HEY YOU GUYS!
Next weekend - yes in 7 days......the studio where I rent space is having a big open house! For those who haven't been by to say hello....this is your chance to swing by and see artists in their natural habitat! :-) Here is where the Studio is:
Looking to see some art - and maybe buy some Christmas presents?
Look no further! It will be a fun party!
Saturday November 19th from 6pm-11pm
at 83 Walnut Ave, Toronto!
PWYC at the door
Reception • Cash bar • DJ
It’s that time of year again, Walnut Studios is opening its doors to the public for our annual Holiday Art Exhibition and celebration!
Walnut Studios is a collective art studio in the King West Village, housing 55 artists working in a variety of disciplines including painting, jewelry, fashion design, sculpture, photography, graphic design, and installation.
Established in 2007, Walnut is a hub of creativity, inspiration, and collaboration.
On November 19th, We will open the doors of the warehouse studio to allow the public to come in for a holiday celebration of art and share in the creative process
Please join us and support local artists in the community
I will be there all night!!
I hope to see you there too!!!!
I know to many people, today is a dark day.
Thanks to a stunning US election, it is a disturbing moment in history. It is hard not to feel pessimistic and deeply frightened by what is to come. I am overwhelmingly saddened by people's hate and anger and ignorance! I think in these times, when the loud-mouthed bullies seem to win, we need to come together and stand strong.
I really do know first hand, that in the end, the bullies never win. Being bullied from the age of 4, I know whereof I speak! It was rough for me for many years, and truthfully it leaves a lasting scar on your heart and your ego. HOWEVER it also makes you stronger and more self sufficient and gives you a greater understanding of yourself.
Here is what I also am sure of. Going forward will require us ALL to have more love, patience and kindness - even with those people who seem least deserving of it.
One thing helps me face the dark days:
It is what I have built my career on....so with that in mind, I want to show you some work that I am in the midst of painting....
Here is the sales pitch....you must come out and see this new work at The One Of a Kind Show at the Direct Energy Centre, Toronto, ON., November 24-December 4, 2016 (BOOTH #G03)
-- BTW I WILL NOT be showing the brand new art at my studio open house - which I will tell you all about in a couple days....
If you follow me on Instagram, you will see the new work FIRST!
Go check it out.
Lastly, I want to say that in days like this, it is really easy to be overcome by hate and anger. However, I think that if we can find our own personal strength, we can learn to be gentle and kind with each other and ourselves!
So....let's just do that. Okay??
For those of you who have never seen that catchy hashtag, it stands for The One Of A Kind Christmas Show, 2016.
Let me tell you all about it! It is a MASSIVE indoor craft and art show here in Toronto, and I am thrilled to be back for my second year!!!
Come out to the Direct Energy Centre, Toronto, ON.
Thursday November 24 from 10am to 9pm
Friday November 25 from 10am to 9pm
Saturday November 26 from 10am to 9pm
Sunday November 27 from 10am to 6pm
Monday November 28 from 10am to 9pm
Tuesday November 29 from 10am to 9pm
Wednesday November 30 from 10am to 9pm
Thursday December 1 from 10am to 11pm
Friday December 2 from 10am to 9pm
Saturday December 3 from 10am to 9pm
Sunday December 4 from 10am to 6pm
The One of a Kind Christmas Show is one of the most anticipated Christmas shopping shows of the year, featuring unique products for everyone. The show gathers the work of approximately 800 artisans for your browsing pleasure. Shop for hand-crafted ceramics, jewellery, furniture, clothing and accessories, browse through art galleries, watch a fashion show and take part in artistic holiday activities. Since its first show in 1975, it has become the largest consumer craft show in North America. There are also hands-on workshops where you can make unique gifts. Each includes breakfast and admission to the show.
Adult: $13, Senior/Youth: $7.50, Children 12 and under: Free
It is 11 wonderfully exhausting days, and I would love to see you there! It is a great way to get some holiday shopping done (or gift to self)!
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