Thursday, 30 December 2010

World's Largest Gummy Worm

I got one of these for Christmas (an orange + blue raspberry one). It's fantastic.


All the different flavours:
pineapple + cherry
green apple + cherry
orange + blue raspberry
lemon + orange
blue raspberry + cherry


This worm is 128 times bigger than a regular gummy worm and weighs 3 pounds.
Amazing.



Sunday, 5 December 2010

DONE


The One of a Kind show is finished at last! It was a great show, lots of positive reactions and feedback. It was so nice to catch up with old friends also exhibiting in the show as well as making some new ones along the way. Thanks for all who came to visit.

I would also like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council for their assistance in this show. Thanks OAC!


For now I say goodbye to the Direct Energy Centre.... Until we meet again in 114 days for the Spring show!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Global National News


I was on Global National news tonight! I was doing a flameworking demonstration at the One of a Kind show this morning, next thing I know there was a man with a camera and a big furry microphone.

Click here for the link, and then look for the December 3rd newscast.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

BUY HANDMADE!


So this year I am doing almost all of my Christmas shopping at the One of a Kind show. So far I have gotten a lot of really fantastic and unique things for my friends and family. It's so great to support my fellow artist friends, and there is nothing like receiving a really special and handmade gift.

Support handmade this season!

Thursday, 25 November 2010

One of a Kind Show - Day One!

Day One!


new products: prism earrings & chocolate bunnies in love.


A view of the whole booth.


a rainbow of bears!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Setup

What a long day. But the booth is setup, and I am ready for the show to start tomorrow. There are just a few more last minute tasks to complete tomorrow morning and then everything is ready!


This is what it looks like before anything went up. Let the ironing begin. Oh so much ironing.....


Lights are up, the work is starting to come out....

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Model Citizens

Another new gallery!

I sent a box of work to Model Citizens today, a great little boutique in St John's, Newfoundland





Sunday, 14 November 2010

The Epic Blanket is Complete!

I know this has nothing to do with glass, but I am very proud of it and it took me forever to finish, so I had to post it.


11 months
320 crocheted flowers
1 flower = 20 minutes
285 crocheted connections to attach them all together
lord knows how many visits to Michael's & Romni Wools......
DONE!

Monday, 8 November 2010

Twist Boutique Atelier

I just sent a package of work off to Twist Boutique.
Twist is a fantastic shop/studio in Jonquière, Quebec.



Thursday, 28 October 2010

long lost photos

When I was going through the photos I took of the studio tour, I came across photos of my solo show at the Launch Projects gallery last summer. Figured I'd post them here, why not, right?


spare tire award


beer belly championship belt
(to the amusement of my friends I wore this at one point at my opening)


miss butterface crown


breadsticks & sausage fingers


turkey neck award



buddha belly & junk in the trunk


camel toe, cue ball, flapjacks, muffin top and cottage cheese!


tribute to the horse faced woman


chicken legs

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Studio Tour Photos

I was at Noelle Hamlyn's home/studio in Port Credit for the weekend for the first annual Mississauga Artisan Studio Tour. The weekend was long but good. I think for the first year of the show it was a good turnout, lots of very friendly people stopped by.


My little display corner.


It makes me extremely happy that the gummy bears make a rainbow now.


Noelle had a pineapple, so we put it with my goblets. It also makes me extremely happy.


Some more blown work on top of the piano, it was the perfect spot.


Noelle's pocket book purses are so fantastic.
She uses vintage books to create really unique and lovely purses.


The house was right on the Credit River.
You can see part of the beautiful view in the background.


Some more of Noelle's work, this one is called "After Nell" and it's made using a variety of tea bags that have been quilted together.


More of Noelle's embroidered paper work.

Thanks to those who came out to visit!

Saturday, 16 October 2010

New Jewellery!

New for this Christmas season: blue and purple gummy bears!


Occasionally I make ridiculous things like this: melting chocolate bunny
I secretly love it.....


Also new earrings, available in lots of colours!

To view all the colours these are available in

Grant Stuff

So this year I got a project grant from the Ontario Arts Council. Here are some photos of a few of the things I have been working on.........







Thursday, 7 October 2010

One of a Kind Show


Yes folks, it's getting to be that time once again. The the One of a Kind show approaches.... in just under 50 days actually (not that I am keeping track). Of course there is still so much to do, and I now have a brand new computer so I can finally get to work on some website updates.....

anyway,

Details!
When: November 25th - December 5th
Times: Weekdays + Saturday = 10 am - 9 pm, Sundays = 10 am - 6 pm
Where: Direct Energy Centre, 100 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON
Booth Number: F-33

Here is a $3 off coupon for the show:




then enter the code: ADsbqr

I would also like to acknowledge the amazing support of the
Ontario Arts Council for their assistance in this exhibition.


Sunday, 3 October 2010

Mississauaga Artisan Studio Tour


Twenty days and counting until the first annual Mississauga Studio Tour! I'm really excited, there are a lot of great people on board for the tour. I will be a guest in Noelle Hamelyn's studio.

Further details:

Dates: October 23rd, 10-4. October 24th, 11-4
Location: 1238 Stavebank Road, Mississauga, ON

Find a copy of the map to all the studios here

Hope to see you there.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Lack of Update/Computer Woes

I have been without my computer for about six weeks now, which makes doing a web update a little difficult. I've been going slightly crazy without Photoshop and Dreamweaver.

Anyway, this has been what has been going on:

Haliburton: The Haliburton Arts & Crafts Festival was fantastic. Lots of friendly people visiting and participating in the show. I had some great neighbours: Tim and Katherine from Blown Away Glass Studio in Elora, ON, and Tara Lynne Franco who introduced me to AllSorts Gallery on Ottawa Street in Hamilton. Many thanks to Jenn and Terry of Artech Glassblowing Studio who gave me such a lovely place to stay when I was there.

Ottawa Trip: I went for a visit to Ottawa to show some larger work to the gallery Lafreniere & Pai. I am really happy with the pieces they took, and even happier that I got to see Kevin Lockau while I was at the gallery.

Ottawa was lovely, and my friend Kellie knew all the important places to take me in Ottawa....


I love sugar mountain, so fantastic! Candy and gelato all under one roof, perfect!


This one was in Westboro, and was not as exciting. Very pretty place though.

Queen West Art Crawl: It was a beautiful weekend, and I think I saw more hipsters in two days than I have all year. Outdoor shows are a labour of love, there is always hope that things like setup and tear down will be easy. Then this happens and all you can do is laugh.

Chaos in the parking lot......

Monday, 12 July 2010

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition 2010

Well despite a rough start due to rain (pouring rain) on Friday, it turned out to be a beautiful weekend. Thanks to all who came out.



Thursday, 10 June 2010

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Montreal for the Glass Conference

So I just got back from Montreal where I was at the Glass Art Association of Canada conference.

Highlights (not necessarily conference related):

* The dance off at the talent show - the man in the wig and bathrobe is the president of GAAC, Brad Copping.

*My fabulous new friend Jacinthe who gave me a place to stay during my time in Montreal. She is a ceramic artist that makes fantastic things seen here on her website: http://www.jacinthebrindamour.com/

* The metro system in Montreal.


* The glass fashion show. The first part consisted on collaborations between Quebec Artists and local clothing designers. The second part was an amazing collection of pieces made by various glass artists.

* The candy store "Sucre Bleu". Leave it to me to find a candy store when I go to a new city. Though honestly it wasn't too hard to find with this big colourful sign!


I was super sad to leave. Hopefully I will have an excuse to go back soon!