Friday, November 30, 2012

I Finally Made A Calendar!

It's only taken me about 10 years of wanting to create a calendar to finally get the job done. This summer I painted for the Burr House Tea Room and I thought those paintings would be great for a kitchen calendar. I got to work and created this:

There a few copies available locally at the Burr House Craft Gallery. But if you are not in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, I am happy to mail you one. They are $20.00 each and you can pay me through paypal. Please email me at and I can send you the details.

(BTW books are not far behind...)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

scatter brained/scattered energy

I arrived home after a trip to my mother's in Ottawa and I promptly lost my glasses. And my hard drive from my laptop. And a CD with old Out of My Mind image files which came off the hard drive of an even older computer.

Turned out I left the CD where I was staying in Ottawa, so, technically, it is "found", but it's not here.

The hard drive is a mystery and the glasses an even deeper mystery.
old wire framed glasses with wire holding them together

Thankfully, during my search for the glasses I found my old glasses so I have some glasses.

Then I couldn't find the stickers I need to put on my ceramics for submission into the Hill Potters' Guild Show.

We have to tag our work so we can get paid for them if they sell. 
Kind of important.

Aurora Farmers' Market Xmas Market display

Having just done my one and only craft show this season just yesterday, I have some stickers I can use. At least in this way all is not lost.

Not lost like my glasses are.

I have spent a lot of time this year in this state of mind.
 I feel rushed. 
I feel undone somehow. 


I feel like I'm in the center of a whirlwind on the one hand, 
and standing completely still on the other. 

Good thing I have that studio and my obligations to shows and sales and markets will all be behind me soon.
Xmas Market highlight: a cute puppy

 This week I am researching residencies. I am moving into the future once more where I like to be. Hopefully I will create an opportunity for an overseas trip next year. I long to go to Europe. 

Maybe the whirlwind will whirl me far far away.

Friday, November 02, 2012

New Month, New Year, New Studio: The Birth of Necessity Studios.

I'm not even going to try to catch you up on what's been going on.
All I want to say is I got a new start to my creative life today.

outside doors

I got the keys to my brand new studio space. It's all shiny and full of promise.

that's my studio, in there, behind that door
 The vibe is energy-rich in this space.

completely empty yet full of promise
 All I have been trying to do this past month is shed responsibilities, duties, and obligations to anyone and anything to make way for days and days hunkered down in my new studio space.

a space where I can be free to make whatever I want and not worry about the mess

 I have a lot of catching up to do.

I cannot wait to move my canvases, all carefully wrapped for me for my move in April of 2011, into a permanent resting spot and out of the corners, hallway and bedrooms of my small apartment.

the view through my window from the outside looking in

OMG what a relief it is to have a workspace.  All that's left is to do some good work.