Thursday, December 29, 2011

THANK YOU 2011

for the love, friendship and support of my mother
for my wonderful children that I adore with each cell of my being
for my amazing sisters and brothers that I love so much
for my days with Fabi in the spring
for my healthy wonderful companions of walks Lucy, Nut & Lana
for my sweet family in Mexico that I miss terribly every year
for the new friendships and the strength of the old
for my job at Arts Umbrella that I enjoy and do with all my heart
for all my little students that work so hard for me
for the magnificent local little shops that sell my art
for my wonderful clients that love my stuff
for the amazing teachers that teach Diego
for Janice's advice regarding barn stuff
for the MOST RELAXING SUMMER!!
for the beautiful walks at the beach
for all that yummy food
for the lessons learned & all the discoveries made

Welcome 2012... abundant, happy, adventurer, promising, loving!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Stuff your own . . . for the stocking!

Starting today.... Dec 11th... all unstuffed Figos are $20 and FREE Shipping.... You can mail it in a regular envelope or slide it a stocking.  Go to my etsy shop:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudiaSegoviaArt?ref=si_shop






Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I wish.....

More wishes collected at Plush..... amazingly profound and fun!! Thanks everybody!!

I wish... my best friend didn't have cancer
I wish... I was a pirate.  or a ninja.
I wish... my mother finds a peaceful place for herself
I wish... people would treat the world with more care and compassion
I wish... people were nicer to animals
I wish... we would stop killing the planet
I wish... I could remember my dreams
I wish... I had more time
I wish... that I knew my father better
I wish... for financial independence for myself and my family and my friends
I wish... to have someone design and create my doll idea
I wish... for sick kids to get better soon.  Yoel Sasky
I wish... for my own family
I wish... people would listen to their intuition
I wish... I didn't have to work so hard for so little
I wish... for the whole world to be really really healthy
I wish... the people walking with umbrellas would leave the area under the awnings for the rest of us
I wish... that I get a Figo doll for Christmas!
I wish.. I had a super hero secret identity
I wish... for health & 50 million dollars so I can start up an animal rescue sanctuary
I wish... Our country's leaders would work harder to make Canada a real part of the solution to the world's environmental problems
I wish... to be open to inspiration and to be able to channel it into artistic and useful projects that bring beauty and joy to the world


Monday, December 5, 2011

I wish....

This is so inspiring.... to remember the goodness in people.  Thank you to everybody who wished...


... for a nice boyfriend

... people would use their stupid turn signals more

... homeless children have food

... we would all just get along

... I could hang out with Liam after the show tomorrow!

... we were leaving a better world for our children

... for the courage to move past my boundaries and seek creative ways to make the world a better place




Sunday, December 4, 2011

The wish that made me cry....


Here's the wish that made me cry... Just because I wished the same thing when I made the FIRST figo.... (even tho Diego is not autistic, he couldn't talk).... my heart goes out to this mom and I wish the same for her too!!

I wish... my son would start recovering from his autism and start speaking so that he can say " I love you mommy"

I Wish.....

These are the wishes from the huge Figo at Plush on Main in November.  I wish they ALL come true..... wonderful people!! Thank you so much Brigitte for all your hard work.  ENJOY......

I wish... I'll get the inspiration I need to decide what I want to be when I grow up

I wish... Pluto was still a planet.  Poor Pluto

I wish... everyone would work harder to see situations from the perspective of other people

I wish... For world peace and happiness

I wish... I could fly

I wish... I will be an awesome baker one day and own my own cozy bakery

I wish... money didn't matter

I wish... My best friend and I could have unicorns to ride




My table at Urban Artisans

Last Sunday at the Roundhouse.  It was super fun!!






Thursday, December 1, 2011

My Bunnies in the Vancouver Sun today!!



http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/pne/Granville+Island+crafts+paradise/5792196/story.html

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Anonymous Art Show







Prehistoric Seahorse

Lives in the deep floors of the ocean. 
Swims very slowly.
When other creatures shine light on him,
all his true colours shine.

40" x 32" Mixed media on canvas
2 panel piece 20" x 16" each panel
$500

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Under my umbrella


Under my umbrella
ella-ella-eh-eh-eh

Us parents, protectors of our children....

16" x 30" mixed media on wood
$400



Thursday, November 17, 2011

Dollie wants a robot

Dollie was deciding what she wanted for her birthday and she thought she would ask for a robot that would make her bed everyday.

10" x 9" mixed media on wood
$90




Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Chronos.....It is part of a series that I just started called Intuitive Mythology.... it represents how I see Time.  We grow inevitably, we evolve, we become older, our children get older, our parents aging, all of these things slowly turning like a very complex and slow giant full of experiences of all sorts, that creates paths every single second.... that we may forget or we might remember...... and the answer is always "The Time is Now"....
I just discovered this as I was finishing the piece, that's actually how I name all my pieces, I try to understand what they mean when I am finished, as all of them are a stream of my subconscious, I don't edit until the very end.  Then I find that my understanding of the piece is a universal idea, belongs to everyone, not me, hence Mythology.
Mixed media on canvas 39" x 48"


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Photos from Animorphs

Open until the end of November
@ Ainsworth in Granville Island
1243 Cartwright








Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cool comment from a new friend in Romania



" I love your toys! When I saw the for the first time, I almost felt like a long gone missing child in a toystore... with one thought and desire: I want that one to be my friend! ;)"


Grigore Madalin 


I love it when somebody just nails it.  This is what my stuff is about.
Thanks so much Grigore!











Monday, October 10, 2011

More drawings.....

"Greg and Lorna"
8" x 8" ink on paper

Greg and Lorna went for a walk. They stopped to admire the ocean, the trees, the mountains, the sand... took a series of calm breaths and time seemed like it stood still.



"Papa Bull, Son Bull"
8" x 8" ink on paper

Papa Bull and Son Bull went for a walk over the hill and to the shore to find some salt. Papa Bull taught Son Bull how to have a taste of yummy salt water.



"Brothers"
8" x 8" ink on paper

Brothers are friends. They do things together like staring and burping contests. These brothers walk together.


"Horsie and his house"
8" x 8" ink on paper

Horsie built his dream house, on his dream place, close to the sun.

All for sale on my etsy shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudiaSegoviaArt?ref=si_shop


Thursday, September 29, 2011

SHOWS COMING UP

AIRS Thursday Oct 6, 2011 from 6-8 Opening Party
Federation of Canadian Artists.  1241 Cartwright St. Granville Island  604.681.2744

ANIMORPHS Mary Kim, Tara Croft and Claudia Segovia
Saturday Oct 29, 2011 from 4-7 Opening Party
Ainsworth Custom Design.  1243 Cartwright St. Granville Island  604.682.8838

Featured Artist November 3 , 2011 from 7-9:30 Opening Party 
Bird on a Wire.  2535 Main street, Vancouver, BC  604.874.7415

Urban Artisans Sunday November 27, 2011 from 10-5pm
Roundhouse Community Centre.  181 Roundhouse Mews.  Vancouver, BC  604.713.1800

Sunday, September 25, 2011

New Drawings

All available on my etsy shop:  
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudiaSegoviaArt?ref=si_shop

"Casitas"
6" x 6" ink and collage on paper
Part of a series of inspiration drawings for house textile works, coming soon :)

"Me and my pets"
6" x 6" ink and collage on paper
Girl taking her pets for a walk.  Completely random drawing quick technique, straight from the hand and the brain (except when I coloured it).  

"There's duck on my head"
8" x 6" mixed media on paper
I might just keep her for myself cause I love her so much...


"Sniffing at the park"
8" x 8"
Loopy and Lilly are sniffing their email at the park.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Pockety Pillow Kits

It's a pillow with lots of pockets to store your precious things: secret notes, earrings, little toys, etc.
Make your own Pockety Pillow.  Here's all you need in this kit.
All you need extra is thread, a needle and stuffing.  You can sew it by hand or with a machine.  Check them out at my etsy store:








Saturday, September 10, 2011

Little Works and an altered monkey............

Yes, we survived the first week of school!!! Here's some little works (6" x 6" on paper, $12 each, FREE shipping) that I had a BLAST making, check them out:


"Correton"
I have a friend that once had a pet bull.  YES, it is TRUE and he lives in Spain.  He rescued the bull from certain death and Correton followed him EVERYWHERE.


"Big flower, little flower"
I drew this the other day when the kids went back to school.  Triana started high school and I remembered how little she was (not so long ago).
SOLD

"Lots a cats"
Who has 2 cats and is standing on a bunch of letters?


"Twins"
I drew this without a plan to make a "mirrored" image, I really liked it, super fun, but my fav is the unexpected lil guy in the corner.
SOLD


"Portland"
I started this drawing in June when we were in Portland and I had lost it.  I'm happy with the outcome... cool!!

"Altered Monkey"
This is my first of many more.  I am going to FIX stuffies.  I bought this one at Winners and I altered it, super fun!!! He has a pocket for another monkey.
SOLD



"Boy"
11" x 17" mixed media on paper
Made this boy at a workshop at Arts Umbrella last week, I had so much fun!!