Saturday, February 15, 2014


For those still having Jill Price Studios Gift Certificates, the sale price
of the work must be atleast double the price of the value of the
gift certificate!
Well if you haven't heard yet, my husband is frantically getting the basement ready for me to move my studio into the basement.  The walls are built, the lights are in and the first layer of plaster is on.  He is even being a doll and building me some built in shelves for all of the books and art mags I just can't seem to let go of.  My excitement is building to get into my new space and get busy, but there is something inside me telling me that there is no way there will be room to work if I move my studio from Lakeshore Mews into it.  Not only do I have enough tables to start a school, but my mixed media approach requires so much more storage than if I were just a painter or drawer.  Let's not even begin to mention the amount of work I have created in the last three years!  So here it is.  The only way I can forsee myself squeezing into my new space is if I part with a good chunk of my work.  Yep, you guessed it, A MASSIVE STUDIO SALE! Starting next Sunday, I will be in my studio packing things up and getting organized.  All works in the space will be 50% off. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tangled Realities Continue

Continuing to play seems to be the name of the game.  I had the privilege of meeting with Leo Kamen a couple of months ago to discuss the direction of my personal practice.  Shocked at how I was able to talk about my work so clearly, he thought that perhaps I need to turn the brain off for awhile and just play.  How do I do that I asked?  I often have a vision of how everything should look before I have even made one mark.  He suggested I would need to trick myself?!  This sounds like someone trying to tickle them self. Despite my frustration, what Leo was suggesting rang true for me.  So my goals for this year are to not necessarily create a series of work, but rather play intuitively to arrive at one finished artwork at a time.  Some of my most recent play arrived at three miniatures which will be on display at Bohemia during Gallery 111's Black and White show during the month of February.  Each artist was asked to work within 10" x 10" frames to create small works that people will just love!  I arrived at three pieces play with the notion of love, two of the them entitled "Not Quite a Valentine".  Integrating partial scenes from the toile fabrics I have been collecting, became a fun way to combine old drawings, prints and collage elements to arrive at bizarre love scenes.  Be sure to stop by one of Barrie's best cafes to find the perfect small work for your Valentine.