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Faces for Art Battle

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I’m training for Art Battle yet again! Today I switched it up a bit and did some faces instead of hearts. I’ve done hearts on all my battle paintings, and I need a change! These are both 20-minute paintings, 16″ x 20″, called “Love me”, and available to purchase either apart or as a set. Contact me to purchase!

The trees never ask for attention.

If you read yesterday’s post, then you know there were lots of tears, and lots of feeling. After writing that post, I painted this painting, also with many tears.

"The Trees never ask for attention", 20" x 20" $560

“The Trees never ask for attention”, 20″ x 20″ $560

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Style and the City – I’m in the Calgary Herald!

Artist Belinda Fireman shows her style in the basement studio of her  Calgary home . She is wearing a vest by local artist Viva Felt, a red leather cuff by Fehu, a shirt by Nally and Millie, Gap jeans, homemade knit leg warmers and Naot shoes.

photo by Ted Rhodes, Calgary Herald

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photo by Ted Rhodes, Calgary Herald

So excited to be featured in the Calgary Herald today!

http://calgaryherald.com/life/fashion-beauty/style-and-the-city-fashion-free-spirit-belinda-fireman

Art Battle!

I had a blast at art battle last night, at HiFi Club in Calgary. It was as much fun as the last few times I tried – great music, lots of people, super-intense energy! I will definitely do this again! One day I want to compete in the national competition! :)

Round One… I won!

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Round 2: Congrats to the winner, Michael!

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To read about my past art battles, click here.

Studio Tuesday :: 20-Minute Paintings

"I Love It", 16" x 20" SOLD

“I Love It”, 16″ x 20″ SOLD

It’s Art Battle training time again! Art Battle is a friendly competition for artists: we are given the paint, the canvas, and 20 minutes to create what we want/can. The audience votes for their favourite paintings, and the top 4 finalists compete in the last round. This year, I have my eye on the nationals!

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Both of the paintings here were created in 20-minutes. Working this quickly allows me to let go of any critical voices, because they just don’t have a chance to take hold – my hands are moving too quickly! It’s like a really fast dance, with paint.

Art Battle is this Thursday at HiFi. For more information on Art Battle, and to purchase tickets, click here.

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Studio Tuesday: Surrender

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I’m totally loving this new purpley-blue palette… This painting was like rainbow puke before putting on the final layer. Yeah, really, it’s even possible for me to think there’s too much colour!

It’s ready for your walls! Just click here.

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Karma Art :: Pay What You Want!

The end of the year is coming, and having almost completed my SelfLove365 Project, I am realizing how difficult I find it to love, or even like, parts of myself. Sometimes, even accepting myself is a challenge. But this is what I strive for now – to accept what is here, what is now, what is in front of me. That’s not to say I won’t then go ahead and do something to change it, but in order to change it, I feel the need to make peace with it first, to accept that part of me, because in all likelihood, it’s here for the long haul. In honour of accepting myself, I made this painting, “Acceptance”.

"Acceptance" 16" x 20"

“Acceptance” 16″ x 20″

Karma price: pay what you want.

Yes, you read that right! :)

Send me an email (magknit[at]telus.net) telling me:
1. Why you want this painting.
2. What gift you share with the world. Maybe you do already, or maybe it’s something you’ve been thinking about. Be generous with yourself here. You have many gifts. Or, alternatively, tell me about something you have recently accepted, or have trouble accepting, about yourself.
3. The amount you wish to give for the painting.

Some things I would like you to know:
– you have until midnight on Dec. 31, 2014 to send me the email.
– there is a minimum cost of shipping to cover if you are outside of Calgary. ($30 in Canada, $40 to U.S.)
– I sell other paintings of this size for $500.

Once I choose who will receive the painting, I will contact you with details about payment methods.

Much love to you!
Belinda