I had an odd collection of cheeses, yogurt, red pepper, and fruit salad in my mini fridge that I wanted to eat up, so once again I left a note for Bonnie letting her know I would fend for myself regarding breakfast.
Saturday was incredible; sunny and unseasonably warm. Halfway to the gallery I took off my jacket and walked joyfully in my t-shirt, arms bare to the October sun. Read more
Five short weeks after being in Wolfville, NS, I was once again Eastern bound.
Air Canada’s mid-October schedule didn’t offer an afternoon Toronto to Fredericton connection. I wasn’t keen on having a six hour plus layover that got me to my destination at midnight, so I decided to fly red-eye.
I hadn’t flown red-eye in over a decade, and I was quickly reminded why. Read more
Sunday’s workshop, essentially a Build Your Own Art “Doll” event, was based on the transfer and surface techniques I use in my sculptures. Although slow to fill it ended up with 9 students registered – which is an ideal number of participants in my book. It was great fun to teach something so tied to my practice. Read more
Andrew and I planned on spending the rest of the weekend in Edmonton – sort of a post-work holiday. I’m proud to say that instead of going to see the spectacle of the West Edmonton Mall, we went to check out the Royal Bison Craft & Art Fair – recommended by April who even provided us with a google map to keep us on track (see, I told you she went above and beyond!)
I wasn’t inside 10 minutes before I saw something I had to have. Read more
alter your ability to speak coherently?
Here is my L53 video pod-cast interview. Adam Waldron-Blain, L53’s Outreach Coordinator, did a great job of stitching together my stumbling answers into something cohesive. Read more
With placement of the work complete, April takes on the lighting while I affix labels. After some slight shuffling of pieces to accommodate lighting limitations the space looks suspiciously like an exhibit. Read more
Today I get to deal with the part of installation that I mildly dread – playing plinth Tetris and trying to negotiate placement so that there is a good flow as well as interesting sight lines throughout the space. It’s not always quick and easy, and because most gallery layouts are vastly different from one another you can’t just set the work up in the same formation as the last space you’ve showed in. Read more
After some woodworking woes (L53’s skill saw and I were not feeling the love, so April went and got her own personal saw from home for me – thanks April!) the volunteers and I ended up with what looked like a couple of plinths. Read more
A long rest in a wonderfully dark and quiet room we were back at the gallery for 9:00am. The volunteers were coming in a bit later, so I had a chance to wander through the space and make a few more decisions. Read more
Apologies for the unannounced absence. My plans to post on the 19th letting y’all know that I was off to Campbell River to set up Slim Shady and wouldn’t be Musing for several days were completely kiboshed by technical difficulties. Read more
Written by Jody MacDonald, January 23rd, 2009 | 1 Comment »