Rochelle Loves Chicago

Recently, my fiance and I took a much needed weekend getaway to the wonderful city of Chicago. For Torontonians like us, Chicago was a great place to visit because it’s just a short plane-ride away, and offered so much for us to see and do (and eat!). So here’s a recap of all the stuff … Continue reading

Rochelle Loves All Things Frida

An artist who’s art work I truly enjoy is Frida Kahlo. I was lucky enough to enjoy a member’s preview of the Frida & Diego art exhibit at the AGO last year. The exhibit inspired me to do a Frida portrait on my iPad. A couple of months later, we watched the movie Frida starring … Continue reading

Rochelle Loves Art Inspiration

It’s been a while since I’ve tackled any art endeavors. In recent months I’ve moved to a new home, I’ve started a new job, and to be honest, I just haven’t had the inclination to be arty. But it’s March now, and Spring is on the way, and I have had a few sources of … Continue reading

The Stuff Rochelle Loved about 2012

2012 was a full year with lots going on! Since people generally like to count down things when the year comes to an end, here’s my TOP 10 LIST of stuff I loved in 2012… 1. Watching my big brother get married. 2. Fun times with friends; new and old. 3. Spending lots of quality … Continue reading

Love Bites for April 2012

I love April! April, being my birthday month, I got to spend my birthday by taking a day off work, and enjoying a celebratory dinner out with my favourite people. Later that week, I was taken out for a birthday lunch to Paganellis by my awesome co-workers, followed by a delicious birthday cake back at … Continue reading

Rochelle Loves Family Portraits

Welcome to the latest blog post in my continuing series about iPad Art. This time I’m going to write about Family Portraiture. During my recent stay in Florida with my parents, I had access to the most perfect artist models! A good model can stay motionless for long periods of time. Who knew both my … Continue reading

Rochelle Loves Making iPad Art

So, I got an iPad over the holidays. And I’m loving it so far! When the iPads first came out, I thought they looked cool but being the owner of a MacBook Pro and an iPhone, I didn’t foresee what use I would get out of the iPad. Well, I’ve had a change of heart. … Continue reading

Rochelle Loves the Hockney iPad Exhibit

As soon as I heard about the Royal Ontario Museum exhibit “David Hockney’s Fresh Flowers – Drawings on the iPhone and iPad”, I knew it was something I would have to check out. I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibit this weekend. A number of iPhones and iPads were mounted on walls, and displayed Hockney’s digital creations. … Continue reading

Rochelle Loves Painting at the AGO: Class 10

I just completed Class #10; the final class of my Painting course at the AGO. I have to admit I suffered a bit of the last-day-of-art-class-blues. I really enjoyed this class and feel a bit sad that it’s over. During our last class, we had the opportunity to continue working on our pieces from last … Continue reading

Rochelle Loves Painting at the AGO: Class 9

The second last class of the session began with a lot of waiting around while the instructor, a gallery employee and the model spent time trying to set up the scene for the pose. They were fussing around with dramatic lighting, a platform, no platform, a chaise couch and some red velvet drapery. I was … Continue reading