Favorite thing about Montreal: Creative Collaborations!

So, okay this might be really obvious but, MTL is filled with incredibly talented people.

It’s kind of intimidating for a minute because everyone is an artist, a musician, a performer… but then it’s like woah omg! this is so amazing, fun, encouraging and inspiring to be surrounded by these people who sleep, breath, eat, drink and bath in art, and making art, and loving art and making art as a community practice possible, just like me!

So! collaborations are everywhere! and they’re fantastic!
So! I was recently a part of two music videos for some of these super talented friends,

The first is for a song called ‘NinnyHammer’ by Holobody, (I’ve mentioned this before and posted a link to the trailer) which you can watch/listen to here. Also, pretty screen caps:

our video mascot the ‘horse face’ is getting some lovin.

(filmed over the course of one very spectacular evening with spectacular people)

The second is for a song called ‘Think About a Love’ by Kieran Blake. Listen/watch it here. Also check out this screen cap of my face + two other girls layered over top of each other:

Pretty cool right! If you haven’t listened to the songs yet, do it! & check out their websites!

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My sister is making me laugh from a zillion miles away, by way of her friends Twitter.

I hope she means figuratively and literally? ….emotionally and physically? …romantically and professionally? AW I miss my sister, she’s the loveliest. And I’m not even just saying that because I’m honey-mooning on her sarcastic sideways compliment, but seriously, so funny. and cute and all around THE BEST! HI Jamie! seeyou in 3 weeks or on Skype ❤

—–It’s my blogs first birthday!——

This is almost more exciting than my actual birthday.

Except that this year a friend threw me a 36 (ish) hour long party in a sun haven alternate universe so actually not, but almost!

Here’s the first post I ever wrote.
Check out how drastically my understanding of formatting has improved!

What I actually think this is as exciting as, is a wedding anniversary. Commitment is no simple feat. Only difference is I’m married to my art, and trust me baby it isn’t always easy.

But it’s the looooooooove of my lyyyyyyyyyyyyyyfe!
*I cried all sing song like, and then fell face first out of some romantically decorated balcony, but got right back up and yearned for it all again just the same anyway.

Damnit. You know the feeling?

A friend of mine just posted a link on Twitter yesterday about how people can now legally marry websites. Don’t get weird about it, that’s not what this is!

But perhaps it is more like an anniversary than a birthday after all, maybe, I’m not sure.

Either way,

*I’m doing a ‘feeling proud of myself dance’ alone in my bed that I share with a pile of rotting leaves and torn up fashion magazines disguised as ‘visual research resources’.

We have been talking, in one of my classes about art that makes you feel uncomfortable.

Art that transports you.
Art that puts you on edge.
Art that makes you shudder.
Art that makes you squirm but you still want to look.

And what the value is of this type of work.

The art I make is often incredibly personal.
Often what most people would call, too much, too close, too raw, too intimate.
too too too.

But maybe this means it’s “working”,
because I want to make people feel the way that I feel.
Like so much, so close, so raw, so intimate.
so so so.