Wednesday, April 20, 2011
A visit at bookhou
Krystal and Arounna was just that- we greeted with hugs and it was as though we'd always known each other. Here are a few pics of the bookhou shop with Arounna's beautiful textiles and silk-screened designs. Arounna graciously showed us around her studio, introducing us to her family and talking about how they are able to make a living from the shop! It was amazing to see her store-front studio/shop, along with a glimpse of her family home upstairs, in the heart of Toronto. There is so much to be said for having the vision for a creative life and being able to bring it all together under one roof!
Krystal and I are hoping to have a 'show' (part of the featured artist series they run) together sometime next spring at bookhou- both of our work speaks a similar language in clay, while at the same time having it's own voice. And while planning the show was the main purpose of our visit together, we couldn't stop from talking about so many other things- we could have talked for a few more hours! It was too bad I had a train to catch and just made it to the station with 5 minutes to spare.