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Kitty Trio by calzephyr Kitty Trio :iconcalzephyr:calzephyr 2 1 Fire Escape by calzephyr Fire Escape :iconcalzephyr:calzephyr 3 6 Untitled Fibre 212 Project by calzephyr Untitled Fibre 212 Project :iconcalzephyr:calzephyr 3 2 Cardinal Christmas Cards by calzephyr Cardinal Christmas Cards :iconcalzephyr:calzephyr 0 0 ACNL Midge by calzephyr ACNL Midge :iconcalzephyr:calzephyr 5 2 ACNL Jay by calzephyr ACNL Jay :iconcalzephyr:calzephyr 3 1 ACNL Julian by calzephyr ACNL Julian :iconcalzephyr:calzephyr 3 0 ACNL Whitney by calzephyr ACNL Whitney :iconcalzephyr:calzephyr 3 0 ACNL Punchy by calzephyr ACNL Punchy :iconcalzephyr:calzephyr 4 2 ACNL Bob by calzephyr ACNL Bob :iconcalzephyr:calzephyr 0 0 ACNL Blaire by calzephyr ACNL Blaire :iconcalzephyr:calzephyr 0 0 ACNL Ruby by calzephyr ACNL Ruby :iconcalzephyr:calzephyr 5 0 ACNL Winnie by calzephyr ACNL Winnie :iconcalzephyr:calzephyr 3 0 Woodland Park Zoo Giraffe Carousel by calzephyr Woodland Park Zoo Giraffe Carousel :iconcalzephyr:calzephyr 2 0 Grazing Pinto Mare Scherenschnitte Papercut by calzephyr Grazing Pinto Mare Scherenschnitte Papercut :iconcalzephyr:calzephyr 0 0 Bird Feathers SVG Cuttable File by calzephyr Bird Feathers SVG Cuttable File :iconcalzephyr:calzephyr 1 0

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Fluttershy like real horse - My Little Pony by hontor Fluttershy like real horse - My Little Pony :iconhontor:hontor 588 31 Merry Christmas Fear Gift  By Peregrinefalconlady by Thagirion Merry Christmas Fear Gift By Peregrinefalconlady :iconthagirion:Thagirion 3 15 Blue beaded budgie by FeynaSkydancer Blue beaded budgie :iconfeynaskydancer:FeynaSkydancer 34 4 The Captain and the First Mate by PeregrineFalconLady The Captain and the First Mate :iconperegrinefalconlady:PeregrineFalconLady 14 23 MLP G1 - Blossom by Lolliangel00 MLP G1 - Blossom :iconlolliangel00:Lolliangel00 118 53 Animal Crossing Brewster Hoop by iggystarpup Animal Crossing Brewster Hoop :iconiggystarpup:iggystarpup 34 6 Felicity by lyssacrafts Felicity :iconlyssacrafts:lyssacrafts 19 2 WIP - Celeste Embroidery Hoop by StardustGremlin WIP - Celeste Embroidery Hoop :iconstardustgremlin:StardustGremlin 1 0 Peek A Boo by holymacro Peek A Boo :iconholymacro:holymacro 40 62 Very Basic Wing Tutorial by Thagirion Very Basic Wing Tutorial :iconthagirion:Thagirion 13 43 Bulllet collab commission by Thagirion Bulllet collab commission :iconthagirion:Thagirion 17 50 G1 Vessa by RuneElf G1 Vessa :iconruneelf:RuneElf 4 5 Sunburst plushie 11 inch for sale by Valmiiki Sunburst plushie 11 inch for sale :iconvalmiiki:Valmiiki 114 8 Red-and-green macaw necklace by szaranagayama Red-and-green macaw necklace :iconszaranagayama:szaranagayama 7 2 Fancy Ozzy by Goodbye-kitty975 Fancy Ozzy :icongoodbye-kitty975:Goodbye-kitty975 7 5 Make your own birdy by Hazelthedragoness Make your own birdy :iconhazelthedragoness:Hazelthedragoness 182 69

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Kitty Trio
A trio of cats, commissioned as a birthday gift. 4x6", marker and pencil crayon.
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So, one little twist of fate solved a lot of problems at once! Let me tell you about it.

For the past few years, my friend and I have been tabling at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. I have always struggled to find a sustainable product to sell - I just don't have the portfolio that a lot of artists have. Even worse, I didn't have any new art for the show. My friend sells jewelry and I accepted that I'm here to talk to people, hang out with my friend and enjoy the show.  Then, m partner had to cancel a few weeks before the show date. "Ahhhhh! Nooooo!" I thought, especially as I only had enough inventory to fill half the table.

So, I decided I would do pet sketches at the table. I made a sign and made some ACEO sized samples and cut up a stack of cardstock. As my forte is birds and horses, I literally had a "how to draw animals" book out and tried drawing cats and dogs. I didn't think anyone would pay me money, LOL, but I ended up taking 19 commissions! Some are pencil crayon, some are marker. I finished five or six at the show and just finished the last one this morning. Apparently when time and money are on the line, I can draw dogs and cats pretty good. The lesson learned is to believe in yourself, as corny as that sounds.

You can see them on Instagram: www.instagram.com/calzephyr77, but I will also be sharing them here. Stay tuned!
Fire Escape
Fire Escaple is a wool tapestry that won second place in its class at the Calgary Stampede Western Lifestyles arts and craft show. It took about four months to complete!
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Untitled Fibre 212 Project
This is a large, 2x2' fabric collage that I made in fall 2013 for my class. I just didn't get around to taking a photo of it until recently. The goal of the project was to spend at least an hour a day on a fabric piece, either jotting down something that happened or adding to it in some way. I used old flag material (note: flag material is very difficult to work with), old pants, felt and minky fabric. I was never 100% happy with the composition, but I liked the idea of how the project came together bit by bit with little planning.
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Cardinal Christmas Cards

Every year I try to design a feature Christmas card and this year it's cardinals again :-D I drew the original cardinal with pencil crayons and PanPastel, then reduced it and printed it on salmon cardstock. It actually took me all day just to design two cards as I tried to figure out the best composition and materials. I thought about doing the frame in Stardream, but it turned out to be too gold!

If you would like to order cards, please convo me. I'm advertising them now for November delivery - international mail can take up to 21 days and of course I have to make them :-) Sales can also be set up through Etsy (guest check out now available) where I have perfect feedback. Buy with confidence!

* 4.25x5.5" blank cards with vanilla envelopes
* Designed, created and assembled by me in my smoke-free home
* Quality cardstock and archival adhesive
* Touches of gold metallic ink give a festive shine
* Choose vertical, horizontal or both
* $4 Cdn each







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So, one little twist of fate solved a lot of problems at once! Let me tell you about it.

For the past few years, my friend and I have been tabling at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. I have always struggled to find a sustainable product to sell - I just don't have the portfolio that a lot of artists have. Even worse, I didn't have any new art for the show. My friend sells jewelry and I accepted that I'm here to talk to people, hang out with my friend and enjoy the show.  Then, m partner had to cancel a few weeks before the show date. "Ahhhhh! Nooooo!" I thought, especially as I only had enough inventory to fill half the table.

So, I decided I would do pet sketches at the table. I made a sign and made some ACEO sized samples and cut up a stack of cardstock. As my forte is birds and horses, I literally had a "how to draw animals" book out and tried drawing cats and dogs. I didn't think anyone would pay me money, LOL, but I ended up taking 19 commissions! Some are pencil crayon, some are marker. I finished five or six at the show and just finished the last one this morning. Apparently when time and money are on the line, I can draw dogs and cats pretty good. The lesson learned is to believe in yourself, as corny as that sounds.

You can see them on Instagram: www.instagram.com/calzephyr77, but I will also be sharing them here. Stay tuned!

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Christine Bennett
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Canada
Current Residence: Canada
Favourite genre of music: Rock. Definitely.
Operating System: Windows!
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Easter

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calzephyr Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Easter to you and Chris!
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I had a nice one.
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TrueMefista Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
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calzephyr Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
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Happy Birthday.
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calzephyr Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!! Aw, these are so adorable birbs.
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suzidragonlady Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:boogie: :dance: Happy Birthday! :dance: :boogie:
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calzephyr Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks hun! Hope you are doing well.
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holymacro Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017
Happy Birthday!!!May you have a awesome day and many more!!!God bless!Hugs!  Glen:icontoyhorseplz:  :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:
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