Thursday, February 16, 2017

Valentin and his amazing HBC coat

I said to Valentin that I was jealous of his coat and that I wanted it. He told me
he won the coat a few days ago on a bet. The bet was - to beat his buddy 10 STRAIGHT games of pool in a row
and he gets the coat!
And I'm thinking - how in the hell did his buddy find a coat like this in the first place.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

Shoveling more snow

On the roof again shoveling more goddam snow.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Friday, December 23, 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016


mmm some things can be overcome
like CANCER can turn some into couch fries burning in remorse and pain
others can make silly movies in BIG SNOW country, NB

one of several uses of an umbrella on location of the filmaking team called

good fun yesterday during NB feather snow falling all day no wind so was such a delight for my solo shoot
left fir trees laden heavy with sagging snow creating enormous produciton value
to my little 'no budget' drama ( a no manners drama so anti Canadian )

photo by HELENE LACELLE, in the NB woods during -20c feather snowfall - umbrella keeps snow off my camera ( too bad u can't seen flakes )

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Big Bop, Queen & Bathurst, Toronto, 1993

We lived at 165 Bathurst on the 6th floor, corner loft - right near the action and the all night screeching streetcars. Never slept better.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

In conversation at the 95 Bus stop

A kindly older woman asked me yesterday morning while waiting for the 95 bus, the way to get to 200 Lees Avenue, the new Ottawa University campus.

" I'm volunteering at the School of Nursing, I play an old lady who's husband has a heart attack at home and dies. We play-out the possible scenarios should they be called to a similar real scene.
I'll kill off two husbands today"

Says me, " Possibly you've done the same thing in your real life"

Nice old lady, " Good God no! My husband of 46 years died in my arms in CHURCH! He went to kneel and passed out on the floor. The priest says his soul never even touched the ground and went straight to heaven"

Friday, November 25, 2016

First Snowman in Sandy Hill

Angie (snowman builder) with neighbor Shane on Chapel Street today.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Art Interiors - FESTIVAL of SMALLS - Toronto

My artwork is highlighted by the arrows! more of my work HERE

NOV.4 - Dec.24
446 Spadina Road suite 203

The Festival of Smalls 2016 is going strong!

Hope everyone has had a chance to see the Smalls either in gallery or online - It’s been a fantastic show!
It’s the second week of the Festival, and new works are arriving daily- many new pieces that didn’t make it to our opening (so check out below and ‘the latest’ on the site!).
Also, many artists are replenishing our walls with works from their ‘Smalls’ series' that sold out!
These are amazing gift ideas. All original. All under $250. There are even some Smalls under $50!
Hope to see you soon,
Lisa and Chira,
Art Interiors

Lacelle art opening, Cameron Public House, 1995, Toronto

Robert Payne & Mark Ciale at one of my many art openings at the Cameron on Queen West in Toronto, 1995.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Stump Girls

Stump Girls in front of the British High Commission on Elgin, by artist Laura Ford

Monday, October 31, 2016


Harry on Rideau St. proud of the hat he says he made himself but a bit disappointed that all he could find at home was a pink string to tie it down. I asked Harry if that was his Halloween hat he said no but then went on to explain  the time he was in Japan near Mt. High in a field of tall grasses and somehow cut and bent the tall grasses to make himself a pair sandals.

Friday, October 21, 2016