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Preview Black Friday Bumble Rumble Release Coming Nov 24

 

It’s almost here! Every year I make a fun release and sale for Black Friday and this year and unleashing a swarm of new goodies. (He he see what I did there?). Releasing at 9AM PST on Etsy there’s going to be original artwork, new plates, handmade jewelry, totes, coasters, one-of apparel and bags, limited edition hand-embellished and signed prints and more! When you order from The Camilla Store on Etsy or my custom Print Shop Here from Nov 24-Nov 27 with the code FREESHIPBF you’ll get FREE SHIPPING worldwide! I’ve also made new giveaway goodies and will be adding original artwork to 2 orders placed Nov 24-27 as a extra special bonus gift!

I’ve got goodies galore releasing on Etsy starting at 9AM PST Nov 24! You’ll find new coaster sets, tote bags, hard enamel pins, one-of scarves & apparel and more!

These cutie-patootie buzzy bumble hard enamel pins are coming to my Bumble Rumble release on Etsy Nov 24 at 9am PST! Each pin has glitter in the wings and a locking clutch backing, meaning they’ll stick right with you on all your adventures!

I’ve got a handful of convention exclusive hard enamel pin colorways launching on Etsy! A few Saskatoon Expo Rainbuns pins and Designer Con albino glow-in-the-dark bee colorway pins will go live Nov 24 at 9AM PST! Each of these editions is limited to 100pcs only, and once they’re sold out they won’t be made again, so don’t miss out on these cuties!

Keep an eye peeled on Nov 24 at 9am PST on Etsy for one-of and small quantity goodies like totes, clutches and bags! Goodies like these find homes fast, so snap up your favorites and use the code FREESHIPBF to get free shipping!

A handful of new signed and limited edition prints are coming to The Camilla Store on Etsy Nov 24! Keep an eye out for SALE items too from Nov 24-27 and get FREE SHIPPING worldwide on your order with the code SHIPFREEBF.

I’ve made new plates coming to my Bumble Rumble release! Each of these beauties is a one-of-a-kind printed vintage plate ready to join your collection. They’ll range sizes and images so there’ll be lots of variety! Be sure to set your alarm for 9AM PST on Nov 24 for release here!

 

Black Friday is my biggest sale event of the year and so I’m bringing back a super fan-favorite promo of FREE SHIPPING on all orders worldwide with the code FREESHIPBF! You can use this code on Etsy here and on my custom print shop here from Nov 24- Nov 27 at 11:59pm EST. Please remember my custom print shop makes your print to your order choices and takes a few weeks, especially if they need to come to my studio in Canada for signing first!

I’m so thankful for your support and especially when my art gets to be part of special gifts like for holiday shoppers. So I’m giving back too with extra bonus giveaways and thank you’s. I’ve made new temporary tattoos to add as a bonus to Etsy orders, a giveaway postcard for the first 200 orders, a sketched-on postcard for orders valued $150 before shipping cost, and I’m making original artwork to slip into 2 lucky orders placed between Nov 24-27!

Camilla’s Masquerade Solo Exhibition Haven Gallery Opens Oct 29-

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Re-post Oct 29:

Camilla and Haven Gallery NY are proud to present “Masquerade”, Camilla’s newest solo exhibition, now on view at Haven Gallery in Northport, New York. Camilla has completed a collection of new original oil paintings and graphite & ink drawings, now visible online here.

Original Oil Paintings

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“Harietta” 12×16″ Oil on Wood Panel
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“Angelica” 11×14″ Oil on Wood Panel
"Icarus" 11x14" Oil on Wood Panel
“Icarus” 11×14″ Oil on Wood Panel
"The Soul Seeker" 12x16" Oil on Wood Panel
“The Soul Seeker” 12×16″ Oil on Wood Panel

Graphite & Mixed Media

"Bizarro" 5x7" Graphite, colored pencil, pen & ink on Paper
“Bizarro” 5×7″ Graphite, colored pencil, pen & ink on Paper
"Charon's Obol" 5x7" Graphite, colored pencil, pen & ink on Paper
“Charon’s Obol” 5×7″ Graphite, colored pencil, pen & ink on Paper
"Phantom of the Sky" 5x7" Graphite, colored pencil, pen & ink on Paper
“Phantom of the Sky” 5×7″ Graphite, colored pencil, pen & ink on Paper

For the first time, Camilla makes framed & matted oil palettes used in the creation of her painting available for purchase through Haven Gallery. Each piece is a work of art serving as a testament to the creation of Camilla’s “Masquerade”.

"Acid Trip" Framed Palette 8x10" Installation
“Acid Trip” Framed Palette 8×10″ Installation

To view the full collection for Masquerade online, visit Haven Gallery here. For original artwork inquiries, please contact info@havenartgallery.com

Beauty In The Breakdown Preview & Interview

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Beauty In The Breakdown is here! Camilla celebrates 10 years in independent practice tonight at Thinkspace Gallery. It’s serendipitous that Camilla started her practice at age 24, and celebrates it 10 years later with a collection of 24 artworks!

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Exhibition preview is now LIVE here, check out all of Camilla & Sarah Joncas new artworks for the exhibition. Email purchase inquiries to contact@thinkspacegallery.com Camilla is attending opening reception tonight, Feb 28th at Thinkspace Gallery. Limited Edition signed & numbered Fine Art Prints of “Kitty Titties” will release for purchase at opening. If any prints remain after opening, they will be available through thinkspacegallery.com

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“Queen Beeatrice” is one of Camilla’s new oil on wood panel paintings for Beauty In The Breakdown. Superfan Darla shares a poem Beeatrice inspired;

She replaced her heart with honey comb, and filled it with her thoughts. To attract her little honey bees, to fill the empty spots – Darla P.

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Camilla answered some fun and thoughtful questions for Beauty In The Breakdown.

1. When do you get the most painting done? Morning, Noon, Night, Middle of the Night/Morning?
-If you can believe it I’m both a night owl and a morning person so most of my work is done in the am and late late at night. I think I spent a couple of months going to bed at 4am and getting up at 9am while painting some of these pieces. Not much sleep was had, but it was worth it. I never regret my sleepless nights and days because I’m so motivated and inspired that if I had it my way I’d pull two months of all nighters if it wouldn’t kill me.
2. Have you ever accidentally drank or was about to drink the dirty ‘paint’ water?
-Full disclosure….yes…hangs head in shame. I totally dunked my paint brush in my tea and didn’t realize it until I had a sip. Not surprising fact; Holbein Oil paints don’t taste good.
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3. What inspired the direction of your work for the upcoming show?
-This show is my 10yr anniversary show so I spent some time thinking about my journey as an artist over the past decade, from the beginning to present and was really fascinated by the journey my work seemed to take. People reflect who they are in their art and seeing who I was back then and who I am now was something that I wanted to explore. The work is an exploration of the many facets of myself as an artist and person so there is a wide variety of themes rather than one singular one. I equated it to a parfait, there is a layer of playfulness, sadness, romanticism and even the bizarre. Each piece is inspired by a different faction of myself but also a mixture of past and present. I am a hopeless romantic to this day but I’ve changed in 10 years, from a single girl to a married woman. I can look back at my early work and see a lot of themes of unrequited love, heartbreak and passion but rather than repeat that theme I wanted to blend it with who I am now, so its a more mature view about love I think.
4. What other artists work are you ‘fan-girling’ over right now? 
-I am head over heels for Hikari Shimoda right now. I just had a show with her in NYC at Cotton Candy Machine and seeing her work in person was unbelievable. There is so much depth and layers in her work that will blow you away. She’s a total sweet heart so that makes her art that much more beautiful to me. I could look at her work for hours its so good.
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3. What inspired the direction of your work for the upcoming show?
-This show is my 10yr anniversary show so I spent some time thinking about my journey as an artist over the past decade, from the beginning to present and was really fascinated by the journey my work seemed to take. People reflect who they are in their art and seeing who I was back then and who I am now was something that I wanted to explore. The work is an exploration of the many facets of myself as an artist and person so there is a wide variety of themes rather than one singular one. I equated it to a parfait, there is a layer of playfulness, sadness, romanticism and even the bizarre. Each piece is inspired by a different faction of myself but also a mixture of past and present. I am a hopeless romantic to this day but I’ve changed in 10 years, from a single girl to a married woman. I can look back at my early work and see a lot of themes of unrequited love, heartbreak and passion but rather than repeat that theme I wanted to blend it with who I am now, so its a more mature view about love I think.
4. What other artists work are you ‘fan-girling’ over right now? 
-I am head over heels for Hikari Shimoda right now. I just had a show with her in NYC at Cotton Candy Machine and seeing her work in person was unbelievable. There is so much depth and layers in her work that will blow you away. She’s a total sweet heart so that makes her art that much more beautiful to me. I could look at her work for hours its so good.
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5. What motivated you to choose the life/career of an artist? 
-Poor life choices. Ha ha no I’m kidding. The truth is that I always wanted to be an artist since I was a kid. Anyone that knows me knows that even as a kid all I was interested in was drawing and watching cartoons…and dinosaurs. I would have been a paleontologist if I didn’t have such fair skin and burned like a lobster in a pot whenever I’m in the sun for 10 minutes. So I put all my eggs in the artist basket and worked hard to develop my style and career and I love it. I get to be a big kid and its great.
6. What brand of paint so you use? What’s your favorite color and brush right now?
-I get asked this a lot, I use Holbein DUO oils. They are so delightful! I am in love with Ice Green, its like a soft teal that I wish I could just paint my entire house with, it would be so magical.
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7. How long does it take to complete a single piece? Do you work on multiple pieces at one time?
-Honestly it depends on the size and elements in the painting, plus how much energy I have during my painting sessions. I don’t even know how to measure how long it takes sometimes because I can work on a painting for a week from morning till the wee hours of the night. It can take anywhere from a month to a week and a half of hardcore painting and I tend to work on one at a time so it keeps things straightforward in my mind.
8. What creative person; artist, musician, director, family member etc…  has had the most influence or inspired your own artistic voice?
-That’s a HUGE question  like casting a net into an ocean that connects to a lake. I don’t know that I have ONE person that has inspired me the most but rather a cast of characters that I can say have influenced me over the years. If I had to narrow it down to the people who have inspired me to be myself and given me the confidence to express myself freely then I’d say it would be my sisters, my bff and my ever supportive husband. The people who are closest to me have given me the support that I needed to be myself without worrying that I had to edit myself.
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9. What do you know now, that you wish you would have known when first embarking on your artistic career?
I didn’t know that being an artist was also a business. I think with my heart first and my instinct is to just go with the passionate side of art without considering the consequences. It would have been great if I had known to consider the pragmatic side of being an artist I think I would have been better prepared for what it means to be a professional artist now.
10. If your could invite 5 people dead or alive to a dinner party, who would be on your guest list and what’s on the menu?
Oh my gosh…i kinda want to invite a guest list of fictional characters. I’ll answer this in two parts. Real life…hmm…. Leonardo DaVinci, Albert Einstein, Ian Somerhalder, Jane Austin and Cleopatra. I couldn’t imagine a crazier cast for a wildly inspiring dinner party! We’d eat a gigantic Italian meal that is 7 courses of carby goodness and end it with a glass of grappa over gelato. If I could have a dinner party with fictional characters I’d hate Damon Salvatore, Daryl Dixon, Dean Winchester, Mindy Lahiri and Tuxedo Mask. We would eat chinese take out because with that ensemble you know that its a safe bet, but i think by the end of the dinner half of us would be dead. It would be a memorable night thought and that’s what life’s all about afterall.
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Folks in the Culver City area, join Camilla at opening reception tonight at Thinkspace Gallery 6pm-9pm. RSVP here.
View full exhibition preview on Thinkspace Gallery’s Website and email purchase inquiries to contact@thinkspacegallery.com

Camilla And Fonzo Love The UK!

 

 
 

Camilla can’t get enough of these Freakstore Fonzo french bulldog toys, and they can’t get enough Camilla! Camilla contributes a new custom 6″ Fonzo to Fonzo Loves The UK exhibition at Sho Gallery opening May 11. Camilla’s first Fonzo, Rainbow In My Eyes, sold on Preview- so this might be your chance to add a beautiful sculptural painting to your collection.

 

Camilla’s Fonzo for Fonzo Loves The UK is titled “Gaia”, and will list for 280£ at Sho Gallery. To sign up for the Exhibition Preview e-mail or inquire a piece, contact freakstore@rocketmail.com

 
 

 

 

 

Wednesday Sketch – New Elephantmen Cover

You probably remember the cover to ‘Elephantmen’ #29 from last year, the print of which is on-sale now for only $20 as part of our Print-A-Poolza event. It’s exciting to reveil that another is on the way! Here’s a collage of concepts for the brand new ‘Elephantmen’ cover that will be coming out soon. Which one of these is your favorite?

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(Click for a larger view.)

Wednesday Sketch – Unreleased Tanpopo Project

Another sketch for another Wednesday! Hope you’ve been enjoying them!

This week’s sneak-peek is from a yet-to-be-released ‘Tanpopo’ project, details of which will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

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Simply click on the image if you would like to see a larger version of the sketch above, and of course feel free to share the image with friends. Don’t forget about the special Print-A-Poolza Sale! The last of the 12 x 18 art prints are now selling-out at only $20 a piece, and it’d be a shame if everyone didn’t get a chance to order one that wanted to do so.