Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New things

This is one of the images I'm working on for a new course at the Toronto School of Art. You've probably seen this image before in a different guise (see the blog where it was put with a building from Paris).

I'm still working on things for the Contact show, combined with other necessary errands and things around the house. We actually planted flowers. It's so nice to have them back.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Getting there

So I picked up my swag for Contact today and nearly had a heat attack carrying it all home. What I would have done with 75 copies of the catalogue, I don't know. We're allowed to sell them but I don't see a queue forming out my door. Would be easier if I was a gallery owner but I'm not.

New York

Picked up the works I had professionally printed today. They're okay. I was a bit nervous about it.

And I had my first digital images in painting class. Looks promising. So a not bad day overall.

Tomorrow - more matting, printing, possibly ink shopping and general getting ready-ness.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Getting ready

New York

Still ticking off to-do lists for Contact. I ordered my larger prints today. Just hope they come out. I wasn't left feeling overly confident after leaving the printer. I pick up Contact promotional things tomorrow too. Getting there...

Monday, April 18, 2011


So my book is in the process of being printed by Blurb. If you fancy have a peak (and maybe ordering a copy) here's the link.

New York

And here's another pic. It's in the book too. Now to get photos printed for the show tomorrow after work.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

How could I forget Germany?

Forgot to put any photos of shopfronts from our trip to Germany in 2009 in my blurb book or to consider for the Contact show. How could I?

Almost finished my book for the show. I want to have it there to show other pieces that won't fit in the space and maybe somebody will like to purchase the book (hopefully they will purchase and not take the sample that I leave at Grinder).

Friday, April 15, 2011

After the crash...

So I got back to it after Photoshop crashed and this was the result.
New York, Bleeker Street.
I know how Photoshop feels after over a week of not sleeping properly but I've had two good nights and I'm back to feeling better. Long may it continue...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Back from NYC

So where have I been for a week? Well, NYC and I took some pics. Not as many photos as I usually take seeing as I was in class for a couple of my 5 days there. But I added to the shopfront theme and here's one. There would have been another one but Photoshop just crashed. I really think I need to invest in an upgrade. My poor iMac can't take the stress anymore.

This photo is from the Lower East Side and really looked like a stage set but then so much of NY does maybe because it plays such a huge role in things we see on t.v. and in movies. You'll be forgiven if you thought it was yet another picture from Paris.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

England shopfront

I realized the other day that I didn't have any shopfronts for England. I loved this old-fashioned tea room right in the centre of London (well on the south side of the river but still pretty hectic and now very modern). I love that it looks like it's been there forever (without any Photoshop aging, that is).


I feel like I have to go back to England to address this problem. It's been nearly 3 years (when this photo was originally taken) and I miss it.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Classes over for now

So during our last day of Photoshop class I actually worked on some of the photos I want to present for Contact. Here's one from Toronto (on Dundas near Sherbourne).

There's still some work to be done on it but I'm pleased with it so far and even more pleased to get back to working on this show. I really have to ramp things up although there is a trip to New York first...

So classes are over for the winter term but I'm probably signing up for some more tomorrow. I'm sure if I do I will be posting more samples of what I've been learning although one of them will probably be a web design course so no real samples there. French is taking a back-seat, for now.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Busy day

Okay, so this isn't a picture of something I created but it does have something to do with the arts. Hubby and I went to check out the Glenn Gould prize announcement today mostly because Stephen Fry was a juror and it's in a beautiful building - the Royal Conservatory of Music (must get back there for a concert). The winner? Mr. Leonard Cohen!

Stephen Fry

And my exhibit for the Scotiabank Contact photography show is on their website. Check it out and the other exhibits.