Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"Oh Baby" A Book of Poems & Photographs for Mother's by Katherine Sandford & Tiffany Teske

It's here! My amazing friend, Katherine Sandford & I made a baby! A bouncing baby Book. We named it "Oh, Baby", a 21 page book that features poetry and photographs for mothers or anyone who has a mother. Warning: If you are a mother, do not read this without plenty of tissues nearby. It truly is the PERFECT Mother's Day Gift.

"Oh, Baby" is available for purchase via the self publishing site Lulu. You can preview the first 10 pages of our book here. It is $20 plus shipping. To avoid shipping costs you can pick up a copy of the book at the following locations; In Chelsea, Quebec at Doozy Candle, La Boulangerie, & Chelsea Books; in Wakefield at Solstice Books; in Ottawa at Mother Tongue Books & Cube Gallery; in Banff at Cozy Cave Bake Shoppe. More locations coming soon. You can also contact me if you would like to buy the book locally through me. Just leave a comment on this post.

10% of the profit of Oh,Baby! will be donated to Roger's House which provides a "home away from home" for children with life-limiting illness and their families, in memory of Maya Stewart.

We have some special events related to the book coming up, including one in Quebec, on Mother's Day, May 9th. Please stay tuned...

Monday, April 19, 2010

Altered Book Show at the Banff Public Library

Books by Cindy Gibson

I am excited to be part of a month long altered book show at the Banff Public Library. During April, 12 altered books will be on display art and book lovers to peruse. The books are the result of a class, taught by Jane Newman, at the library last fall. Newman, has four books on display, and the other eight are from the students. I have one book in the show. It is a tribute to my grandfather who passed away last September, entitled "Goodbye My Loving Grandfather (fly away home). It contains a Polaroid passport photo from the 1970s, amongst other personal belonging. In my next post I will show you my book in more detail...

Here are a few images of the exhibit. The Banff Public Library is at 101 Bear Street. There will be a closing party for the show on Thursday, April 29th, from 7 -9 PM. The artists participating in the show are Mojo Anderson, Cindy Gibson, Zoe Nelson, Pat Allin, and Tiffany Teske, and Jane Newman.

Book by Cindy Gibson

Book by Tiffany Teske

Book by Tiffany Teske

Here is a great article, written by Michelle Macullo, about the exhibit.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Edwin Land Quote

I was looking for a quote about creativity ans stumbled across this one by Edwin Land, the creator of Polaroid (to whom I am eternally grateful.

"Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity." Edwin Land

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Original Polaroids Available at The Last Temptation Thrift Store

Are you looking for affordable original art? I am currently selling some of my Polaroid 669 prints at The Last Temptation Thrift Store at 229 Bear Street in Banff. They are $10 each or two for $15, straight off the wall. If you can't make it to the shop you can view my work on Etsy or contact me via a comment below.