Sunday, September 30, 2012

In Context, Quote of the Day:

"I don't mind you asking if you don't mind me not answering." - Jane Fonda, Any Wednesday, 1966

Ladiesss & Gentlemen, Andrew Austin...



I know you will enjoy.

Who Are You Running For?!

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What a great morning!
Congratulations to all the runners, walkers and survivors.
Thank you to the volunteers and supporters.
Run for the Cure is community. 
Support your women ~ a.currie


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Unexpected Spelling Lesson

Because I'm Layered. 

Like is a Verb, Someone Said Once:

Packaging Calendar 2013 
for the Georgian Bay Artisan's Market
on Saturday Sept 29, 2012.  Between 10am-4pm
Then Sunday, Run for the Cure in Guelph & Collingwood.
What are you doing this weekend?!

Thank you Jen! Squeeze Your Lemons: A gorgeous tribute...

Squeeze Your Lemons: A gorgeous tribute...: Currently living in Collingwood, ON, Andrea Currie is an emerging artist and entrepreneur. Andrea's trademark fine art drawings focu...


What is your motivating song? 
Your insta-happy song that you play when you need.
We are all vulnerable, we are all artists.
Your creation is you.

What does motivation sound like to you? 

~ a.



Morning Pep Talk


Quick, get up, wipe the sleep out of your eyes and don the look of the day. 
You closed last night and got home a wee late, but you were in bed before your witching hour when the birds replace the night with the blank look of a morning stare.
Today is another black shirt, black pants, black shoes and black apron kind of day.  You work a double - therefore no time for planning and prepping the ins and outs of organizing your art show this November 9, 2012, at the Tremont. 
Instead, today, you will be a waitress and faciliate good humour, good food, and good ideas.
Except, as you climb into your morning coffee and prepare for the realities of this day, you see that you left yourself a little to-do list on 10 tiny post-it notes. 
Don't get too comfortable in your seat, you need to pick up your 5th hundred calendar order from the printer, and you need to up date your newest sales representative as the Georgian Hills Vineyard on your website.  Then, you need to run some personal errands and put money in your account so your rent cheque doesn't bounce next week. 
Remember how organized your mother was regarding financial management - you are now mirroring her strengths as you keep a record of the everything.
Are you exhausted? Want to go back to bed?
Hardly! You are motivated, you are excited ~ today is another day of juggling your passions and another chance to welcome in all the possibilties that make your future.  Look what was said about you yesterday, today is only another beginning.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Woman on Man:

Why don't you love me anymore?
Because I don't have to.
To all my friends who are moving on...
Lauryn Hill, "Tell Him"

If you haven't already, you should check out:

This is where we live, even if we only visit every now and then. 
Art is inspiring.  We are connected, no matter where we are. 
Claim your voice. 
Create. Engage.
Art by: Erika Dick
Art by: Erika Dick
I love to paint. I love art in all its forms. Before I ever picked up a brush I visited galleries around Europe, Canada and the US. I still do.
To me paintings are magic-they have captured a moment in time and convey us into another world. It could be a world of the imagination, a different period in history, a geographic location, or the artist’s mind.
Whatever the inspiration is each painting is an adventure.
When I started painting I worried about the final product and how it compared to other works by other artists. Now I paint because I need to. I create because a part of me needs to express myself.
I hope that those of you who take my paintings home will find some joy in them. There is no greater complement to an artist than to hang his/her work in your home.
Come and visit us at Lake Eugenia, Ontario, Canada and see the original oil paintings. There is always new work. Call to make sure we are home.
 ~ Erika Dick

...give a performance with purpose and authenticity. - Kelsey Grammer on Lauren Bacall (TCM)

3 Quotes for a Woman's Woman:

“Imagination is the highest kite that can fly.”
Lauren Bacall, By Myself and Then Some

“If you want me just whistle. You know how to whistle don't you? Just put your lips together and blow.”
Lauren Bacall, The Complete Films of Humphrey Bogart

“You can't start worrying about what's going to happen. You get spastic enough worrying about what's happening now.”
Lauren Bacall

my mind is free and i feel like i'm accomplishing something too

(black ink on heavy water colour paper)
This one has a mind of its own...
Inspired by Kings of Leon.

I don't want to get by, I want to get noticed

What is your tag line?

I would like you to think of a summed up explanation of your style as an artist.  For example, I am a tree artist and my line is: the skins of trees have an inside voice. This tag line is one sentence and is different than your bio. It's engaging, alluring and creative. Think about it.

We are all artists, just some of us haven't found our medium yet.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

We have begun

My dream is a PomonaLIFE – where artists come together to create collaborative pieces of art which are engaging, inspiring and entertaining; all the while promoting a unified community of an authentic voice that encourages and supports artists from all disciplines and mediums to showcase their individual styles.   


Monday, September 17, 2012

Mojo & Logic

A friend recommended I check out this book that's changing her life.
I am at the beginning of a beautiful story, and I encourage you to read along.

"Build your vision and dream authentically.
Discover your wave." 
 ~ Danielle LaPorte

I saw a little light the other day, and I thought I would write it down.

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday Readings

Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He who can call today his own:
He who, secure within, can say,
Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Be fair or foul or rain or shine
The joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine.
Not Heaven itself upon the past has power,
But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.      

- John Dryden


Man on Man

“It's not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me." - Stephen Fry, Moab Is My Washpot

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Women on Men

 You’d like a distinguished man ten years from now, I might almost like you better – Rita Hayworth, Cover Girl, 1944

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

There is a story here

Underneath the layers of growth -
The recycled skin of perseverance, age and strength -
There is the delighted role of the collaborator
Fueled by its soul.
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The Television Screen In My Head

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Women on Men

Forgive me, she says leaning her lips on his chin.
Shut up, he says leaning his chin on her lips.
Love me, she says leaning her lips on his.

 People Will Talk, 1951
Cary Grant & Jeanne Crain

Monday, September 10, 2012

I'm listening to the names in my life that keep reinventing themselves. - a.currie can spend the night beside her, and you know that she's half crazy, but that's why you want to be there....
July 2012
..and you know that she will trust you, for you've touched her perfect body with your mind...
Suzanne by Leonard Cohen

Thank u @rossbaldii

"it's about stepping into a place you never actually leave" - a.currie

It's now a must.
Kodiak Island Alaska


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Judy Holliday

 "I'm afraid I was horribly stuffy about social life. I guess I was just a natural snob. I got a kick out of being different, and I was eager to improve myself and everyone around me. As a result, I went out mostly with boys who would take me to Broadway shows instead of parties; symphony concerts and recitals instead of dances. I was more interested in writing poetry than passing love notes and in hearing Bach than dancing to Benny Goodman. I must have been obnoxious."

Azure Girl

I had a dream about blue. 
The whitest darkest blue, mirroring an ocean in  the day
with puddles reflecting a liquid moon in the night. 
This blue is the sky, 
an azure cloth warming liquid fingers
that reach into the windows of our soul. 
I see blue in a larimar ring
dangling on the finger of creativity
with the anticipation of just being. 
I see blue connecting us together.
I hear the sounds of their echo,  
I taste the smells of their breeze. 
The canvas, the instrument and the voice. 
Blue is the backdrop, and the beginning.
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(The ARC has a soundtrack.)
Fiona Apple
"Sullen Girl"

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Part Two: Andrea & Andrea

(My goodness what a clever way to connect.  Have the same name.)
Paper Elegance and Colourful Synergies
I am grateful for the visual appetite and I am mesmerized by its sight.
Andrea Rinaldo


Afternoon Layers

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Inspiring Words

This weekend was a collaborative start.  As we build our Pomonian panel, we exchanged ideas and inspiring stories of life-changing perspectives. We also had a few glasses of wine.  Art is encouraging. Art is community.  To learn more about the PomonaLIFE community, please email:

Coming soon:

The Arc

Collaborate to Escape
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“... millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.” ― Susan Ertz

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Friday, September 7, 2012

“Never to go on trips with anyone you do not love.”

“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.”

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For the Teachers, & Our Mother Earth

I met Liz briefly at the Georgian Bay Artisan Market earlier this summer.  Our love for trees has bridged our perspectives. But trees have a way of bringing us all together, don't they.  
Liz wrote a clever and sweet story, I encourage you to read it and pass it on.   

The Day Mother Earth Got Sick