Rabbit Creek Press

Rusty Old Filing Cabinet – Aurora Borealis

Rustfilingcabinet-northernlights-A.r.t.t.Throwback Thursday!
Teresa is a good Dawson City friend of mine. She has a publishing company by the name of Rabbit Creek Press.  After a recent renovation and a new office space, Teresa nabbed this sepia, yucky, rusty filing cabinet from a person for $25.

[Now this is the time where I wish I took a ‘before’ photo so you could better believe me] but that’s not how I roll.

My lovely man-friend Reuben told Teresa about a filing cabinet I  ‘fixed up’ for him, and that’s how this one came to be. First, I power sanded the cabinet to get rid of the rust and allow the paint to adhere better.

Teresa and I spent a few days talking about design, content, utility and colour.  Teresa wanted something funky, bright, and had the Aurora Borealis on it. Some true Yukon Spirit!
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We came up with a warm, bright color(Engine Orange) and black chalk board paint on either side of the filing cabinet with the Borealis design. I went for black drawers with chromed handles and used lots of neon green, pink, yellow and white for the borealis.

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Chalk board on both sides

It was my first time experimenting with stencils on furniture, but I think I did a pretty good job in making an organic light mystery out of spray paint.

Me and the finished piece in its new home.

Me and the finished piece in its new home.

 

Klondike Colours Book Launch

This evening I will be photographing and filming the official book launch for a new publishing company, Rabbit Creek Press!!

Klondike Colours is a kids colouring book that’s illustrations focus on the history of Dawson City’s gold rush era combined with present day community events.

The book was illustrated by a past SOVA student graduate, Andrée Bélanger. She studied at the art school the year before I attended.

I am normally a still-life-photo-taker. I find it hard to take good, flattering photos of people while they are standing in front of a microphone or are mid-conversation.
Today I will try something new.

I will become a stealthy photographer!

People won’t be able to act weird about seeing a camera around because they will not see me!

My goal is to set the camera up so that it takes multiple photos at once, that way I can choose the best from the photo bursts! I will also dress in darker colours, more casual than my usual in-your-face kind of style… just so people forget about my presence.

No, I am not going to stalk them or take “secret” photos.
I will be present, but hopefully unnoticed —-» LIKE A NINJA!

I will let you know how that works out… and whether I’m going to be overly confident in Program mode or stay cautious on Automatic is another story entirely.