Thursday, February 25, 2016

I finally updated my website....

I can't believe we're almost done the month of February! Eep! The time has been flying by and it looks as though my show at the Langley Centennial Museum will soon be coming down. You have until Sunday Feb. 28th if you want to get one last peek in. I was very happy to have been part of that show and it spurred me to do a bit of updating to my website and my YouTube channel. I really have more ideas than I do time but I'm hoping to integrate my social channels a little more and get to a point where I will be able to do live art demos via Periscope. Oh the plans.....

Digital watercolour  Lori Dean Dyment

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

You're invited to Process/Expressions Prints/Impressions

  Holy smokes has it been a long time since I've done a blog post! I've been kind of avoiding my blog as I had a major computer glitch that's made me lose all of the photos on my previous  posts. I was going to close this blog completely but I decided I'm going to make repairs instead and keep it as a visual diary of my studio practice if nothing else. And guess what? I actually have some art news to submit to this diary!

 On Saturday November 28th I will be attending the opening reception of "Process/Expression Prints/Impressions" at the Langley Centennial Museum. I was invited with some other local printmakers to show our work and share our printmaking processes. Traditional printmaking is not a very well understood art practice and it has been easily confused with current digital printmaking.

To help shed some light on the monotype process I created a short video that shows me creating one of the pieces that will be included in the show.

Monotype Process

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

7th Annual CARDED! show hosted by Hot Art Wet City

Hey, hey, hey! I'm happy to announce that my image "Soul Seeker" was accepted into this year's CARDED! show which is hosted by Hot Art Wet City. This is the 7th annual one night art trading card show and it's always a good time. If you plan on going you might want to get there a bit early as it gets pretty crowded with art card fans eager to make some swaps. You can find out more info about the show here. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

My La Calaca International Print Exchange has arrived!

My La Calaca International Print Exchange has arrived! This is one of my favourite exchanges to participate in. Below are just a selection of the prints. The only drawback is that most people just sign the prints and don't send any other info. so I'm not able to search for them online. Do you recognize any of yours in this bunch?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

My Green Door Print Exchange has arrived!

Check it out! My Green Door International Print Exchange has arrived. This has been the second time  that I've participated in this show and I've been quite impressed with how organized the exchange has been. Below are just a few of the pieces that I received in exchange for my Bandit linocut print.

l-r: Eleanor Walker, Harriet Brigdale, Monique Wales

The picture above is of the wonderful info-graphic that was included with the print set. Here I got to see which print mediums were used, what paper was the most popular, which countries submitted as well as all of the names of the participants. What fantastic info! 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fall Art Market at The Loafing Shed Glass Art Studio

  Hi everyone. Mark your calendars for October 25 & 26 as the day to do some early christmas shopping. The Loafing Shed Glass Art Studio has invited me back to sell my wares. Myself and seven other artists will be selling one-of-a-kind items that will impress anyone on your list. Come say "hi".

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New painting : Operation Sushi

  Today's post is all about my latest painting. I created the watercolour below, "Operation: Sushi" for Hot Art Wet City's upcoming Boobies and Weiners show in Vancouver. Unfortunately time and money constraints make it so that I won't be able to get the piece down there in time. Do go see the show though because I'm sure it will be a good one.

 I don't usually paint nudes of any sort but I was inspired by something I saw in my Facebook feed. In the city I live there are plenty of great restaurants to eat at but there has been a disturbing trend in the food service industry to sexualize the whole dining experience. Large chains like Brown's Social House, Earls, Original Joe's,Cactus Club, and Moxies have aggressively expanded and have required their serving staff to fit to a "grooming standard" that would be unacceptable in most industries today. 2 1/2" high heel minimum, hem lengths 2" or more above the knee and a look of "sophisticated sexiness" are written rules the servers have to to abide by. I'm not kidding here, these are facts. Added to the list are the unwritten rules that you should be very slender, attractive and young. I know I've had this rant before. It's not that I'm just a seasoned server who can't fit the Barbie mould but I think this standard of service is dangerous. It's damn scary slipping on a wet tile floor with a tray full of glasses, I can't imagine doing it in stilettos and a mini-skirt too. As well, I think this style of service puts an unfair burden onto the server when interacting with the customer. Not only does the server have to sell food to the customer using her body(?!) but she has to always consider the relationships between the patrons themselves and between her in relation to her attire. I don't know how many times I've heard people tell me how awkward it feels to have "breastaurant" server clear plates from their children or see the face of their own daughter in them because the server is so young. Why? Why and when did we decide that men needed hard-ons to eat?!

So.....just when I thought the restaurant culture couldn't get any worse I saw a headline about a new food service concept that's come to Vancouver by way of Japan. This new low is called Naked Sushi where diners can order a selection of sushi that will be served on the body of a young, beautiful and naked woman. This young woman is not to speak, the customers are not to touch her or make lewd gestures but rather she is just supposed to lie still and be a plate. Yup, a literal object. You've got to be fucking kidding me. I'm going to end this rant with a big "Fuck You Assholes" and I hope everyone involved with this new venture has mothers, daughters, wives, girlfriends and sisters who are discounted, disrespected and treated as nothing more than a source of desire for other men. Oh, and thanks for the painting inspiration. Jerks.

The translation on the chopsticks are: man, mouth, men and geisha