Monday, December 31, 2012

NEW Petit Tableau at Etsy

Now Available in my ETSY SHOP

Each ORIGINAL PETIT TABLEAU is a creation unique unto itself.

As you handle these 'object d'art' you'll notice a warm, array of art styles such as collage,
cutouts, painting - creating layered images with a remarkable depth and tonality to please the heart and the eye. Every Petit Tableau is finished in a coat of light, glossy, protective,
lifelong resin that allows the inner beauty of each block to produce a glow of interest.
On it's own, the artwork is friendly and cozy and easy to display just about anywhere in your home but as a grouping, they create an excursion for the mind!

Your Petit Tableau comes with an opening at the back which allows instant hanging - No need for framing
- it's ready to hang or stand in your favorite place the minute it arrives!!!

- All are approx: 3" x 4" x .5"

note: Every kiln dried, spruce wood block has been rescued from the overload bins of a futon factory.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas in Toronto

Christmas morning at King & John, almost nobody on the street except Rob Payne, the Homeless Poet, my companion Peter, shooting a documentary on Robert Payne and me. Rob opens the door at Tim Hortons for people in exchange for a few coins.

The CN tower looks different every day. Well that's what I thought when I lived here for 20 years.

Later we go and eat Chinese on Spadina at the Jug, where the cooking staff is all over 70 and they look like they never sleep. One Chinese woman came out of the kitchen dragging a large bucket of soup, across the dinning room floor with a large meat hook. She does this about 5 times a day. An open bucket where hair, and slush and stuff can just fly into the open bucket. That's what I like about Chinatown, there are no rules.
The ceiling in the ladies washroom is about 5' 3" high and I'm 5'2" tall.

I don't like fortune cookies but I do like the fortunes they put inside. My fortunes are almost always vague and boring, but not the one I got yesterday, it was pretty close to my heart and I decided that this little strip of paper would make it home with me.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Not Forgotten

'Not Forgotten' was created with paint, stickers and image elements from the GRAPHICS FAIRY.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

New Art Blocks For Etsy

A fresh batch of 'Petits Tableaux' for Etsy. Keep watching!

Friday, December 7, 2012

new paintings at CARMEN'S VERANDA - opening - DEC.11 - 6:30 to 9pm

All are welcomed to my opening at Carmen's Veranda, 1169 Bank St. Dec.11 - 6:30 to 9pm

Sunday, December 2, 2012


'Welcome to Chinatown' original digital/painting collage by Helene Lacelle

'Welcome to Chinatown' was created with paint, stickers and image elements from the GRAPHICS FAIRY.