April 22nd, 2014 | No Comments »

On Thursday May 8th, I will be speaking at the next edition of Sparkfly along with Vivienne McMaster, and Denna Erickson.

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Sparkfly is a series of evenings featuring diverse women in Vancouver sharing their creative journeys. It is a place where women can share, inspire and create. It is a small and intimate gathering creating a warm and safe space for the speakers and audience to reveal their experiences, ideas and dreams.

As part of the evenings activities, Vivienne and I will be collaborating on a fun exercise with participants. I hope you can join us.

Tickets cost $17.00 and are available for purchase through Eventbrite »

Posted in News, Vancouver art
April 21st, 2014 | No Comments »

On the weekend I caught up on uploading to Flickr the rest of my photos from my trip to Toronto in March, most of which is graffiti. Reviewing the photos reminded me of our brunch at Patria Restaurant on King Street with friends of Boris on our last weekend in town. I chose the restaurant simply because I wanted to see the incredible cross-stitch installation in person. Thank goodness the food was as amazing as the interior design.

Patria Restaurant - installation

The cross-stitch wall is done on a metal screen overlaying the background image directly on the wall. The effect is stunning and the scale of this is impressive.

Patria Restaurant - installation

Patria Restaurant - installation
Patria Restaurant - installation

Patria Restaurant - installation

The installation is a collaboration between Commute Home, artist Laura Carwardine, and Marlo Onilla of Biography Design. Watch the video below to see how they pulled this huge project together.

Making of Patria Restaurant Cross Stitch Art Installation from Henry Salonen on Vimeo.

April 17th, 2014 | No Comments »

Spring in Vancouver

Spring in Vancouver

Spring in Vancouver

Spring in Vancouver

Spring in Vancouver

Spring in Vancouver

Spring in Vancouver

Yep. I LOVE spring.