Thursday, 7 February 2013

January, MIA


Ever have one of those months that just sort of disappears? That was my January.

By the light of the moon

It started off well enough, enjoying good company, some Kawartha Country Wines Raspberry Chocolate Dessert Wine (sadly, now, out-of-stock) that brought back fond memories of my late spring and summer adventures north of Peterborough, and was warm enough to stand outside at midnight, shooting the moon (figuratively and literally), in just jeans and a sweatshirt.


And then it sort of disappeared into a black hole of work: what was supposed to be a fun group project in the sense of let's put on a show, eventually devolved into me curating it, as well as contributing three photographs, because of time constraints (mostly work, for the other participants).

Not having done anything even remotely resembling a show like this before, and being in something that had absolutely nothing to do with either artist books or fibre, was, to say the least, stressful, and I poured considerably more psychic energy into it that I had originally planned. So when I came home after our opening reception last Sunday, I looked at the calendar and realized that five weeks had mysteriously disappeared.


But it's a fun show, titled One Place, Six Perspectives, up until April 27, at Pages Books on Kensington, part of Exposure: the Calgary Banff Canmore Photography Festival. You're welcome to pop by and see everyone's work, leave a note in our guestbook upstairs, and buy a piece. If you can't make it in person, check it out virtually at our website.

I've also got a piece, incorporating knitting, fishing flies, an artist book on my handmade paper, in a box, entitled Wild at Heart -- A Shrine for Salmon" in Boxed In!, which opened in St. John's, NL on January 24, running through April 14. The show inhabits both The Rooms and The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, and then goes on tour across Canada. Pictures to come, and details on additional venues as I have them.


And just for laughs, my horoscope for 2013 read...

Saturn and Pluto continue to dominate your affairs, bringing transformative experiences by the month, the week, the day and sometimes even by the hour. Pluto’s retrograde phase from mid-April to mid-September will calm things down a little, but only on the outside – on the inside, your head and your heart will still be buzzing with new ideas and new emotions, all of which will need to be made sense of and allotted their proper place in your world. Whoever you think you are now, it’s fair to say you will be a different person come this time next year. Better, maybe, but vastly different.

Ah, so let's see how that turns out, because I've already done things that I hadn't expected to do at all....

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