Today and tomorrow I’m taking part in this event. If you’re in the Calgary area, please drop by!
Admittedly I don’t have much left to sell, but it’s a great opportunity to see where a number of wonderful artists work and there will be loads of their work for sale. Hope to see you there!
I’ve been looking through old photos – old as in photos sorted and stored in photo albums. What a riot! There are a few things I’ve noticed about many of my photos. Here’s a list of the most obvious differences:
1. I believe my photographic skills have improved since the seventies.
2. My camera equipment has definitely improved.
3. All the adults I know used to be thinner. Many used to have more hair.
4. My studio is now truly lived in, especially when you see the way it looked in 1988. Note the clean and shiny floor, the bare walls and windows and the teeny tiny computer. I think that is my Commodore 64 with my dot matrix printer. (I remember how thrilling it was to use a word processor for the first time – making my Olivetti electric typewriter obsolete!) Here’s a similar view of the studio with just a little more going on now! I didn’t bother to “clean up” for the photo. I wanted to share the chaos that I work in. If I ever clean it up to a studio tour level of cleanliness, I’ll certainly let you see. Right now I’m busy scanning all of our old photos, some of which I’ll post in future.
I like to try to keep my studio clean. This is a gargantuan task, considering the massive amounts of stuff in my studio. Don’t get me wrong – 98% of this stuff is really good stuff – there are just mountains of it. Since there is too much stuff to dust easily, I have made dust covers for a number of items. These include my sewing machine, my computer monitor, my external hard drive and my Ott light (with magnifying lens). I sewed and appliqued with materials that were close at hand. Here are the results: