Small excurs from Toronto’s exhibitions December 2019

At the end of the year, we always summarize the past .
Now it’s time to show and analyze the past year.
As a whole, it is much more successful for me then 2018 year.

I participated in several exhibitions and it was successful.
I’m talking about my work and participation in exhibitions.
I have already gained strength again to leave the Toronto with a large exhibition next year.
I accept invitations from you )) worldwide .
I am interested in exhibiting my new works, getting to know artists and seeing new cities in the world.
I hope that next year it will come true.
If you have any suggestions, send me  email here.
I know that you really like my movies about Toronto art shows and exhibitions.
Films where I show various types of fine art presented at exhibitions in Toronto.
Therefore, I again uploaded by here the last film I edited, which presents various works by Canadian artists from several exhibitions.
This is a wonderful work done by acrylic and/or oil.
I tried to show you the versatility of the work.
I like that all the techniques of the artists are mixed here in one exhibition.
The exhibitions shows as rich, heterogeneous.
It must be emphasized that the organizers of the exhibitions gave artists the freedom to carry out their designs.
I think you will notice it.

I will continue to try to publish more interesting films about Toronto exhibitions more often.
Yours
Helen

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Exhibition in Neilson Park Creative Centre

Today I was invited to the exhibition in Neilson  Park Creative Centre by my friend Barbara Urbanchyk.
It is a joint exhibition of several artists in which she participates.
I admire her work, her tenderness.
She is a very delicate artist and very tender.
I leave this
film here as a memory of this day

I really love everything what is connected with art and I am very friendly with artists.

I understand how difficult it is for an artist to create some art.
It’s even harder to present it at exhibitions.
Huge work is being done before the exhibition.
Starting from picture frames and ending with invitation cards.
The artist’s success is very fragile.
It happens that a lot has been done, but people come just to see.
We are faced with the problem of integrating art into the Internet.

Now more often began to show painting of artists on the Internet.
Exhibitions often remained as part of the artist’s performance, but sales at exhibitions decreased significantly.
Huge halls and art galleys also suffer.
Artists are looking for any way to advertise themselves.
A very difficult time for creative people.
But I hope that the transfer of our work to the Internet galleries will help us acquaint with art lovers and connoisseurs around the world
Yours,
Helen
Toronto
December 5, 2019

 

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Best from 2019

Not the end of the year yet, but I can summarize the year 2019.

In my opinion, my best work painted by me over the past time is this painting.

Best from 2019

Very gentle work. I drew it quickly and did not correct at all.
In general, I really like the whole selection of paintings of that style and time.
There is movement in it, there is tenderness, airiness. There is a search for femininity

It is on sale on my website www.helenpolishuk.com and if you like it, you can buy it using Paypal.

The best thing that I have in my house is the camera.
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It takes me a lot of pictures that I publish.
I am active on my instagram page @polishukelena
On the page you can see both my best photographs and find out a lot of news about me, where I went, what I love/like
A lot of very beautiful photos and of course there I publish my stories
 Connect with my Instagram page @polishukelena
My best photo that I posted on the page on Instagram is this work
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I rate her as a very beautiful photo.
It was made in Toronto in a park near me. It was made after the rain. The flow of water in the river increased and it turned out like a waterfall.
Very beautiful photo.
My best photo posted in my posts here on the blog is this photo.
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It speaks of my character – stubborn, invincible, desperate, adventurous and very funny
My best and most favorite phrase that I never tire of repeating to you, which has no expiration date and with which I go through life, is this phrase
…………………I love you……………………..
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Don’t get tired of repeating it and repeating it.
Without it there is no meaning to life
Your little, funny, desperate, very kind and always smiling …..Helen Polishuk
P.S.This is my best photo from this year ))
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OLD NEW

I greet you again….missed you….

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I have a lot of family care this summer.

That I mean OLD NEW….


They relax me.

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I continue to work on the paintings

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My paintings are now successfully displayed at the  exhibition Cloverdale Art Show.The show has attracted lots of attention and continues to draw lots of people into the space where visitors can learn more about Cloverdale Common and Art Etobicoke.

 

I have been told that have been consistently getting about 50 visitors a day.

The feedback for show has been so positive that show extending for another month until Friday,September 6!

This three paintings exhibit at Cloverdale Art Show

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Plus, I write two scripts. I finish English courses of scriptwriters.

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I try to relax in gym and pool

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I am preparing for vacation in the fall.
Oh this vanity…. vanity….

Very correct statement:

Life  is not given to wait for the rain to end.
Life  is given to learn how to dance in the rain……

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Look at my instagram page  @polishukelena where I  have active blog,stories,page

Just this week, until the end of July, I will present one of my paintings as a present.
The gift will come with my signature and certificate of authenticity.
 Hurry to participate in the competition
In recent months I have worked a lot on paintings in the Ukrainian style.
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I was noticed and invited to participate in the production of clothing as a decorator.
I gladly took up this new job.
Now my work is published for sale on the site

https://shopvida.com/

VIDA & Co

 

So silence was not a lazy flow of life.
A lot of old, it is new

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My silence is a way to break away from everyday cares and create …. create….create

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I have more plans

I want to fill you with my inner world

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I want to show the most immaculate paintings for you…..
I want to convey my thoughts to you in the form of film ecraning
Everything will work out, because I have such assistants and support as you , my readers

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Time runs very fast
You help me with your comments and letters.
I am waiting for your feedback.

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St.George’s-on-the-Hill

I often pass by this church. St.George’s-on-the-Hill.This is my neighborhood, this is the history of my city.
Only today for the first time I was able to look into  and get to know her history closer.

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This church stands high on the mountain (hence the name) and is distinguished by a high spire and very unusual architecture.
In 1844 land was given by William Gamble,owner of the grist mill on the banks of the Humber River.
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Toronto have a lot interesting architectural buildings, including the unique buildings of churches.
St.Geogre’s-on-the-Hill church built by William Tyrell in 1844 with large windows and  spire with tin sides.
In 1847 the RT.Rev’d John Strachan,Bishop of Toronto,dedicated the building on October 17.
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In 1865 Bishop Strachan dedicated the baptismal font,which is St.George’s oldest memorial.
Over the back wall of the entrance door a tapestry with the image of St. George .
The church is named  him.
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It depicts St. George, who kills the dragon.Very unusual image that I see for the first time.
Next to it is a small painting that shows how the church was originally
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The church was very small  and later was expanded, rebuilt and added side walls.
It is a small but very unique church by stained glass windows.
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At the entrance on the left and on the right, beautiful stained glass windows tell about the life of Jesus.
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There are also scenes from the life of Christ.
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These are very beautiful stained glass windows. They are made with a special pigment. Were recently restored.
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In the central part of church,in main part, instead of the altar, also,stained glass.
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In 1976 The Four Seasons window in the chancel was given in memory of Elizabeth Holdsworth.The brass chancel railings were given in memory of Phyllis Goudge.
In 1996 The Christmas window in the west entrance was given in thanksgiving by Lorne and Ellen Matheson.
In 1998 The Nazareth window in west entrance was given in memory of Walter and jessie Goode
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A Casavant Freres organ was installed in 1973 and in 2015 was refurbished,the metal screens were removed and new oboe stop installed,enhancing the sound of the organ.
In 1847 two acres of land were purchased for a cemetery.This was dedicated by Bishop Stratchan.
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If you look at the inscription on this monument, then there is a raised finger.
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The St.George cemetery is old.
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From pioneer days to present,the cemetery has seen approximately 4000 burials.During the last 25 years,cremations have become increasingly common
This year St.George’s-on-the-Hill church in Etobicoke  is first open for viewing in the Door Open may 25&26 2019

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Connecting connectable

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My favorite month  May changes to summer month June….
How fast time is running.
I do not have time for  …  creation….
This is probably quite natural for creative people
Now it is especially pleasant for me to be conscious of it, and it is especially hard for everything that I create to join together.
Connecting the connectable — you already feel in my post that I have a writer’s mood today.

Yes ,you are not mistaken.
For more than a month now, I continue to work in a team of beautiful two men, creating a  script for film that takes place during World War II.
I can not describe you much now, it’s still under work.
I can only say that I am very pleased to work in such a company.
I get great pleasure from work.
In parallel, I take courses screenwriter.
That’s just to give them a lot of time I can’t.
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A lot of visual  details I have to decide now in the process of creating a movie script.
I will not explain  you that this visual work is more than artistic.
But they are very dependent one on another.
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It is like a dance. I take a step and stop.
I turn my torso and hold so as not to fall….

Five scripts have already gathered in my archive .For me it’s not enough.
 But I have to combine this pleasant work with a no less pleasant second my work.
You know that I am a great artist and of course you expect news from the arts from me.

I was invited to participate in the exhibition,which will be held in the summer.
I refused.
I do not agree to invest in a losing product.
Before offering myself to the galleries of Prague and Vienna, I arrived there and walked around some of the most expensive galleries.
I came there at the height of the day, when there are many tourists.
But I did not find visitors.
Modernity has changed a lot. Internet and social networks killed commercial painting.
Artists moved to virtual networks and they can (like me) find, view their work, buy them through their personal sites.
Our dating is now also virtual.

Exhibiting in ordinary galleries is difficult, since a lot of finances are spent on preparation.
I refused, but they persuaded me and even took several of my paintings.
And here I had to combine both of my works.
It, believe mt, very difficult.
If with one i’m doing it like dancing, then with the second everything looks like childbirth, I give birth.
This picture clearly shows this process.
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Giving birth to an idea and putting it on canvas.
 In the following posts I will tell you about the exhibition.
Now I just emphasize, as I said at the beginning of the post:
,, Connect connectable,,
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If you want to follow more of my news, subscribe to my Instagram. @polishukelena
There and brief news and my fresh photos and my thoughts and sayings
Than’s all
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Story of one flight

Good day to all
Story of one flight

I miss being a blogger behind my site
I was silent for more than a month without access to my website. I accumulated emotions, thought about his perfection, met, met and consulted bloggers
I thank everyone who, despite my silence, almost every day comes to the blog
I thank for your interest.

I will tell a very interesting story that happened to me at the Borispol airport in Kiev this March
When planning a trip to Kiev, I bought a very large and light bag from the Chinese in China Town in Toronto to place the clothes and things I needed.
This is a black long cloth bag with wheels at the back and with a handle in the front. It is convenient to carry what I needed. But uncomfortable, it falls from the load. At the airport I wrapped it in plastic and it flew away with me.

 

When I arrived at Boryspil, I was very tired of the road. When the baggage was unloaded, I saw a bag, a black one, a wheels on the back, and a front handle.
Thinking that it was mine, I took her with difficulty (23 kg) to my parents. This is a two hour trip from Kiev. Without suspecting anything, I carried this bag with things in polyethylene by bus in the luggage compartment.
Finnally, when I brought her to my parents, lifted her upstairs to the second floor, how letters and calls started to me.
Ha-ha-ha-ha….
And now I am grateful that they went through my website and the site’s mail,through my social media
The airport administrator was looking for me, because I didn’t take my luggage.
She called me and informed.
I lured bags and took someone else’s, the same bag
Ha-ha-ha-ha
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 What was then?
I wanted to take a break from the road, but I was busy during evening bringing the bags back to the owners.
I thanked them and apologized for the mistake.
And the next day……. Attempt number two.Ha-ha-ha….
I again went to the airport, took my luggage and brought back heavy 23 kg (ridiculously, that with the same driver) to my parents.

This story is interesting that very quickly people was found me  through my site (my work with the theater) and even found my husband. They sent a letter to him.
Well, now I am calm that I am correctly blogging.
You never know what else can happen in life.
I love to travel
But just the luggage is always at least a little ribbon should be noted ….for dest rest after travelling…..ha-ha-ha…
Now I do it
Story ofone flight
Your best
Helen
P.S.remembering the pleasant moments of spring travel to Europe and Ukraine.
Subscribe to my blog on my site www.helenpolishuk.com  and in Instagram @polishukelena and get interesting stories
Uniqueness in the fact that nothing anywhere in my place does not recur
and you can easily verify this

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The HORRORS

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It was a year ago.
At this time……
I received by  email letter from Amanda.
We worked with her in crew on the film ,,THE EGG,, which has not yet been made.
Amanda invited me to work with her as a Production Manager on her  movie ,,Horror ,,

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I flew by plane to Kiev and doubted that I would be in time.
Then I told her that I was going to Kiev and talk closer to the shooting month.
Already being in Kiev, Amanda again writes to me that she wants me to be Production Manager in the shooting time of the film, which will be in July.
I agreed, but asked the script to read.
She sent the script, I read, I liked it.
I agreed, but said that I would come the day before the shooting.
She was glad.
So we started making a film called Horror
I flew in without unpacking my suitcases, I just got ready for the shooting day, looked through the locations, asked about my position and my responsibilities.

 

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I remember the first day of shooting.
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It was location on GO station. We got together, met. I knew from the previous project of the director and producer.
It was necessary to make up the actors. We found a small quiet comfortable place on the street, near the station.
Directly in the fresh air, in front of the passengers coming to the station, we were the makeup assistant, who made up atristas.
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We are cinema people…. Everything goes like this for us.
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Then we had to shoot the scene inside the train.

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And we saved money and considered who would go and who would not.
Calculated. That me and the producer, we should not ride. We waited for them to return. And they were late, because they did not consider what time the train was back.
We waited for the group, bought them sandwiches.

It was a cool day then. We waited for the actor to the next scene and waited for the whole group from the previous location.
The group came hungry and were very happy break and sandwiches.

In general, all four days passed like a dance.
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We were friendly, despite the debates and setbacks.
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We suffered everything and finished everything.
And now I can proudly boast – Amanda has completed the movie.
The film is taken on a Toronto  Shorts International Film Festivale
And  March 4th we invite everyone to watch our movie
Please,come and check it out at the Toronto Shorts International Film Festival
Date: March 4 th
Time:9:10 p.m
Tickets: 15$

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About clouds

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It may come in, like my previous small essays in some of my books……
But today I just share my soul with you.
We say writers have special souls, sensitive and insightful
We say that writers, like artists, are weird, flaky and odd…..
Today, I do not argue
 I’m talking about clouds today…..
                  ……when I was small, I believed in fairy tales.
And I loved that my grandmother to tell them to me.
From fairy tales, I learned three things:

-first: that  could be a happy ending………..

-the second:  that there may not be a happy ending………

-the third: that when someone die, their souls leave the body.…….

Just go out  the body and all.
And the body is buried or burned.
Now I’m not a little girl anymore.
But it remains in me.
…….when I lived as an adult woman in the Middle East, in Jordan, the terrain there is mountainous….
……In seasons….in rainy storms, my husband( a doctor) returning after a night duty,often said that they could not save a serious sick patient.The patient was died.
And I looked at the window, saw how heavy, spherical gray, dark clouds lay over the city.
These big watery clouds seemed to collect the souls of dead people.
They collected and slowly crawled into the mountains.
And so it was in the days of changing seasons, in early spring and late autumn.
It repeated every season
……Clouds floated low over the city and collected the souls of the dead seriously ill……
I live in Toronto now.
There are no such clouds.
The clouds here are far from the earth
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Very far from us…..very very far…….
I continue to believe that the souls of the dead come out of their bodies before death.
But in Toronto I am afraid the night, which takes souls.
Nights here are evil, dark, scary and merciless
The night that takes the souls of seriously ill patients

I’m sorry I’m in that mood today
I told you that we, writers + artist, are weird.
Today, one sweet, bright, kind soul went into the night……..

26 February 2019 7 a.m

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Petrykivka in my work

Today I will talk to you about just one topic.
Petrykivka painting……my Petrykivka paintings.
I have been engaged in this kind of folklore painting during 20 years.
This is my business card to the world of art. I started the first paintings in Petrykivka style more than 20 years ago and still painting.
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This is my paintings in Petrykivka style
Petrykivka painting is one of the oldest types of folk painting in Ukraine.
It originates from the village of Petrikovka, Dnipropetrovsk region,Ukraine.
Separate items remained with this style of painting since the 18th century.
However, in modern style, it was formed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The origin of the Petrykivka painting is associated with Cossacks and the settlement of the Dnipropetrovsk region by people from Poltava, Slobozhanshchina and Podolia.
Samples of painting in this style became popular by D. Yakornitsky and E.Evenbach. They developed in the form of wall painting (,, Malevka ,,) for interior decoration.
They were painted on folk tools, chests, sleighs, seeders. Drawing products in this style finished by varnishing, overglaze and underglaze porcelain painting, glass painting, painting leather wallets. Also, patterns were taken for embroidery blouses and towels.
Now Petrykivka painting was formed as an independent type of decorative graphics and widely spread throughout the world as an  original separate art school.
Petrykivka style of painting is characterized by a floral ornament that continues the traditions of Ukrainian Baroque.
It uses a variety of colors and compositions with various materials and techniques
Can be made with watercolor, oil, gouache, acrylic, tempera with homemade brushes (made from  cat wool) or fingers, pipette, reed sticks on a light, black or colored background.
In January 2013, Petrykovka style painting was brought to the intangible cultural heritage of Ukraine by order of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine.
On December 5, 2013, the Petrykinka painting was included in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO)
I bring my little piece in continuation of this style of painting.

My paintings in this Petrykivka style can be found on this website by opening the main page, then at the top center in the middle open CURRENT WORK and open in the middle UKRAINIAN
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Here I publish a collage of my last works in this Petrykivka style.
I must confess that the paintings began to turn out tender.
Perhaps this is my attitude and love for this kind of art.
I often publish new works on Facebook on my page https://www.facebook.com/helenpolishukart
You can always subscribe and will be in the subject.
If you have any questions, please write, I will answer with pleasure
contact@helenpolishuk.com

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