Tag Archives: Arts and Entertainment

Alone with all of us

Last weekend, July 14, 15, 16 that is, I was part of the Peggy’s Cove Festival of the Arts. That meant I had Open Studio Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Long hours; lots of people passing through. The best part was … Continue reading

Posted in Art | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tidbites

You’ve heard of sound bites, right. Tidbits of sound. Well, I’m into painting bites. Tidbits of time to paint. It’s working though, doing some good work in the very tight time limitations I have now. Concentrated time; concentrating mind. When … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Friends & Family, Musings, Romeo | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s that time of year

The Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts Studio Tour is on for the next three days. Studio Tour invitation. It’s from 10 am to 5 pm. My studio is somewhat clean with fresh paper on the floor and some new … Continue reading

Posted in Art | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Suppose we do

Yesterday, when painting, I had a major insight about how to work with the color field. I have been working on some blue paintings, not my easiest color choice. But I like the challenge and when they work, at least … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Starting again (and again)

I’ve often heard it is hard to work when you have an exhibit on. I’ve not experienced that before now. Usually when I have work up in a gallery, I am very critical of what I have done, see what … Continue reading

Posted in Art | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

How things work

There is a small room off the large gallery at Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery. We decided to put small paintings in the small room and large paintings in the large room. It worked. The small room was intimate; the large … Continue reading

Posted in Art | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Amazing

On April 30, Jacinte Armstrong, dancer, Sageev Oore, composer and pianist and Nick Halley, percussion, danced and made music in dialogue with my paintings. It was amazing! Hardly a dry eye in the audience. It felt like they were inside … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Dance, Music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The necessity of art

Yesterday morning, Steve Reich was talking about his music on CBC radio program q.  One powerful comment he made, loosely quoted, was that you, as the maker, need to be sure you have that emotional investment in what you do or … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Music, Musings | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bad joke!

  Mother Nature, or should I say Climate Change, played a mean trick on the Maritimes today. Snow, ice pellets, snow, blowing snow and cold. Haven’t we had enough of it this year! After all, it is April. My mother … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Friends & Family, Musings | Tagged , | 1 Comment

A night on the town

IMG_3939, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. Last Saturday evening I went to see Jenn Grant sing with her new group, Aqua Alta, at the Marquee Ballroom in Halifax. I haven’t been going out much at night lately. Partly the weather–cold/ice/snow–partly because … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Music | Tagged , , | Leave a comment