Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Recycle Runway — fashions designed from trash

Recycle Runway — couture fashions designed from trash. Public Artist, Nancy Judd, educates on conservation and environment by designing clothing from recycled garbage. This is one cool lady.

Above, "Tireless Couture" is made from inner tube tires.

See a public exhibit near you.

June 5th Opening

June 5th, 2-6 PM. Offishial opening of "Fish and Other Such Madness" at Galerie 240, Ottawa, ON. Acrylic and mixed media paintings. Join me!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Fish By Choleena at Arts festival, Ottawa

The annual Orléans Festival is a cultural event borne out of the community's desire to promote local creativity. This year, 45 artists will be celebrated at visual arts and pottery demonstrations as well as in displays throughout the centre and spilling out onto the street. A truly all-encompassing Arts experience, the festival boasts outdoor stages and events that feature a Jazz Lounge, Culinary Arts and Performing Arts. Choleena is proud to have had her work selected for this juried show.

Friday, June 3rd: 12-8 pm
Saturday, June 4th: 10 am-8 pm

Orléans Festival
Shenkman Arts Centre

245 boul Centrum Blvd

Orléans, ON K1E 0A1


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Valley Fishing Show a promotional success

I'm finally back at my desk after a successful weekend at the Valley Fishing & Outdoor Show. The Exhibitor list, fully booked for many weeks, had a last-minute cancellation. I had no idea that I was next in line for a booth. With only a week to get cards printed/packaged, make a prototype of "FishPlant" for orders, and assemble a booth, there was not a moment to lose. I was still painting and building minutes before the doors opened...
Thanks to my team, the fish-loving public got to feast on a healthy serving of fresh fish, Choleena-style. I featured my T-shirts, greeting cards, "FishPlants" (hand-painted wooden hanging planter which comes with 4 terra-cotta pots and a special swivel hook that looks like a fishing hook) and many original artworks. All fish-themed, of course!

Thanks, L&M, for the loan of the coat rack on wheels. Brilliant idea! I think that I successfully turned it into a gallery wall.

The booth at a glance:

Close-up of tank tops (affectionately called "Fish Tank Tops"), "Fish Stick" painting, greeting cards, framed watercolours and designer mirrors:

Close-up on the cut-out "Sunny Fish" greeting card:

Close-up of "Fish Plant", a hand-painted wooden hanging planter which comes with 4 terra-cotta pots and a special swivel hook that looks like a fishing hook:

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Booth 57 at Valley Fishing & Outdoor Show!

Join me at the Valley Fishing & Outdoor Show this weekend. Carp Fairgrounds and Arena. Booth 57. I'll have T-shirts, greeting cards, FishPlants and many original artworks, all fish-themed!

I hope to see you there!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Marketing Monday

Double Entendre

Stripped-down advertising, no graphics (or clothing) required. Love it! Proof that good writing is important in an advertisement so appreciate your Writers!

"double entendre" at Wikipedia

Marketing Monday is a column devoted to innovation in the world of commerce. It celebrates companies, products, packaging and campaigns that swim against the current and find creative ways to stand out. Got a suggestion for the column? Send me a comment.