Here are some photos from the studio tour. The house I was in was absolutely gorgeous. I was very lucky, along with other artists Tanya Kirouac and Laurie Skantzos, to be guests in this beautiful home. Very big thanks to our hosts Brad and Kelly Chickakian.
The best part of the weekend for me was the young boy from the neighbourhood that examined everything meticulously in search of the perfect gift for his mum for Mother's Day.
Every year the Living Arts Centre has an exhibition to showcase the talent of the artists in the Resident Artist program. Our theme this year was collaboration, which at first seemed daunting, but for me turned into one of my favourite things I have ever done. My dear friend (and mixed media aficionado) Christina Tatarnic and I came together and created: The Kit™. Quite simply The Kit™ is a comment on the struggle and pitfalls of dating, as well as a collaborative effort to become more self aware.
And finally the big team collaboration by glass artists Jeff MacIntosh, Paula Vandermey, Joseph di Lorenzo, and ceramicist Jolanta Jung. Just because Paula was so amused by the fact that I called her work in the RA show last year "epic" I will do it again. This piece is epic. It was so great to see four people with very different aesthetics come together to create such a beautiful and interesting piece.