Tuesday, March 25, 2008


I don't know about you, but this time of year is tough being an artisan who does shows.

Let me explain.

There's a number of juicy and affordable events/festivals that I'm interested in applying for--but
some are overlapping on the same weekend.
Generally you have to send in with your application and check a few samples for a 'jury' to look at and decide if it is good enough or congruent with the event.

Then you may find out that you are double booked.

ehhh.... I've spent so much time trying to research events and promote the site--I haven't TOUCHED a brush in several days...and I'm getting irked.

Today I NEED to work IN the studio and avoid getting sucked into surfing festivals for possible shows this spring and summer.

Before I go, I'm in a cool art event showcasing artists who paint on vinyl records.
These artists are from all over the globe, and to have my work in with theirs is a cool feeling.

take care gang.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

In 2nd Gear

The latest good news~

Show Dates~~
1. Saturday, March 22, 2008 Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm Craft Show Location: TBA shortly City/Town: Kitchener, ON

2. Thursday March 27 2008...opening night for Group Art Show "12inch3"
vinyl record art The Orbit Room2077 Pembina Hwy
Winnipeg Manitoba
Features artists from Canada,Brasil,USA,Italy,England and France

3. SpeakEasy’s Spring Craft Show Show & Sale
Thursday April 3rdGladstone Hotel, Toronto
8pm- midnight

4. Brampton Art Fair Saturday,
May 3, 2008 at the Rose Theatre - Brampton, ON.9am-4pm

Things are rolling along...now to get some more sales going!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Upcoming Events--- confirmed shows!

Despite the fact there's heaping amounts of snow outside, with more snow forecasted--I know Spring will make her grand entrance soon.


Well, I am grasping to this notion to keep from going completely nutty-- AND more importantly, it's Craft/Art show application time.

The 'wonderful' time of year where artisans try to figure out which show to apply for- which ones that are reasonable as far as fees go, which new ones to try out for, and all the while keeping their fingers crossed that they are accepted.

Thus far I am in 2 shows this spring.

1. REuse+REclaim+REcycle Craft Show

THE imadeit SHOP

This one is in Kitchener and I'm quite looking forward to meeting new folks and artists.

I will probably pop in the pub in Waterloo "Failte" afterwards for a pint and some nibblies.

Oh and can't forget to visit my pal Brent who owns the Eldon Gallery in Waterloo...if you are

into buying original art-that place is chock full of art.

2. The Brampton Art Fair

Brampton. You wouldn't think there's much going on there as far as the cool and unique stuff goes...well don't be fooled, there is--and thanks to the good folks at the Brampton Art Fair there's now a really good venue to show their wares.

It's well organized, fresh ideas, great communication between the organizers and the vendors.

I think this is the case because the organizers themselves are artists- and know where the vendor is coming from.

It all takes place at the Rose Theatre.

I urge you to check out their site.

Well that's it for me --- I have a boatload of pictures to upload to my website...LP's, paintings, painted boxes..oh and a links page.

Tired, and weary but I'm very excited about whats rumbling around the feet of the Gnarled Branch.

stay warm and safe!


Thursday, March 06, 2008

New Video

Things are rolling along with the art.... although there never seems to be enough time in the day.

Enjoy the video.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

New Site is UP!

Hey... pretty cool news the site is up, lots more needs to be packed in--but there's new stuff see especially my beer cap pins.

Check back very soon for updates and more photos and available items.