Wednesday, October 31, 2012

WW:89 A WEEN-Y WEDNESDAY!


BOOO!
Happy Ween-y Wendnesday! (That's as in Halloween)
Ya I know I should have re-thought that title....but I am already blocked from the government servers.......so why not?!?
Here's a special SPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKY list of 5 things I love this 'Ween!

1.) Marc Hagan-Guirey's "Horrorgami"!! These spooky papercraft works are each cut from a single sheet of paper! As you can see, each construction represents an iconic location taken from a cult horror movie, with subjects including The Overlook Hotel from The Shining, and 112 Ocean Avenue from The Amityville Horror. Each piece comes in a high quality display case and back lit light box.






"Horrorgami" will be showing at Gallery One And A Half in Hackney, London. The exhibition runs for 2 weeks from 1 November.

(thanks to My Modern Metropolis for this one)


2.) Sunday bloody Sunday! I can't get enough of "The Walking Dead" on Sundays on AMC. Yes, it is SUUUUUUUPER GORY......but it is on the edge of your chair exciting!!!! You must tune in!!





3.) These are amazingly cute...and spooky(ish)! I did these 'monster cupcakes' with my friend Christina last year!!! They were also deelish!!




4.) 1313 Mockingbird Lane. Did you catch it??? Yes, it was JHKLDGSHLJKDSGKJHDSG but the visuals were impressive. I mean COME ON!!!!! I will watch ANYTHING that Bryan Fuller (Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies) creates!! ANYTHING!!!!!! 


5. Finally I give you my favourite Halloween costume of the year! Very clever!!!!



Monday, October 29, 2012

.......OF NOTE....

Well, it's over.
SIGH.
My latest show "Sign of the Times" has opened and closed.
If you missed it, you can still see a few of the paintings (in the back) at Galley 129 Ossington.
Or you can swing by my studio to see the remaining pieces from the show!
Here are a couple of little media related things that I found over the corse of the last month:

1. This write up was sent to me....it is advertising my "Town and Country" show.....

2. My artwork was published in an article about farming at the University of Guelph's Student Newspaper.......and was put on their online version as well. Weird.....but neat.
just the head of my artwork showed up on the website

3. This write up on "Dilettante's Diary" (an art blog) about my last show......which was a nice mention...



4. Finally......the biggest news.........I am being published in the next edition of "Spacing Magazine' (details to follow!!)

So there you go!

Friday, October 26, 2012

SIGNS FROM CHICAGO

So....as part of my 8 part vacation re-cap from Chicago......
Ya...i know CRAZY to have 8 parts.....but there was sooooooo much to talk about.........
....and I KNOW you want to hear it ALL!!!!
This post is about the most interesting signs I saw in beautiful Chicago!
Enjoy!! (remember to click on them to enbiggen the pictures)
Starting with the obvious!!!!
COME ON!!!!!
ZZ TOP was playing
(BTW it is not pronounced 'ZA' Top......)
My friend told the locals that we call them Zed Zed Top in Canada!

BEAUTIFUL sign
Although maybe not culturally sensitive??
But not as culturally insensitive as this one!!!
Am I the only one who is uncomfortable with 'hot asian buns'???

The Wit Hotel (where we stayed) had a cool sign that made a neat  shadow!

The Redhead Bar!
A giant BBQ!!

I LOVE this huge BBQ!!!! Imagine the steaks you could do on this bad-boy!


Beer to the moon!!!

Rosebud.....Not Citizen Kane related....

Made of little lego men........LOVE IT! 
Fancy McDonalds for fancy people!

LOVE the sign...and love that it points to margaritas.....

I LOVE this clock.....not exactly a sign.....but SUPER!!!

SO good!!!
But is it a whale or tuna????
And what does that have to do with pizza? 

Nothing like an arrow!
Had trouble following this sign....

Not exactly a sign....but neat - no??


Love this sign!

This is where it ends!
But isn't it always!!??

There you go!
Some great signs from Chicago!
Hope you enjoyed them!



Wednesday, October 24, 2012

WW89: HEY MEATBALL, MR WAITE, and POSH again!!

Hey...let's just get right to it. FIVE things I LOVE this week!!!

1.) Hey Meatball. SO DEELISH!!!! If you are in Toronto, and looking for great balls. This is the place for you.

I had 'The Rodfather':
 and my hubby had the Mac and Balls:
DEEEEEELISH! Both of them!!!!
You must try it!!!
Check out the menu HERE!
My only suggestion though, if you enjoy a cocktail while your eat....is to go to the one at 91 Roncesvalles Ave., for a better atmosphere and BOOZE!

2.) Weapon instruments. Mexican artist pedro reyes has turnes weapons into instruments as a way to address the crime rates in his native country. This most recent project 'imagine' is a set of 50 musical instruments also fabricated out of a variety of firearms including revolvers, shot-guns, machine guns etc. The objects of musical destruction are on display as part of the 'adhocracy' exhibition, curated by joseph grima at the istanbul design biennial 2012. Check some of these out:




Check out more at Design Boom!!!!)

3.) POSH - AGAIN! I talked about this store last year.......having only seen the online store. READ ABOUT IT HERE....When I was in Chicago revently I FINALLY got to see the store in person. I LOVE IT! Here are some things I loved!!
Pay no attention to the strange woman in the photo.

ADORABLE!!!!!!

Truer word have NEVER been spoken!!

Such great stuff for the house!

Dirty. But I love it!!!
4.) Mr. Waite IS SUPER TALENTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just love these neon movie posters! 










Check out a LOT more at his site
(thanks to Cindy via Dale via Twisted Sifter)

5.) I leave you with this funny trailer....first the original then the funny one: