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An Artistic Hat Trick

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on An Artistic Hat Trick

An Artistic Hat Trick

Since my son has been playing House League hockey for the past two years, I’ve started to pick up all kinds of hockey terms and trivia by forced osmosis.  According to Wikipedia, “a hat trick occurs when a player scores three goals in a single match.  A hat trick, as it is known in its current form, culminates with fans throwing hats onto the ice from the stands.”  And for further hockey trivia: Canadian hockey player, Wayne Gretzky holds the NHL record for most hat tricks in a career with 52. And as of this September, I’ve managed to pull off an artistic hat trick – three different...

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Barns Art Market and the Beaches Arts & Craft Show – A Tale of Two Art Shows

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Barns Art Market and the Beaches Arts & Craft Show – A Tale of Two Art Shows

Barns Art Market and the Beaches Arts & Craft Show – A Tale of Two Art Shows

I might have been a little too enthusiastic in the winter time with signing up for summer art shows.  This summer I’ve been participating in an art show almost every other weekend.  I’ve been spending my ‘free’ time trying to stay on top of making enough art to replace the art that I sold at the past show.  It’s been interesting to compare and contrast between outdoor venues and indoor venues.  In June, I participated the famous Beaches Arts & Crafts show in Toronto.  A good friend of mine lives in the Beaches, and Charlotte and I had been on the shopping side of the show before.  This...

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Under the Big Top – Rosedale Art Fair 2014

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Under the Big Top – Rosedale Art Fair 2014

Under the Big Top – Rosedale Art Fair 2014

The first outdoor art show of the summer season for me was a great success!  I participated in the second annual outdoor Art Fair in Rosedale (one of 30 artists), right in the heart of the urban shopping area – across the street from Toronto’s flagship LCBO stores.  The weather couldn’t have been better – clear blue skies, sunshine and a big of breeze.  And despite all the road construction and highway closures for bike races (really – the DVP and the Gardiner at the same time!), I made it safely from Milton to downtown Toronto. The Rosedale Business Association arranged great entertainment...

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Spring Art Fairs and Novel Jewelry Displays

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Blog | 2 comments

Spring Art Fairs and Novel Jewelry Displays

Finally the weather outside looks like Spring!  I’ve spent my weekends at various garden centres gathering plants for our vegetable garden and lots of colorful annuals for our flower beds in front of the house.  It also means the start of the season for Spring and Summer art & craft fairs – and the first one on my List of Events was the Spring Artfest in Etobicoke at the Neilson Park Creative Centre.   This was a good dress rehearsal for me since it was the first time I would be exhibiting and selling my new line of encaustic resin jewelry at a fair.  Previously, I had only sold the...

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‘From Heart to Hand’ – 2014 Fine Arts Society of Milton’s annual members’ Show & Sale

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on ‘From Heart to Hand’ – 2014 Fine Arts Society of Milton’s annual members’ Show & Sale

‘From Heart to Hand’ – 2014 Fine Arts Society of Milton’s annual members’ Show & Sale

The Fine Arts Society of Milton held their opening reception for their annual ‘From Heart to Hand’ Members’ Show & Sale at the Holcim Gallery in Milton last night.  Me and my mother, Alida Garside attended the opening, doing a little bit of schmoozing with our fellow FASM artists.  Nancy Cuttle and Sandra Spaguolo gave the opening remarks.  A few interesting tidbits that I found out about this particular show – it is the fourth show (I’ve participated in three so far), there were 46 participating artists and fourteen different types of artistic media (including watercolour, oil,...

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Le Cirque – Readers’ submissions to Somerset Studio magazine

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Le Cirque – Readers’ submissions to Somerset Studio magazine

Le Cirque – Readers’ submissions to Somerset Studio magazine

Even though the clocks turned back this weekend, it certainly does not look like Spring yet outside.  But at least I had something colourful to look forward to – receiving my Spring copy of Somerset Studio magazine!  I’ve been faithfully subscribing to this magazine for the past two years.  I used to always try to find a copy in Michael’s Arts & Crafts store, but they were often already sold out by the time I went to my local store.  It’s a toss-up between which is my favourite art magazine – Cloth Paper Scissors versus Somerset Studio – they both feature great mixed media artists and...

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