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6 years, 8 months ago Comments Off on 3 tattooed ladies by Mimi Kirchner

3 tattooed ladies by Mimi Kirchner

3 tattooed ladies, originally uploaded by Mimi K.


You know when someone is so brilliant at what they do that they sometimes inspire you to make you think that you might do something you never imagined you would. 

I swear, I want a tattoo after seeing these ladies. Not really, but sort of. You know. They make me think that if i got a tattoo that i just might be as wonderfully cool as these ladies! Alas, i am scared silly of needles so no tattoos for me!


Created by the brilliant Mimi Kirchner, 
you can check them out right here at 
6 years, 9 months ago 4

Inspiration Monday: The Artist Project 2012


Since moving to Hamilton I have seen more visual art than i have I ever have.  It seems that the galleries are more accessible and both the Art Crawl and The Pearl Company’s Art Bus really contribute to me feeling that way.  Oddly, i haven’t been taking a lot of photos on those trips, maybe because i didn’t want to feel like such a tourist.  However, a visit back to Toronto had me snapping photos of some of the artists who interested me most at The Artist Project.  Here are a handful of what i enjoyed the most!



Keita Morimoto’s portraits were both whimisical yet haunting.  I loved the use of bright colours and the exageration of the eyes making them look a bit more vulnerable than most.  I look forward to seeing more of this artist’s work in the future. 



Casey Roberts creates paintings with a photochemical process known as cyanotype.  Combining cynotype with collage elements and watercolour create a very unique effect that i haven’t seen anywhere before.  So lovely, and when i spoke to Casey he seemed like one of the kindest people ever and that always wins points with me.  

Check out his work at www.wildernessoverload.com








6 years, 9 months ago 1

Getting back to business

Last week, i saw a call for artists to present their work at the Ideal Home and Garden Show at the Careport Centre in Hamilton.  So Dave and I pulled out some of our latest work and put it up! 

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The Winter Collages

6 years, 10 months ago Comments Off on A Little Lost

A Little Lost

For the past few months i have been a bit all over the place with this blog.  Wanting for it to become more about my art and craft, and that i also want to feature others work, and vintage and my life as a mama and an artist.  So as you see, it is truly a bit flighty. 

Our backyard and the garage that later this year will be transformed into my studio!
I decided that it’s time to get a bit of help with it, so i will be taking CraftyPod’s online class called Craft Blog Tune Up with Sister Diane who i have been following for many years and is such a wealth of crafty knowledge and is extremely generous, and kind, and smart.  I like that and i hope to implement some changes on this blog as i go.  

Here are a few photos of my past few weeks in my new city of Hamilton!  Getting my studio ready, Antique Shopping and being inspired by nature!  

The great collection of all things tea at Antique Avenue