I hope you're all enjoying the bone-chilling Springtime weather and seasonal affective disorder we're getting. For those of you that would like a little something to get you through these last few freezy, melty, muddy days, I've put together a list of events and entertaining tidbits to distract and inspire you until it's appropriate to wear short sleeves.
To start, here are some items for those willing to brave the elements:
There are some fantastic exhibitions and things to do around town in the next few weeks:
Raymond Boisjoly: Over a distance between one and many isat the Koffler Gallery.
The current exhibition at Gallery 44 is The Kitchen by Sarah Anne Johnson.
In the Beauty I Hide is a group exhibition at Hermann & Audrey.
Celebrate the opening of the 2016 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival at the launch party on the 27th at the AGO
Keep up to date on the budding Sakura Cherry Blossoms at High Park.
Learn about the Business of Art at Lakeshore Arts in one of their professional development workshops over the next few weeks.
Create works of art across Toronto and contribute to the vitality and attractiveness of the city's streetscape by participating in the Outside The Box Program.
And, here are some items for those of you that appease your weather related disappointments through shopping:
Yippee! A simplified way to transfer photos from my iphone to my computer.
And, here is a photo management system for you and your family.
We all know Boba Fett is the coolest Star Wars character. Why not use him to charge your phone?
Or chose the greener method of juicing up your phone with solar power.
Show Mother Nature that you can still garden even if she's not thawing out the ground for you yet.
For those of you that would rather be entertained in the comfort of your own home, here are some items to read, watch or make without a coat.
You could start a knitting project. I'm working on this Doctor Who inspired piece.
Make or buy a pinhole camera so you'll be ready for Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day!
Or discover some talented female photographers that didn't fit in my Women's History Month posts.
Marianna Rothen is a Canadian photographer that incorporates digital photography with Polaroid printing.
Amanda Charchian is a Los Angeles based photographer who depicts the nude female form as something empowered, confident and seductive.
Holly Andres is and American photographer who explores the themes of memory, childhood and female introspection through her work
And, for those who want to stay in and be less brainy:
If you haven't yet seen the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer, here you go. It's nice to have a movie to look forward to.
Or just wait until the 24th for the return of Game of Thrones.
Next week, the foxcraft blog will be coming to you from New York. Subscribe below to make sure you don't miss out on any adventures.
And, if you're in Toronto, my work is on display at Veloute Bistro, 2343 Queen Street East
Toronto, 416 696 7392. Make sure to check it out and enjoy a fantastic meal or a glass of wine.