UNO Show

This coming Friday my original La Carnita piece will be framed and hanging in the Uno show, happening at Evergreen Brick Works. I’m really looking forward to seeing brand new pieces for the talented artists listed below, and of course eating TACOS!

Actually, a funny thing happened this week.

While framing this piece, I found myself in a bit of a wild goose chase. I had run out of the burgundy paper you see as the mat colour in the picture below (an absolute favourite of mine), and so off I went hopping from art store to art store to find it, much like the easter bunny. After hopping to three with no success, I started panicking! Every store was telling me they had discontinued selling the product I so desperately seeked: Daler-Rowney’s Murano line of papers. By the time I reached Aboveground, I must have looked defeated and miserable because a kind store clerk sympathetically jumped to my aid. He called a couple places and finally located one last store in Toronto still carrying my beloved Murano.

And so here’s the kicker: this one last saviour of an art store was Gwartzman’s on Spadina, an embarrassingly close 3 minute walk from my house. I had simply never stepped foot inside before due to its tiny shop size and disheveled street view window. I had regretfully judged this book by the cover. So thank you Gwartzman’s Art Supplies, thank you, thank you, thank you, and sorry for completely buying out your entire inventory of Murano paper. See you very soon my new found friend!

See full post here: Ashley Barron2012-04-10.