QWAC Outdoor Art Show and Sale at Trinity Bellwoods this weekend!


I will be participating at this weekend’s Outdoor Art Show and Sale at Trinity Bellwoods Park, part of the annual Queen West Art Crawl. Saturday and Sunday, 11-6.
My booth is #I1. I’m in the northwest area right near the childrens’ playground and bathrooms. There is a map on the QWAC website.
There is a lot of great art and handmade at this show…and a fantastic selection of food vendors.
I hope that you can make it!
Leila Cools

In Toronto?

Here are the upcoming Toronto shows where I will be selling my glass work this season…
Saturday November 24, 2012 | 10th Mondo Bazaar |  Gladstone Hotel (Queen/Dufferin) | 10-5 | Free Admission
Thursday December 13, 2012 | 18th Annual CBC Charity Craft Sale |  CBC Atrium, 250 Front St. West | 8:30-5:30 | Free
Dec 7 to Dec 18, 2012 | The Collective | Triangle Gallery, 38 Abell St just west of Queen/Dufferin) | 11-6 Daily | Free

Please visit and tell your friends!

My work is also available at several stores in Toronto:

Red Pegasus 628 College St at Grace,
Arts on Queen 2198 Queen St E Beaches
Made You Look Accessories 1273 Queen St W, Parkdale (south side)
Wise Daughters 3079 Dundas St W at Quebec Ave, Junction
Fresh Collective 401 Roncesvalles Ave
Fresh Collective 692 Queen St West (between Bathurst and Ossington)
Fresh Collective 274 Augusta,  Kensington Market
El Pipil 267 Danforth, East of Broadview
Freedom Clothing Collective 939 Bloor St West of Ossington
Beadle 1582 Dundas St W at Brock
Clay Design Harbord St at Brunswick





Trying to familiarize myself with twitter today. I’ve had an account for awhile but I don’t get it. How do people keep track of all those tweets? Some people tweet several times a day – links to new items or etsy treasuries. Apparently, I’m supposed to alternate between interesting and perhaps humorous observations and the spammy item links. Hmm.

Came across this post and am decided to follow the instructions provided on how to do a twitter giveaway. Of course, I only have 40 followers to start- all doing what I do – but we’ll see how it goes!

Art in the Park…

Queen West Art CrawlOne week later I am finally unpacked from last weekend’s Queen West Art Crawl. Thank you to everyone who visited my booth! I don’t do many shows but the Trinity Bellwoods Outdoor Art Show is practically in my back yard and is new enough to be exciting and established enough to draw a serious crowd. It’s a also a nice place to spend two days. This year I saw a lot of people walking away with what looked like serious fine art purchases. Toae watch out!
But the highlight of the show this year? Besides the weather, which was fantastic, and besides the beautiful guitar music…it was the food. I am still thinking about the pulled pork sandwiches from Lou Dawgs, and the yummy dumplings and egg rolls from another food vendor. I want more!