March 4, 2011

Staying in and gonig out

This is a reception at a lovely gallery that I have a long-term relationship with. In the little windows are my creations - my birds and a dogs. I really love this gallery - it always hosts amazing artists in its beautiful space.

This is Robert, with whom we have long chats about Quebec cheeses. A long time ago, I didn't have a taste for them. Nowadays, they are one of the most delicious things I can imagine.

I would like to show off this marvellous edition of The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud.

Here are two slightly different versions of the same cheese - wrapped and unwrapped; it was amazing.

More showing off - a beautiful plate and cup by the designer Shinzi Katoh. Three stages - wrapper, boxes, and the things themselves.

My latest dog creation, next to my painting.

My blogger friend Tim Riley ( his blog is- life of riles) gave me the Stylish Award.

Seven random things that make me feel stylish:
1. Painting.
2. When my pedicured feet are sinking into the sand and a soft breeze is blowing into my face.
3. Walking with a basket that has a baguette sticking out of it, and also contains some organic vegetables and a bottle of mineral water.
4. Visiting a new exhibition with my friends and family.
5. Buying a new outfit before the opening of my exhibition.
6. Wearing my new winter scarf à la Kandinsky Forever.
7. Listening to bossa nova with a glass of freshly-squeezed juice (even if it is just carrot juice) in my hands.

I pass this award to all my followers!


  1. Beautiful photos and I just love your dog creation!

  2. Congrats on the award! I also love the dog but especially with the painting. He stand out very nicely against the backdrop of colors.

  3. These photographs are divine, that gallery space looks just lovely and warm, but it is your art that is most wonderful of all. I love your sculptures and your paintings. It's so great that you have a place for them to live and breathe. Thank you for taking us on this tour. I feel as if I visited and had a very soul-nourishing time.

  4. Hi Spangle,
    I am simply delighted that you like my dogs and photos!

    Hi Travel Nurse Extraordinaire,
    Thank you for your encouragement! I enjoy making dog sculptures now. They seem to be very popular:)

  5. Hi Angella,
    Thank you,dear friend. You just know how to uplift my spirit with your kind words!

  6. Congrats on your award, Olga!
    You are very stylish... and the shots, so colourful and graphic and inspiring! I love your dog... I would just love to have one of those as a "pet" :)
    Warmest hugs to you! XXX

  7. The snow white seems to enhance all still more.

    Thank you for your visit.

    Good weekend

  8. I just love it when you post such an eclectic selection of photos, thankyou :)

  9. Que de belles photos et de beaux tableaux !bonne fin de semaine. Amicalement Jean-Philippe

  10. What a great set of pictures, Olga. Love the decoration of the gallery and the Quebec cheeses look so great.
    Really love the painting and the dog :)
    Have a happy weekend!

  11. I agree with Lindyloumac about the eclectic selection. The dog is amazing. I can' wait to see more of your work.

  12. Ms. Olga - I love the gallery...and cheese. What a great group of pictures.

  13. Paljon Kauniita kuvia. Katselin niitä ja totesin, että niillä on paljon annettavaa 'vanhalle-kuvaajalle'.
    Kuvien sommittelut ja väri-skaalat antoivat ajattelun aihetta omiin töihini...!

  14. You are amazing. How do you manage to find all that colour and beauty and yellow flowers and joie de vivre around you?

  15. C'est joli, ce que tu publies là. Tes tableaux abstraits ont de jolies couleurs, et j'aime la créativité. Les plats de légumes, les petits paquets... Tout cela est mignon et très artistique.
    Bon week-end, Olga!

  16. Oh God! You are talented! I love your birds, and dogs. The pictures you posted have made my day brighter. Thank you.
    I wish you a wonderful weekend.


  17. I tuoi quadri sono meravigliosi e mi piacciono molto, sei bravissima...anche tutto il resto mi piace....soprattutto quei gustosi piattini di sformato di formaggio! : P Ciao e buona serata! Cri : )

  18. Wonderful, extensive and varied series which show us. Here there is so much to comment ... I love your sculptures and precious are the windows of the gallery. Delas pictures I have drawn much attention to the composition of a red fence. Greetings.

  19. I love the photos but particularly your dog sculpture. Just beautiful. Congratulations on your award too, very well deserved. Loved your 7 random things about yourself too. Lovely! :-)

  20. Excellent post Olga! You have the talent and spirit of a true artist. Your work is beautiful.

  21. Do tell - where is your favourite gallery?

  22. Thank you for treating us to a portion of your life - wonderful! I enjoyed it in its entirety. Your paintings and sculptures are so beautiful and full of fun, shape and colour. Congrats. on your award, so well deserved. And the gallery has a very special 'feel' to it. I can see that your work is at home there ... until it finds a home of its own, that is.

    Back next Sunday.

  23. Ohhh, lots of lovely looking things in this post! The food and restaurant photos are great! ahh! xxxxxxxx

  24. Congratulations on your well deserved award, Olga.

    Another excellent selection of photographs. But after reading about food, and looking at pictures of it, I’m starving now.

  25. Hello Olga,
    beautiful posts!

  26. What a bright and wonderful post for me to look at on this rainy sunday. I LOVE LOVE your dog sculpture it is fabulous.

  27. What a wonderful series of photographs. I especially like the picture of your painting. The colors are so vivid – the blue is pure energy. Just looking at your painting I can see spring.

  28. your work is great, I'd like one of those dogs on my mantle-piece.

  29. Hi Lena,
    It's lovely to hear these words from a designer about my dog sculpture. Some clients have told me that they really suit certain interiors.

    Hi ruma,
    I'm so glad to receive a compliment from a great photographer like you. I'm also glad you commented on my efforts with the color white, because I tend to have a lot of trouble achieving what I want with it.

    Hi Lindy,
    Thank you very much! It was a spontaneous decision to combine these photos like that.

    Hi Jean-Philippe,
    Heureux que vous aimé mes photos. Merci pour vos encouragements.

    Hi M@risa,
    Thank you for your lovely words. It's always an inspiration for the artist :)

  30. Hi Randy,
    Sometimes I feel like showing my own art, though I usually feel too self-conscious about it.

    Hi DeanO,
    What's better than the combination of food and art? Especially when cheese is involved.

    Hi Eko,
    Kiitos paljon, se on suuri kohteliaisuus siitä lahjakas valokuvaaja kuin itseäsi.

    Hi Pet,
    It take practice to find these little moments of beauty in everyday life. It's definitely worth the effort :)

    Hi Richard Moisan,
    J'espère que vous avez eu un bon week-end. Je vous remercie pour toutes les paroles aimables. Ils signifient beaucoup pour moi.

  31. Hi tywo,
    I'm glad you liked it! Our feelings regarding our blogs are mutual. I always leave your blog in such a good mood.

    Hi Cristina,
    Sono davvero contento che ti è piaciuto le mie foto. In particolare il formaggio :)

    Hi Leovi,
    The red fence captured my attention for a long time, because I came across it on a very gloomy day, and then, suddenly, the sun came out, and the fence appeared before me, bright and colourful.

    Hi Happy Frog and I,
    I'm glad you liked everything. I had a lot of fun with this post :)

    Hi Doug,
    Thank you. Artists are sensitive people, and they love compliments :)

  32. Hi Ingrid Mida,
    Among the galleries I work with, I don't have favourites. They are all very special to me, each in its own way. The gallery in this post is located in the Distillery District.

    Hi aguja,
    Thank you for visiting, and for your wonderful words. I assume you are very busy. Whatever it may be, I wish you good luck :) See you next week!

    Hi Paper Heart Girl,
    Thank you for coming, and for leaving such a nice comment :)

    Hi The Blogger Formerly Known As,
    This is my typical reaction whenever I see something delicious on somebody's blog :)

    Hi Antonio,
    It's always nice to hear these words. Thank you :)

  33. Hi lilylovekin,
    Thank you! Our weekend was full of surprises. We had another snowstorm at night.

    Hi Vagabonde,
    Thank you :) I'm looking forward to spring, but winter is not quite ready to release me from its grasp.

    Hi hila,
    Thank you very much. I put my heart into making them, so, hopefully, they appear friendly.

  34. Congrats on the award, but an even bigger congrats on your creations, which are wonderful. And I love Quebec cheese - you have made me crave some now!

  35. Hi Talli,
    Thank you! I don't want to tease you but it was delicious-very delicate texture, unobtrusive and original taste.

  36. Hi Olga,
    What a great post. Those cheeses look great! And I love your dog. It's absolutely amazing. My hubs loves it too!

    Can you please email me where that mobile came from? It's not a Calder, is it?

    I must know!
    lydiaykang (at) gmail (com)

  37. Hi Lydia,
    I've answered you by e-mail.

  38. Grazie Olga per le tue visite e i tuoi graditi commenti su SCATTI.
    Un saluto cordiale dall'Italia.

  39. Hi mauropucci,
    Mi hai fatto sentire così bene leggere il tuo commento. Grazie per la visita!

  40. I hadn’t seen your sculpture creations before. That dog looks wonderful and I always love the vibrant colors in your paintings!

  41. Hi Charlene ,
    I was at your blog two minutes ago:)
    Thank you very much, dear friend!

  42. Hi Olga I am so happy that you have shared your dog sculpture with us, and the gorgeous painting of the flowers. The dog look exactly how I pictured your sculptures in my mind. This whole post is one large painting: a collage of wonderful colours, tastes and textures. That Gallery looks like the sort of place I like to while away an afternoon!

  43. Hi Dolly,
    I'm glad you liked my dog sculptures, and my photos in general :)