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03 Jun, 2007

I bought some art! (look!)

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Oh! Things!

And I am in love with it. All three pieces. Eeep!

Check it:

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(a few more at my flickr)

The artist is Michele Rose. I bought it on Sunday at Art in the Park in the Glebe. This event is by far the best place to buy art.

I am so happy with my purchase!

13 Responses to "I bought some art! (look!)"

1 | PrettyInTheCity

June 4th, 2007 at 7:32 am


The way she mixed the colors is so beautiful.

I am happy for you too. Art is a therapy. ;p

2 | Lara

June 4th, 2007 at 7:46 am


I went to art in the park for the first time yesterday – so amazing! I need a bigger house so I can have wall space to buy some of that stuff. And some really affordable stuff!!
Congrats on the great buys! :)

3 | andrea

June 4th, 2007 at 7:54 am


Lara – thank you! And was it just me, or has Art in the Park become HUGE and impossible to navigate? I think there must have been 200+ exhibitors. I found it a little crazy and hard to know where to start.

It made me realize I like a little order in my wandering. :)

4 | porter

June 4th, 2007 at 10:20 am


Gosh, I sure missed out on so much when I lived in Ottawa as a student. All I ever did was hit the bars, Giant Tiger, and a few other places. I feel so sad that I missed out on so much that the city has to offer, its such a great place.

5 | Sharon

June 4th, 2007 at 11:07 am


Very Nice. I miss being artsy!

6 | twinmomplusone

June 4th, 2007 at 12:14 pm


congrats on an amazing find! love them!!!

7 | bubandpie

June 4th, 2007 at 1:40 pm


Gasp! You are the queen of little lovely things, Andrea.

9 | Lara

June 5th, 2007 at 6:30 am


It was enormous!! I couldn’t believe it! We kept getting turned around. Such an amazing event though – I can’t believe I’d never been to it before!!

10 | BeachMama

June 5th, 2007 at 7:13 am


Those are so beautiful! Are they painted on blocks of wood? Such a cool canvas either way.

11 | twinmomplusone

June 5th, 2007 at 12:37 pm


i had to come back for another peak, I’ve been thinking a bout them since yesterday…love their 3 dimensionality (cubes, how neat) and the triptych nature of it and that the theme is scenery (my favorite)

sigh, I want some too…

12 | andrea

June 5th, 2007 at 12:41 pm


BeachMama: they are indeed blocks of wood. And I love them more each day! I’m so glad I bought them.

13 | debra

June 6th, 2007 at 8:05 am


Lovely little painting. And thank you for supporting your local artist by buying art. Art comes from the heart through the hands. Glad to have found your blog.

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