Curious Creature Series 1 Card Set Giveaway!

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To help promote the launch of my web store I am giving away one of the Limited Edition 3 Card Sets on sale in my store. Woo Hoo! Here’s how you can enter.

1. Like this Post (it’s how I’ll find you)

2. Reblog any of my posts you’ve enjoyed from this site.

3. Follow the site for updates!

Winner will be chosen at random on September 19th!

For more info on what’s in the card set head on over to my Store.

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Store Launch

If you haven’t noticed I have added a new icon to the side bar. It’s my new web store and it OPENS TODAY! This year has been about having the courage to work towards ideas I’ve had for a long time but for one reason or another have never followed through on. So here we go! 🙂

With the Curiosity Cabinets and Kaleido Festival as a vehicle for introducing my Curious Creatures  Series, I am opening a web store that will feature these creatures in a limited edition postcard set. It’s a small run with only 15 sets available. I’m calling it Series 1 in hopes that I can release more ( different) collectible sets in the future. This set of creatures is ocean based but I have ideas for land and and sky creatures to come. This site will also be a forum to offer original drawings and paintings from not only my Curious Creature Series but some of my other work as well.

Head on over to my website and check out more info on the Society Of Curious Creatures or better yet head on over to the Store and pick yourself up a set of cards. 🙂

 


Cabinets Of Curiosity Show Update

Hello all! The time is finally upon us! We are two days away from the Kaleido Festival. For those close by the festival runs for three days September 12-14 in the Alberta Avenue District from 90-94th Street.

This will be the first showing of the Curiosity Cabinets I have made tied to the Society of Curious Creatures concept I’ve been working on. I’m pretty excited. I have a few things planned to go along with this unveiling to hopefully keep the momentum going. Please follow me along on Instagram and Twitter for more info on how you can get involved.

Thought I would post some pics of the bits that make up my cabinets before they became permanently affixed. Enjoy!

 


Kaleido Show Wrap Up.

If you were in Edmonton September 12-14 for the Kaleido Festival maybe you happened by some miniature Cabinets of Curiosity that were left in random spots on the festival site to promote my work in the festival.

I certainly had fun making them AND finding places to leave them. Once found they were free to take home and I only asked that the new owner post a pic or comment on Instagram or Twitter letting me know they were found.

No one played along in the posting, but all were taken. Hopefully they have all found their way to happy homes.

Here they are as I saw them last.

Drop 1. Minimus Ave Paradisus. 2 1/2" x 3".

Drop 1. Minimus Ave Paradisus. 2 1/2″ x 3″.

 

Drop 2. Minimus Heliconius. 2 1/2" x 3".

Drop 2. Minimus Heliconius. 2 1/2″ x 3″.

 

Drop 3. Minimus Hifishcus. 2 1/2"x 3".

Drop 3. Minimus Hifishcus. 2 1/2″x 3″.

 

As for the show itself it went really great. Met a bunch of wonderful artists and got to see some great work in the Gallery and all over the site. Here are the finished cabinets as I promised a view of the finished works. If you are interested in purchasing them send me an email at info@angiesot.com.

 

Creatura Heleconius

Creatura Heliconia. 9″ x 12″.

 

Creatura Ave Paradisus. 10"x 12".

Creatura Ave Paradisus. 10″x 12″.

 

Creatura Hifishcus. 9"x 12".

Creatura Hifishcus. 9″x 12″.


The Society Of Curious Creatures

One of my goals this year has been to start showing some of my artwork. My hope is to also give some of them a home out there in the world. Not sure if anyone but me will find them interesting but that’s part of the scariness and excitement in trying this out.

Life finally lined up that I had a chunk of time off this summer. Mostly it was a much-needed recovery from the chaos of my theatre season, but it has also turned out to be the perfect time to put into action one of my creations. First to leave the gate will be The Society of Curious Creatures. The debut destination will be the Kaleido Family Arts Festival September 12-14. The festival showcases many art forms from music, dancing, theatre, craftwork and also artwork. They have two gallery spaces and I have been fortunate enough to have been selected to show my works in one of them. Yay!

‘The Society Of Curious Creatures is a fictional Society whose goals are to encourage the spread of knowledge and exploration of creatures that mainstream science has refused to acknowledge or continue research efforts towards. Many of the explorers have donated their research to the Society in hopes that an interest in these amazing and quirky beings continues. To begin, there will be a display of reproductions from the collection. In this case, Cabinets of Curiosity featuring three of the Curious Creatures within the archive.’

Here is the work in progress shots I submitted for entry. The Cabinets have come a long way from these photos and I’ll post some more complete photos as we get closer to the show date.

I also have a few surprises I’m hoping to go along with their debut. Stay tuned. 🙂

Creatura Heliconia

Creatura Heliconia

 

Creatura Hifishcus

Creatura Hifishcus

Creatura Ave Paradisus

Creatura Ave Paradisus