Eastside Culture Crawl / by Neil Blake

While I haven't really had the time or energy to paint lately, I did get a chance to go check out some of the Eastside Culture Crawl and the Parker Street Studios at 1000 Parker Street. I met a bunch of local artists of all types. Painters, wood sculptors, rock sculptors, jewellery artists, even a woman who hand weavers chainmail! Her chainmail is absolutely beautiful, I wish I could show you by sharing a link to her website, but she unfortunately doesn't have one yet, which is where I will be coming in to help her with that. 

Also showing her art there was Tanya Slingsby, where she was showing many of the pieces from her 2017 Mutual Exhibit. It was great to see Tanya again and see more of her art. My favourite part of the evening was listening to her speak to another artist about the creation process we go through as abstract artists. It was great to catch up with her and get a chance to have ask her questions about it, which I look forward to trying on my next piece. Another part I always enjoy about art shows like the crawl is that I am able to see what a painting over $1000 looks like and learn about paintings that I like directly from the artist.