July 31, 2009

I finally found some cheap seahorses.

It's been a busy few weeks here: more fresh babies being born, more planning & preparation for projects. (By the way, if you're in Toronto next week, I'm doing a weird little performance piece for the SummerWorks Performance Gallery at the Gladstone. August 6 - 9, 7-9pm, PWYC. Beer.)

And so I've been really behind on posting about the pretty things I've found this summer. Including these seahorse earrings I picked up for $23. Hooray for deals! Apparently, they're made by Giles and Brother. I found them at the Holt Renfrew Last Call, which is heavenly to me. Seriously. I get heart palpitations when I go in there. It's the only place I can go to where I can fondle designer dresses and not feel like I'm being watched by sales staff. 

(Some of you may already know that I have much affection for the seahorse, so this find is especially pleasing to me.)

I'm also ready to let go of tons of clothing that just isn't right for me anymore, but the consignment store I used to go to closed down about a year ago, and the ones I'm aware of only accept reeeeely fancy clothes. Does anyone know of a good consignment shop in the city? Or a great clothing swap/give-away happening soon? Thanks!

Happy long weekend, fellow Canadians. Happy weekend, everyone else!

July 13, 2009

My Art and Other People's Art.

It's been the busiest of all summers, but I'm hoping there will still be time left over for jumping in lakes and stuff. Oh! I did go to the drive-in in Port Hope one night, which has so many vintage summer points that I think it counts for 2  full weekends.

Anyway, I've been working on lots of projects, including this little thing that opens tomorrow night at the Rivoli. If you're looking for something to do, swing by after 7 for art and drinks!

This little exhibition is part of an ongoing project called f11. Anyway, after we installed it yesterday, I dropped by the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. I'm always hoping that I'll see at least one thing that gets me going. There was a lot of interesting stuff, but I'm still thinking about Amanda McCavour's work. Holy shit. So good. 

She makes drawings out of thread, on water-soluble fabric and then suspends the pieces with straight pins so they look like they're floating. I loved her cloud pieces, but I couldn't find any images on the web to share, but the above is pretty darn impressive. Also: she was really nice. 

She'll be showing more work at the Lonsdale Gallery in August. 

Hope you're having a wonderful sunny day.