Hi everyone! I’m not sure I’ve mentioned specifics before but this past year I have been working on applying for grad school and for the last couple months have been waiting around to hear if I got in. I applied to 4 schools, my preference was the one I went to for undergrad and where I currently live, with my second choice in Toronto. I was waitlisted at one school, accepted to Toronto, and totally rejected from my current school. So all in all, I’m happy because I got in to school, and at my second choice, but I’m also really intimidated with regard to finding a new apartment, moving, and getting used to a new city. The city I live currently is a decent size but quite tight knit, with everything close by. I’m planning to move as close to University of Toronto as possible, so I’ll be right downtown in the thick of things. I grew up near Toronto but it’s quite different being right downtown, and on my own. Moving is scary, starting school again is scary, and having to get used to a new place is scary. So I’m stressed, but also really excited! I think the only reason I was intending to stay in Kingston was that I’m comfortable here, and not necessarily that it’s better. Plus, Toronto is much bigger, I have several friends there already, and there’s more access to events, concerts, and things like that. It’s definitely a step forward for me, and even though it wasn’t my initial preference, I think I’m going to be thankful that things worked out the way they did in the end! I’ve been in Kingston 5 years, time for a change!
The program I’m going into is a 2 year professional program with no summer. It starts in September, but along with moving and wanting some time to do personal projects, I am closing my commissions as of June 15th. If you want to get in before they close, make sure you contact me within the next month. I will not be keeping any sort of waiting list after that date. It’s possible in the future that I’ll be taking a slot here or there, and after the 2 year program is up I may open commissions again, but I’m not planning that far ahead yet. I will, however, be continuing to do sculpture, and will likely still sell things on etsy from time to time. It’s just custom orders that are closing; from experience I have learned that I cannot keep reliable deadlines for myself while in school.
Thanks for reading!
kaitlinbaker asked: Hi :) On the colorful unicorn you did, you said you used the interference powders.. What does the interference mean? Like how is it different from the other powders? Thanks :)
I use both GOLDEN interference paint and Jacquard pearl ex powders. Interference is a physics term that describes how waves combine. In regard to paint, it basically means that the colour waves interfere with each other, combining and cancelling out, depending on the exact type of powder or paint. So on Dianoetic for example, depending on the light you hold her under, or whether you tilt her back and forth under a light, she changes colours to some extent. She’s got basic purple, turquoise, and green on her but also shines a range of golds, reds, and darker blues. It’s a tough thing to capture in photos!
here’s a write up from the GOLDEN product page:
GOLDEN Interference Acrylic colors offer a unique “interference flip.” When viewed from different perspectives, Interference colors flip between a bright opalescent color and its complement. When applied over white or lighter surfaces, the Interference color is less obvious and the “flip” effect is more obvious. When applied over black or darker surfaces, the Interference color is more obvious and the “flip” effect is less obvious. The Color Travel (C.T.) Interference colors offer not just one “flip”, but multiple tones between two points on a spectrum. Interference Acrylic colors offer artists a range of reflective properties and interplay with light. Interference colors are relatively transparent, allowing artists the ability to glaze with unique effects.
Anonymous asked: My, how much would an average estimate be for a kirin doll commission?
Kirins start at $210 for a 4 inch size and go up from there. Pricing is all on my website here: http://quequinoxart.com/commission-information-sculpture.html :)