busy saturday

Posted by on Mar 7, 2011 | 0 comments

Saturday was a busy day that began with my first visit to the Brick Works for their Farmer’s Market.  It is such an amazing space and the city (really a huge group of movers and shakers) have done a wonderful job of melding the old and the new.  It’s incredible to see the kilns still there with art installations on the wall along with graffiti from when the site was abandoned.  The market is great and I’m hoping to enjoy either the fresh-made crepes or JK’s fries on my next visit.
The next stop was The Artist Project.  200 vendors displaying amazing pieces for sale.  The mediums varied and included photography, sculpture, oils, glass, etc.  I picked up a lovely piece by Jerre Davidson.  She takes layers of glass and creates what appears to be a painting.  Of course, I gravitated towards one of the fall scenes and it looks incredible when the natural light is reflected through it.
I ended the day with dinner at Pastis.  It was an absolutely incredible meal.  A perfect end to a wonderful day in TO.

ice, ice baby

Posted by on Feb 27, 2011 | 0 comments

This weekend is the Ice Festival in Yorkville.  I snapped this picture after dinner at Malena (dinner was wonderful!).  The snow was coming down and with the lights and ice sculptures it was breathtaking.  One of those nights in TO that remind me why I love living in this city.

fresh start

Posted by on Feb 26, 2011 | 0 comments

2011 may have begun eight weeks ago but I’m still in that “anything is possible this year” mood.  I decided to ease into the new year rather than make a lot of changes or resolutions that I knew I wouldn’t keep.  So far this strategy has worked and each small change, just like little baby steps, has kept me moving forward. Part of my journey this year is to really focus on what I love and that is interior design.  To turn this hobby into somthing more, I’m taking classes at George Brown through their continuing ed program and love learning something new every week.  I’m currently enrolled in Perspective Drawing for Interiors and spend many hours fighting against my childhood belief that “I can’t draw”.  The truth is that you figure this out pretty early on in elementary school when you’re attempting to draw your stick-figure family using a bunch of chewed on crayons.  My drawing tools are a little more professional now but there is still that drawer’s block (definitely not a real afflication and certainly not English) that I need to overcome  This weekend I’ll try to master the Lawson grid and create something that resembles a room with a bit of style.