October 21, 2013

Come ‘Discover Montreal’ this Friday!

Two and a half years of hard work will finally come together this Friday at Viva Vida Art Gallery. At 7pm sharp we will open the doors to ‘Discoveries: Montreal’ my newest series of artworks that will be on display until November 7th. We will also be celebrating the launch of my book, which will hopefully make it here in time, I’m keeping my fingers crossed! It should have come back from the binders this past Friday, which means it will be shipped out today but I haven’t had a confirmation on that yet so... 

It’s been a long road and I’m very, very excited to see it all come together. It will be absolutely amazing to see all the pieces up on the walls of the gallery, so far I’ve only seen them up on the walls of my studio which is not quite the same as a gallery setting. I’ve figured out the layout last week so hanging the show should be easy. I have some minor preparations to finish and then I’m ready to start packing up my paintings.

Preparing for a show is always stressful, especially a solo show like this. For me it’s not so much all the preparations that need to be made, I’m pretty organized, but some things are just out of your hands. With the upcoming elections, it has been really tough getting any press coverage this time around. We’ve been working really hard on promoting the show but you never know if all that hard work is going to pay off. And then there’s the book that may or may not be here in time... So for now I’m still stressing out about all of it, which is good, a bit of stress keeps you focused. 

I hope to see all of you and all of your friends this Friday at 7pm at Viva Vida Art gallery (278-2 Lakeshore Road in Pointe Claire) to raise a glass to “Discoveries: Montreal.” You can find more information on the event on the news page and there is a Facebook event page that can be found here. Please share it with all of your friends!  See you Friday!

October 15, 2013

I am thankful!

This weekend Canada celebrated Thanksgiving. We had a couple of friends over for a big turkey dinner and some board-games, which was a perfect way to celebrate the holiday. I’m a big fan of this north American holiday, even though it’d not celebrated in my home country. I really like the idea of this day that makes you look at all the things that you are thankful for in life, this is something that is so often overlooked in our busy everyday lives. We tend to run around and complain about things and we forget to acknowledge the good things in our lives. 

I have so many things to be thankful for, I won’t name them all  here because that would make this a really long blog entry and I simply don’t have time for that ;) So I’ll just take this chance to say thank you to all my friends and family, you are all so supportive and amazing and you make my live awesome!

We also got to make a little trip to NYC to see ‘The Thrilling Adventure Hour’ live on stage in Brooklyn. My husband and I are both big fans of this new-time podcast in the style of old-time radio and the show was absolutely worth the drive! If you haven’t heard this show go find it on iTunes, start by listening to either ‘Sparks Nevada’ or ‘Beyond Belief’, the first one is serialized the second one are just single episodes but both make a great entry point into the show and are absolutely worth your time!

My solo show is only a week and a half away so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the book will make it here in time. In the mean time I’m keeping myself busy with the final preparations...

October 07, 2013

New Lamps!

Ok, so I’m still stressing but it looks like things are going to work out. The book has finally gone into production early last week and the printer has assured me that they are going to meet the deadline. It’s going to be close so I’m keeping my fingers crossed but it looks like things will work out as planned :)

The giclee prints have also finally come in so I’ve started distributing those all tough the people who have ordered a book as well will have to be a bit more patient because they will receive everything in one go. I’m really please with how the giclees turned out, the colours came out great! 

Tomorrow another one of my pieces will be featured on Artbomb, which is really exciting! Bidding will start at 6am EST and will remain open until 11pm EST.

Earlier this week I added 2 new wall lamps to my Etsy store. A New York and a Montreal design, on glass, to hang on your wall and give some ambient light at the same time!

Other then that most of the preparations for the show have been made. All paintings now have a wire, giclees for the exhibit have been framed and price lists have been made. Slowly but surely I’m getting some time to spend in the studio again which is great! I’m looking forward to some new experiments!