Category Archive: The Arts

Onward and Upward With the Arts Pt. II

Went to City of Craft on Saturday. I got three arts by Toronto illustrator Greasychickenface. Two watercolour owls (pictured above) and, for Andrew, a bunch of bunnies (pictured below).

Onward and Upward With the Arts Pt. I

When I’m sick, I like to clean. And I am feeling poorly this evening. So I’ve cleaned off my dresser and installed a sidewalk find mirror. I had to move some art around… Continue reading

I Found An Art — And A Marsupial Skin

I found this ebonized ironwood bust at the Value Village last week. I can’t pretend it’s a valuable find. I just like sculpture and I like the fact that this face reminds me… Continue reading

Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress — It’s Been Done

Lady Gaga caused a stir at the MTV Video Awards on Sunday night with her Franc Fernandez meat dress. Montreal artist Jana Sterbak courted controversy back in the 1980s with her Vanitas: Flesh… Continue reading

Brix Smith: Style Icon

I was looking at some old videos by The Fall on the You Tubes, and I couldn’t help but notice how au courant guitarist Brix Smith‘s look was/is. Turns out she no longer… Continue reading

I Found An Art: Wounded Loon

First let me say that the only reason I’ve been frequenting the Value Village and Salvation Army this week is to drop off donations. I am trying to be getting rid of things,… Continue reading

I Know Here

Last Sunday, we were hanging out with young Casey at Totstock. We spent a lot of time in the story telling tent. There we heard author Laurel Croza reading from her book I… Continue reading

R.I.P. Will Munro

So sad to hear about the death of Will Munro. He brought so much life into Toronto’s art scene. Some remember him more as a night club impressario, what with Vazaleen and all.… Continue reading

Malcolm McLaren is Dead

Somewhere in this very messy office is a slim catalogue for a show I saw at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in 1988. The show was called Impresario: Malcolm McLaren & The… Continue reading

I Found An Art: Judgmental Bear

This bear is all seeing, all judging. So you better mind your posture! Still, he is making me happy. It is signed B. Mead, but I don’t know who that is and Googling… Continue reading

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