Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from the west coast of Canada!
A new and full year is coming with exciting projects in the works! A solo show in 3 months! New Series'! Photographing more of the many, many things I make and sell but do not document!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Included in Design*Sponge's '2007 Buy Handmade Gift Guide'!

Framework Ring 1 from my Framework Series.

This officially made my day! I was incredibly happy to see that I was featured in Design*Sponge's '2007 Buy Handmade Gift Guide with Framework Ring 1 from my Framework Series. I love Design*Sponge (of course) and this is a really great guide so I'm extra flattered. And almost overwhelmed by how much there is to look at on DesignSponge this week. A chandelier guide! More good guides!

I'll pop back in here later to edit a little and post links to a few of my favourites from this Guide. And possibly a few others.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Submit Your Stories to 'Share Your Love'

pair of rings, 'I've loved you since the moment I met you' and 'I want to be your wife Always' (2006)

It is an idea that has been at the back of my mind for two years now! A project collecting stories of love for use in art projects and a book! All Love! Your love! Submissions of all love in all languages are welcome! Because the world is full of love <3

It is an evolving project! The final project will be a book! For 2008 selected stories of 'Love' will be used in pieces in my 'Like Wearing a Love Letter' Series) while others will be present in my upcoming solo show ‘Like Wearing a Love Letter’at the Crafthouse Gallery (March 27th to May 4th, 2008) in Vancouver Canada. Further shows are quite possible and potential. While directly related to my work I also *love* love and the idea of collecting stories of love from around the world was just great. I've meant to do this long before I started my Love Letter Series in 2006- where I wrote my own stories of love.

The wide range of love is welcome: platonic, passionate, bitter, pure, joyous, brief, long-term, deep, shallow, unconditional, etc. Love of a partner, a vocation, an idea. A collection of stories of all love.

A bit of biographical info to accompany the story (#'s 1-4, as below) is helpful.


SHARE YOUR LOVE (working title)
1- Name (very, very optional) or Initials (also optional):
2- Sex:
3- Age:
4- Country:
5- Title: (can be a sentence long- I'm thinking of this as a summary)
6- Story (a few lines to a couple paragraphs):

Flyers and postcards and a PO box for mailing to come! But, for now, to submit just email info(at)colleenbaran.com with the subject line 'Share Your Love'. Stories without names or initials will be treated as anonymous.

Check back for updates on the call!