! That is a steal for some of these paintings!
I've included a few close-up pix of my NEW Animal Totem paintings. These are the beginnings of a new series I think!
I'm going to the opening! hope to SEE you there.
See below for DETAILS.
What stretches us: work, family â€“ â€œfunâ€ â€¦ our passion â€“ really, anything outside our comfort zoneÂ â€“ our normalÂ â€“ come and see how these brave artists stretched themselves with this fun challenge.
the challengeÂ â€“ working of a 6Ã—36 inch canvas
46 canvases â€“ 31 adult artists â€“ plus 5 artists under 18 all the canvases will sell for the same price: $225
Stretched â€“ the Art Show
I am excited about all the possibilities that come with a new beginning, a new year!
It always feels fresh and alive when I am beginning something new. So a new year is something to celebrate!
I don't make resolutions...I find that feels restrictive and kind of punishing....especially at a time when I am finally learning to treat myself, my world, my relationships with more gentleness and kindness.
I have intentions instead.
To start my intentions this year I will share one thing: (more to follow, stay tuned)
- Â Leave more room for unplanned space in my schedule.Â My experience has been that quite possibly magic arrives in the spaces in between......I want to leave room for mystery and play.
"If we are always chasing after hobbies how will weÂ have time for bliss?"
Sending LOVE to you.....Happy New Year.
Hey gorgeous you....
I find winter Solstice is a wonderful time to retreat.
I am grateful to have the opportunity to have an offline, off grid, by the seashore in a rustic cabin getaway.
It feels very natural to me to SLOW down during these dark days of winter's arrival.
I do however, have a few plans...to walk, to breath, to play, to get quiet with my loved ones, to connect with nature.
And maybe, just maybe...if there is FLOW and no pressure I may dive into my new Leonie Dawson "Shining Year in Biz 2016" workbook!
Meanwhile, beauteous peeps...here are a few of my spirited friends to keep you company. They are filled with as much spirit and love as you would find if you visited my studio.
With so much gratitude.
EnJOY your season, however it plays out for you.
p.s. stay tuned in the New Year for new opportunities to connect with my paintings! I plan to offer cards, prints, buttons, pencil cases and pillow slips! you will be able to cozy up to a soft and loveable donkey pillow!
Yay! I packed and shipped my last art for the year 2015!
I always hold sacred the art that I ship out to new homes.
These pieces feel even more so as the requests for this work only arrived after I sent out my December newsletter.
My newest painting found a home almost instantly. It is named "Seafarers", and they are indeed seafaring as they sail off on a trip that will encompass 3 ferry rides before finally getting hOMe to a remote island.
The Sacred Salmon heads to the tall grass prairies, and the Spirit Totem goes to the even wilder far west coast.
I had some help with packing this time...well, more accurately I would say I "allowed" Ode to help me this time.
2016 will see me bringing in more systems to assist me in my biz! and more opportunities for me to share my art with you.
Think cool graphics of my art on tote bags, pillows and cards. Watch for it!
Thank YOU all so much for supporting my art, my studio.
p.s. you can see under "giving back" in the menu on this site all of the things you help to support when you support my studio. It all makes the world a better place. Thank you. xoxoxo
"All that Glitters" art show on now at the Hive Emporium.
In case you didn't know, the Hive Emporium is the NEW gallery, located in the fabulous, former Gabriola Artworks site here on beautiful Gabriola Island!
These are just a few of the lovely offerings in the show.
There is ceramic art, jewelry and glass in this group show!
Plus sooooo much other amazing, cool, fun items in the gift shop.
You can go and SEE for yourself until Dec. 22nd!
While you're there, you can relax with a yummy cup of Ginger/Turmeric tea! mmmmmmmmmm
We recently did a quick trip down to Victoria, to the West End Gallery.
For a timely delivery of seasonal spirit and love.
As you can see I created some tabletop fused glass trees.
The idea for small trees has been in my mind for awhile...I made one awhile ago....so I created 2 more. They look great solo and in a grouping.
By small I mean about 24" tall with a round steel base. Very sturdy and balanced. For a tabletop or windowsill.
I LOVE trees. They are special to me every day of the year.
It is fun to honour them, in the spirit of this season.
Trees are always, in ALL WAYS revered in my world.
The trees and poinsettias will be showing at the West End Gallery, Victoria and Edmonton.
We also snapped a couple of pix of my Totems and other sculptures in the front window!! of the gallery when we were there.
Thank YOU West End Gallery for creating such beautiful galleries to show (and sell!) my work.
Thank you thank you thank you to all of the peeps who choose to visit my studio during the Amazing Thanksgiving Studio Tour!
YOU make it happen! So many lovely happy people in my studio that weekend.Â Here are some pix. More to come later, and some stories too.
Thank you to the wonderful, hardworking and generous Gabriola Arts Council for organizing and running this fabulous event. You can support this group yourself if you are a fan of art and culture!
Summer days are slowly winding down....
I've had an unusual summer this year. Partly because of being laid up physically in a way that I am not used to being.
And also because I consciously chose to not do any shows this summer at all, which is rare for me. I LOVE having shows and being part of art shows.
This year though, I needed time to recalibrate and reassess what is really important to me.
I want to really begin to embody that changes that I have been asking for,
To S L O W things down. "Things" meaning my life in general. My mind. My being.
ToÂ S L O W down the pace of my life.
To S L O W my pace.
To enJOY the moments. To celebrate tiny things.
It all begins in the mind. This "slowing down" process.
And now is the time to embody my new beliefs. To pull them fully into my being. Yes, slowly for sure.
AND things have changed for me.
Peeps will likely still think I have been creating prolifically.
I know that it is not nearly so much, and not at all from the same "driven" mindset, approval seeking mindset.
Feels very good. Now the challenge will BEE to keep these new found ways when things do become "busier".
It's happening. And all is well.
From Gabriola Island to the Sunshine Coast to Whistler.
A few random pix of our recent 3 day/6 ferry ride glass delivery and glass pick-up journey.
So many inspiring sights to bring back to the studio with me.