Day 122: One Third of the Way Through the Year

"Beach Studio Tour on a Rainy Day"  Art journal, watercolour, yarns, and cardboard

I used to participate in Toronto's Beach Studio Tour, before my fine art "hiatus." I have now moved just a little too far out of the neighbourhood to be on the tour. But when it's on, I like to go and visit some of my old tour-mates. I did so on this cold and drizzly day.

Visitors on the tour receive a "passport" card, and it gets a hole punched in it at each studio they visit. (The cards go in a draw for prizes.) Today, along with my card, I had my art journal page punched. At one studio, I picked up a handful of the little punched-out stars.

The above is the resulting art journal page: a rainy day punctured with studios spilling out colour. The threads are from one of the studios: that of weaver Lucille Crighton, where I now work part-time (and can retrieve the scraps of thread and fabric heading for the trash, to use in art projects like this one).

By the way, before I went out, I did another piece in my "Pears in Squares" series:

"Pear 45" Pastel on fabric, 8x8"