Ultimamente, eu tenho dedicado mais tempo às minhas paginas no Facebook e Instagram, então o resultado é que sobra menos tempo para escrever aqui no blog. Mesmo assim, arrumei um tempinho pra contar pra vocês sobre uma experiência nova pela qual passei outro dia, então aqui vai um post novo.
“Nenhum homem é uma ilha, completamente sozinho; todos nós somos uma parte do continente, uma parte de um todo.” – John Donne, 1624
Na semana passada, eu fui convidado pelo meu amigo Chan Rin (@vividribbon) a tomar parte em algo super legal: o grupo Creative Edmonton preparou um evento com o tema de Heróis e Vilões, com o objetivo de animar a cena artística local e ao mesmo tempo promover uma festa estilo Comic-Con. Eles precisavam de fotógrafos então eu aproveitei pra ir ver a animação do pessoal.
picture by Januana Teixeira
The event took place at MacEwan University and there were many things to see and do. A number of performances, dancers, musicians: definitely something for everyone. The vendors were plenty and diverse, from henna artists to painters, jewellery, cards, clothing… lots of fun stuff. There was even a 3D printer demonstration. They were making Minecraft characters. Pretty cool.
Among the vendors, one caught my attention: Kaytlyne Dewald had a very interesting style and an amazing amount of things for sale: from mugs, to iPhone cases, cards, and paper and canvas prints and collages of various sizes. Her subjects are characters of pop culture, such as Tyrion Lannister, Spock, Yoda, Ron Burgundy, Spiderman, Batman, The A-Team, and more. She was very kind to chat with me for a few minutes, and I really enjoyed her pieces. You can check out her website by clicking on her name above.
Some of Kaytlyne’s works for sale at the Heroes and Villains:
Powerful moves from this performer
Many people wore costumes:
“I’m not super. Any talents I have, I worked for.” – Oliver Queen
I also had a chance to meet and chat a little with the man behind Faces of Edmonton, a very cool photographic project that I learned about last year. Shayne Woodsmith is a very talented photographer and storyteller that takes pictures of random people in our city and gets to know them a little more.
As I strolled through the venue, I found two stands offering beer tasting. I was happy to try a few new beers – Steam Whistle and Big Rock’s Dunkelweizen and Wai-iti. These guys were a lot of fun to hang around and all the while they gave me free beer. Not bad, not bad…
I close today’s post with a pic of a shy kid that seemed to be having too much fun to take his mask off:
To see the world through the eyes of a child – That’s the true magic.