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Kal Barteski
Kal Barteski is an artist who paints, designs, photographs and writes stuff. Everyday and all the time in all sorts of media. She's a award-winning illustrator and graphic designer, dog-walker, mom, poet and in her spare time she drinks way too much coffee. She's loving life and keeping things fresh by blogging daily and staying inspired.
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Last weekend, I spent some time hanging out in a downtown back alley painting (I might have indulged my inner Banksy as well). I painted 3 huge panels. The canvasses (3/4 inch MDF board unprimed) were ridiculously fun. Probably because... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at [i] LoveLife
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The ARTshop is open again. NEWNESS. Neon. Gold. Neon + gold. Canvasses. Paper. It's full of colour and chaos. EVERY SINGLE THING is more amazing in person than the photos show. Man, I just couldn't get the neon paints to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
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I am about to reopen my ARTshop. And let me tell you that this has been a tough go. Why? Because it has never been more clear to me that I AM AN ARTIST. I loathe wasting time NOT PAINTING.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
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[photo by David Oro] Last month I was asked to put together a spur of the moment script installation that was hung at the Winnipeg Fringe festival. I wasn't here to see it in action, but the act of making... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
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Left: summer 2013 Right: summer 2014 -- Happyland pool. I love these girls. LOOK how much they've grown! Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
Yes!! They will be for sale again in a few days!
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THIS. I was silenced yesterday when I saw this on Instagram. THIS beautiful photo. A spontaneous + unexpected studio reno required my space to be taken apart yesterday and packed away. I moved piles and piles of scripted pages -... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
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If you're in Winnipeg sometime between now and the end of OCTOBER 2014 - you should stop in to 419 Graham Avenue. That's the Womens Health Clinic. They asked me if I'd be interested in creating something for their windows... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
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Hi. I'm in the middle of moving prints over to a new location. WHY? Because I woke up the other day and remembered that I'm DRIVING THIS SHIP. And by that I mean, I'm in charge of what my life... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
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I am an artist. But lately, I have not been making very much art. I have been sitting at my computer sending files and prints and tending to social media and the business sides of things. It's making me feel... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
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If you get a chance - COME HAVE COFFEE! Seriously, pour some jo and put on Elise's podcast (episode 15). This is the one where she invites me to talk a bit about art, but mostly we just catch up... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
You made me cry. Nicest compliment ever. xo Thank you for being here.
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If you have been reading this blog for any amount of time, you have probably heard me babble on and on about the YOU ARE AWESOME posters. They are customizable posters like the one in the photo above and I... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
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This is me standing inside a waterfall taking selfies with my phone. Two days ago. In Iceland. I booked a spontaneous trip with a girlfriend months ago. Iceland was always somewhere I wanted to go. I realized that have a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
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I am excited about a new collection of prints (going live late next week!). To celebrate EARTH DAY and our extraordinary planet and creatures - I've created a couple of prints and will be making a donation from the sale... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
I have always liked the first of April, but this post was epic. ;) Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
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Hello old friends. I am not lost. I am nestled in a nice spot where I feel very much like all the randomness of my life makes perfect sense. Not easy seamless sense - hard-working working intense sense. Satisfying, exhausting,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
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When you open your eyes each morning - you don't know what the day will bring. But when you close your eyes each night you know how you contributed to the things you couldn't control. This week did not go... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
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UPDATE: I have talked with all parties involved and we have come to a positive resolution including possible collboration on future (and very legal) projects. It sure doesn't always work out this way and I am grateful to have stood... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
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Hi! This is at 419 Graham Street. The Womens Health Clinic.
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There's a little spot downtown that taught me some big things. I was asked to create art and I can't do that without being overwhelmed by feeling. From outside - you can stand between these two spaces and be completely... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
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I have been spending hours scripting for a project that found me at a beautiful time. I've been asked to put together a little art installation at the Women's Health Clinic and that has challenged + inspired me in many... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
Not mine, but Id love to see it!
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2014 on Blurb video surprise. at [i] LoveLife
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This little video was in my INBOX this morning. (There's lots of brush script going on - so check it out!) I had forgotten about it! For part of the filming I wore a GoPro camera on my head (and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
Hi Wendy - this class will be quite a bit different than SCRIPTschool. There will be different media addressed, more detail and also a host of contributing artists to inspire you!
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2014 on LifeSCRIPTED at [i] LoveLife
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