Saturday, September 17

Back as promised, new art etc.

So here are two new five by sevens, keeping true to the nature of this blog project. Otherwise, today, I don't have much else to say. Nothing really new or exciting here - just enjoying September, working, and watching movies. I've recently come to the realization that I need more movies. Like, a lot more. And probably a new dvd player. The combo dvd/vcr that I bought back in 2005 still does the job, except for the fact that there's no remote for it. The only options are "play" and "stop" - and there's no way to click through the menu screen. *sigh*. 10 more days until my cable gets hooked up.

So there's these to look at, and I'm off to work-
Til next time,

Friday, September 9

My New Place and Stuff

Well, first I'd like to post a few images of the new place. Yes, they're all close-ups but believe me, the wide shot isn't much to see yet. I'm still furniture-less at the moment. I'm currently sitting on my floor, listening to sad-bastard hipster country music next to an empty glass of bourbon with my computer propped up on a box.

And my beloved book-on-a-windowsill shot. My little moleskine looks so lonely.

A bit of my fabric collection - displayed more prominently than in my old place. I used to keep it all in a box, but I figured having all of my art supplies out in the open would act as a constant reminder to do stuff with it.

Little camera collection, the star of the show being my beloved Minolta XG1. It's twelve years older than I am and it carried me through 6 years of studying analog photo in school.

And the best seat in the house (incidentally the only seat in the house) -my windowsill... and I've got a fourth floor view of a pretty tree-lined street.

Side note- I wish this were mine:

Maybe one day. (Image)

And now for three random images I've stumbled across on the internet and thought I'd share:

Illustrator Justin Van Genderen does these really cool retro posters. There's Star Wars themed ones and superhero themed ones (and a whole lot of other stuff too). (Image)

Another image found on ffffound. I just thought it was cute/awesome. (Image)

And summer's just about over, but sunglasses are cool all year round. Especially cool vintage ones. I found these guys on Etsy.

Well, it's Friday night and I'm eagerly awaiting a weekend visit from my mum. Brunch and Ikea tomorrow!

Til next time.

Wednesday, September 7


Well, here I am blogging again after a rather long hiatus. To anyone who read before and is wondering what happened, I can honestly say I had no intention of ditching the blog for so long. My last post was in the first week of May and I had a lot on my mind then - and a lot has happened since.
I'm not going to go into all of the details of what proved to be a very fast summer, but I will say that I did spend much of the summer distracted with moving to a new apartment. One that I share with no one except for the cat. Take from that what you will, but things are good and one week ago today I moved into a little place to call my own. I'll put up pics soon.

Having completed the show for the library left me drained, physically and creatively as shows always do and the usual couple of weeks it takes me to bounce back spread into months. That, coupled with the heat and sunshine left me feeling summertime wanderlust - and I kept out of the house as much as possible.

All that aside, cool weather and fall months are fast approaching (especially recently when the days have been sweater-worthy and the evenings require- gasp! -a jacket). I'll be spending more time round the house and since I have no tv until the end of the month I have no choice but to spend my time watching movies, listening to my 3 year old itunes library, and being creatively productive. And so here we are.

I've started work on this year's Sketchbook Project so the following five images are the first five pages of the book. I'm not going to post every page as I go, but rather digitize and post the finished book. These I'm posting because I want to make up for the lack of new images from me for the last while. (This year's chosen theme is "Grey Side of Life")

...And a new five by seven. Just one. For now.

Finally, since TIFF is back this year and I can't afford to go to my usual ten screenings I've decided to continue on my quest to get 50 of TIFF's essential 100. I'll keep you posted on my progress. Step one, membership at Queen Video.

...And York University's student newspaper The Excalibur did a write-up and interview on my library show WHAT NOW? please read it here.

More photos, work, and stuff soon. For real this time, okay?