The last week has been quite a whirlwind of fun activities and nights out. It’s not often that I get to report about things outside the workroom, so it’s been a real treat. Especially since I got to meet some wonderful people and see some amazing art and design.

Thursday night was the opening for the DIWhy exhibit at the Ontario Crafts Council. The show includes 14 artists exploring the many facets of ‘doing it yourself’ and was put together in partnership with Toronto Craft Alert. The show is on until March 1st, so there is still lots of time to check it out for yourself.

You’ll likely recognize Becky’s security envelope project in button form and Shannon Gerard’s Boobs & Dinks project. Other highlights for me were Amanda McCavour’s detailed thread ‘paintings’ made on a sewing machine using Solvy and Miriam Grenville’s embroidery wallpaper.

That night I got to meet Mike and Bianca from Kid Icarus and Studio Number Nineteen. Funny thing is Bianca and I discovered that we have quite a lot in common, including the fact that we went to the same tiny high school in Scarborough!