i’m jealous of sarah burwash

I love it when fabulous artists email me with links to their fabulous work! Case in point, this series, titled Calling the Caves, by Halifax based artist Sarah Burwash… but she’s not in Halifax right now, and I’m insanely jealous. She’s currently in residence at Spark Box Studio, in Picton {a beautiful, small town just outside of Toronto}. I would love to spend some time there, quietly working away. I asked Sarah to tell me a little bit about her experience so far {I had planned to paraphrase, but her description was just so lovely, I’ve directly quoted her}:

… it is so blissful to be in a big old house surrounded by corn and hay feilds, it is peaceful and relaxing, and also productive and inspiring. The sun has been out often and the fields are dusted with snow. Chrissy and Kyle who run Spark Box are amazing hosts, light hearted and ambitious pair, they make you feel very comfortable and welcomed and go out of there way for you. I have a large studio space to work, and there is a great library of books from art books, to wild flower books, to old life magazines. There is a bright kitchen with a record player and a spunky dog running about. It is a quiet, relaxing, and beautiful place providing the time and space to work on art, get feedback and meet others. The other artists, Kirsten and JP, have been a real treat to have around, to chat with, share resources and glass of whiskey.

Ok… don’t you want to go there right now?! I do! Good luck with your work Sarah – I can’t wait to see what you create while staying in this amazing place.

comments (6)

  1. Norah /// 01.26.2012 /// 10:33pm

    I really love these. Wonderful post!

  2. Heather /// 01.27.2012 /// 5:56am

    It just sounds like heaven to me right now! Currently I am squeezing in an hour a night in my unheated garage. Lol.

  3. the jealous curator /// 01.27.2012 /// 10:10am

    it sounds like heaven to me too! maybe one day ; )

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  5. Vicki /// 02.01.2012 /// 6:29am

    Love her work! It also reminds me a lot of Cape Town artist Marlise Keith’s style – her site doesn’t seem to load but a Google images search yields pretty good examples. V x

  6. the jealous curator /// 02.01.2012 /// 8:18am

    oh yes! very nice – thanks for telling me about her : )