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Friday, December 26, 2008
christmas is my least favorite holiday. in fact i hate it. i could go on for hours as to why i hate christmas, but i won't. there's only one thing that i like about it, and that is the ornaments. especially vintage ones. here's some snowmen i made for earth angels this season.
sculpted and ready for paint
painting finished, and ready for antiquing
see all 3 finished at earth angels toys
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
i've been chipping away this little crib (part of Heather's piece) for a while. i'm finally happy with the shape. now it's time for a paint job. it's probably going to stay light and end up with a black mattress. right now the stripes are competing with the stripy stockings on the dolls.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
a month after moving back into the city, i finally have some space to spread out. i'm subletting studio space from Sandra Tarantino (AWOL, C1 artspace) because there's absolutely no room for me to work at home. and most importantly i can make a mess and not have to clean it up. this month i'm hoping to finish Heather's commission, a piece i started in june, but because i'm being obsessive, it's taking a really, really long time. which always seem to be the case with commissions. i'm also working on pieces for my show at Bau-Xi Toronto next month. the title of the show is darkest corners, and there's gonna be a lot of black balloons involved.
america get out and vote.
Monday, October 20, 2008
today was Wally's first time on public transit. we got on the streetcar, subway and the bus, and no temper tantrums to speak of. we went to check out how the new shadowboxes are coming along at Day and Night Woodworking on Dupont. i'm overhauling the way i've been framing my work to streamline the process, as the framing seems to be taking almost as long as the making of the actual artwork (and is a real pain in the ass). the new boxes are looking great and the really good thing is that i will be able to eliminate the mat-board part of the process, as the boxes will be all wood and painted inside (in place of the paper box). this will also allow me to do more stuff with the background, like adding images, drawing, etc. something i've been thinking about for a while.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
on monday i managed to check out the toronto international art fair (even though we just moved on the weekend-more on that later). lots of cool stuff, see some highlights below. a couple of my pieces sold too. i can kinda make rent next month.
Polly Apfelbaum 'lovers leap' 47"x47"
i love these bold woodblocks. when i have studio space, i'm really hoping to dig out my silk-screens and do some printing again.
'baby love 61' 25"x25"
images durham press gallery
'a merrick a' 12x12" mixed media
Ryan Price. just awesome. he paints on pieces of drywall,
light switch included.
ryan has a show at ingram gallery here in toronto
opening oct 18th.
chiwawa, 9.8x9.1x5.1" concrete and toy parts
Ross Bonfanti, the superstar.
images Rebecca Hossack Gallery
teddy tower 26.6x15.7x10.8"
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
during this brief visit to Petaluma, i had the pleasure of meeting a fabulous San Francisco artist, Jennybird Alcantara. i stumbled upon her work about a year ago while doing an online search on the LA art scene. i love her imagery, use of colour and attention to detail. see great images from her 2006 exhibition "Flies in Buttermilk" at Anno Domini here.
Shadowlair in Dreamland, oil on wood
Sleepwalker, oil on wood
Night Vision, oil on wood
sweet dreams dollie
maternal instinct malfunction bear
Halloween & Vine set-up day
Nicol Sayre's work. always an inspiration.
Mark B. Ledenbach's table. i bought his new halloween collectibles guide.
found these great books at the Petaluma Antique Faire on Sunday.
to close off the trip we hit Daiso (THE Japanese dollar store) to fill up on mostly useless stuff.
for whatever reason most of my pics are blurry, so check out the Earth Angels Toys blog, and Jen's entry about the trip.