Thursday, December 26, 2013's cold

Another cold morning in Ottawa, up early to see the sun rise.

Monday, December 9, 2013


Sterling Prentice of Winged Beast Outfitters.

 Yesterday at the Shanghai Restaurant, I was part of  the 4th CHINATOWN CRAFT WALK, 16 crafty vendors, lots of Chinese food lovingly prepared by My-Van, one bigger than life ChinaDoll AND disco music...loud. The seventies and eighties all came back running into my arms....what great memories! And in Don Kwan's words ' It was a slice of fun '! Thanks!


My new drawings/paintings/photos are up at Carmen's Veranda at 1169 Bank St, Ottawa. Carmen is  running a Mexican Style menu these days, everything that comes out of her kitchen is above Yummy with a capital 'Y'.
My paintings are up until the end of Jan2014 (or maybe longer).

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Santa & Jesus ! Merry Christmas Everybody!

Santa & Jesus ! Together Again For The First Time! Christmas wreath from the GRAPHICS FAIRY.
A version of this Christmas card is available in my SHOP.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Highlights from Sandy Hill's ONE & ONLY Craft Fair 2013

For the last seven years, my partner Peter Evanchuck and I have been hosting/producing a very popular craft show in Sandy Hill, called the ONE & ONLY. Peter prepares a FREE ALL-DAY Buffet for 1000 people while I do the rest. With the support of ACTION SANDY HILL and lots of volunteers from ASH, the show was a huge success. (For one thing, a lot of Ottawa U students got to fill their tummies )!!!

Check out our ONE&ONLY blog and see what you missed ! And don't forget to click on the 2013 PHOTO tab!

ChinaTown Craft Walk - Dec.8 - Helene Lacelle is there!

I'm very excited to be part of SHANG'S Winter Craft Sale AND Craft Walk this year!

Check out their FaceBook Page

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Sky Is NOT Falling - New Mixed-Media Art Show @ Carmen's Veranda - Helene Lacelle

Sure there is a wild jungle of debris over our heads, way up in the sky
everything that goes up will eventually come back down.
Will the sky one day fall on our heads, yes - no - maybe?

My skies stay up, stay pretty, stay and never ever come down .... 

where: Carmen's Veranda, 1169 Bank St. Ottawa
when: Dec.10 - Jan.31, 2014
what: New mixed-media paintings by Helene Lacelle

'SPA' - Original Mixed-Media - 8"x 10" - Helene Lacelle -2013
'PLAY TO WIN - Original Mixed-Media - 8"x 10" - Helene Lacelle -2013
'THE GARDEN' - Original Mixed-Media - 8"x 10" - Helene Lacelle -2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

My RENOVATED Bowls - Homemade Cold Porcelain Clay

A few of my new RENOVATED BOWLS for next Sunday's big craft show at Sandy Hill's ONE & ONLY Arts+Craft Show. I bought old bowls at garage sales over the summer and with a clever recipe found on-line on how to make air-dry porcelain AND a secret ingredient to help the clay adhere to the bowls, I recreated a new life for each of them.

WHERE: Sandy Hill Community Center, 250 Somerset St. E. Ottawa
WHEN: Sunday Nov.17 - 10am to 4pm


Come for the arts - Stay for the food - or is it the other way around!!!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

3 pieces for CUBE Gallery - Great Big Smalls (ix)

'I Want My Mommy' original mixed media 12" x 12"

'Baby's Breath' original mixed media 12" x 12"

'I'm A Good Baby' original mixed media 12" x 12"

Great BIG smalls IX Vernissage

Thursday November 28th, 2013
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Great BIG Smalls Show IX

Tuesday, November 26th to Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Vernissage: Thursday Nov 28th,  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Welcome to Cube’s ninth annual Christmas show of small works with BIG heart!

This year's show will feature over 60 artists  including CUBE'S current roster and some new names ranging  from established to emerging talent. This is a great opportunity to  begin your art collection or round out your existing one.  Find  a unique gift for everyone on your list--all pieces are original, small &  suitable for Christmas, Chanukah or any other holiday tradition you celebrate  at a price for every pocketbook.

Don't miss this Ottawa Christmas tradition! Enjoy CUBE Gallery's special seasonal window display--this year  by artist Patti Normand-- shop, mingle and join us for a Christmas  cookie and a cup of cheer.  

 Artists: Adrienne Herron, Barbara Gamble, Becky Mason, Claudia Buttera, Dan Austin, Denis Larouche, Diane Hiscox, Don McVeigh, Doug Cosbie, Eben Power, Eric Walker, Greg Wellington Lambert, Helene Lacelle, Janet Moore, Jay Anderson, Jennifer Gibbs, Joejene C. Santos, John Jarrett, Julie St-Amand, Juliana McDonald, Katrin Smith, Keith Bell, Krasimir Kolev, Kristy Gordon, Katherine McNenly, Kathy Haycock, Lindsay Watson, Norman Takeuchi, MaryAnn Camps, Mahshid Farhoudi, Mona Li, Patti Normand, Pina Manoni-Rennick, Peggy Hughes, Peter Dolan, Reid McLachlan, River Lewis, Russell Yuristy, Ruth Dick, Sandra Hawkins, Sanjeev Sivarulrasa, Sue Ukkola, Tara Tosh Kennedy, Tom Wysom, Tony Clark, Nicole Allen, and Mary Wong

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Pieces for 'Festival of Smalls' - ART INTERIORS - Toronto

 ORIGINAL Mixed-Media ' BONJOUR MATIN' - 2013(sold)

 ORIGINAL Mixed-Media - 'BONJOUR MONSIEUR' - 2013 (sold)
 ORIGINAL Mixed-Media - 'OCCUPIED' - 2013 (sold)

 ORIGINAL Mixed-Media - 'NOT FAR AWAY' - 2013

 ORIGINAL Mixed-Media - 'TRACES OF REAL' - 2013
4 of the 21 pieces I mail-out for ART INTERIORS GALLERY in Toronto celebrating their 20th year!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Warm Shadows

'Warm Shadows' was created using my photograph and graphic details from the GRAPHICS FAIRY.

Monday, September 23, 2013

QWAC - Toronto 2013 - Sept 21-22

A little rainbow over Spadina after a friggin long day of cold rain!

Artist Jill Price with her wonderful work!

Dreamy photo transfers by Patrick Lajoie

Fun collages by Tony Taylor

My delightful neigbor DoriAnne  Ross from Ador Jewelry
and her sister Marcy.

A selection of my work!

Tons of people came out on Sunday!

Did I mention it rained all day Saturday!

Hello and Goodbye form Trinity Bellwoods Park! See you next year!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Vernissage Tonight at ATOMIC ROOSTER

click HERE to vote for your favorite ROOSTER!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

ATOMIC ROOSTER -- The Cock Show 2013 - Helene Lacelle

This is my entry for this year's 'ROOSTER' art competition at the Atomic Rooster Bar & Grill at 303 Bank St, Ottawa. Wonderful rooster graphics from THE GRAPHICS FAIRY

TITLE OF ARTWORK : 'TWO COLORFUL CAPONS' ( Stevie, the Sicilian Buttercup & Bobbie, the Iranian Max Rumpy ) 16" x 20" ORIGINAL collage/drawing - framed - 2013

IN-HOUSE VOTING: to commence September 9th @ 5pm
to commence on the same day as the vernissage, September 17th,
JUDGING and Winner Announcement:
October 5th.

WHERE: Atomic Rooster - 303 Bank St. Ottawa
WHEN: Sept 8 - Oct 13, 2013

VERNISSAGE: SEPTEMBER 17  - 7pm to 10 pm - Come meet the artists!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

TRUE FREEDOM IS UNLIMITED but not at the corner of Cumberland & Daly

As seen on the corner of Cumberland & Daly today. ' No Trespassing - No Loitering - No Activities of any kind '

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

More from TIFF ( Toronto International Film Festival )

Peter and I posing at the BELL LightBox Theater wearing 'our' movie t-shirts - MARKO's MANIA & THE POETRY OF PAYNE'

Ran into Jim Searle of Hoax Couture on Queen West while in Toronto yesterday.

Went looking for our homeless poet friend Robert Thomas Payne subject of Peter's documentary "The Poetry of Payne" 

Darcy Murphy of and Per Evanchuck at the FilmMaker's Lounge in the Hyatt Hotel.

Kevin O'Leary taking a seat before going live on CBC's Midday LIVE Entertainment show.  As every one cheered Mr. O'Leary's intro, Peter booed loudly making Kevin boo cheerfully back at him.

Peter making friends with the wildlife on Spadina Ave.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

NeonMatisse & MoviesHandMade at TIFF

"Sometimes I feel like I am the same and then I am another"
Filmaker PETER EVANCHUCK and Homeless Poet Robert Thomas Payne peruse their surroundings before entering the Hyatt Hotel to promote their documentary " THE POETRY OF PAYNE"

Peter and Rob enjoying some goodies at the 'Producers Awards Party'

Robert Thomas Payne holding up some of his writings.

Colleague Ramona MacDonald pitching her ideas at Canadian producer Roger Frappier

Sunday, September 1, 2013

MARKO'sMANIA trailer 2:29 min.

the POETRY of PAYNE trailer 01Sept12 YouTube sharing

Me, Peter and TIFF

HELENE LACELLE and PETER EVANCHUCK working away producing promotional postcards for CMPPA handouts at TIFF this year of their two docs MARKO'SMANIA & THE POETRY OF PAYNE

EVANCHUCK’s 2 documentaries detailing years in the lives of homeless poet ROBERT PAYNE and bipolar photographer MARKO POLAKIWSKI are in this year’s TIFF buyer’s/distributor’s section - ‘We are hoping that both MARKO and ROBERT will be allowed inside the HYATT REGENCY hotel on the 5th at the awards to mingle with the producers/buyers handing out postcards and ROBERTS poetry book THE POETRY OF PAYNE - reciting his poetry and trying to sell his book - while MARKO will be explaining his lifelong journey to photograph Canada’s UNESCO HERITAGE sites - i think most haven’t seen something like this show …. ‘Canadian artists/creators have to become more aware of the importance of such promotion moments in their creative lives. When no one knows ur stuff no one can care about ur stuff. Simple eh ..... mmm?’