Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Illustration Friday: Clandestine

Clandestine collage on plywood

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Illustration Friday: Voices

Dissenting Voices: collage in sketchbook
I didn't have much time this week, what with the holidays and all that. I ended up pasting this up in my sketchbook today, not wanting to miss the deadline.
If I had time, I would have made this a sculptural piece of automata, with the top of the head flipping open and spring-loaded protesters popping out. I may still do that.
Saying "No" does not always come easy. Sometimes it feels like you have to muster great power from within to utter a tiny little "no".
Wishing you all a safe and Happy Holiday!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Illustration Friday: Rambunctious

Rambunctious collage and paint on cereal box

Another cereal box collage. I used images from some old encyclopedias, my old Cub Book, and incorporated a cancelled cheque written by my grandfather in 1974 which I recently came across in an old copy of The Journals of Kierkegaard.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Illustration Friday-Similar

The Common Nail collage and paint on cereal box

There are almost as many types of nails as there materials to nail them into. Be very careful in your selection of the proper nail as an incorrect choice may cause weak joints, instability and loss of sleep.

Monday, December 1, 2008

101 Frames at Gallery 101, Sat. Dec. 6

Here is my piece for the Gallery 101 fundraising auction 101 Frames. The gallery provides the empty frame and it is up to the artist to fill it. The topic for this year is LUST. I chose to use the wholesome Quaker from the Life cereal box, who has popped up in previous collages. The words that are partially obscured by the chain, read goodness inside. I got to use the security chain from my old apartment and behind the crack in the door there is a mirror, so it looks like there is light and movement behind the door.
The auction takes place this Saturday night at 301 1/2 Bank st. (upstairs) and proceeds go to this non-profit, artist-run centre in downtown Ottawa.

NaNoWriMo 2008, We did it!

National Novel Writing Month is done for 2008 and Karen and I both completed our 50,000 words before last night's deadline. Karen finished up last week and I limped over the finish line yesterday thanks to her encouragement (it helps having a real writer in the house!). My approach was to write the minimum number of words per day and after missing three days in a row twice in the month I thought I was beat. It was a very busy month. I started two new jobs, had a solo art exhibit, two Christmas Art and Craft sales, started math tutoring at the school where I also volunteer 2 part days a week and took a Knitting for Men workshop at my friend Carol's store Wabi Sabi among othere things, so I'm glad I was able to perservere.

What I didn't do was keep up on email, or blog posts. I planned to put in a few progress reports along the way and that just didn't happen, so thanks for checking in!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

SKETCH at SAW gallery: Friday Nov 28, 8 pm to 1 am

collage and paint on a no-name waffle box

I submitted this collage for the SKETCH fundraiser at SAW Gallery . This is not the finished version, which I forgot to scan--I changed the text and altered the position of the text bubbles.
The event was Friday night. I worked late, but attended with friend and fellow contributing artist Katie . There was a good crowd to purchase work donated by over 100 local artists. Artists were asked to donate un framed sketches, collages, roughs and the like to be sold for prices starting at $10. with all proceeds going to SAW for future programming.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

NaNoWriMo 2008

I signed up for National Novel Writing Month (November) after my partner Karen pitched the idea, sometime after midnight. Two busy already-sleep-deprived parents writing 50,000 word novels under one roof within a month? Stay tuned...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Linda Street Gallery, Nov 2 to 26

This will be a solo exhibit of mixed-media work created within the past year.
Timothy Hunt
Oct 29-Nov26

Dovercourt Community Centre

411 Dovercourt Ave.

Ottawa, ON

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Old Ottawa South Art and Music Festival-Sat.,Sept 20.

I will be at the Old Ottawa South Art and Music Festival this Saturday 10-4 in Windsor park. It is my first time doing this show and I am in booth number 55, which according to the map, is across from the BBQ pit. Hmmmm. So far the weather looks great; sunny with a high of 21. Come on down for some art, music, food and a walk in the park!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Outdoor Art in Minto Park, Sunday Aug. 24

On Sunday I'll be at this Outdoor Art event in Minto Park (Elgin at Gilmour) from noon to 8pm. I'll have artwork as well as t-shirts. Sounds like a great time with artists, musicians, drumming circle and more. Come downtown and check out some local art and music for free!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Strathcona Park

Well, tommorow is Art in Strathcona Park. Keep your eyes on the skies and note that they have posted a raindate for Sunday. Currently, the forcast is for rain late in the afternoon, and there are also showers forcasted for Sunday, so...? I suspect that unless it is pouring rain first thing in the morning, that they will go ahead with it on Sat. I am usually set up at the
Somerset st. end of the park, on the path not far from the parking area.
The Ottawa Farmers' Market is relocating to Sylvia Holden Park during the EX, and I am NOT planning to be there on the 10th, 17th and 24th of August. The Market will continue during this time with many of the Market regulars, so stop by and check out the lovely park atmosphere. Here are the details:

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Illustration Friday

This is one face of a six-sided block I collaged while pondering the subject of enough; having enough and not having enough. The sides of the blocks are titled Art, Music, Books,Food,Shelter and Love.
I've had these wooden blocks for quite some time, waiting for me to get to them. I really enjoy working on these multi-sided objects and the interplay between the sides. I like that you can pick them up and turn them around in your hands and that somehow a story evolves. Here are some others that I have done and will have for sale at Urban Art in Minto Park , in Ottawa this Saturday.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Illustration friday: foggy

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Even as the cab pulled away, she regretted her vain decision not to wear glasses. It had been years since their chance encounter. How on earth would she spot him on such a dark, foggy night?

Monday, July 7, 2008

Illustration Friday: Sour

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Bored by the stodgier board members' wishes to pour over the financial statements ad nauseam, the fiery Juan-Carlos ended the meeting on a sour note, then beat a hasty retreat.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Legs up to here

Old Ottawa South Art and Music Festival

Saturday, Sept. 20, 10am to 4pm at Windsor park. This will be my first time at this show. Hope to see you there!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Illustration Friday: Punchline

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"Even with a ruler and set square, he found it difficult to get the punchline straight."

Welcome to my new site. From now on my Illustration Friday posts will be posted here. To view comments on previous IF posts, please visit mobiustshirts.blogspot.com. Thanks for stopping by!

UrbanArt at Minto Park

Saturday, July 26 Raindate: Sunday, July 27

This will be my third year at this up-and-coming show right on Elgin st. at Gilmour. This is a great show for those looking for local artists and artisans. I will have my t-shirts there (mobiustshirts.blogspot.com) as well as artwork.

Art in Strathcona Park

This will be my third consecutive year at this show. This year I will be selling t-shirts (mobiustshirts.blogspot.com) as well as artwork. Artist's spots are first come first served, but I am usually at the south end of the park not far from the parking area. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008

Canoe Dream

This summer I will build a canoe


Wrinkle Remover for Men


Unseen Force

Pet Peeves


The Colonel

Heart Winch

Late For Work

Electric Garden

Travelling Salesman Distracted by Birds

Thinking About Fish

Blanket of Suspicion

No Ordinary Monkey

The Manly Art of Sewing

The Sum of its Parts

Head in the Clouds

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Art in the Park

I will be here this weekend sharing a spot with my friend Katie http://plasticmasters.blogspot.com/ . Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Group Exhibit-Fritzi Gallery, April 30-May 3

April 30 – May 3
The Fritzi Gallery presents: “Got Monkeys?” a short exhibit (one week) at GCTC’s Fritzi Gallery during the “lawyer play” coming up in early May. Seven Ottawa based artists interpret and re interpret the images of Monkey in the light of the famous “Scopes Trial” and in conjunction with the 9th Annual CCLA/GCTC Lawyer Play, Inherit the Wind, by JEROME LAWRENCE and ROBERT EDWIN LEE , directed by JANET IRWIN May 1,2 and 3 in the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre.

Featuring the artists:
Jennifer Gibbs
Trevor Sylvain
Timothy Hunt
Barbara Cuerden
Erin Robertson
Kate Wetherow

The Lorraine 'Fritzi' Yale Gallery
1233 Wellington Street West (at Holland Avenue), Ottawa.Entrance is Free HOURS:Monday-Friday: 10am - 6pmSaturday: 10am - 4pmSunday: 12pm-4pm
For more information please contact the Cube Gallery: 613 728 1750