Monday, July 14, 2008

Local Artists to visit

I was at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition this weekend and I came away with a few small things. I had a limit of $40 to spend and I spent $45. Usually, I pick up a pin or something tiny (we're not even done painting yet -- I can't get big art)I got this cool cup from Krystal Speck. I had a beer in it last night. Worked just fine. I'll drink my tea from it from now on. Ray didn't want me to buy it, but I did anyway, because I just LOVE it. But then on the way home he told me that it looks like little penises hanging off of the scalloped border. I see flowers, he sees genitalia. It's a boy thing....Danielle Hession does the coolest collages, often adding wax or resin. Go and look at her website or blog. Very cool. I would have bought something much bigger, but I'm budgeting, right? I bought an "inspiration kit" . The theme for this one was "journey". Inside was a collage, a few tags, some postcards and some meaningful messages. The red collage coordinates well with a much larger collage that I own, and will look perfect hanging together. I'll have to make a coordinating one too - because groupings always look better in 3s.......

4 comments:

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Your husband is a hoot! Funny story! I like your cup!
chris p

krystal said...

You are so funny...when i was making these cups, I kept thinking, "I wonder if anyone will think these loopy designs resmble penises?"

so, it's not just a boy thing...haha.

and danielle's work is so lovely, isn't it?

sandee said...

ROFLMAO!!! I still think it's a guy thing. I live with 4 of them and they NEVER let go of it!!!

I like the cup, penises or not!

Kelly Snelling_Soulhumming.typepad.com said...

oh my your cup has made me laugh. i would never be able to drink from it without having a good giggle.