The evolution of a blouse
1: One of my paintings, “Wide Open”, caught the eye of Anthropologie apparel designers.
2: After several discussions, the blouse design was sent to me by the designer at Anthro.
It’s only been a few days, and the blouse is already sold out… BUT! You can check Anthropologie’s web site for other apparel with my art on it!
My take on The Artist Project contemporary art fair
It’s been almost one month since the start of The Artist Project, contemporary art fair in Toronto, which ran from February 19th to the 22nd. We all worked so hard, to get there, and when it was over, our energy was completely tapped out. We came down with colds that we nursed and eventually slept off. I kept telling people that I felt like a bug that had gone “splat” onto a windshield, and I think that most accurately describes how I felt, when all was said and done!
There was such a surge of excitement around the whole event: the opening night and each day that ensued. I embraced the entire experience, participating in as many fair-related activities as I could: I entered both the TYPE competition, as well as Art Battle 228. It was great fun, and I felt myself enjoying a huge adrenalin rush, the entire weekend. It’s no small wonder that we collapsed at the end of it!
I had several sales while there, including one of my largest pieces, and many sales came after the event itself. I received a bunch of commissions, and was approached by numerous galleries and designers. Overall, it was worth every bit of effort, and I plan to do it all over again, next year!
Expressions in Paint workshop: May 2015
If you’re interested in signing up for my workshop, be sure to sign up early, to ensure yourself a place, as the last couple of workshops I gave there, sold out.
A hot new little purse… With my art on it!
A hot new little evening purse is now being shown in Paris sur Mode 2015: it’s this little snakeskin design, by Cheet London (see photos below). What makes it special to me? The answer to that is that the person producing it is my cousin, Emily Cheetham. Emily and I collaborated on the design, using my painting, “Thunder” as inspiration, and her elegant snakeskin evening purse design. I live in Canada, she lives in Singapore. We are oceans apart, but we are joined in our desire to collaborate on something new, exciting, and fun!
Emily snapped all the photos in my post, including this one, of the sign at the entrance to Paris sur Mode 2015.