The Art of Animation

The last leaves have fallen

Trying to connect the line to somewhere

Gone Fishing

Three views of the same window

It is extraordinary to be reminded that even as we sit next to each other,

at the same table just inches apart,

 even as we look out of the same window

what we see through that window is not the same.

It is easy to imagine that what we experience with those close to us

in what seems to be a shared circumstance must be the same

but each of us has a very unique perception which informs our knowing.

It is always a challenge to express that perception to another.

Before the harvest

Today could be a painting

A Cast of many coming to the collage gallery


Papier-mâché sculptures by Sae Kimura

Part III What Lies Beneath

Part II Facing East

Part I Blue Ice

Up North

The feet came here.

Walking towards winter

A preview to the Up North Gallery

The beauty of winter light

Photographs by Miloslav Saly

                                        Milo Saly is a photographer and a frequent visitor to the gallery.

                                       When I first saw his work these stood out to me as extraordinary

                                       in their composition, depth and surprise of colour. What makes

                                         great photography is the ability to frame what you see in a

                                        way that allows the viewer to share in the experience.

flying girl and wind mill lady


Paintings by Rachel Berman 1946-2014


Rachel Berman's work is represented by the Ingram Gallery, Yorkville, Toronto

and can also be viewed online.

The Day After

Happy Halloween

A day of inquiry

Thursday collage, again

torn edges

Choosing to be in the light

Looking for the Doorway

A bit of a surprise

I wanna stay...I wanna go... keeps me in one place

movement today seems impossible

A Perfect Day

Over the Falls

The Sky Over Niagara Falls


Photos by Eron Boyd   October 7/8, 2023

Thursday Part II

Thursday Part I

Observers of Time Passing

Bronze sculpture of Frederick Banting and Charles Best in front of the MaRS building

where they did much of their work on the discovery of insulin ninety years ago.

This must be a fairly new acquisition because I have not been able to find out

who the artist is and when it was installed but I will keep looking.

The Winds of Winter Return

Finding pieces that converse together

Photographic work 

Far left and Right by Sim Posen

Glass triangle with transparencies by Sim Posen

Middle photo by Pamela Williams

And why do we forget and how do we remember?

Can we know why we do what we do? Part 2

Can we know why we do what we do? Part 1

The raw material for today.s collages

Listening is a nine letter word

Into the woods



a  mysterious recognition

and appreciation of the other

the sameness and differences

somehow balance

in an easy play of being


Harvest Moon


Remembering my animal nature

Red Bird Flies

Holding the Red Bird

Collaging the collages

dark room

sEen fRom A diStaNce


Reflecting Upon....

...the day

what has been accomplished

the world


the season and what it portends


and what to make for dinner



Painting by Luke Gilliam

Cabbagetown Arts and Craft Fair

The fair is set up from Friday til Sunday in the park next to Riverdale Farm

and many residents have set up yard sales throughout the neighbourhood.

Come and wander through.


between worlds

Tending to the house

A New Beginning

September always feels like the beginning of a new year, more somehow than January.

We are embarking on a journey that will take us who knows where.

All we can do is ready the ship, collect all of what we might need

and set sail.


Moved by the Wind

The set changes in the library

Gifts from a friend afar

Paintings by Nancy Thielemans

Friday collage, Seeing and Being Seen


under a little grey cloud

Today we are drawing a blank

Framing forms in space

Today, hanging a prayer

Caring for

On their way to Somewhere


Above are the copies of the paintings that we collaged with

shown in Blogs Four, Five, Three, Two, One.





Today we had a visitor, Jill Lawrence, come to work with us. We shared images, copies of four paintings and each of us chose, unbeknownst to the others, to use this sitting character in our collages. Placing him up a tree, in the clouds, on a wall, in a room.

You met this character in yesterday's blog 'The Bathers' by

Seurat. Starting with the same resource is a great way to appreciate the unique imagination of each person.


Today was a good day.

Cooling off

Painting by Georges Seurat

Today's gesture with the space

Summer in the city

Ice Cream Day

Moved by the Wind

We're here to tell you...

...that the gallery will be closed for the month of August,

opening again on the 5th of September.


Our blogs will continue to keep you updated on what's happening on the inside.

Waiting to Dive In

'Looking for Go Home Bay'    Photograph by Shozo Ushiroguchi


A copy of this piece is on display in the photographic gallery in Arcturus.

Tamed by the Beast

Collage by Sae Kimura


The temperature of colour and of a day

cooler in the shade, a welcome breeze

softened by clouds drifting over sun.

Heat is something we can smell, can breathe in

and out

coloured by weather.


Polkadogs, Steeples and Chair

A day of seemingly unrelated elements, moments,

translated into black and white,

a quieter version of chaos,

letting the differences slide, one into the other,

dots and dogs a typo

mistake or nothing in common

steeples rise and clouds float, faster in the wind

an expression of inward and outward contemplation,

embodied quizzically

in the holding of blue chair.


Please, take a seat.

Calling the Apple Angel

It takes time for a tree to bear fruit

and what is time?

seasons and weather

snow melting to roots drinking deeply

years of many days

small branches growing thicker almost imperceptible

leaves unfurling and blossoms few enough to count

each one a possibility

sapling to tree

colt to horse

puppy to dog

one moment you notice it has happened

something becomes what it was meant to be


the readiness to bear fruit.

Today's Crazy Quilt


It is not the individual pieces that matter here

but the fact that we sat around a table together

  engaging attention in a shared activity.


photographic gallery

In the last couple of weeks we have opened up

another space in the building to be a photographic gallery.

Here we can exhibit the many works that we have

  collected over the years.

Sim Posen whose work has  inspired this project

will be showing  work  from earlier shows as

well as new work.


Sublime 2


Waiting for the storm

Maybe this is not so far from here

we hope you can find such a place

everything is upside down

A Steamy Day

Looking for shade

Happy Canada Day

Taking direction from the Clampetts

Smoke in the City

Collage by Eron Boyd

Vertices, the Geometry of Curves.... on the edge of a vortex

What is a wish?

bird in a box... tomorrow

Theatre of the Absurd.... Today

Light on the wall.... Yesterday