Launches in Fredericton and Moncton
This past month has been nuts. Three launches! It was so great to meet people in person in each of the three cities but man it was a lot. Throw in a trip to NYC and getting my wisdom teeth out... It's taken me longer to recover from everything, but it was all worth it. Except the wisdom teeth.
I'm so glad summer is here! I will be trying to unplug from the web and social media for the month of July. Time to rest, re-calibrate, and enjoy this fleeting summer with my kiddos. I've found that my mind has been increasingly distracted and everything feels a bit disconnected. I'm hoping that unplugging will help me be present in the present (haha) and give me mental space to look ahead to what I want to do next.
Before I do that I wanted to share a few photos from the launches in Fredericton in Moncton, and to send some love to the two wonderful galleries who hosted me, theCraft and Design Shop in Fredericton and Apple Art Gallery in Moncton! Both were amazing hosts and went above and beyond to make space for me and the magazines, promoting the event and just being all-round awesome. So thank you Chase and Nausika!!
The Craft and Design Shop is a new spot run by the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design that showcases the work of its students, staff and alumni. There is some really fun stuff there. I accidentally deleted some of my photos from that night, but take note of textile art by Tina Sharapova, emerging wood artist Timothy Jones , photos by C Byrne and adorable creepies by Anastasia More.
I don't often get to Moncton so it was really nice to get to meet readers in person, some who I've only met online! And of course to see my friend Nausika Breau, the intrepid owner of Apple Art Gallery, who is moving to its new home! This girl is warm, energetic, hard-working and a great encourager of artists. I like her a lot!
The back cover of the magazine features one of Jared Betts' colourful abstract paintings. I invited him to come do an artist talk with me at the launch, and asked him to bring some art from when he was younger. He was a good sport and brought folders full of art he made when he was three and four years old! You could definitely see the beginnings of Jared's trademark style. Thanks again Jared :)
Thanks to everyone who came out! It's pretty surreal to see people reading my magazine after it lived in my computer for so long. I'm proud of this issue, and glad it's now out in the world!
Now time for a break. Enjoy the summer!