Wednesday, March 23, 2011

First Gallery Review?

Well this is pretty darn awesome. Never had a review of my artwork before and I couldn't be more pleased!

"Isabel Luce and Natalie Dionne’s work stood out as well. Luce’s “Over the Should, and Off the Cuff” challenges the meanings of the materials it features, using paint as a wallpaper background and actual wallpaper as the foregrounded dress of the sly-looking subject. It begs the question of how the woman should be viewed in that space – does she blend in with the background?"

Cool! (Though technically it's called 'Over the Shoulder, and Off the Cuff' but I don't mind overlooking that)

Anyways, the full article is on Leacock's (a beautiful, online McGill magazine)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Fridge Door Gallery

So this past week some of my artwork was on display with the Fridge Door Gallery in the Arts Lounge at McGill. The vernissage was last Tuesday, and I took some photos of the gallery and my works on display!

My works - Off the Shoulder and Self Portrait

The FDG Team!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sweet Summer 2008

What a simple time in my life, the summer after I graduated from high school, and before I headed into university life. A summer where I was working downtown right on Lake Ontario, and enjoying the bliss of not having to worry about rent, internships, GPAs, grad schools or whatever else I'm worrying about now. Last night I was browsing through some photographs I took during that peaceful, calm summer, and thought they were too lovely not to share.

Baby Birds
Baby Birds (detail)

Young Swan

Royal Botanical Gardens
Grandma in a candy shop
Water droplets
 Waiting for the bus

Mum's hand

Soccer at the park

Saturday, March 5, 2011

FAC's Nuit Blanche 2011

Last night was the Fine Art Council's Nuit Blanche at McGill, and three of my works were shown in the Fine Arts McGill Gallery. Sorry for my mediocre photographs, I just snapped a couple before I had to return to my post serving le bière upstairs. Also, I'm really happy to say that two of my favourite paintings will be in the Fridge Door Gallery's show on March 16th entitled "Handiwork." I'm so pleased to be included in such an awesome show!

The Cat in my apartment

 About two months ago when entered my apartment building, I was surprised to see someone staring at me from the top of the stairs. Well, not a someone, a something. A gigantic, long-haired, disheveled cat. Being a cat-lover myself, I was at first pleased to know that there was a furry animal roaming the halls, but lately my feelings towards this creature have changed.

It just sits there at the top of the stairs glaring at you with its glowing eyes (see picture below). If you put one step onto the stairs, it disappears only to bob its head out the next moment to see if you are still there. If you continue up the stairs, no matter how fast or slowly, it bolts up to the safety of its apartment (most likely three floors up). Because I could never get close to this creature, I only saw it once, I began to second-guess myself as to the cat's very existence (you know, because I live alone, and have been waiting for the moment when I go a little loopy).

But then this past week, as I was leaving my apartment, luckily with camera in hand, I glimpsed it with the corner of my eye and snapped a photograph of the elusive beast. I'm sure you'll understand why the creature unnerves me so by the photographs below...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

In the Margins...

I confess, I'm a prolific doodler. I cannot sit through a class without illustrating my notes with images of fellow students, professors, or imaginary people. During a fit of insomnia (because this is truly when I feel most creative) I went through several of my old school books from first year and second year, taking photos of each doodle in the margins. I have to say that some were pretty interesting, others... not so much. I grouped some of them together here, so you can take a look at some of my doodles.

Here are the books I went through for the below images. Also, the below images were put together in the most professional photo-editing software I have – Microsoft Paint, so please excuse the rough edges.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Congratulations to my sister!

My older sister Diana has just completed her welding course! Congrats Dee! Because she is just that sweet, she made me the paintbrush and palette out of metal that you can see below, and for my parents she made the little house below.

And on a completely unrelated topic, I was home last week and snapped this picture of my favourite little cat, Kelly