Sunday, August 27, 2006

In Your Face

A few weeks back on our vacation, Dave, Rosie and I all went to the AGO to see if the portraits I submitted to the "In Your Face" exhibit were on display. They were and it was pretty neat to see. The "In Your Face" exhibit has a huge display that takes up one room of the Gallery. All three of my portraits of Rosie are displayed in a row at a good eye level, so I think they got good placement.

Dave at AGO

Many of the entries included are by children as well as adults, and it's fun to see the variety of the works (by style, by subject, different skill levels, etc) displayed side by side. The individual portraits are displayed from floor to ceiling, and all together the exhibit does make quite an impression.

Above is a photo of Dave in front of one of the walls. You can see my Rosie portraits in black and white just to the left.

Rosie recognized herself right away and pointed out her pictures by saying "Ro Ro"! (which is how she refers to herself).

At left, a photo of me and the subject.

Monday, August 21, 2006

L'il Rosie!

Here's the first L'il Rosie strip. I'm pretty happy how it turned out.

L'il Rosie
Click on the image to read the one-page strip, then let me know what you think!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Rob Clough recently did a nice write-up of Peter Conrad's little known anthology - "On the Other Hand", and posted his review at Sequart here. It's an anthology that Peter put together in 2005 that I have a 4-page story in, along with Renee French, Josh Neufeld and others.

For the book he asked contributors to do a piece with their "non-dominant" hand - meaning if you're right-handed do the piece with your left-hand and vice versa. It was a neat exercise and we all tried to come up with a story that would suit this rougher, looser style. I think one of the reasons why it's hard to find is because Peter hand-bound the book individually, and it's a hardcover - crazy guy! Anyway, it meant that there was never a very big print run, and he only does up batches of about 20 at a time or so.

Anyway, Rob says some nice things about the book and picks my story as one of the highlights: "Tamblyn wrote about a cat whose "bad" paw caused it to get into all sorts of mischief. It seemed a sly way of talking about how difficult it was to work with her "bad" hand." Just to clarify, the story was co-written by my husband Dave, so I can't reap all the kudos!

The book can be ordered directly from Peter from his website.