Thursday, March 25, 2010

Jenny Hart

I'm pretty sure that all of you have seen her work before all over the internet...but I keep going back to them. I am really into embroidered portraits, and she rules them! I have been trying different crafty art forms lately and I have decided to give embroidery a try. I am going to the library and will take out some how-to books and then I will stop by the workroom, and pick up some supplies. I am excited to see if I like it and if I stick to it....who knows what will happen. Oh I need to stop by mokuba, I need some ribbon asap!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Kris Chau

Today I was going through my usual fave sites...and noticed one of Kris Chau paintings--it really stood out for me because I wear alot of tights, and I am constantly pulling them up. I thought I would check out more of paintings and was totally surprised by how much I liked them. They are so sweet and simple.

Typewriter of my dreams

I found this one online, so nice and pink. I have one that works just fine (so I should be happy)...but it doesn't hold a candle this one.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Peggy Kouroumalos

This post is pretty special to me...My friend Peggy is one of the nicest ladies I know, and just happens to be a fantastic painter! She currently has a show up at Christopher Cutts gallery in Toronto (near Dundas West). I just got back from Chicago so I missed the opening:( but I am really excited to go see them in the gallery and get a nice look at them without any people in the way or bumping into me. I normally would post more photos here, but I think you check out her blog and see things directly from her---she is pretty funny/honest and I really enjoy reading what she has to say. I was really excited that she agreed to do an interview with me for NOW, and Peggy gave me really great answers that explain her process, and her partner Joe Becker took the studio shots! So I am really pleased with everything. So if you want see some amazing paintings check out Peggys work. She is one of fave painters right now (not just because we are friends), she is just really that good.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Genevieve Jodouin

This is the Questions for Crafters that I mentioned in the earlier post...Its Genevieve Jodouin! I have admired her style of prints for awhile. They are very romantic and domesticated. I love the ones where people are reading books or drinking coffee. Oh, I really like her wooden brooches that she prints on. You should check out her little etsy shop to see more. I also had a really nice time in her studio space at 401 Richmond "open studio" Its so big I kinda got lost after a few turns...haha. Genevieve was nice enough to do a little print demo for me to photograph. She made a rabbit print (which I love). And we talked about how it works at Open Studio, and different screens, and what she has coming up... Read the interview to find out more about her

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tiny Sneak Peak

I thought I would give you a little taste of the next TCA Questions for Crafters...When it gets posted I will give you the full details of course. Hopefully it goes up soon!