Summer is in full swing here on the farm. The vegetable garden is growing gangbusters- and so are the weeds! Weeding is what I do instead of a hobby. The results are worth it, though.
It’s a busy time of the year for work on the farm….oh, who am I kidding: it’s always busy. Our lambs are growing;
Journalist Katie Martin came out to the studio last Monday to do an interview. She was also able to do an email interview with Katherine, which was kind of neat- all the way from the rural Chateauguay Valley of Quebec to London, England via the good old internet.
The other rather cool thing that happened recently was the video made for and about me by my old friend Tracy Martin made it onto a list of Eleven Artist Videos to Whet Your Appetite on the Art Biz Blog.
Art Biz is the brainchild of art coach Alyson Stanfield of Colorado, USA. She helps artists build and advance their careers through workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, and a variety of writings. Her book, “I’d Rather Be in the Studio” is a personal favourite of mine. Alyson’s blog postings, newsletters, and Twitter feed, are followed by THOUSANDS of artists worldwide. AND she spells her name the same way I do, which is kind of cool, too!
I have included Tracy’s video again below. Cameo appearances by studio cats, sheep, and chickens.Enjoy!
Good news! The last time I wrote a blog post I was awaiting the publication of Katherine Tyrrell’s book, Drawing 365. The book has arrived and it is GREAT! I’m so glad I got to be part of this wonderful project.
Natasha describes her work as ” …heavily influenced by her Haudenosaunee heritage, history and teachings. She also draws upon the experiences of her life as inspiration for her works. Much of her work tells a tale, or has a story behind it…”.
I’m happy to announce that three of my collages:
were all recently selected to be part of The Brush Off painting competition at Galerie Avenue Art in Montreal. Avenue Art is a gorgeous art gallery located in leVieux Montreal – which as its name would suggest is the oldest part of the city – right on the Old Port.
Culture Days – or les Journées de la culture as we call them here in la belle province – are happening again across the country. Events begin today and run through to Sunday, September 28th.
My studio will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. The address is 138 Rang Ste. Anne in St. Chrysostome, just an hour’s drive from Montreal.
Come and visit! You can check out my recent artwork, have a coffee, meet the chickens, and pet a studio cat.