Women’s Day, Women’s Art

A couple of years ago, I was invited to participate in a local women’s ‘round robin’ art group. Every few weeks we get together to socialize and exchange projects, each of us adding our work to a collaborative piece on a different theme. The group has done altered books, written journals, and this year we decided on something more three dimensional – art boxes.

Mixed Media Dollhouses by Tally Oliveau & Julie Molina

Mixed Media Dollhouses by Tally Oliveau & Julie Molina

Inspired by the book Mixed-Media Dollhouses by Tally Oliveau & Julie Molina, we each took turns sending the group home with empty boxes and a new inspirational theme. The results have been beautiful, hilarious, illuminating, and just plain cool.

As if being part of the group wasn’t great enough, one of our art pieces has been included in an exhibition featuring Toronto women artists as part of International Women’s Day. The inspirational topic for the piece? GENDER! (Talk about ‘right up my alley.’)

EDIT: Here’s a pic of our display:

Round Robin Gender Boxes

(Mine is at top right. It reads "beauty is genderless.")

Besides our ’round robin’ contribution, the show features art by Patricia Phelan and participants in the expressive arts group at Sheena’s Place, plus work by Yvonne Villeneuve, Meredith Viner, Rheta Fines, Bonnie MacKenzie and Sara MacHin.

A Gigantic Tear... by Meredith Viner

A Gigantic Tear... by Meredith Viner

Tough As Nails by Yvonne Villeneuve

Tough As Nails by Yvonne Villeneuve

The opening night is TOMORROW (Friday March 3rd 2nd) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Wise Daughters Craft Market.

What an honour to have a piece of my art included in this exhibition!

More details on the exhibit and launch on the Wise Daughters website.



  1. Tally Oliveau · April 10, 2012

    Hi! Tally Oliveau here! So glad to see you’ve been inspired by the book. Would love to see what you’ve all made.

  2. Katherine Toms · April 11, 2012

    Tally! Thanks so much for dropping in and for your work on such a cool crafty book! I’ve update this post to include a picture of our gender-themed boxes from the show. One of the other boxes is here on the Wise Daughters blog:

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