What can I say other than I was whisked away for a surprise belated honeymoon in Scotland! We had a wonderful time. Managed to take a peek at a few art galleries. And of course, Edinburgh Castle. - JW
Monday, August 11, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Going through my photos made me realize that I had not mentioned this. Although this is last years publication, to which I was published in, I am published in this years as well. Also back in February one of my poems was used in the Poetry in Cobourg Spaces project. I am painting up a storm because Artwalk is fast approaching. Pondering the possibility of organizing and being apart of a poetry reading in the fall. Making submissions. Inquiring on place to hang my artwork. There is always a creative moment. - JW
Friday, January 10, 2014
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
This weekend I got married. The day was filled with bright sun and shimmering white snow. Relaxed and elegant and a cake made of cheese. To see the cake visit my other blog. Plenty of champagne flowed joyously. Finally us! -JW
Thursday, October 31, 2013
These photographs are only some of the photos I took on our trip to England this summer. Since it is Halloween I thought I would share some of the more eerie ones. - JW
Victoria Park, Kent
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Yesterday I had the pleasure of going to Garneau School and speaking with their Grade 5/6 class about my art and myself. I was amazed at the interest and the questions that were asked after a brief introduction about myself and how my art came to be. I shared my sketch books, the different mediums I used and techniques. I hope I have inspired them as much as they have inspired me. And the little green bird has a wonderful new place in the Grade 5/6 class.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
These two books came from Highgate Cemetery. I was intrigued to find books on such subjects. Then again at some point I wanted to be a mortician when I grew up. The books are insightful and make you wonder what life was like back then. In the Victoria era death... or funerals were such rituals and sometimes pageantry was not reserved for the wealth of kings or queens. There was protocol which lent to the meticulous details and the method of mourning. Interesting! - JW
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
We kept popping in and out of art galleries on the trip to England. Susan Aldworth's installation, The Portrait Anatomised, I found quite profound. It was tucked away just down the hall from the Duchess of Cambridge's official portrait. In it's own separate little room, baring three walls. All three walls had just about ceiling to floor art pieces. I marvelled at the contrast and the depth of such an installation. When leaving the gallery we stopped by the gift shop, found and purchased the book regarding her installation. It was the last copy they had. Number 237/750.
It comes with three fold outs and a booklet detailing The Portrait Anatomised. To find out more about Susan Aldworth's The Portrait Anatomised go to the National Portrait Gallery website and search Susan Aldworth or you can click *HERE* . - JW
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
England certainly has come full circle. Thanks to Andy Murray and the birth of the Royal baby.
Hot weather was plenty! So being seaside on a hot +37 degree day left me sunburnt. Collecting seashells was a novel idea. Had a fabulous ploughman's at the Old Bell pub in Rye. A blue rooster marked the ever changing plinth. Saw the nortorious official portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge up close. Hamleys was an absolute mad house. The castles of choice were Leed's minus the 90's wax figures and the Tower of London which held no prisoners. Shared a bottle of champagne at the Victoria pub with a dear friend. Visiting Highgate Cemetery sent chills up and down my spine. A mini steam train provided a brief mode of transportation. Popped into two tucked away art galleries in Canterbury. Watched the riveting football test match, England vs. Scotland... England won! Savoured a refreshing Pimm's after a long walk in the countryside. The Saatchi/Lawson divorce was over soon after the plane touched down. Royal shocker... Fergie, the Duchess of York, was spotted at Balmoral. And... Anti-Fracking was the word! - jw
Friday, July 26, 2013
It's vacation time again and you guessed it we are off to England! It has been really hot weather wise over in Old Blighty, so we are looking forward to some sort of summer. Enjoy the next few weeks because I know I am! - JW
© photo by Jacqueline Williams.