One of my projects this month was a commission for three seagulls from the Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives. They needed the seagulls for a display.
For years, I've been wanting to make a seagull sculpture. When my daughter was a toddler, we would walk along Queen Street in St Catharines to get to Montebello Park, and peering out from one of of the windows of one of the grand Queen Street houses was a gigantic and totally delightful seagull sculpture. It was huge. We loved it. It was by Alice Crawley, a local artist who passed away many years ago, but who was an integral part of the creation of the Niagara Artists Centre (NAC), which is an organization that is dear to my heart and, honestly, transformed my life.
So seagull sculptures - one of the most enjoyable commissions I've had in ages (and I get some pretty fun commissions). Sculptures pictured above in their various stages.
Currently listening to: My running mix on Spotify. Obsessively, because this month, I need energy. Also listening to the Tragically Hip's "Depression Suite" on repeat. It may be my favourite of their songs, plus it's helping me cope with neverending winter.
Currently watching: snippets of this and that, but no real time for delving. Dreaming of losing myself in a movie at the Film House. Soon. Soon.