It's been a time of contemplation. A time for retrospection and creation. Autumn brings with it a certain tone and mood, allowing important things to come back into focus. No longer summer, bike rides are shorter and less frequent, swimming has finally come to an end, and I'm good with it. It's been a time to refocus and get back to making, in a more fulsome way.
That's what i'm doing.
With more happening in the community, i'm already feeling pulled in various directions. I must temper the pull, and keep focussed on the things which bring me joy. Art making, family, friends, music and getting outdoors.
Upcoming: Check out the Art Gallery of Peterborough All About Art group show and auction. I'm pleased to have Interconnectedness included. Consider a purchase and support the gallery and artists across the region.
As well, i'll have a couple of pieces in Artspace's group show Untitled Auction. Stay tuned for what those pieces are and check it out.
In a bigger way, i'll have a show in December, at Joe Stable's Acme Gallery - opening on First Friday December 3rd. Considering the range of work in inventory, created through the pandemic, it will be comprised of all new work spanning this time. I'm excited to bring this show to the public. More details to follow.
On music. It's my fuel, as you may know. I've comfortably slipped into music which speaks to me during this season. Fall means the catalogs of music from Sufjan Stevens, Beach House, Cat Power, Sinead O'Connor etc feature in my playlists. Top of the list of new releases are James Blake, Yebba, Lil Simz, Nation of Language and this wonderful compilation of Madonna covers. I'm not sure what i'd do without music. Movies are cool, but music rules.
Last thing. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Imagine, by John Lennon, i've printed a small number of Give Peace A Chance seasonal cards on scrumptious red and green wove cardstock. Printed in opaque white, these cards will be available when i launch my seasonal collection in November. Exciting.