Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Everyday life: wall people

A section of the wall in the living room
Today, I took a picture of a small portion of our living room wall where I recently hung up a selection of items that together make for an interesting mix.
Starting from the left is a glitter-ized masked Lucha Libre that I came across this summer in a vintage store in the Plateau. He is perfect!
The two figures in the middle are clay wall sculptures that I made in the summer time but decided not to sell them and instead keep them for myself. I think they are a couple and cannot be parted. Don't you just love the hairy chest on the pirate guy? I admit that I can be a fan of my own artwork from time to time.
The nude girl on the far right is a recent clay sculpture that I made in December. She was intended for the EROS show that I am participating in this upcoming February, but again, I could not part with her and figured that the gallery had enough of a selection with the other clay sculptures that I sent them.

So there, an explanation of how this wall came to be and why I enjoy looking at this pieces knowing the story behind each one of them.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Swimmer with attitude

Blue Swimsuit Swimmer,  acryla-gouache on wood, (6" x  6"),  2014


There are many thoughts that could be running through this swimmer's head:

  • Why are there so many people in the pool this morning?
  • Why are the slow old lady swimmers in my lane?
  • Why is that guy doing the butterfly in the fast lane and taking up all the room?
  • Why did I forget to bring my swimming cap again?
  • Why are my goggles fogging up?
  • Why did I get out of bed this morning?

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Everyday life: It's still January

I think there is a golden rule out there that says you can still wish someone a Happy New Year! as long as it's still January.
I took a little unintentional break from my blog and I have to admit it felt good not to have to think about it.
But I do have fun with it, so I'm back and perhaps I will try to be more consistent with my posts in 2014, but I make no promises.

Here are pictures of our trip to New York this past Christmas. The weather was mild and it was nice to be able to wear shoes and not think about snow for a little while. We ended up near Times Square a couple of times because Lorenzo wanted to visit a comic book store that was near there. There were SO MANY PEOPLE….it was almost claustrophobic.
But once we left the crazy part of Manhattan, we found the old New York that we love with regular folks and people with faster walking speeds.

Augusto trying to find an escape route away from Times Square.

While we Canadians thought the weather rather spring-like, many others thought it was cold, especially the European tourists walking along 5th avenue.

Greta and Lorenzo in Chelsea