Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Arts Morin Heights

I am participating in a exhibition with one fellow member from our group Arts Morin Heights. Myself and Ginette Fontaine are doing the first in a series of mini shows with AMH. Vernissage is Sunday February 19 from 2pm until 4pm at the Library, 823 ch.du village Morin Heights. Please come by and see us. Bring a non-perishable food contribution for local food bank.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Old Photos

I have no new photos. I am aiming at getting some soon. To that end we have constructed a lightbox following John Glick's plans


So now I still have to acquire an adequate camera (looking at Nikon 3100)as the one to buy.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tsa Tsa's from Tibet

Today I was working in the studio when someone appeared in the doorway. Since I lost my glasses accidentally while burning brush wood I didn't recognize that it was my friend Pierre Page along with my friend France Gravel, just returned from traveling to Tibet, Hawaii and British Columbia before returning to Quebec. They brought with them Tsa-tsa moulds made of bronze. These are buddhist tools for making relief images such as Buddhas and teacher-yogis. I am going to be making some impressions with clay and firing them to maturity. The moulds were made by monks in the monastery near the town where Pierre and France had been staying. Was wonderful to see them again and hear the stories of their travels.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Inspiration and masterful abilities

I need to take more time to learn from masters such as these. If you have a few moments I suggest you have a look.

Mike Dodd

and Jim Malone

but there are many other great videos posted by Goldmark

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2012 warmed up to minus 8 Celsius from minus 15

Yeah its been a wee bit cold and I haven't ventured far from the warmth. The studio only opened yesterday after 1 pm but I didn't go in until today. I am getting the light box together with Mariana so we can actually begin to get good photos of our work.