Ever since my blog has been added to my website the pressure to create perfect posts has been intense. I know that i now need to edit more, rant less and get to the point. Yet, as someone who used to feel that my blog was truly a space for creative freedom I have decided that i will return to my original goals of sharing ideas about art, letting the world know about awesome artists and challenging people to be their own unique creative selves.
I won’t censor my words or my thoughts for fear that someone might not like me. I mean, i have never done it before, so why do it now, right?
Without further ado, I would like to share some great artists with you. If you don’t know, I am now the Gallery Coordinator of James North Studio in Hamilton. It’s a dynamic space full of talented artists. The current show Februum features the work of artist Wendy Bachiu and Jo Johnson. This exhibit is a great one as it combines two artists with very different styles. I was excited about this show before i even saw it but i had no idea that the combination of Johnson’s beautiful, slightly creepy vintage dolls partnered with Bachiu’s soothing mixed media pieces would be so complimentary. It’s a beautiful show and you have one more week to check it out!
Regina Haggo of the Hamilton Spectator wrote an article about it here.
I look forward to sharing more with you, and to being back to the blogosphere!
As a collage artist I tend to collect a LOT of papers and photos and books and wonderful vintage ephemera. In the past year I realized that I don’t need all of these papers, or shall I say that it dawned on me that there is no way in a million years that i will be able to use all of what i have.
One of the most common questions I get asked at craft shows is “Where do you get your paper from? I will finally be able to let them know that aside from antique markets, estate sales, charity shops and garage sales, that you can get paper from me!
I know what sort of images I am drawn to, and know what I don’t use in my work. So I am proud to say that by the end of the week I will be presenting the new Etsy Shop Collagio.
In putting together this shop, I decided that it was time that I learnt how to make a banner. The above image is my first foray into any sort of digital creations. I know it’s simple but am quite proud of it!
I look forward to sharing the vintagey papery goodness by the end of the week!
As i get ready for the Xmas One of a Kind Show i have been creating a few new products.
I have become a bit obsessed by all things stamps these days, and starting creating vintage postage stamp travel journals! Of course, it makes total sense, that i collect stamps of all different colours and sizes from the same country and presto! A travel journal!
I also put together a 2013 calendar of my Daily Collages after one of my regular clients requested it. It was fun to put together and I am hoping to share them with the world soon on my etsy shop right here!