Friday, September 30, 2011

The Jacques Show

~ Artist Helene Lacelle is having a show of her art and retrospective photographs of her close friend Jacques Couillard who was taken by brain cancer in February of 2010 - the show is dedicated to his memory and all his friends are invited to share those memories - at Carmen's Veranda, 1169 Bank Street, Ottawa from Oct.4 to Dec.31, 2011.

These photographs are snapshots of Jacques (and Helene) between 1977 and 1987, the college years, the dancing years, the traveling years, the shopping at Goodwill years, and the 'who the hell am I years'.

~ "It was impossible not to be affected by Jacques' sense of humor and desire to participate in fun"~

Please Join us for an evening of happy memories:

Opening reception: Tuesday, October 4, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Carmen's Veranda, 1169 Bank St., Ottawa

Cash Bar, nibblies provided by Carmen.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in the memory of Jacques Couillard, will be greatly appreciated.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Funny as in HA - HA

This is my old 'funny' pal Moses. Moses is funny as in smart, witty, funny. He's not really old but I have known him for about 20 years. The first time Peter and I noticed him he was blowing square bubbles at Futures Bakery on Queen West. We were all kind of broke in those days and I remember Moses made me a white chocolate birthday cake. It was so good!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Super Weekend in Toronto's qwac

I had a fantastic weekend in Trinity Park in Toronto. QWAC attracted tons of  hip and happy people
from all over the world. Well, mostly Toronto. Sold a whole pile of art!!! Got to eat great Chinese food
on Spadina and met up with some old funny pals from way back.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Helene Lacelle at QWAC 2011

New prints for this weekend's show in Toronto. The GREAT QWAC is just days away. Still getting some last minute things ready for the show. My spot is E-15 in Trinity Park, on the main path near Queen W. and Gore Vale. Come and see me!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Almost ready for the Toronto show

A few more pieces ready for the big FUN 2 days outdoor show in Toronto in Trinity Park on Sept.17-18.My spot is E-15, which is very close to the corner of Queen West and Gore Vale. I hope all my old Toronto pals show up!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

New illustration

'My Helping Hand' an illustration I made on the back of a very old book I found in the garbage at a church bazaar.

Fun with old embroidery.

If I see the word 'vintage' posted one more time I'm going to puke.

Mounting old embroidery on woodblocks - a project

I'm getting a whack ready for QWAC. Yes, I'm getting a whack of woodblocks ready for the Queen West Art Crawl , Sept17-18,  in Toronto. My big thing is painting, collaging, mosaicing bright images on woodblocks. I must have sold thousands by now. Am I running out of ideas? Heck no. In these images I demonstrate how to mount embroidery on a woodblock. 1}- I cut the pieces of embroidery to fit the size of woodblock.
I trim the excess edges of my embroidery off.
Then using regular carpenter glue I spread it evenly all over the embroidery. I mix my glue with water to make it easier to spread. Let it dry. {CLICK on READ MORE to see entire project}