lisa g.

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Industry Arts
Occupation artist, full-time human, recovering chocoholic
Location toronto, ontario, Canada
Introduction i was born in a big city in ontario when the air quality was still good and litter wasn’t seen on the ground. the childhood that followed my birth was average for a canadian girl growing up in a small town in the early seventies. bell bottoms, dorothy hamil hairstyle and a banana seat bicycle were some of the things that i had, along with a box of crayons with a built-in pencil sharpener. i carried my crayons everywhere and drew all the time on almost everything. years later after puberty took its’ hold on me and changed my outlook on life permanently, i found myself leaving the small town for the bright lights of the big smoke where i enrolled in the fine arts programme at a university. i stayed on as a student for sometime then found myself disillusioned with the lack of inspiration that came from the faculty. so i left to find a mentor, someone who would inspire me, teach me, guide my creativity to find its' own voice. that mentor was found in the many books i’ve acquired over the years. i’ve found my inspiration through my travels and spending time following the footsteps of some of my ‘heroes’ of the art world.
Interests reading, movies, travelling, photography, music, daydreaming, sleeping, strawberries, rain, winter, some of my friends, dogs and chocolate...
Favorite Movies anything that makes me laugh, cry or think...
Favorite Music most everything...but if you need a list here is a brief one: bach cello concertos performed by mischa maisky, robert johnson, la boheme, ella fitzgerald, jack johnson, david francey, david gray, bob dylan, mahler's adageitto, the holmes brothers
Favorite Books anything by: goethe, steinbeck, wharton, cormac mccarthy, erika lopez, the bronte sisters, 19th century british poetry cormac mccarthy douglas coupland gregory maguire sara gruen john irving