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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Culture Days is a Canada wide movement to promote art and culture. It is happening September 30, October 1st and October 2nd. There are a wide variety of activities in Toronto, across Ontario and across Canada. At the moment some of them are still accepting participants for activities or you can create your own activity/venue and submit it for inclusion in the event.
The list is quite extensive and a bit overwhelming. I suggest using the Advanced Activities Search if you’re trying to find events in a specific city. There is also a list of venues that are seeking participants and if you have a venue you would like to offer you can do that too.
One thing that looked pretty cool was free lamp-working at Tank Studio in the Distillery District. I’ve done lamp-working (glass bead making) before and it’s not the easiest thing but it is a lot of fun!
Here is the Canada wide link, go to the Activities link and use the Advanced search option to find events in your area:
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Tagged art, calls for entry, canada, culture days, ontario, Toronto