Last night I attended the opening for a beautiful show called The Dazzle at Narwhal, a "a study and celebration of collection fetishism." About 30 artists participated, including Melinda and Carly, and the gallery was so packed that when we left, there was a lineup to get in.
If you're in Toronto, I would encourage you to stop by. There is so much to take in! I was there for a couple of hours and didn't manage to look at everything. I took a few pictures, although it was so crowded that this was very difficult to do with a 50mm lens, particularly one that won't autofocus. It was definitely one of the best openings I've been to in a long time -- it's always nice when you bump into friends you weren't expecting to see, as well as those you were expecting to see!
If you like collections of things, magic, and taxidermy too, this is the show for you.
stephanie renee: They always make me think of pictures of Guns & Roses from the 1980s (I was a huge fan at 11). Ha! But yeah, they're great!
heleen: They were a bit dirty, but yeah, excellent condition! I'm so happy to have found them.
caroline duke: Well, mine has its share of that as well! I never open it up.
K: Thank you! And thanks for the tips on the Runtones. I'm going to try them on tonight, I think. I've read some really positive reviews (that all mention pain!). I'm not much of a runner but maybe I can ease into them. Thanks again!
hibou: Ha! Yes, I kept thinking about The Secret. So from now on just wish really hard and in six months, who knows what will show up in there!
laurie: I know! I'm never that lucky!
karyn: Yes! The law of attraction, right? Haha!
jackie: Yeah, these are a bit "vintage" (they're by Bausch & Lomb rather than Luxottica, who makes them now). I hope you get them!
Miss Crowland: Yeah! Made me pretty happy!
april: Ha! Well, the ones I REALLY wanted are kind of lavender in colour. But gold-tone is good too!
Maggie: Yeah! It's nuts!
niki: Oh man, I wish! Wouldn't that be something? It would certainly make my car have a little bit of value rather than none at all. My dad had them too, and you know, these may even be his (except that if they are his, he hasn't seen them in over 10 years!).
Anna: Yes! I saw that, it's so great. I love the cat that tucks himself into bed!
Jane Flanagan: I know! It's like I'm some kind of lucky person (which I'm not).
celine: Aviators are really nice, I agree! Maybe one day you'll discover a magical kitchen drawer or something like that.
Sarah: I hope so!
a.: He didn't know I wanted them!
bee: Well! That's a nice thought, ha!
Gina: Thank you! I do like how they look on me!