Archive for November, 2021

Toronto Native Friendship Centre online Market

Sorry for the delay folks but here is what we have available as of today, November 28th, for the online Toronto Native Friendship Centre Sale! Remember: Free shipping! All artwork by Anishnabe artist Mark Seabrook, Sagamok First Nation.

5×7 inches, acrylic on canvas board. Price: $50

5×7 inches, acrylic on canvas board. Price: $50

5×7 inches, acrylic on canvas board. Price: $50

5×7 inches, acrylic on canvas board. Price: $50

5×7 inches, acrylic on canvas board. Price: $50

5×7 inches, acrylic on canvas board. Price: $50

5×7 inches, acrylic on canvas board. Price: $50

5×7 inches, acrylic on canvas board. Price: $50

5×7 inches, acrylic on canvas board. Price: $50

7×9 inches, acrylic on canvas board. Price: $90

7×9 inches, acrylic on canvas board. Price: $90

7×9 inches, acrylic on canvas board. Price: $90

7×9 inches, acrylic on canvas board. Price: $90

7×9 inches, acrylic on canvas board. Price: $90

7×9 inches, acrylic on canvas board. Price: $90

7×9 inches, acrylic on canvas board. Price: $90

7×9 inches, acrylic on canvas board. Price: $90

8×10 inches, various inks on wooden panel, 8×10 inches by .5 inches deep. Price: $90

9×12 inches, acrylic on canvas board. Price: $120

11×14 inches, acrylic on canvas board. Price: $140

9×12 inches, acrylic on canvas board. Price: $120

11×14 inches, acrylic on canvas board. Price: $140

9×12 inches, acrylic on canvas board. Price: $120

9×12 inches, acrylic on canvas board. Price: $120

8×10 inches, various inks on wooden panel, 8×10 inches by .5 inches deep. Price: $90

All artwork by Anishnabe artist Mark Seabrook, Sagamok First Nation, 60’s Scoop. All artwork signed and dated on the back. All artwork unframed. Free shipping.

If you have any questions about any of the artwork, send me an email!

To purchase: e transfer.

Page will be updated when original work becomes available.

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Online art classes available anytime from anywhere! Any age level, any grade level: elementary and secondary schools. Also available: NBE3U, contemporary Indigenous Voices, Manitoulin Island perspectives. Email for details.

Hope to hear from you soon.

and Chi Miigwetch to the good folks at the Toronto Native Friendship Centre for the fun interview today.

The Swanky 9th, Vol. 4

we’re on the road and folks i wasn’t thinking 14 days but here we are! and away from our paint brushes! yesterday though i had to chance to see what we were able, in that department.

the Drake Hotel, on Queen Street West, Toronto, and directly across the street is Curry’s Art Supply! now that Stevenson Paint is nothing but a long ago adventure, and with my Stevenson paint jars down close to the bottom, it’s time to start looking at a new brand. we’re going with Golden Heavy Body but i thought i’d give Tri Art, Quality Level: Professional, made in Canada, a spin. i bought a bunch of the 60 ml tubes to play around with.

after the art store amusements it was off to see Joe’s mural, freshly painted and lighting up the park on Madison Avenue, just east of Spadina and not far from the Indian Friendship Centre. nice work Joe! the mural is what, 100 feet long and 6 feet high? (Joe, he’s a famous Outlander movie star!)

ah yes… the famous Bloor Fruit Market, at the corner of Bloor and Manning Avenue, just up the street from where my old buddy Mary Elizabeth used to live. i always get a kick out of going in there. the last time i was in there the gals working in back came out front to stop and stare. i thought okay, you want to stare? stare at this! ha ha!

highway 7, town of Markham: you ever have one of those times when you’re going somewhere and a very cool tune is blasting on the radio, you get to your destination but instead of getting out you stay in the car to hear the rest of the tune play out? well that was me the other day when i heard Ravel’s Bolero on CBC Music. the DJ said it was the 90th anniversary of its debut! nice work!

Hoof Clan, acrylic on canvas board, 7×9 inches, Private Collection. while on the range earlier this month i was snooping the stash, held up now due to the pandemic and no art road shows. we’ve got a lot of smaller pieces on stand by and i found this one: cool! of course i’ve been playing with the basic green and black for quite sometime and even kept a few for my own collection:

Hoof Clan, 5×7 inches, acrylic on canvas board, Artist Collection. i like that one. and i LOVE the basic green and black.

untitled, 5×7 inches, acrylic on canvas board, Private Collection. oh my goodness there are so many very cool places you could go with the basic! we have to explore all of them! (yesterday at Curry’s i bought a diff brand of green and black and we’ll soon see what it can do!)

MacBook Pro and iPhone case! you see Michelle is always looking at different ways to display the art. i have to admit, this is another very cool idea of hers, which she certainly has many!

we’re up here on the swanky 9th, Markham, Ontario, a room with a view! quite different of course from the range up north but here we are anyway, at least for today. at some point we’re going back to O Town to work on a… well i don’t know what it is. the best way i can describe it at this point in time is: Street Art. we’re working with the same folks who got this street art happening:

on MacArthur Street, in Vanier, Ontario. i’m not sure if that piece is still on the streets but since we’re going there later today i’ll go take a looksie.

and so it is a road show! we’re away to the capital city in a few hours, suitcase in hand, art project standing by, waiting for the 2 artists to arrive. now that’s fun stuff!

On the Range in November

truth is we’re all over the map these days but tonight, November 12th, i’m on the range in the absolute pitch black of night! no light pollution out here. no noise pollution either. out every window there is blackness! and silence! wowza! a complete 180 from where we started our week!

the range on November 2nd, evening. i was out here, happy, painting, swimming in a Faust Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (why wait till later?) listening to some Ella Fitzgerald, some Helen Merrill backed by Cliff Brown and his gang, some Tony Bennett, and just going along to get along with the many ghosts that haunt me.

the next day the phone rang around noon and it was pack your gear time, we’re going to Toronto with a bunch of paintings! which we did, leaving here around 7 p.m. and arriving down there around… well who knows when but we arrived safely, some time during the night.

lunch on November 5th! those steaks were 2 inches thick! (i LOVE how when i shared the photo with a friend she said HEY! those wine glasses look pretty full! i replied we had the day off and we were taking it! and: when i crack a vin, there’s no need for that cork anymore… (ha!))

the next thing we know, Saturday, November 6th, we’re off to Ottawa to pick up our old buddy, the Great Jasmine Moon! turns out we had a trip to NYC in works! and leaving Sunday, November 7th!

we took off from Markham on Sunday morning and arrived in good order late Sunday night: we love going to New York City. that’s the great Jasmine Moon and Michelle going over the travel plan for the day, in Grand Central Station, NYC, November 8th. these girls are fun to travel with! that Jasmine Moon is sharp! she doesn’t miss anything. and we all love fun dining.

it wasn’t long after that we were back in the limo and going north! back to O Town to drop our old buddy Jazzy Moon off at 3/60 and then west to Toronto via highway 7. gosh that last hour behind the wheel was tough going…

November 11th sunrise as seen from the swanky 9th. goodness the scenes going on outside our windows seem to change every hour this past week!

on the range on Friday morning, November 12. wow. what a scene. and like i said, a complete 180 from Monday morning, down there on 36th and 5th ave, NYC.

Providence Bay on November 12, 2021, around about 1030 a.m. WOW! what a scene. i wasn’t in any hurry on my way back from the grocery store in Mindemoya so i took the scenic route and am i glad i did! i saw this, had to pull over and spend time with the view. that is the great Lake Huron out there. while i was standing there i thought about all the folks in NYC who never see the moon rise, never see the moon set, never see the sunrise or set. never see the milky way. never know the songs of the whippoorwill after midnight or a loon flying north to south at 2 a.m.

oh my goodness… what a scene. Providence Bay, looking south, to the great Lake Huron, on November 12, 2021. and the music that goes with! the wind and the waves.

if i were a smart man i would have stopped the agenda and walked out to the mouth of the bay where the big rocks are, where the old lighthouse foundation is, and spent the rest of the morning there…

but i never was too smart.

anyway. i got home here to the range, opened up the news and saw some interesting stories, on going “grey owl” type stuff, comments too, and thought hey: these are the images i need for the song: No Smoking. and so here is the video!

COOL!

have fun! and make fun ART!

WHOOSH!

we delivered them! 8 pieces! but they went out the door so quickly after having been completed that we didn’t get a chance to take some snappy pictures! (ha! snappy pictures… )

more to come as we’re warming up to a new idea and i for one want to see them up at least 24×36 inches. we’re going to O Town tomorrow to get the good canvas we like so much!

more to come!