We’re back home and slowly getting back to our daily routine. One of a kind ended this year a bit bitter sweet, as I have decided not to return next year. It’s a big ordeal to drag my whole family to Toronto for 2 weeks. Little sir is quite the trouper and I know he loves flirting with all the customers and vendors. By the end of the show, he had his routine of who’s booth he’d run to to say hi. Jana from Swaine Street Woodworking won his heart early on through his stomach. I know he’ll miss her a lot. But it’s hard for me to focus on his well being and the show and it can be a little over whelming. Perhaps I’ll come back in a few years. We have so many friends we’ve met through the show and I’ll really miss seeing them and meeting new ones. Next winter I’m going to focus my efforts closer to home and do a lot of shows in Ottawa, and hopefully one or two in Montreal (if they’ll have me). And hopefully I’ll have some work in Galleries around the GTA for people in Toronto to buy. Thanks OOAK, I had a blast doing the show for 4 years. It had been a dream of mine to get in for many years, before I even became a photographer, and I’ll miss it.
I’m feeling a little bit under the weather this week, but I’m pushing through and plan to do 4 batches of resin. This will be my last week of resining and then I’m cutting myself off. I have to focus on putting wires on all the blocks, packing them up safely and then building and checking my booth. My work at the Hamilton Gallery went really well, they have nothing to send back to me, so I’m feeling the pressure to make more work. Wish me luck…
I was so happy to see that One of Kind featured my work in their magazine. A big thanks to Patti for choosing my work as one of her favourites. I always enjoy chatting with Patti and her daughter when they swing by my booth. Look forward to seeing them again this year.
One of a Kind, is a little over a month away and prep is coming along nicely. I managed to get a lot of resin work done before the weather changed. My studio space is a 3 seasons porch and it’s cold in there with only a little space heater. I think I’ll have all my resin done by the end of this week. I guess it really depends on how many pieces I decide to make, that ones always a tough call.
I’m so happy to have been asked to be part of the Art Gallery of Hamilton’s Fall Sale. I wish I could be there to see, but Hamilton is really far away. I sent my pieces off by FedEx last Friday and they have arrived safe and sound. There are some fantastic artists participating this year. One of my favourite potters, Filipa Pimentel, will be there. I love her work.
Sir H admiring the show. My show is hung at Shenkman. It looks great. H and I went to check it out today.
My show is up at Shenkman. A big thank you to Mike from the city of Ottawa for hanging my work. It looks great!