Sunday, July 28, 2013

Out of context, in context, thought of the moment:

Our marriage must entail no domestic entanglements of any kind. - Bringing Up Baby, 1938


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The life and times of an artist
often in moments
after enjoyment
there is reflection;
Time is measured in dialogue
and time is calculated in production.
~a.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

In the pressing moment of the side-burn-festival:

That's what families do, they look out for each other. 
- Over The Hedge, 2006

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Now on sale at Tree Green Team, 216 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, ON

Love Me Tender, Hound Dog & All Shook Up.
Original, Not Copied
Framed
Unique
Andrea Currie ~ Tree Artist

Friday, July 26, 2013

Out of context, in the moment:

"Is there anything in the world that doesn't belong to you." - Bringing Up Baby, 1938

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Putting forests on walls all over the world. ~a.

My Mantra

Change with change.
Grow with change.
Prosper with change. 

- Louise Hay

"Coastal Redwood"
Carving an Artist Series
Theme: Where I find inspiration
black ink on cotton canal paper
15 x 21
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Be foolish & Stupid. ~ Serendipity, 2001

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Tree Green Team

Bringing salvaged trees back to life.



216 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, ON
(705) 607 0787 
treegreenteam@gmail.com
www.treegreenteam.com

Now showcasing Andrea Currie's Tree Art.
Originals, prints and all unique characters.
Collaboratively working to put trees on walls, floors, and furniture,
visit Tree Green Team today,
downtown Collingwood. 
 
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... for your Elvis-fest-fix..
I have also drawn a few trees with knee-wobbling soul.
Check out:
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
All Shook Up

The skins of trees have an inside voice.
~a.





A Perspective:

“One swallow does not make a summer,
neither does one fine day; 
similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.” 
- Aristotle

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Be Productive.
Be Inspired.
Be true.
Find your happiness everyday.
Be You.
~a.


Monday, July 22, 2013

A Tree with a Name

...And why shouldn't she be transfigured, it happened to the gods... - A Room with a View, 1985.


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WorkInProgress: "Hamlet"
black ink on cold pressed water colour paper
9x11
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Art is the Journey. Journey is the Art! ~a.

Hold your breath we have a long way to go. 
- Two For the Road, 1967



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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Feel good about success.

Success depends on getting good at saying no without feeling guilty. You cannot get ahead with your own goals if you are always saying yes to someone else's projects. You can only get ahead with your desired lifestyle if you are focused on the things that will produce that lifestyle. Jack Canfield, (co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul) (as read on thedailylove.com)

{photo by Gump}



Friday, July 19, 2013

Another Exhibit!

Thank you McMaster Innovation Park for including myTrees in your current exhibition!



Many artists, colours and perspectives on display until November 14, 2013.

McMaster Innovation Park (MIP)
175 Longwood Road S., Suite 105
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1



Art is community!
~a.





On display:
Title                    January, 2012 (Sacred Worship – Growth, Decay & Resurrection Series)
    Artist                  Andrea Currie
   Medium             Fine tip black archival ink on cotton canal jute paper
   Size                     15 x 21 
   Contact              andrea@pomonalife.com

January:
January is scaffolding made of bones, molding our beginnings as Nature grows its flesh onto our unique selves. I am standing tall, embracing the breeze.  Oblivious to the cold, I flex my toes on frozen earth.  January is the doorway to a new year - and to an altered Universe.
The elm tree is a symbol of strength.  The first word for this piece is stoic, as I am strong like the bones that form the essence of my authentic self.    I am unafraid, taking a deep breath, as I inhale and absorb a new life.
It is here that I begin my study and my fascination with the skins of trees and their influence on me. My lines are layers, dark and delicate, starting with bare branches; I draw and follow the ink on the page in a layered motion, as if reaching up to the sky for the sun to warm my fingertips.  I am ready for the days ahead of me.  

Title                    October, 2012 (Sacred Worship – Growth, Decay & Resurrection Series)
    Artist                  Andrea Currie
   Medium              Fine tip black archival ink on cotton canal jute paper
   Size                     15 x 21 
   Contact               andrea@pomonalife.com

October:
There is history here.
October is associated with impermanence and awareness.  Finishing this piece last, I struggled with the weight of its sentiment personally and symbolically for this project as a whole.   October is breast cancer awareness month, and, in my research, it is a month of listening.
The yew tree chose me, and I lifted its veil of skin in order to hear properly.
In England, yew trees were planted in churchyards believing that their age and longevity matched their massive root system -- somehow linking the dead with life and life with death.  I picture their roots wrapping around the rocks and bones under the ground in order to connect a voice from long ago.   I have drawn ears in the trunk, removing the skin of the bark, darkening the crevices and shadowing the pits of the stem like bones and flesh tied together with dirt.  Here, I am old enough to tell a story.

Putting forests on walls all over the world... ~a.

PomonaLIFE & the Summer Gift Show & Sale

If you missed us last Saturday, we are back again.
Come visit Donne Michelle Jewellery & Andrea Currie ~ Tree Artist

163 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, ON
Saturday July 20, 2013
10am- 3pm

Art is Community.
~a.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

My First Video: How I Create

Carving an Artist Series: How I Create
For this theme in the show, I am creating a series of small videos (average 15 sec), documenting several 'doodles.'  I will also be putting together a slide show of all the photos I have taken during the stages of drawing for my larger pieces. One line, dot and shade at a time, I'm showing you, 'how I create.' ~a.

video
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

It's a layered process


I still haven't found a name for this one... any thoughts?
~a.

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WorkInProgress: Unknown
black ink on water colour paper
9 x 11
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Ontario Landscape

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

From Gump.
Thnx!
~a.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Man to Woman:

In future, we travel alone, together, or not at all. - Two For the Road, 1967.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Quote of the Moment:

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” – William Blake


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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Battle doubt with perspective. Be wise with words.

You keep using that word, and I don't think it means what you think it means. - The Princess Bride, 1987

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Another perspective.  Another little character. ~a.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Secret of success is knowing who you are and where you want to be. Let's visualize shall we... ~a.

"Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what! Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful." - Mark Victor Hansen
(as read on http://thedailylove.com)


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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

The Log Book: Days to Come

fas·tid·i·ous/fasˈtidēəs/

Adjective:
  1. Very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail.
  2. Very concerned about matters of cleanliness.

Bonobo - Days to Come
http://bonobomusic.com/

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The Log Book: Carving an Artist
DCMA Exhibit mapping, writing and prepping.

The show is September 8, 2013 - November 17, 2013
Dufferin County Museum & Archives
936029 Airport Road
Corner of Highway 89 & Airport Road
Rosemount, Ontario

Exhibit schedule and FREE workshops, coming soon...
~a.

What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose. - Margaret Thatcher

"Balance"
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Just another day at the office... ~a.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

In context, quote of my moment:

Being young is just something you do until you grow up. - Big Wednesday, 1978

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"Natural Woman"
Inspired by a Pineapple Tree & Carole King
black ink on water colour paper
12 x 11
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Saturday, July 6, 2013

A miracle is a shift in perception

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"Wizard's Shadow"
private commission, original, not copied
15x22
fine tip archival ink on cotton canal paper
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Friday, July 5, 2013

A short saying oft contains much wisdom. - Sophocles

Let's make dust!


I have been trusted with 'heavy machinery'... here we go...


Today is a play day.

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Branching Out...

I am designing a series of 'Tree Shirts' & currently sourcing out an eco friendly printing company for such materials as bamboo or organic cotton.
What are you thoughts for the first design?!
Email: andrea@pomonalife.com or comment below.

Proceeds of all PomonaLIFE products support the artist as well as this community dedicated to creative expression.  PomonaLIFE ~ Express your art.

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The Hero's Journey

“The hero journey is one of the universal patterns through which that radiance shows brightly. What I think is that a good life is one hero journey after another. Over and over again, you are called to the realm of adventure, you are called to new horizons. Each time, there is the same problem: do I dare? And then if you do dare, the dangers are there, and the help also, and the fulfillment or the fiasco. There’s always the possibility of a fiasco.
But there’s also the possibility of bliss.”
~ Joseph Campbell from Pathways to Bliss
(as read on: http://www.entheos.com/)

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

A Diverse Group of Artists


Sat. July 6th1:00pm-4:00pm
At The Collingwood Public Library
55 St. Marie St., Collingwood, ON L9Y 3J9

We are  thirty artists without boundaries and come from such diverse places as
Kincardine, Owen Sound, Collingwood, Thornbury, Meaford, Clarksburg, Markdale, Flesherton, Dundalk, Durham, Hanover, Ayton, and Holland Center.

We come together to celebrate our artistic craft and to present to the public the best of our endeavours. Come and see our work in original paintings, photography, stained glass, stone sculpture, wood, leather, basket weaving, intricate fabric art and wearable art.

Find that special piece of art that speaks to you. A generous commission on all sales goes to the Collingwood library to promote their many activities.

Brought to you by Grey County Artists

"Goals. There's no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There's no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There's no telling what will happen when you act upon them." - Jim Rohn

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The little ones are the most inspiring.
~a.