The internet can be amazing. I recently started using Instagram, which I love because photos are definitely my thing. I love seeing what people make all over the world. Shortly after starting to use Instagram one particular poster caught my eye, both because they had the same name as me – Yvonne – and because their work was photos using rich, beautiful colours. One day their post was particularly striking, a gorgeous bright blue contrasting with an equally gorgeous bright orange. Although I love both of those colours I rarely use them together. However the photo appealed to me so much I decided to use those colours in a pendant.
I mentioned to Yvonne on Instagram that her photo inspired my pendant and she was so pleased she wrote about it. Then, when she found out that she was having an exhibition she decided that she would like to have the pendant to hang beside the photo. So now my pendant is in Sweden and will be displayed next to Yvonne Kundig’s gorgeous work. As well as photos she does beautiful paintings of flowers. If you’re in Sweden stop by 😉
Here is her Instagram:
And her Facebook page:
And the location of the exhibition (which starts on August 22nd):
And my Instagram:
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In my constant search for craft shows I came across this list from the Ontario Crafts Council. Unfortunately it doesn’t list small Toronto craft shows, but for those looking for bigger venues or for shows outside of Toronto it is definitely a worthwhile resource.
I’m always surprised that other, smaller cities seem to have a larger variety of shows than Toronto does. And there are so many places in Toronto that would be perfect for craft markets on a regular basis. Kensington Market, Dufferin Grove park, Parkdale beside the library to name a few. There is currently a farmer’s market at Dufferin Grove, it would be nice if it expanded to include handmade local crafts. Not only would this provide revenue for the crafters themselves but it would also attract tourists who spend money in restaurants and retail stores. Not that I want my neighbourhood to be overrun with tour buses, but a little extra activity would be nice.
Anyhow, enough of my ranting for today, here’s the craft show link:
And here’s the Ontario Craft Council’s website:
Just a quick post before I head to the Spring Trunk Show at 18 Karat today. There’s a little e-magazine article about me that’s just come out in FutuReale magazine. It’s a bit awkward to access, you have to click on the magazine link to expand it, then look for page 12-13 (or just look for my brightly coloured pictures at the bottom of the page) then click again to expand so you can read it.
So if you’ve made all that effort to get to it I hope you enjoy the read,lol.
I’ve also added a pic of some of my new spring pieces, I hope you can make it to a show to see them in person!
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