“Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.” ~Otto von Bismarck
DIY photo mounting can be fun, or a complete nightmare. If you’re doing any photo mounting on foamboard, don’t repeat my stupid mistakes. Get the right equipment, practice with smaller images, and get right into it. I chose to mount on foamboard for my Library exhibit because it sounded like a fun and interesting project – it was definitely interesting, but not so fun at times. Read More
So TIFF has come and gone this year. Overall, I wasn’t as happy as years past. This year I was focusing on gala’s instead of waiting at hotels. Mostly due to back and knee issues, I can’t stand on my feet for 12hrs any longer, but also because the TIFF organizers are making it more difficult to find celebrities throughout the city.
Here are some of my favorites from TIFF this year.
I was pleasantly surprised by both sides after Spain beat Italy 4-0 in the Euro. There were a few bad apples (a drunk chick slapping and tugging at flags, couple grumpy kids, and the middle finger guy), but everybody else there was civil.
Great sportsmanship from the Italians.
I think this guy forgot what team he was cheering for. He began singing, “uno dos tres cuatro cuatro cuatro cuatro”.
Received a letter today from the Toronto Public Library, and I couldn’t be happier with the news – I was accepted for the art exhibit next year at a local branch. The library is a fantastic venue to display art work because it’s free and you get a full month to show off your art – what more can you ask for?! My exhibit runs during the month of May next year, enough time to decide on images and how to prepare them. My plan is to display around 3-4 images 20×24″ mounted on gatorboard.
This past weekend I attended the Annual Calling All Artists Art Show. This time I put more thought into showing off my work: displaying fewer smaller images, more canvases, and more thought into organizing the board. A few things I’ve learnt on how to improve for future art shows: Show less: Last year I displayed a variety of large and small images. This year I tried to show fewer, but larger images. Showing off less gives people less options of what to look at, making it less confusing of what to focus on. Bigger is better: Without question, the bigger the images, the more interest you attract from people. My biggest images were of my dog, and two canvases, and those 3 were the biggest hits. People seemed to gravitate more to the larger images. Tell a story: Every image doesn’t need to be connected in some way, but showing images that generate some sort of feeling will get people talking. My flora images had almost no discussion, but people would talk about how the lightning looked like as if it were dancing. Images portraying motion are more interesting that static ones. Shit happens: During the setup, I accidentally cracked the glass for one of my frames. I could either use a different frame or the same frame without the glass. Without the glare from the glass, the image looks much better. In future shows I won’t be using any glass in my frames.