I think I told you that I meet with a few neighbors every week and we work on art journals. I think that I also mentioned that it triggered my creative fiber and that I started to work on my own big time. It even lead me to make two paintings. Well here are some of my journal pages. I never plan what I will be doing, I just do it. Thus the lack of uniformity :)
July 21, 2012
More on the balconville garden progress. This is the biggest radish we got. I can't say it was a big success but I love the leaves on it! The tomatoes and beans are doing great though!
I probably will not be here on a regular basis for the next two weeks due to a greatly anticipated visit. I should pop in once in a while.
Wishing you a great weekend!
I always wondered who was behind the mosaics on the lamp post of Lower Est Side Manhattan. Jim Power.
July 19, 2012
July 17, 2012
July 16, 2012
One of the strawberry plants is going wild. On one side, it jumped from to the pepper pot and from there, to the cucumber pot. On the other side, it decided to live in the bean pot. Too bad it doesn't want to give flowers...
This is pretty cool.
July 15, 2012
I've been going at the park more often lately. I never get tired of this place. Each year, it becomes more and more beautiful!
We are in the middle of a heat wave. It is very hot! To cool off, I visited again the superb work of Camille Seaman.
How is summer in your part of the world? Perhaps is it winter?
July 14, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine held a big BBQ party at his place up in the Laurentians. It's only an hour and a half from Montreal and yet, it is quite isolated and peaceful. The view from his terrace is breath taking!
I wish I had thought of this. If you click on the page, it will zoom in the photos.
July 12, 2012
Some time ago, I went for a walk not too far from here, in a part of my neighborhood I never visited before. It was so nice discovering these streets! I was heading towards a garage sale and on my way, I found a ceramic studio that was having a sale. So I got this cute little bowl for very very cheap. The woman who made it showed me a little problem at the bottom of it but I didn't mind. That was until I poured liquid in it. It leaks!!! That's not a little problem! Ah well. I use it to harvest the cherry tomatoes...
On the second floor of the building, there was a very nice gallery called Battat Contemporary where I saw great abstract paintings by John Fox. I particularly like this one.
If I was very rich, I would buy bowls that don't leak and everything available here.
July 10, 2012
July 9, 2012
These are the last photos I have in stock. I need to work on more! I haven't done it lately because I've been busy elsewhere. See, two weeks ago I started a kind of workshop with a three of women neighbors. Each week we meet and work on a sketchbook. We choose a subject and draw, cut and paste, paint around that subject.
I got pretty excited about this process but the first week I had to leave early for a job interview (that I didn't get) and last week I had to go to work at my former job because they were in a jam. Therefore I missed the workshop. So in order to be up to date, I decided to work on my own.
Tuesday the power was out for electrical maintenance on the street. I decided to go to the park and I spent three hours drawing. I haven't done that in ages! I was so into it that since then, I have been filling my notebook with collages and drawings and paintings. I can't tell you how happy this makes me! This is why I am kinda out of photos to post. I will be posting some pages of my notebook soon though.
Oh and I have to tell you this little story. A few weeks ago, T showed a blog he read about in The Gazette. Since then, I have been visiting it daily. Well Saturday morning, I went to the market and there was Shari, painting this part of the market. I talk to here for a little while. It was very nice to meet her in person!
Clair Basler, more inspiration for drawing at the park. Go see her atelier/maison.