Sunday Sunrise

I got up early on Sunday (around 5:30am) to get my butt out the door and take some sunrise photos. I was a bit resistant when I initially got up, but a bit of coffee and the brisk morning air got me going. The sky was a bit cloudy but it felt so good to run around the quiet streets and the empty sidewalks getting some great shots. I’ve attached a few pictures from my morning 🙂

Downtown Winnipeg
Morning light on the windows
Trains are my heart
Full view of downtown Winnipeg

Studio

Finally giving my studio a much needed refresh. New writing desk, new work table and chairs are making things so much more inviting. The space is feeling really good so I wanted to share a pic as I switch things up. As I get everything in its place, I’ll post up more pics.

This place is where all my creativity comes together and I’m so happy to share this with everyone.

New work table and vintage chair

My Winnipeg

Winnipeg is a place I call home, and always a source of creative inspiration. From the train yards to the city skyline, I am always downtown and walking my familiar routes. I snapped these photos and layered them together, taking what is familiar to me and creating something that is unfamiliar…metal blends into metal and the skyline melts into itself.

Train Yard
Winnipeg Skyline
Arlington Bridge
Fence

Black And White

The city feels so much better in black and white. Love the contrast of light and dark and how surface textures seem to pop. With our current restrictions, I’ve been living downtown lately and spending lots of time at my studio. I always try to snap as many pics as I can, so here’s a few.

Downtown Winnipeg
Exchange District alley
Heritage building
Exchange District
Studio building interior
My studio space
Beer and fire escapes are the perfect combo.

Arlington Bridge

Took my bike and camera and went for a ride the other day. The afternoon was blustery, overcast and kind of perfect. The city looked beautiful. Ended up on the Arlington Bridge, a classic design with a beautiful view of the downtown. Snapped some pics and video and really love the results.

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Spent part of my afternoon at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, checking out the current exhibit “In Place: Reflections of Manitoba”. The space is undergoing some massive renovations in the midst of the pandemic so the exhibit space is limited, but SO well done. I snapped some pics while I was there and wanted to share them.

Creativity is like a well and sometimes it can run dry. I’ve had that feeling so many times…but getting out of my routine, checking out local art and taking pictures was the best way to reenergize my inner artist and fill the creative well back up.

Winnipeg Art Gallery
Mezzanine
Wanda Koop
Janet Werner
I forgot to jot down the artists name (sorry) but I love this!
Jonathan Jones
Quiet corner
Gorgeous architecture

Studio time

I was at my studio on Sunday organizing and cataloging some of my work, and I couldn’t resist taking a few pics with my new Canon DSLR. I can remotely connect it to my phone, hence the pic of me holding my phone. I always enjoy being in my creative space, it’s energizing with all the sunshine and it’s fun to look back through my collection of art. Hope everyone is having a good start to your week.