Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
This week's Illustration Friday topic is "undone", and Lady Gaga and Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty have definitely come undone in today's collage from my Globe and Mail project, 90 Days of collage. This is only day 8 and it is already the second celebrity dust-up involving the Finance Minister (see day 1). Am I repeating myself? First appearance of Lady Gaga, though...and the lemur.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
This is the first collage of my 90 day Globe and Mail marathon. Imagine, Kermit, Buble, and Flaherty all at the same Timmy's at the same time.
About 10 days ago, I got a phonecall with an offer to have The Globe and Mail delivered free for three months and it arrived on my doorstep this morning, as promised. Initially, I greeted the offer with a well crafted, curmudgeonly skepticism reserved specifically for telemarketers, but since I didn't have to surrender my credit card number, or provide any personal information beyond my delivery address, and the caller assured me that the paper would be cancelled after the three month period without any action on my part, I accepted.
Having the latest news delivered to my door in a form that is digestible over morning coffee is a luxury I have been doing without due to time and budgetary constraints. I love the newspaper, not only for the print, but for a wealth of pictures which are not so precious that I am afraid to cut them up for collage. It has also proved useful for cleaning windows, lining the catbox and creating small, paper mache animals.
To celebrate receiving the paper again, and as a thankyou to Canada's National Newspaper for free fodder, I am embarking on a project where I will post a collage a day for the next 90 days, using images from The Globe and Mail.
Please note that this is a personal project and is not an endorsment of The Globe and Mail newspaper as a product; neither has The Globe and Mail endorsed me or any of the content that may appear in the aforementioned collages. See you in the funny papers.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
GALLERY 101FRAMES- SILENT ART AUCTION AND PARTY - THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS PRIDE
Saturday, December 5, 2009, 7pm
Preview: December 3rd and 4th from 12pm – 9 pm 301 Bank Street Art Auction/Party: Saturday, December 5, 2008. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets: $10 at Gallery 101 or Mags & Fags or $15 at the door
On Saturday, December 5th, 2009, Gallery 101 will host the second of seven years of THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS. Each year artists interpret a different deadly sin. This year, G101 invited artists to make art that engages with the boldest sin in the bunch: PRIDE. We certainly want to show our PRIDE, and why not? This year, Gallery 101 is celebrating its 30th Anniversary of supporting Ottawa’s arts community, and we feel the need to brag, to boast, and to get a little narcissistic.
But that’s not the only way we are spicing it up. Other sinfully delightful features of this year’s event will be the best performance art, arrogant door prizes (including some very glorious big ticket items), and grand appetizers, all set to some choice tunes by the sauciest djs in a PRIDE-inspired setting. So come on out and show us you have PRIDE (for the arts) in Ottawa, indulge in a night of arts and culture, and support your local non-profit artist-run centre.
Proceeds from the auction help Gallery 101 maintain its services to artists and the community. This event is supported and made possible by our local artists, volunteers and friends. Special thanks to our sponsors Allen's Flowers, Bossarts - Beauty in Balance, Capital Xtra, Collected Works Bookstore, Giraffe The African Store, Hartman's Your Independent Grocer, Jack Of All Trades Design, La Bottega Nicastro Fine Food Shop, LaPointe's Seafood Grill Café, McAuslan Brewery, Mags & Fags, MediaStyle, Metro newspaper, Mikaza Home Modern Furniture, Patrick Gordan Framing, Pelee Island Winery, Pizza Shark, Pure Gelato, Schoeler & Heaton Architects Inc., Spins & Needles, The Scone Witch, The Village, The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro, Venus Envy, Vittoria Trattoria.
All frames generoulsy donated by FRAMES BY ROCKWELL. Gallery 101 greatly appreciates your support, which contributes to the long-term, financial stability and well being of the gallery.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
These are all buildings in my neighbourhood. People move here because it has a "quaint", small-town feel. They buy quaint, small houses then knock them down and build ridiculously large houses . Unbalanced.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Here are my three chandeliers, first in the daylight, then lit up at night.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
The chandeliers are made up of bike wheels and all manner of items that I have been collecting the past few months (some I've had for years). I've also had items donated from friends and neighbours. The candles are placed in jars of various sizes that hang from the spokes of the bike wheels. When lit, my hope is to illuminate the beauty in these everyday objects.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Lady Evelyn Alternative School is holding its annual Fundraiser and Night Out at Patrick Gordon Framing on Friday, April 17th.A silent art auction of works donated by Heidi Conrod, Tanis Dennis, Katie Dutton, Tony Fouhse, Adrian Göllner, Christopher Griffin, Sarah Hallman, Meaghan Haughian, Timothy Hunt, Danny Hussey, Samuel Jan, Lois Kapitanik, Karina Kraenzle, Donald Kwan, Maria Lezon, Patti Normand, Erin Robertson, Ian Roy, Peter Shmeltzer, Andrea Stokes, Michael Tardioli, Amy Thompson, Tom Thompson, Remi Theriault and possibly a few others believe it or not.And if that’s not enough, there will be door prizes and raffles sponsored by Raw Sugar Café, Shanghai Restaurant, Wabi Sabi, Workshop Boutique, Whalesbone Restaurant, Canteen Art Shop+Gallery, The Green Door Restaurant, Oz Café, Il Piccolino Restaurant, Domus Café (courtesy of Tracy Arnett ), The Singing Pebble Book Store, HBK Concepts Salon, Star Gymnastics, Camp Fortune, Cuckoo's Nest Designs, and many others, including the always hotly contested Teacher "is it getting hot in here, or is it just me?" dinner.This year’s catered event will include delectable food provided by Chef Annette and Chef Allison.
Beer, wine and champagne! (Take a moment to put your socks back on as they have been no doubt knocked off.)
Music spun by Lady Evelyn's own, DJ Billy.Date: Friday, April 17thTime: 8:00PM - 1:00AM (Silent Auction bidding open from: 8:00pm to 10:30pm) Location: Patrick Gordon Framing @ 160 Elm St. (lots of parking off City Centre Drive side of Elm)Map of location: www.patrickgordonframing.caPhone: 613-232-7146
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgSuggested admission $15.00 (includes chance to win one of the fabulous door prizes.)
Please join us for an awesome night of art, creative gifts, great food, great music, and a whole lot of fun. Wow! What a night!!
All money raised by the fundraiser helps fund forward-thinking initiatives in arts and sports related activities.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The viewer was invited to walk in the space between the painting and the hanging.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Mixed-media, you ask? This piece is a 5"X7" canvas board with a section from a found map, magazine cut-outs,photo-copies, a piece from a Hilroy notebook cover, packaging from a cough and cold remedy, images on tracing paper, paint, a section of vinyl tape measure, 2 sections of metal tape measure, acrylic paint, a raffle ticket and varnish. The text is courtesy of my portable Olivetti typewriter--don't drop it on your foot.
I have had an etsy shop in limbo for quite some time and am looking at trying to get it up and running this week.
Monday, February 2, 2009
This one is dedicated to my Mom, whose birthday it is today--Happy Birthday Mom!!!
My friend Katie found this little cowboy on a gravel driveway while on a studio tour last summer. Sunbleached and missing a leg, she rescued him and passed him on to me, thinking he might inspire a collage or something. He seemed like a natural choice for this weeks IF topic: Flawed.
In my sons' world of play, the pervasive influences are knights, pirates and spacemen, but for me it was cowboys. I still harbour nostalgia for simpler times, ridin' the lone prairie and singing a cowboy tune. I've had this Waylon Jennings song rattling around in my head, although it's always Willie Nelson singing it when I hear it. Recently I've found myself plucking it out on the ukelele. Here are the lyrics:
Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys written by Ed and Patsy Bruce
Cowboys ain't easy to love and they're harder to hold
they'd rather give you a song than diamonds or gold
Lonestar belt buckles and old faded Levis
And each night begins a new day
If you don't understand him, and he don't die young
He'll probably just ride away.
Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
Don't let 'em pick guitars or drive them old trucks
Let 'em be doctors and lawyers and such
Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
'Cause they'll never stay home and they're always alone
Even with someone they love.
Cowboys like smoky old pool rooms and clear mountain mornings
Little warm puppies and children and girls of the night
Them that don't know him won't like him and them that do
Sometimes won't know how to take him,
He ain't wrong, he's just different, but his pride won't let him
Do things to make you think he's right.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
For this collage, I cut out a bunch of words of interest and then made headlines out of them. My personal favorite is Bad Sellers plot to kill consumers.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Cross Words newspaper collage on cereal box
I used crossword puzzle clues for this collage. It is a sort of sound poem, meant to be read like a comic, although there are no lines separating the frames.