Category Archive: The Arts

I Found An Art: Another Loon

I went for a wander on New Year’s Day and found this lovely loon at the St. Lawrence Market for $5. The artist’s name is written in syllabics (the name should sound like… Continue reading

Year View Mirror: The Arts

This week, I’ll be counting down my favourite finds by category. Today it’s art. Number 3: I started 2011 with a bang, scoring this War Rug at the St. Lawrence Market on January… Continue reading

I Found An Art: Another Inuit Print

At the new Value Village in Kitchener, I also found a cool Inuit (or Inuit style) print. It looks to be an image of a woman cleaning a seal skin. An ulu sits… Continue reading

Tangerine Dream

Pantone has named Tangerine Tango as it’s Colour of the Year for 2012. I celebrate this shade choice with a few citrussy faves that have passed through my collections. Schiaparelli Scarf Art Deco… Continue reading

Mid Century Modness: Llewellyn Xavier Paintings

Whilst visiting Mr. Andrew’s mum the weekend before last, her man, Stan, asked me to help him research some paintings that he had purchased while living in the Bahamas in 1975. Turns out… Continue reading

Midweek Modness: The McDonald Block

The Ontario Government’s McDonald Block holds a secret stash of modern Canadian Art.

Smashed Pennies

In honour of the long weekend and my recent vacation, may I present my collection of smashed pennies. I have smashed pennies from all over: San Francisco; Chicago; Birmingham, UK; New York City;… Continue reading

Cindy Sherman for M.A.C.

Cindy Sherman is doing a collaboration with M.A.C.! I have been a huge fan of photographer Cindy Sherman since University. I love how, over the years, she’s explored so many angles of portraiture… Continue reading

I Found An Art: Inuit Carved Soapstone Seal

Found for $20 at The St Lawrence Market. I actually saw him there a couple of weekends ago and went specifically to retrieve him and an art deco necklace that I didn’t have… Continue reading

I Found An Art: Bull Terrier Watercolour

Lots of yard sale action last Saturday. And lots of the kinds of treasures that I don’t normally see at yard sales or thrift shops (my primary hunting grounds). F’rinstance, at last weekend’s… Continue reading

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