Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A visit at bookhou

There is something really wonderful about meeting people you know you are going to like before you've even spoken or met in person.  My visit with 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.


arounna said...

I feel the same way as you - thanks for the kind words.

so excited for your show with krystal

krystal speck said...

Back at you, Heather & Arounna! I've been buzzing since our meeting. It was a much needed boost.

This show may be a year off, but I can't wait!