Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Holy busy week!

So if you dont know this week is the week of the getdown 2009 workshops with people such as poppin pete ,suga pop, caleaf, link, and Greg C. Jr. ive now taken four classes one from each minus Greg C. jr which is the class im taking tomorrow but these workshops are so amazing, i dont think ive ever sweated as much but you learn soo much.  i wish i could do this every day.

So today my parents get back from LA. i really miss them and this house seems kind of scary without them haha. i also miss my baby sister sooooo much.  I am sad though because i wish i had spent all that time with them in LA. (oh ya, during that time my cousin got accepted to be a lakers girl whoohoooo soo proud of her).  However i know that if i had gone to LA i would have missed some awesome oppurtunties like shooting with the AW makeup students again, which produced some of my best shots, as well as appearing on your city.  

Rock the bells is this sunday! i just realized that the other day.. i thought it was still a month away haha. this is going to be amazing. i have no other words for this.

so other exciting things, ive been finding inspiration again, and have some projects on the go.  The first one to be finished is a buddha tattoo with a six tusk elephant in a lotus flower for my friend Lynda.  also i have a creative vision i suppose you could call it, for a show that i will be doing.. where and when still to be determined but it will be happening in the next year (fingers crossed)

and finally, pbb is being reunited. :)


Sunday, July 5, 2009


So park sale was one week ago, it was quite fun, got to meet some new people and enjoy finally being able to spend some time in the sun!

well.. maybe a little too much sun, I burnt my entire face! including my lips, I didnt know you could burn your lips.

So now it is July, and unfortunetly I have come to the realization that the Keziah Monroe Fashion project will not be happening this year.  Due to alot of complications and lack of time, we were just unprepared for the work that needed to be done. However all this work will not go to waste, as we will put it all towards next year to be better prepared for a knockout show!

As for me, my next project will be Green Tea Cheesecake!

Saturday, June 27, 2009


so tomorrow is parksale

so for me, unfortunetly i couldnt get my shorts done, they are all printed but the sewing machines at school were sent in for repair, and my sewing machine probably needs to be in repair aswell. 

butt, i have done alot of silkscreening, so along with my pin up girl and katsushika hokusai appropriation i have three new designs, another print inspired by katsushika hokusai and another that is inspired from a japanese painting that i got at the lilac festival, and one new pin up girl! so this time around i made a bunch of shirts and tank tops which will be needed if this year is anything like last year (it was soo hot, steph and i found most of the time looking for shade or popsicles)
so last thing to do, hopefully i can get my bamboo shirts completed for tomorrow.

today i got to hang out with a friend that i havent seen in a long time.  I have to admit though, i was a little intimidated.  I tend to make eye contact with someone when we are talking and ive noticed that not alot of people connect on the eye contact. you almost never broke the connection and it was a little intimidating.  Kinda like the whole dominance thing with a dog, see who will look away first. it did however make the conversation that much more interesting. I hope it isnt another two years before i see you again.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Creating a Creature

So one of my major influences this summer is Frankenstein.  This book was at the top of my list for books I wanted to read this summer, and lucky for me, it turned out to be the book we were studying for the first half of my English spring courses.

Frankenstein has been hugly changed based on Hollywood and the movies that originated out of the original, minor example.. its called the Creature, Frankenstein is the guy who created him, and he is not green, he is fairly white, maybe with a little bit of a yellowish tone.  Any ways. This is starting to affect things in my life, 


Today in class we defined a creature as "putting two things together that dont usually go together".  My recent creation? 

Spicy Cookies

I have been wanting to create them for a while (kind of as a prank on a guy at work who doesnt eat spicy, but wants too, and loves cookies) so last wed, when i actually didnt have school or work for once I decided to go at it.  And it worked, they are a little strange because its a cookie that tastes like a cookie but you have an after taste of spice.  And this is my Creation.

For My Social Science class we have to write a paper based on an image.  You know how they say "A picture is worth a thousand words"? well apperantly it is worth one thousand five hundred because that is how many we have to write on a picture in a analytical way with thought on some of the readings we have done in class, I think I will base mine on Saussure with lange and parole, with some Freudian ideas as well. Anyways my image will be from the movie Igor - where this igor decides not to be the slave, but the master, and creates his own now i leave this blog to go create a creature of my own in the form of a paper, the only difference? I'll give my paper a name.

Monday, June 1, 2009

A busy Sunday

Well, yesterday was a productive day, starting off with me moving into my new studio with the contextual residency! yay!

I also got my personal studio space right beside the window, which i love because i think windows are very necessary, and the picture shows my view including Bruce, who apparently has questionable white stuff all over his head.

so after moving into the studio and doing orientation, I was off to the lilac festival. 

4th was soo busy, and i think that as a vendor this might not be so ideal because there is almost too much traffic, we found ourselves just walking and not stopping at very many tents, and alot of the merchandise looked the same, it was hard for the truly unique booths to really stand out.  That is of course until I spotted a tent that was selling hand drawn prints and paintings so we made a beeline over there and holy were they cheep, 10 bucks for a scroll and 5 bucks for smaller prints (which are the three i have posted up in the picture), now I'm not sure if these are supposed to be Japanese or Chinese or maybe another oriental form of art, but considering my newest obsession with Japanese Ukiyo-e ( wood block prints), I was soo excited to find these I just had to hold back from buying all of them! We also caught a performance by __ + __ pretty (i forget their names) but they were maybe around 10 playing the drums and the boy singing playing the keyboard and harmonica were veryy impressive.  So after some gelato, corn, and corn dog it was time to head off to work.

after work went to go eat with the boys, in celebration that karsten cut all his hair off for cancer, so thumbs up on that one!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


So big news to start off the summer right!

I have been accepted into a summer residency with contextual, a fibre collective ( which starts this Sunday where i get to move into my studio!

i've been trying to think of ways to explain what a summer residency is to people who don't really know.. for artists its kind of a big deal, and the closest example i could think of is an internship.

Im not really working for anyone, but I, as well as the other people accepted, get studio space to work in as well as a personal studio in a shared space.  This is a big opportunity for me, as i will get to continue my practice over the summer and will be a huge help for all of my up coming events!

also at the end of the summer, the collective (i feel like im on star treck) is going to be holding a show at ACAD so ill post more details about that when it gets closer!

first thing to look out for: i will be a vendor at the parksale which will be held at the university june 28th more info to come!

for now grab a great book, and enjoy this nice weather!

Lets get the ball rolling..

Welcome to the blog for Apiana Que! this is where i can keep anyone interested about the happenings in my journey of exploration of arts and crafts.

so my name is Ashley and i have been working on the creation of Apiana Que for about a year now, and everyday it is growing to include many more ideas and creations.  I am currently a student at the Alberta college of art + design going into my third year, my first year as a fibre major. 

what is fibre you ask? its all about art with fabrics and textiles and other mediums that may include these.  Yes, fibre can include fashion but that is not all.  Fibre art has been seen as highly political and often, feminist, I see it however as an expression (just like all art forms) which is quite often viewed as comforting and humorous.  

I myself, am quite interested silkscreening as well as the wearable aspects of fibre and plan to go to a fashion school in Milan Italy once i have graduated from  ACAD.  i believe that fashion should not just be about creating fashion, but that it should be rooted in art.  Therefore i will be trying to keep myself connected to the status of artist as well as a career in fashion.

so I've created this blog so that you can follow me as i explore my own creativity, as well as things i just find interesting.  This summer i have many things lined up and want to be able to share it with all that are interested.

so thank you for your time, and enjoy!