Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bowdog Calgary Chalk Mural, March 2014

Recently did a fun commission for Bowdog here in Calgary. They specialize in everything Canine! It was a lot of fun to meet so many dogs while working on this drawing. They have a great team of people at a nice facility, so if you need lodging, grooming, daycare or training for your dog, Bowdog is highly recommended.

This wall was done with chalk markers instead of traditional chalk, as the wall is located in a busy area and dogs would brush against it while walking by.
Working with Bowdog's marking team, we decided a visually interesting way to present their services was with a 'word cloud'. Another integral part of the Bowdog brand was "Sit Stay and Play", which fits quite nicely under their logo dog tag on the left.
 







Wedding Seating Chart Chalk Mural

Here's a cool drawing done for Becky and her husband at Q Haute Cuisine. A new take on how to display your wedding reception's table seating chart! 
They requested the art to match their wedding invitations as seen here :)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Kids Caricatures Calgary Artist, for Westjet Family Event

Had a great time drawing caricatures for some cute kids at the Westjet Family Christmas party this past weekend.
 It was held at the Telus Spark Science Center from 9am-12pm, and they had 6 caricature artists working. Here's a glimpse of some of my favourite drawings.
 
 Dominic, Pheonix & Tristan: These three brothers probably share a lot of things, including this drawing! Benjamin likes the Wii and was sooo happy that I drew him with a Wii controller. Gavin melted my heart - the look on his face when I turned the drawing around to show him what he looks like as a cartoon character. He likes soccer and dogs too. What sweethearts.

Teegan's favourite color is pink and wanted me to draw her makeup in the drawing too. Tamana was very sweet and likes purple! Reid was only 17 months old, and in talking to his mom, she said he points at lots of things since he can't speak much yet. He's like a modern Gerber Baby! 


Friday, December 13, 2013

Fresh Gems, Find me at Market Collective December 20-22, 2013


Check out these fresh gems! I've been working hard in prep for my upcoming show and sale! Find my table at Market Collective on the December 20-22nd weekend.

I'll be selling handcrafted women's jewelry (making lots of long pendant necklaces!) and wire words wine charm sets.

Location: King Edward school, 1720, 30th Ave SW, Calgary.
Hours: Fri: 4-9pm, Sat: 10-6pm, Sun: 10-6pm




Happy Holidays! Herjavec Group Chalk Mural Wall at Q Haute Cuisine


Here's a peek at the latest Chalk Mural commission I did at Q Haute Cuisine. The Herjavec Group had their 6th Annual Holiday Cocktail Reception.






Robert Herjavec (Founder of Herjavec Group, You've seen him on Dragon's Den and Shark Tank) retweeted my twitter post about the mural! That made my night :) Find me on Twitter: @rozzielee




Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Bowties, Pearls and Moustaches - A Prohibition Style Cocktail Party











What a great theme for a party... where was my invite?! :p
Chalk mural Commission for Midwest Surveys, their upcoming event at Q Haute 
"Bowties, Pearls and Moustaches - A Prohibition Style Cocktail Party"



Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fiona and James Caricatures, Chalk Mural & Live Drawings

Recently I worked with a lovely couple, Fiona and James on a custom Caricature.

They both love cycling (they each own three different bicycles!) and have always wanted to try a tandem bicycle as well. They were really easy to work with and really fun to get to know. Above is their completed studio drawing, and I was comissioned to draw it with chalk at Q Haute Cuisine, the location for their Wedding Reception.

Chalk Mural at Q Haute Cuisine In progress  

A photo with the finished chalk mural  
 
Fiona and James also invited me to do live caricature drawing of their guests on their Wedding Reception evening at Q Haute.  This was an exciting opportunity for me and I really loved it! Check out some of the photos of the family and friends of the couple with their caricatures. Thank you Fiona and James for the opportunity to work with you, I had an amazing time!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Paris Marketplace, Q Haute Chalk Mural


The Paris Marketplace - Rustic buildings with the old cobblestone roads. This sets the scene in the current chalk mural at Q Haute Cuisine. Chef Michele was a pleasure to conceptualize with.  He's such a positive creative force at this establishment!


Audra and Mike Celtic Knot Mural


I worked with Audra and Mike via email to design this mural for their wedding reception at Q Haute. She sent me copies of her wedding invitation, which had this lovely Celtic knot design with a heart in it.  Drafting up some nice typography so that their guests would not mistaken who's party they were arriving for... Audra and Mike chose the asymmetrical design of the couple drafts I sent to them. The colors in the knots reflected the lovely blue flower bundles, which had hints of green and yellow in them as well.

Thanks again and Congratulations!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Breakfast at Tiffany's, New York 1960s Themed Chalk Mural






This was a custom chalk mural done for a Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower at Q Haute Cuisine! 
What a fun theme. I recently watched the movie after hearing about this project. Crazy I haven't seen it till now. Audrey Hepburn was a darling and so was "Cat".  The poor Cat scene of him sulking in the rain was just too darn cute.

I met for tea with the sister of the bride, Natalie, along with event planner Alexandra Joy (AJ) of Pink and Honey Event Styling.  They envisioned a 1960s New York Skyline, with the famous quote from the film's theme song, Moon River. I was really glad they liked the sketches I showed to them, and thrilled at the end result.

AJ put together a blog post with incredible photos of how the event all came together. The styling and details were incredible, what a memorable celebration. I was so glad to have played a part in it.  http://blog.pinkandhoney.com/breakfast-at-tiffanys-bridal-shower/

Wedding Obsession blog feature with more amazing photos from the Bridal Shower: http://www.weddingobsession.com/2013/06/26/tiffany-co-themed-bridal-shower/





Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Colorful Montage - Environment, Passion, Evolution


 
 The third drawing for Q-Haute was a montage of sketches and shapes that capture the essence of the establishment. 

- Environment - Passion - Evolution - Wine - Health - 

It was great to try the colors on the chalk wall. This drawing challenged us in reaching new heights (really I cannot reach the very top) and filled up the chalk wall the most of all the drawings to date.

October 6th, 2012