a journal of original drawings and screen prints of animals


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Montreal's Puces Pop

St. Michel Eglise, Montreal
Montreal has to be one of the most beautiful cities in Canada. It is almost like being in Europe or as my friend Roisin, says: it is so "civilized".
St.Michel is the venue for Puces Pop's handmade show. I would like to thank everyone who came out to support all the people involved with putting the show together and those exhibiting. So much beautiful work!
 This was Saturday morning's set up; a bit sloppy, I admit. It was drastically changed on Sunday.

When we arrived there was plenty of time to just walk the streets of Montreal. Let me tell you, Art and I did a lot of walking.

The streets of Montreal are so beautiful, the architecture, ironwork, woodwork and gardens are as you see and everywhere not just a few little corners.

Even the laneways were intriguing.
and abandoned store windows.
St. Viateur Bagels
One of the things Montreal is known for is their bagels. Personally I love Toronto bagels especially Gryffe's. But one of the jokes about Toronto bagels is that they are more like donuts as far as the centre is concerned as Montreal bagels are more like a ring. As St. Michel was just down the road from St. Viateur Bagels, that's where we bought ours with a cappuccino down the street.
Later in the week I will show you some of the other things we saw during our too short trip.
Thank you to everyone who left comments about my bird drawings. I hope to get them printed on stuff for the winter.


  1. montreal is where my mom grew up and we spent many days there when we were young.
    I must plan a trip sometime soon.

  2. I love Montreal! The company my husband works for is headquartered there so I've tagged along with him a couple of times. I think I might have to do it again soon.

  3. I like seeing Montreal through your eyes. I've lived here for over 20 years now and have become a resident to the point that I don't fully appreciate where I am sometimes. :)