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JEREMIAH LEBLANC - SKETCHBOOK BLOG

A collection of sketches, drawings, thoughts, and daily life of a sketch-blogger.

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Festival Inspire - Show

2016.06.18

Aisling - art Jeremiah LeBlanc 2016
Plaque in action : A plaque with a titled burned into the surface with additional wood-burns sitting on top.

My first participation into an art event starts today. We had driven the day before from Montreal and arrived late/early the day of : and after a very short sleep, we drove further into Moncton, New-Brunswick to set up for the show.

Driving into the city, the day was clear and bright. We drove in through the industrial section and it was a while until I began to recognize forms and structures recalled from a fairly distance past.

Aisling - art Jeremiah LeBlanc 2016
images burnt into a wooden board from images on paper.

I re-united with family in Riverview, New-Brunswick and breathed in the fresh air (what a difference...). A few adjustments were made to the wood-burns. My found-saw back in Montreal had been too dull to cut their pieces out, so I was given a brief step-by-step on my grandfather's rotating saw and was able to finish the pieces.

Aisling - art Jeremiah LeBlanc 2016
Entrance into Festival Inspire, Moncton, New-Brunswick

We arrived on time in a beautifully-clear afternoon without a tent...which was unfortunate for me. I set up a small table between two tented areas, arranged my pieces, and took a shot of my crafty set-up work - which changed as pieces were moved and bought :

Aisling - art Jeremiah LeBlanc 2016
table set-up at Festival Inspire

The experience was great in that I hadn't expected so many interesting interactions and the opportunity to to experience different people's reactions and feedback. One conversation with an interesting lady lead me towards the Peticodiac River, where I walked out into the mud banks formed by the tidal bore from the Bay of Fundy.

Aisling - art Jeremiah LeBlanc 2016
The Peticodiac River at low-tide

It was a great cool off at sunset, in the cooler breeze. Further out, I experienced the mud on my feet as I sunk into layers of mud built up by the tides, which would wash my footprints away by the next day. My whole life around this river! and I never thought to experience it so closely.

Aisling - art Jeremiah LeBlanc 2016
( photo edited to reduce extreme sunburn effect )

My face was pretty red at the end of the day. Luckily the individuals beside me were nice enough to let me move into their shade. Can't wait to be more prepared next time!

Festival Inspire - Show Preparation

2016.06.12

Getting ready for some 2016 camping! PLUS a little art show in my hometown - a place I had not experienced much of an art life, apart from the sessions I would have with Joe Collins at his studio before I left Moncton for school at Concordia University in Montreal.

Aisling - art Jeremiah LeBlanc 2016
beginning 6/9 frames to display at the Festival Inspire art show and festival in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Frames in frames... I've cut some black mayfair paper as a dark frame within the frame around the pen drawings. It's giving them a new light - it's nice to see them all dressed up.

Aisling - art Jeremiah LeBlanc 2016
assembling some sketches and drawings out of the shoe-box archives for the Festival Inspire show in Moncton, New Brunswick.

As long as the cat doesn't find a perch here, I should be able to sort through some choices for the display at the Festival Inspire show in Moncton, New Brunswick, where I'll have my own table-space amongst the others at the Riverfront Park, which faces the Peticotiac River, between Moncton and Riverview.

This is my first showing of my work. Despite the excitement of being part of a show, I've yet to do it. I think it's fitting that I'm able to participate for the first time, back in my home town.

Sproutlings' First Day Out

2016.05.28

Aisling - art Jeremiah LeBlanc 2016
trees outside of Montreal's Berri-UQAM station in the "Jardin Gamlein" installation

Leaves are budding outside and I'm taking the opportunity to have some lunch outside on the apartment balcony.

Aisling - art Jeremiah LeBlanc 2016
food photo w/ spinach plants potted in some vinyl constructions installation

My sproutlings came out as well. I wondered how they liked the direct sunlight from their previous view of it behind the bedroom window. Maybe they weren't ready for some of the wind...

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