I got word tonight from the director of the film “Fault”… they want to use my artwork in the set. How cool is that?
Several pieces have been selected including “Changing Horizons” which is below. If you are curious, you can see more of my work here.
On the eve of writing an article for Tiny House Listings on the topic of being happy with less I thought I would show you what it looks like when you have too much stuff in a tiny house.
I am preparing for the Women’s Art Festival which is happening in Kingston Ontario on Sunday in City Park so I have a lot of work on the go! My car is full to the roof too…
It is AWFUL to have so much stuff in this tiny space!!
My kitchen is filled and three of the paintings are wet so you can’t even move! It is an obstacle course. Hopefully I won’t need to eat between now and Sunday!
Tiny House Ontario (Laura) will be the guest of CJAI Radio’s show Shannon’s Mixed Tape from 7-9 pm tonight. CJAI is Canada’s smallest radio station, therefore I think they make a very fitting host for Ontario’s tiniest house dweller.
The station is a little tough to connect to (if you have a Mac) you might need some technical assistance, so if you plan on listening in check in advance for your connection. If you miss it, don’t worry, it will be a podcast later. After the show airs and the pod cast is ready I will be sure to post the link.
I already picked out a few tunes… But you will all have to wait and listen for yourselves!
It has been a busy week! Here is a photo of some great kids who stopped to watch me paint at the Sunday Antique Market, at Springer Market Square. It was my fist Sunday market and I really enjoyed it. When I have not been working the market, I have been visiting with my sister who leaves in two weeks to make her home in Saskatoon. I have also moved 1.5 tons of limestone shale.
As many of you know, I very much need a shed at Tiny House Ontario. In order to build this, I need to raise some funds. I decided in the winter that I would try to up my income, by bringing prints of my work to the historic Springer Market Square in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. BUT in oder to do this I had to buy a car… a 1999 Golf… and is in the shop now getting a $400 repair done. So much for earning. So far, I pay rent at the market and I am not quite breaking even… but with the car repair and gas… tragic (for me)!
I was speaking about my concerns to fellow artist friend (another Laura) and she made a few suggestions. In short, I have followed her advice. I opened an account with Fine Art America to sell some of my pieces, originals as well as prints.
I decided to keep the prices minimal – marking them up just a dollar or two on each print and the originals are marked to pay for my materials as well as my time. I wanted to keep the prices as low as I can so that everyone in the tiny house community can afford to support me. Too, I think it would be cool to see my work up in other tiny houses! I am really hoping that this will happen!
The ice storm had some very nice effect on the THO forest. Have a peek.
I knew the storm was coming so I spent a couple of nights with my cousin Tracey. The house is strong, so I was not worried about it caving in on me, but I was here in Ontario for ice storm 98 and saw the effect that ice can have. I was concerned that I could be trapped by falling trees.
When the ice stopped falling and I found out from my community that the roads were sufficiently clear, I drove out. It was interesting out there! Like having bags of ice dumped on your head. Slowly dropping ice-cubes, actually.
Today, I worked my first day at the market. It was miserably cold! The nicest parts of the day were my friends Guillaume, and Geoff popping in to see me. Sadly I missed my oldest boyfriend Kevin and his fiancee Tim. I gave up at 1:30 because I was frozen to the ground.
Here is proof that I was there! (Photo credit: Prof. Geoff Smith)