Do or Die, Smile or Cry!
This is it, no turning back now!
So I'm finally ready. Months of sculpture building, booth preparing, and spinning ideas within my brain! Booking rooms, hydro, parking, sewing drapes, planning meals. Recruiting help, ordering prints and signs. And that isn't even the half of it.
I was late on booking a uhaul truck because I wasn't given a 'move in' date for the show until early March. Called for a uhaul and they had Nothing! PANIC MODE! Everyone that had boughten a house in the Niagara region was moving that same week! I wanted to rent the biggest truck, 26 feet, for one week. I had to settle for a 17 foot (only 14 feet inside) for two days! I've had to stream line my booth tremendously with last minute down sizing on everything! No hard walls in my booth now, only curtains. Can't bring some of my larger sculptures. But who knows, once I get the truck in the driveway, I might have to eliminate more bulk! Everyone cross their fingers for me that I have enough space for everything I have planned on bringing.
So just a last reminder that you can buy discounted tickets on my website here:
Hope to see everyone there!
Count down till show time!
You are looking at one of my first sculptures made in 2015. Gonzo is one of my favourites. This week counting down to the ONE OF A KIND SHOW... I gave Gonzo a 15 hour upgrade. If you have been following me, Gonzo had visible screws over his entire body. I have evolved the process into a unique method of screw concealment. It was a bit tricky to revise Gonzo since I was unable to use my method properly. But after the pain stakingly make shift process, he's a new stream lined version of the old!
So Gonzo will be representing my outdoor sculpture category. Since my booth is only 10x20 I have to limit the amount of large sculptures going to the show. TINA LEAH, the driftwood mermaid will be my giant WOW FACTOR, at my booth. With her exotic ostrich plumage and her intense intricate shell work, she will WOW and bring in the customers!
My booth will be located at M4. If you make it to the show, stop by and have a look. Maybe even lend a hand! Or keep us company. During the 11 hour days we will welcome a new friendly face!!
My helpers for the event are as follows:
Set up: Dave, Darius
March 29: Dan, PJ
March 30: Dan
March 31: Dan
April 1: Andrea, Nicole
April 2: Nicole
Tear Down: Dave, Darius
I am so thankful for these people for stepping up and helping during this long stay in Toronto!
We will be staying at the posh Hilton Garden Inn! High style living for this dream event!
Hope to see you all at the Show!
Get promo codes and a discount from my events page:
I'm still here, buried in wood!
Sorry I haven't written a blog in a while. I know it's no excuse, but I've been extremely busy building and preparing for the ONE OF A KIND SHOW. For those of you that don't know...it's a Toronto artisan show, taking place from March 29th to April 2nd, at the Exhibition Place, Enercare Center. You can find promo codes on my EVENTS PAGE for tickets to come!
This show is a pretty prestigious thing! My art application went through a jury to be able to show at this special event. I also won the NEW ARTISAN SCHOLARSHIP that was just over 2 Grand! So I'm pretty excited, to say the least!
I've been building a lot of new stuff that hasn't been posted on either my website or Facebook. So a lot of you probably think that I have dropped off the map. I wanted this show to have a huge impact, so all the new items will be posted on my website after the show!
I hope to see you all there!
"Art is a personal thing. When you invest in a piece of art, you buy a piece of that artist. The artist knows every curve, every stroke, every tiny detail in the creation of each piece. Each creation puts a personal intimate part of that artist on display for the whole world to see"