Category Archive: The Arts

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

Aaron Leighton “Spirit City Toronto”

Toronto illustrator Aaron Leighton‘s book Spirit City Toronto is not new, but it’s new to our home. Just today, I saw a leaf scuttle sideways across our yard, even though there was no… Continue reading

An Art: Stephen Appleby-Barr “Chloe” Print

Went to Magic Pony with the nephew last weekend. Impulsively bought this print. It’s called Chloe and it’s by Team Macho‘s Stephen Appleby-Barr (who just had a show at the Metiver Gallery). I… Continue reading

How I Became a Patron of the Arts

I have commissioned a portrait of my kitty cat, Ronnie James Dio from etsy artist Dimdi. I love it so much. I wish I had 30 other cats to have pictures painted of.… Continue reading

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