Friday, August 31, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

I had one message in my inbox and I already knew who

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Do you think gravity has to work harder to hold an elephant to the ground than an acorn?
Ha.
It's the same for "thoughts becoming things."
Size, really and truly, does not matter.
Tallyho, ho, ho -
    The Universe

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Today's Happy Hour is brought to you by:

a big French Wine & a spicy Avocado.
2010 Domaine Les Grands Bois,
Cote du Rhone
Buttery cherry, milk cookie chocolate smooth.
Dress up or down with garlic and a bbq.
&
Pair with a chunky and creamy melody of garlic, citrus and a hot and spicy
Guacamole:
Avocado
Cayenne pepper
Red pepper
Cracked Pepper
Celery Salt
Lemon
Garlic
Serve with: Blue Corn Tortilla Chips

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Enjoy!

we learn about ourselves from new experiences

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Brother Twang!

I have had the pleasure many times, swinging and swooning at all times.
My friends are musical, check out the show:
 
 
~ A four piece band that always surprises listeners after their first set. Where outlaw country meets hard rock.
If you have never seen a show, you do not want to miss their live performance!

Dining & The Arts Magazine

a little birdie told me to check out a little publication...
 

Another Destination

Bruce Wine Bar
~ Thornbury, ON
(519) 599 1112
 
 
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Food, Fun & Flavour.
Always a delicious crowd.
 
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Family Tree

Work in progress
(Private commission)

 
Each tree represents a birth month
 and this is a family tree for a friend.
(Black ink images on canvas.)
5ftx3ft.
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e: thepomonalife@gmail.com

Something from my childhood

It begins here.
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Just in time for the Weekend!

Now carrying Andrea Currie's Calendar 2013,

Thank you:


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Get your weekend savouries before anyone else ~
Dags & Willow
Fine Cheese and Gourmet Shop
60 Pine Street, Collingwood, ON
705.444.9100
info@dagsandwillow.ca
 

Monday, August 27, 2012

the other day:

Whenever I have a thought, I chase it with an action
- something else I have on my list that needs to be completed. 
But this thought at this moment was a bit different than my usual mid-day-do's.
Before I could tear away from this feeling of complete exhaust,
 my phone lit up for my word-of-the-day bulletin:
 
Hieratic - highly restrained or severe in emotional import.
 
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Writing here, nor there.

Feel Good Resource


Sometimes I look for a phrase from someone else - there are quite a few clever people out there that take the words right out of my mouth.  {a.currie}

One Woman on Cancer

“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”
– Chinese Proverb

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Things We Do Not Know Are The Things We Discover

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I saw something and I liked it

Thank you for all your Support
~ Calendar 2013 ~

Total Printed Calendars: 400
  • 275 of these are in circulation across the country -
    • Bristish Columbia: Vancouver, Whistler, Pemberton
    • Alberta: Calgary
    • Ontario: Tobermory, Thornbury, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Guelph, Brantford, Toronto, Kitchener, Waterloo
    • Quebec: Montreal
  • 2 more store locations TBA
To be apart of this amazing community and project, please email: thepomonalife@gmail.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
We still have FIVE more months of Calendar 2013 sales
Calendars are $20
* $15 dollars of this is donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
 
 
Authenticity |  Community  | Connection  |  Confidence
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Friday, August 24, 2012

Men on Women

"Anything I can do," says a chorus girl.
"Sorry, I don't have time to find out," Gene Kelly's character.

Covergirl, 1944.

Collaborative Painting on Canvas

 
Show your feathers and colour your style, meet and greet to make it worth your while.
 
Be prepared and Get your Art Supplies and the local spot. 
Great deals, great service and collaborative mindsets.
 
Wyndham Art Supplies
125 Wyndham Street North, Downtown Guelph, Ontario
Toll Free Number: 1-800-560-1970 Fax: 519-767-1471 Phone: 519-767-1317
http://www.wyndhamartsupplies.com/

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Woman on the Crowd


Would it be simple to just lie down and let them walk all over us?! – Eve Arden, Cover Girl, 1944

One Woman to the World:


Top ten things I have learned while starting my own business:

1.      There is nothing quick, about Quick Books.
2.      Working in a restaurant (serving) is an excellent way to stay out of debt; all the while learning how to balance the Egos and manage the particulars of public interaction when you are in a position that doesn’t necessarily represent your company, but you are the face ~ a trial run for challenged smiles and good behavior.

3.      Networking at all times is exhausting.

4.      Coconut water (no sugar added) is your best early morning rise remedy.

5.      The iPhone makes business and social media extremely accessible and convenient ~ driving traffic to sites and representing sites are made easy for someone who can't sit in one place for long.

6. Always have an extra suit/outfit ready-to-be-worn in your car, including: under garments, an extra pair of shoes, perfume, bronzer, and a tooth brush (trust me).

7.      Brainstorming is essential before, during and after any major project ~ ideas layer themselves into new and better ways of seeing/doing things.

8.      Collaborative brainstorming needs  structure or scaffolding ~ otherwise the tequila is brought out too soon.

9.      Always smile.  Always breathe.  One bad day is never as bad as it seems.

10.  Take time to support someone else by listening, promoting or buying ~ the starving artist, successful artist, or not-yet-on –the-scene artist, small business, large business or just the community hot-spot.

We’re all in this together!
founder of a PomonaLIFE,
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One day I saw a footprint in the sand and there you were. - Jack Lemmon, The Apartment, 1960.

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Thank you for choosing a life with us.

RIP. Newt "Porky" Currie.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Join Me!

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Follow me on Instagram @currielife

The days are searching for balance.  Wandering around without shoes on, looking ahead instead looking back and into the corners of my mind - I believe building and gathering is a state of mind.  The more I physically do, the less I feel accomplished. Yet, the more I plan and write out where I want to be, the better I feel.  And lists, oh how I love to make lists. 

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“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” - John Muir

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     So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them. But when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness.
Hermann Hesse, Bäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Fleeing through opened doors, the day never looked so clear.


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The Lines of Vincent:


http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/gogh/fields/
http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/gogh/fields/

"It had struck me how firmly the saplings were rooted in the ground - I started on them with the brush, but because the ground was already impasted, brush-strokes simply vanished into it. Then I squeezed the roots and trunks in from the tube and modelled them a little with the brush."
Letter to Theo van Gogh, 3 September 1882.

Today is a day for admiring someone else's brush strokes.  I am pulled into this piece and I am hungry.
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Saturday, August 18, 2012

the World is Huge

"Wine Smirk"
~ Celebrate ~
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writer's block

just sit at your computer and write.
i am uninspired sitting still, more than i had imagined.
turn on your t.v.
distracted by a bad teen culture horror film from early 2000, i pretend to not listen.
go to the kitchen and make a snack.
i describe the taste of the sandwich, but it's really not that good.
walk around the house and think of your project as a whole.
i am nervous.
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Thank You ~ Donna Michelle & The Artist's Den

Now Carrying Calendar 2013!
$15 of every calendar sold is donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
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Check out Donna Michelle's studio at the Artist's Den.
Follow Donna on Instagram @ donnamichellejewllery

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Friday, August 17, 2012

I don't have two lives, this is one life - Anne Leibovitz


Lost in translation between thought and pen describing inspiration as a legend to a map that is as pretty as a picture. 
Cryptic mirages of a glossy forest, I have not found my way through their verbal jungle.

A delicious tease, and run-on:
Free of gravity, soaking in the stillness of echoes as water cloaks the skins' openings covering the portals between the external and internal world - the sensation of being a part of something else and a heart beating to a current directed by something else is the heat.

July 2012
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Tuki = Sweetness

In the folds of my bed late last night, I kept to the unravelling tales of family, honor, love and tragedy.  I was woven into a tapestry of circumstance and fate as I battled my own will to stay awake while keeping to this excited pace. If you haven't already, you must read this inspiring voice and a perspective untold, until now -  
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Anita Diamant,
The Red Tent

"If you want to understand any woman
you must first ask about her mother and then listen carefully." (Diamant, 2)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act ~ Leonard Cohen



Garden's Nest

Thank you to Abbey Westlake & her Garden's Nest

Now carrying Andrea Currie's Calendar 2013!
 ~ $15 of every Calendar 2013 purchase is donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Garden's Nest is a unique home decor & accessory store. 
Working with and for you, Abbey has a passion for staging home elegance.  
Ornate to practical; breath-taking to cute.
Style is both romantic and playful. 
Visit today,
Downtown Collingwood is the place to be! 




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Interior Design- 137 Hurontario St. Collingwood, Ont. L9Y 2L9 (705) 444 1712

All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.- Eckhart Tolle

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I am living for me today.

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The Metaphysical and Surrealist Artist...

To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams.


Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men.
- Giorgio de Chirico







Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within. - Eckhart Tolle

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Coming Soon: Recycled Wood Crates carrying Andrea Currie's Calendar 2013, to a store near you...

~hand crafted crates made from recycled wood
Calendar 2013
Andrea Currie: Tree Artist
Authentic Style
Featuring: Mike Ditullio

"How could a girl like you get to be a girl like you." - Cary Grant, North by Northwest (1959)

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I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious. - Andrew Wyeth

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Raw Eco Jewellery

Re-using and re-working antique clock parts into Unique Jewellery.

{Devaki}


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“Recycled, reclaimed,
reused, vintage and
found objects are more
than just a statement
for me, they are my
way of life”
- Devaki MacDonald

also check out...

Store54

Store 54 is a unique, storefront boutique showcasing the products and services of young, local entrepreneurs. The Store itself is an innovative program designed to assist youth to gain valuable self employment skills in a supportive and risk free environment. We operate from a downtown, Collingwood location, and the Store acts as an incubator for aspiring young entrepreneurs.

"Downtown Collingwood is the place to be!"
- a.currie