busy in the analogue world…but computer dying

So, no posts since day two!  My hard drive is failing and trying to get online is an exercise in frustration – like it’s 1995 and my computer has decided the internet was just invented.

But I’ve been busy…
http://www.wsworkshop.org/2015/09/lost-and-found-at-sea-carly-butler-in-the-studio/

Here’s where trying to add photos makes me throw the computer through the window…

Back to hand setting type.

Here we go – residency day 1!

Finally made it to Rosendale, New York and the Women’s Studio Workshop  after an epic 14 hour road trip from Halifax to New York City (epic largely due to the addition of a 3 year old in the back seat…).  But, we’re here!

(Actually Fin and Sam aren’t anymore, as they are continuing on to Sam’s parents in Vankleek Hill, Ontario – much to Fin’s horror – and will be back next week.  Wish Sam luck…)

This is the studio building:

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And here’s where we’re living!
We have a great little space (actually it’s pretty big) at the back with our own washroom and then we share the kitchen and sitting room with the gals upstairs (one other resident artist and two interns).  It’s about 200 ft from the studio.

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And, most important, here’s my little letterpress studio!  I love it!  I’m all tucked in a corner through another room and can just hide away and experiment/make mistakes etc.  One of the intimidating things about doing a residency is that you’re always a little bit ‘on show’ with people watching what you’re up to, which can be a bit freaky when you’re trying stuff out – like how to use this Vandercook press, which is completely different than the one I use in Halifax at the Dawson Print Shop.  It’s manual, for a start, so a lot of it doesn’t even look the same.  But, it’s day one of 4 weeks, so…lots of time…

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IOTA Gallery pop up! June 6th!

https://mireillebourgeois.wordpress.com/iota/

IOTA: Gallery, a pop-up event
5670 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax, NS, Credit Union Atlantic
Saturday, June 6th, 2015, 1pm to 4pm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/267797553390792/

IOTA: Gallery is a pop up shop and online gallery celebrating fourteen contemporary Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and New Brunswick artists and two Halifax commercial art gallery on Saturday, June 6th, as one of the Credit Union pop-up events. The represented contemporary artists  are also represented in the IOTA: Gallery online and work in various disciplines such as printmaking, performance, painting, text-based, jewelry, and ceramics.

IOTA: Gallery Artists: Bruce Barber, Jordan Bennett, Mark Bovey, Sandra Brownlee, Lucie Chan, Amanda Dawn Christie, Cliff Eyland, Craig Leonard, Yorodeo, D’Arcy Wilson, and Kate Ward.

IOTA: featured galleries:
HERMES: presenting artist Barbara Lounder
Studio 21: presenting artists Carly Butler and Jason Holley

I will be showing 4 pieces – here professionally photographed in my kitchen…
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All are on panel – first 3 are 8 x 10 in., last is 9 x 12 in.