In today’s busy digital world, all of us understand the importance of maintaining a conection with nature. I strive bringing the elements of outdoors into the indoor space, and creating art from my ultimate source of inspiration: my love of nature.
These times are strange and unsettling. The whole world is on pause. A time for reflection and an opportunity to look inward. A time to take notice and appreciate the simple things in life. A time to be grateful for what we have …. and for those around us that help make our days a little bit better
Immersing myself in the making of something is incredibly calming. It’s something I’m really trying to do more regularly as the restlessness of self-isolation and social distancing kick in.
“When my husband and I were conducting renovations in our living room in newly bought house 10 years ago I discovered what most people try to find their entire lives – my true meaning and purpose. Our project consisted of a wall filled with small wooden chunks assembled into a playful mosaic, which turned out to be a true masterpiece. And I suddenly realized I can’t stop doing this. I absolutely fall in love with wood. I just transformed it in smaller pieces which could be easily moved around and could be hanged in any other walls. Ever since that moment…”
Just because a tree dies doesn’t mean we have to discard it! Think of ways that you can give your tree a new life in your home and garden if it has sentimental meaning for you.
The day we noticed our majestic Crabapple Tree was gone we were devastated. That particular tree was the center of life for many years. The tree had to come down and we wanted to do it in a way that would honour the tree and honour the traditions of the tree.
It didn’t seem right to just cut this special tree down and chip it or use it for firewood. We thought we could treat it better. That was a family project. And one day a sad-looking dead tree turned into the bright and colorful full of life birdy village.
Want to impress your loved ones with something unique this holiday season? One of a kind natural art, made entirely from Ontario recycled wood, will bring a bit of nature into your home. An eye-catching piece of art will make a feature and a great talking point.
Finding the right gift for someone is hard. Sometimes it’s not just about knowing what they want or what they like, but about knowing what kind of person they are, then trying to find something unexpected for them. Something they never see before. Something completely unique and speaks to the heart.
Art can be a trully thoughtful and meaningful gift, and one that lasts a lifetime.
Artexpo New York, the world’s largest fine art trade show, where you’ll find more than 400+ innovative exhibiting artists, galleries and publishers from across the globe, showcasing exciting original artwork, prints, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, giclee, lithographs, glass works and more—all under one roof.
The Artist Project celebrates its 10th year with another exciting show from February 23 to 26, 2017 at the Better Living Centre located at Toronto’s Exhibition Place. From collectors and curators, to gallerists and designers, visitors can explore and discover works of art from over 250 top contemporary artists from Canada and abroad. This is a unique opportunity to meet and buy art directly from artists at Toronto’s favourite art fair.