All The Rain

Spring is slowing coming through here in Manitoba. It feels like we are late to the game this year, with all the cooler temps and dreary rainy days, so it is nice to see these small green leaves. Makes me excited for warmer days ahead.

Signs of spring
Spring Rain Sounds

Studio/2022

My studio is located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, in the historic Exchange District. The area is a hub for restaurants, galleries and all things arts related. Some nights the area is full with the hustle and sounds of people moving through the streets and sidewalks. Other nights it is a ghost town. No matter what the mood, I love being perched up on the 4th floor of my building listening, seeing and absorbing all the eclectic energy. It engages my creativity, being in this neighbourhood and I look forward to spending 2022 here in my studio.

Studio Views

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

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

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.