Thursday, September 22, 2016

MUSE Exhibition @ Super Wonder Gallery


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MUSE Exhibition
Super Wonder Gallery
September 16 - 21 2016
Opening Reception: Friday Sept 16th


I am SO glad everything worked out and I was able to be a part of this show! The call for submissions was going on while I was frantically preparing for my wedding so I saved the link and set a reminder. But as my wedding date got closer I became more and more busy and didn't get a chance to apply before I left for Sudbury. Luckily the curator, Daniel Anaka, contacting me a few days before the deadline asking if I was planning to apply. I love being in Daniel's shows. My very first gallery exhibition in Toronto was curated by Daniel at Moniker Gallery and he has been a supporter of mine ever since. Not only are his shows filled with talent and garner a large crowd, he also always hangs my work in a way that emphasizes it's beauty and quality. He had mentioned that the MUSE exhibition would be his last at Super Wonder Gallery (a HUGE space on Bloor where I absolutely love to exhibit) so I knew there was just no way I could pass it up. Four of my portraits hung beautifully together, two newer pieces and two from 2013, near the front of the gallery. 

I almost didn't make the opening that evening because my health was acting up but after a nap I decided to give it a try. I felt extra cute in my outfit and although I wasn't still quite well I was definitely happy to be there. Sometimes people think if you're smiling you can't possibly be sick. Those people don't live with chronic illness. When you're always unwell there comes a time in your life when you just have to decide not to let your physical mood dictate your mental mood. It's definitely a tough thing to conquer and when times are really tough it's still something I struggle with. But I'm pretty much capable of smiling, laughing, and loving life even if I'm in pain, or nauseous, or exhausted, and so on. I'm not just putting on a happy face ... it might seem like that at first ... but I'm actually happy. That night, I was not feeling great, I had a hard time communicating, but I was happy! The artwork in this exhibition was just breathtaking and to be among such talented artists is always an honour. I also got to speak to some fellow artists I hadn't seen in a while and I got to preview the work of some of the emerging artists I'll be jurying tomorrow (Friday September 22 2016) at the Emerging Toronto Artists Awards (ETA Awards)! 

I had my little outfit planned for this exhibition since my wedding. I purchased two book necklaces for my wedding brunch outfit and ended up wearing one that was custom made with special little personal touches. I still loved the other one though and wanted to wear it with the complimentary book earrings I received and my beloved book skirt which I felt matched perfectly! I'm a big book nerd, I agree Kobo's have their place, but nothing will ever be as good as a book in my hands. Especially an old smelling book .... and turning pages ... it's an obsession I know, but a good one I think. If you happen to have a love affair with books too, my necklace and earrings were made custom for me by AV Workshop on Etsy. Svetlana was easy to communicate with, she created the piece very quickly, and it was shipped promptly as well. It was a pleasure doing business with her. My Book Skirt is by Nerd Alert Creations on Etsy. I have worked with Rachel a couple of times now and I am never disappointed. She is very kind and willing to take on all sorts of projects. I know I'll be back in her shop again! What do you think of my outfit? Are you a book lover too? 


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Our Perfect Wedding Weekend!


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On Saturday September 3rd 2016 I promised to spend the rest of my life loving my best friend in the whole world, Darren Edward. We had been engaged for three years and this gave us lots of time to think about what we really wanted to do for our celebration. In the end we decided on a Private City Hall Ceremony the day before the wedding to make things legal, another Private Ceremony on the Saturday to speak OUR words and promises, a small Party Saturday night, and a nice big Wedding Brunch on the Sunday to celebrate with all of our family and friends. The weekend flew by but it was absolutely perfect and we are SO thankful to everyone who attended and helped make it happen just the way we imagined it. I can't describe how happy I am to have taken this step with Darren and to have so many wonderful new memories with him. He has always loved me just as I am and supported my dreams no matter how difficult or time consuming they may be to achieve. I certainly would not be the full-time artist I am today without him. He makes me happier than anyone in the world could. I am truly the luckiest woman in the world. :) 

See the entire album of 88 photos on Facebook -> HERE


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We made things legal the day before our wedding at Sudbury's City Hall 

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We had our photos taken after City Hall by Northern Lovebirds Photography

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Beautiful sneak peek by Northern Lovebirds Photography 

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Our version of a wedding arch included roman columns and trinkets that represent the things we love 

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Our wedding tent was decorated with our original artwork as well as items that represent our love for travel, books, TV series, candles, and much more! 

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My centerpieces were made with vintage mason jars, candles, and vintage buttons

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Instead of a guestbook we asked our guests to sign our vintage globe

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Here's our travel/smoking tent filled with our most treasured travel photos

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A long time friend Jerica Wentzell did an amazing job with my beautiful hair

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My magical flower garden

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Me and my two bridesmaids putting the finishing touches on my outfit

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A stunning sneak peek by Mirth Photography

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Everything looked so much more beautiful with the candles and lights on

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Walking down the aisle

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Kiss your Bride!

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Our AMAZING Gluten Free and Dairy Free custom Book Wedding Cake by Gluten Free Galore

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Our first dance

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The father/daughter & mother/son dance

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A super 70s looking photo taken with a disposable camera

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New outfits for our Sunday Wedding Brunch! Boy I love this man!

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My beautiful family!





Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Malinda Prud'homme's FIRST Virtual Reality Artwork at We Paint Live's VR Show!




The second opening of We Paint Live's Virtual Reality Art show took place on July 28th 2016. Toronto's Mixed Media & Portrait Artist Malinda Prud'homme was given the opportunity to not only see the beautiful works of art created by Amanda Maccagnan and Vera Malitskaya, but also to try out virtual reality painting for herself! In this video you can see her entire experience which was AMAZING! But don't be fooled, this video doesn't do it justice one bit! You'll have to look out for We Paint Live's next event and try it out for yourself! :D

Malinda Prudhomme ~
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www.MalindaPrudhomme.com

We Paint Live ~
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A Wish I Could Afford Your Art ...


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Being a full-time Artist I can completely relate to not being able to afford something I know I would cherish. I always wanted my work to be “affordable” to all but unfortunately it’s just not possible. The type of work I do is extremely detailed and therefore extremely time consuming. Every year my prices go up. This isn’t because of some sort of bloated self worth, it is because I am still not making minimum wage. It is my goal to make a comfortable living so seeing as I’m not making the minimum I must continue to raise my prices. While I am still booking work many months in advance, it does sadden me that I’ve lost a lot of my “blue-collar” clients.  Some who have seen the value of my work and are serious about owning a piece have suggested ways in which I can make the payment process easier on their finances. I have TWO options for those wanting to book custom artwork requests or pay for an original artwork, as well as for those who would like to give an artwork to a loved one as a gift. :)



GIFT CARDS ~ 

You can purchase Gift Cards in ANY denomination! These make really lovely gifts because it gives the receiver a chance to decide on the image they would like painted. It’s definitely the best way to ensure that your special someone is 100% satisfied with their valuable gift. If you cannot afford the entire sum of a custom artwork or original artwork, you can buy multiple Gift Cards over time! Let your loved one know that you will be adding gift cards to their gifts until they have enough for that special artwork they want! Each Gift Card will have the cardholder’s name on it as well as a unique number. The purchaser’s name will also be recorded, copies of the card and receipt will be kept, so it won’t be possible to “duplicate” them. If you’re curious to know more you’re always welcome to e-mail me at Info@MalindaPrudhomme.com. :)


PAYMENT PLANS ~

Another great option is payment plans. If you know exactly which artwork you’d like to purchase or have created specially for you, but can’t afford the full 50% down payment, you can pay monthly installments until the entire price is covered. The creation of the piece will commence during the time-frame that was booked ONLY when 50% of the total cost has been received. Monthly payments will continue until the entire cost + shipping fees have been collected! You can pay whatever increment you can afford on a monthly basis! This process ensures that those who seriously want a piece of artwork can afford to do so as long as they have the patience! If you’re interested feel free to e-mail me at Info@MalindaPrudhomme.com. :)



Thursday, July 14, 2016

Malinda Prud'homme Featured in Artist Unknown's "Artifact" Web Series




AHHHH! I AM ECSTATIC!!!

I could not feel more honoured to be featured in Artist Unknown's "Artifact" web series! They did a fabulous job portraying my work and expressing my message. I am by no means a public speaker and yet using their magic they were able to put this together beautifully! SO grateful! I cannot wait to hear what you all think! :D