7 years, 8 months ago 3

Art Biz Blog Saves The Day

So, although i said that i would be back to posting every day, i admit that this hasn’t happened in the past month.  What to publish? What could i possible have to share that would be of benefit to my readers?

I realized that I am now in a similar spot as I was many years ago when i first started my Blogger blog (  Not quite sure where I am in my career, a little bit overwhelmed by it all and wanting to do a million things.  One of the ways that i was inspired to blog so many moons ago was because of other bloggers.  And so, today, as i sit in my bed with the worst cold I decided to start looking for new inspiration. Happy to say that I found it!

I have been acquainted with the work of Alyson Stanfield for many years but for some reason I have never read her blog, and today at the most perfect time, I read her most recent post, and then the one before that, and the one before that, and the one before that.  It’s amazing and full of real life solutions for being blocked.  The one thing that really struck me is the idea of writing once a week to begin and then as the momentum builds to go with it.  So here I am.

I highly recommend checking out Alyson’s wonderful blog Art Biz Blog where you can find so much to help in every aspect of your art blog. Can’t wait to get back on track!

9 years, 1 month ago 15

Wishcasting Wednesday : What do i want to make time for?

As always, there happens to be a serendipitous moment with some of my thoughts this morning and with Jamie’s Wishcasting Question today.  

I found myself awake at 4 this morning.  The baby woke up from a really congested head, and after i put him down i starting thinking about the next few months.  I am doing the One of a Kind Show which is the biggest show in Toronto, if not Ontario which houses 850 vendors.  I am looking for a house in Hamilton and am thinking about the holidays.  

My day is structured with naps, lunch, another short nap and then off to drop the baby at daycare and only then do i have 3 hours alone to work on my art.  I realized that i will have to get my start working till 9 to meet my quota of art.  Sheesh…it’s funny to think that i have an art quota to meet.  But that is the business of art, i suppose. 

All of this to say that i need time to walk around my city aimlessly by myself looking for inspiration.  Right now i am putting everything out into the world.  I need to eat up some beautiful art, interesting landscape, fresh cool air, urban spaces along with quiet parks.  

This week I will take some time to find what it is that i need that feeds me (other than the most yummy ice cream sandwiches from a new bakery in my neighbourhood called Bakerbots Bakery!)  I need to feed my soul and only then will it feel like i have found balance!

I am wishing you all a great week and hope this finds you wonderful well!
9 years, 3 months ago 2

People I See 2011

People I See 2011, originally uploaded by girlcancreate.

I had the urge to do some more People I See Yesterday which has inspired me to do some on my day trip to Hamilton! What fun!
9 years, 3 months ago 1

Paper Pieces

I have been working on a few new styles of collage involving paper as opposed to canvas and wood.  Here they are!

9 years, 4 months ago Comments Off on Square Foot Show!

Square Foot Show!

This happens to be one of my favourite shows in the city and i am so excited that i will be a part of it this year!  I have been working on three square foot pieces and am looking forward to seeing what they look like aside so many brilliant other pieces!  It would be great to see you there!

NEW offsite venue-  TWIST Gallery, 1100 Queen St. West (Queen & Dovercourt)

Exhibition dates: Saturday August 6th – 21st, 2010
Press/Collectors Preview Gala: Friday, August 5th, 7pm
(Tickets are $20.00 and proceeds from ticket sales will go to local charities. Tickets available online)

Public Reception: Saturday, August 6th, 7pm (free admission)

Often imitated but never duplicated! THE 2011 Square Foot Show at AWOL Gallery is once again set to become Toronto’s premier summer show! With hundreds of artists and over a thousand works of art, AWOL Gallery promises a dynamic visual art experience. Be the first to see the show at the Gala reception or stand in line (that’s right, this is one of only a few shows which creates a line up on opening night) and experience the artists’ reception, which attracted over 1000 people at last year’s event. The shows appeal is in the collective creative energy of having hundreds of local, national, and international artists in all media showcasing their work in a central location.
    Gallery Hours: Wed. – Sat. 12-7pm & Sun. 12-5pm.