Critters & Tales is the multi-media intergenerational folk art duo of Molly & Emmet Forsythe Cameron. Working separately, they each create works using clay, paper, cloth, & whatever else they can get their paws on, with a common goal of creating highly tactile work that invites the viewer to play along.
Highland artists Greta McDonald, Deb Shea and Molly Forsythe join together to reflect the world as they see it in this exhibit running in Dean Hall at MERA Schoolhouse in McDonalds Corners, Ontario during the month of March.
Vernissage to take place Saturday March 10th from 1 to 4 pm. The show will be on display until the end of the month.
Greta McDonald is known for her paintings which depict birds and animals in colourful surroundings injected with elements of fantasy and bright patterns.
Deb Shea paints from a place of serenity in landscapes from around Lanark Highlands and other environments while reflecting her emotional connection to the place executed.
Molly Forsythe follows musicians, birds, and boats in Lanark Highlands and Cape Breton through her relief tiles.”
Wall Tiles of Musician’s from the Highlands of Ontario and Nova Scotia:
I am going to share my marketing ideas, in the next few posts. In September I talked about doing on-line photography pictures, on a shoe string. Today I am going to talk about presenting work at shows, pop-up stores or for consignment shops.
This spring developed jewelry cards – that would show off the critters, more than the generic cards I had been using.
Bluebird of happiness earrings
I then found some old oak boards in the basement and persuaded my better half to help me make them into boards to fit the cards in.
New Jewelry cards and boards with slots to present them on.
Much better than the old cards:
Caribou Earrings on old jewelry cards
Old generic earring cards, that I put in white cardboard boxes.
This was a dated look, did not highlight the funky pleasure of the earrings and charms, and was more expensive.
I can get these printed off at Staples on card stock, on an as need bases, instead of investing in hundreds of cards and boxes. That I still have around, and think I should be using. The originals are plastic… and my new ones are on recycled paper… bonus!