Saturday, May 30, 2009

Winnipeg Extravaganza

We're back from Winnipeg!

Our 1 year old niece, Violet is checking out the new horse we made for her. I was pretty relieved that she wasn't terrified of it.

I have a small pile of boxes that have been stored at my Fathers house since I left for Montreal 6 years ago. Every time I go back home to visit, I take a few things back with me to Montreal, so my Dad can have his basement free of my crap. It's mainly things from my childhood like old toys (He-Man, Fraggles.... which now have a home in my studio) some books and photo albums. My Mother had saved alot of this stuff for me and I'm always amazed at what I find.

Yeah, that's right. That's me all dressed up and pissed off about it. I was supposed to be my Uncle's ring bearer but I made a stink about it and didn't end up doing it. Eep! Sorry Uncle Danny.
I can't remember the name of this book because the cover is gone. But it's a pretty creepy story of a cat that eats a shitload of people and then is chopped open by a woodsman, spilling all the women and children out. It's pretty dark and reminds me of an old Eastern Eurpean folk tale. (Everyones getting chopped by an axe in those stories.... yeesh!)


This book is hilarious! It's filled with instructions on how to make costumes out of paper and pipecleaners.
The results from the book..... My sister dressed like an angel and my brother and me as pirates, blowing her away! Take that you smelly angel!


Marcel Dzama

I also had a motherload of Stylus Magazines. It's a bimonthly magazine thats published by students from the University of Winnipeg. They always feature a pretty cool local artist's work on the covers.

Slomotion


Marcel Dzama again


And this is the latest issue featuring art by Devon Kerslake.

I also bought a bunch of music from the 'Peg.... enjoy.

http://8tracks.com/HQgalerieboutique/welcome-to-winnipeg

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Thrift Store Heaven

Elaine took this pic of me madly digging through a
4' x 4' bin of fabric at an undisclosed location last July.
Yes, I'm actually IN the bin

Hello friends! As Tyson mentioned below we're heading to Winnipeg for a week to visit our families, but you know I'm also going to take some time to hit a few thrift shops and find some great old goodies for you ladies and gents. I'm focusing on shoes, purses and jewelry on this trip, with the mandatory fabric shopping excursions. So stay tuned for pics of some of the great finds we'll be bringing home, I'll try to post 1 or 2 pics while we're away

See you in a week!

xo
Angie

Don Pendleton & Furni colab






The hearthrobs from Montreal's Furni and artist Don Pendleton have teamed up to create two unique alarm clocks that will be put up for auction. Get this, the wood to build the clocks came from a good pal of Furni's, Jason Frenette's 200 year old barn, in the Swiss alps. Then once they finished building the clocks they were handed over to Don to add his amazing style to the piece. All proceeds go to Elemental Awareness. The two clocks are now up for grabs, so bid here and here, as often as you like!

Off to the 'Peg.





So, we're taking off for a week to Winnipeg as of today! Our good pal Garry will be taking care of HQ, so be sure to drop by and say hello. Bring him a Diet Coke and he'll love you forever.... seriously.

Friday, May 15, 2009

This Monday we're taking the day off!





Well it looks like we'll need some rest after working the Puces Pop Craft Fair this weekend, so we're giving ourselves the day off this Monday, May 18th! Sorry dudes. I'll be back in full form this Tuesday. See you then!

Pass the Holubtsi, Baba!







It's Friday, so it's time for another 8tracks mixy-poo! Here's a collection of Eastern European influenced songs to get you in the mood to go down to the Ukrainian Federation this weekend. Enjoy!

http://8tracks.com/HQgalerieboutique/pass-the-holubtsi-baba

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Puces Pop Craft Fair




The Spring Puces Pop opens this weekend at the Ukrainian Federation and HQ will be there! If you haven't heard of the Puces Pop event before, it's a large craft sale featuring a bajillion (that's a real number, Google it) creative people, selling their works under one roof.

Here is just a handful of vendors....
Broundoor
Roadkill
Daned Dollies
Norwegian Wood
Jack Dylan
Pin Pals
Supayana
Brazen
This Ilk
Pin Pals
Orno
Raffinerie
Brazen

See you there,

Puces Pop Arts & Crafts Fair + Kidspop Workshops
Ukrainian Federation 5213 Hutchison
Food by D├ępanneur Le Pick-up, Treats by "The Cake Fairy"
MAY 16th & 17th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, May 08, 2009

New 8Track

It's Friday, so it's time for another 8Track mix. For some reason, I woke up today in the mood for some cheesy funk. It's weird but I usually wake up every morning with some God awful song in my head on a continuous loop. I can't put into words how brutal it is to wake up with some shitty song by some shitty boy band in your head.... maybe I was in NKOTB or 'N Sync in a past life..... those guys are all dead, right? No?! Well, one can dream..... sigh.

Well at least this morning I had James Brown's "The Payback" in my cranium. Awesome.

http://8tracks.com/HQgalerieboutique/funky-see-funky-do

Bye.
I love you.
t.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Fringed & Feathered


Sorry I've been a little MIA lately, so much craziness and business going on with Norwegian Wood, which I'll try to better update here on the HQ blog. Which brings me to my point....

Fringed and feathered earrings! I've just added these new designs to my Etsy shop, and of course have brought a few pairs down to HQ for our lovely customers to get first dibs on. For those of you in Ottawa I'll also have a whole slew of them for the "Tarts and Crafts" sale that's going on this weekend at the Jack Purcell Community center, and will hopefully have enough stock to leave a few pairs with the lovely girls from Victoire Boutique. It's a busy week!

xo
Angie

Monday, May 04, 2009

Birds Of Montreal

Thanks to all who came by for the "Birds Of Montreal" opening last Friday. For those who couldn't make it the show will be up for the rest of May. And for those who can't make it at all, I've posted below all of our colab drawings. Enjoy.





Uncle Squids Amazing Carnival
Acrylic & resin on board
Collaborative Painting by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
$3000. Framed


"You Smell Fantastic"
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed


"Unplanned Parenthood"
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed

"Underground Picnic"
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed

"The Hitcher"
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed

"Spying on Caveseal"
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed

"Sleepwalkers"
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed

"Sled Dogs"
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed

"Robot Over Wheat Fields"
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed

"Moptop Hairshop"
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed

"Mending A Broken Heart"
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed

"Lightning Balls"
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed

"Icecream Party"
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed

"Hunting Tamare Chan"
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed

"Hot Air Balloon Fantasy Ride"
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed

"Good Robot Being Bad"
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed

"Gliding Over The Cabbage Patch""
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed

"Feeding The Kids"
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed
"Elephant & Son"
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed

"Easy Fix"
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed

"Dragon Slayers Get All The Loving"
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed

"Drag Race"
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed

"Coffee With The Luck Dragon"
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed


"Censored"
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed

"Balloon"
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed


"A Date With Icecream"
Collaborative drawing by Aya Kakeda, Tyson Bodnarchuk & Garrett Van Winkle
Watercolour, ink on 8" x 10" paper
$300. Framed