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
In the next few weeks as I transition to Hamilton i am going to take a few moments to Look Back to some of my proudest moments in Toronto. Here is the first one!
In 2010, I coproducedFOOL-Festival of Oral Literatures with Dan Yashinsky. (We co-founded it together in 2009) This festival grew out of our mutual love of stories, and the question of where storytelling was in our modern world. The festival was organized during my pregnancy, and although i would be tired,we had planned that i would host the events with a small 3 week old baby.
Of course, things don’t always go as planned and I spent much of those days in the hospital as my son Max underwent two surgeries on his bowels. I remember the days of sitting by his side and then going to the theatre to host the shows and then back to the hospital to be with him at night. The good news is that he is well these days, and the bad news is that i don’t remember much of the festival at all.
As i was creating a post about leaving Toronto (I will be moving to Hamilton next Monday!) I happily came across this video and was reminded about the importance of stories, about bringing people together and of the great festival that Dan and I put together. It’s just a little taste of a great festival that i hope continues for many years.
I have many ideas of projects for my new city, and I look forward to bringing together tellers from both Toronto and Hamilton. I can’t wait. In the meantime, enjoy this great video put together by Luigi Bianco with many great artists involved!
She lives in Newfoundland and if she were human she would love plaid skirts, romance novels and scones. But she’s just a cat so clothes don’t interest her, she can’t read and bugs and cat food serve her well.
Although Laverne was a senior cat she still possessed kitten qualities.