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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Holiday Sale and Fundraiser - FREE Event

The fun begins as we approach the Holidays or Holly Daze as I like to call it. My favourite part of the Holiday Season is socializing with pals. At this time of year, people make more of an effort to meet and mingle. Here’s an opportunity to purchase original works of art and some crafts at

The 2nd Annual
Holiday Sale and Fundraiser
Saturday December 7th, 2013 | 12:00 - 5:00pm
Sunday December 8th, 2013 | 12:00 - 5:00pm
3rd floor walk up

Last year,I was able to raise a small amount for Mid Toronto Community Services. 

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of my works of art will be donated to this great organization. Mid Toronto is located in downtown Toronto. They advocate for and support the elderly in Toronto.
I was very close to my grandmother as a youngster and was raised to respect my elders. Think of all the wisdom, the stories that they have to tell, that you have to tell as you mature in age.

Support local artist who support local charities!!
Treats will be served.

See you on…
Saturday December 7th, 2013 | 12:00 - 5:00pm
Sunday December 8th, 2013 | 12:00 - 5:00pm

Cheers and Happy Holly Daze!!
Here's my latest theme song!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Like Mohammed Ali - Keep on Keepin' On!

Like Mohammed Ali - 2007 - $230

It’s getting closer to Christmas and the Holiday Season so I know you’ve all been wondering.  

‘What can I get, Simone?’

Don’t worry too much. I’ve found the perfect gift.
When I was little I wanted to be just like Mohammed Ali. I’m fairly happy that my father discouraged me from doing so. He wouldn’t let me take boxing lessons so that I could knock several people out on my way to the Olympics. As a result, I have most of my teeth and have never broken a bone. So, thanks, Dad. I guess. Last week that thrill returned as I walked by this gorgeous image of Mohammed Ali. 

In the window of Nicola Rukaj Gallery 
located at 384 Eglinton Street West 
is this gorgeous image of the great
Mohammed Ali rendered in diamond dust.

I look forward to learning how to use this medium. 
Guess how much it is? 
Unlike the $230 rendering of a young, black woman
throwing a punch. It sells for $24, 000.
Too much for your pocket book? Very sad. 
I think it’s worth it!

I know you’ve been wondering what I have to say about our Mayor. Having told you in a previous blog that the last time I created a piece of art around a Toronto Mayor, I had to leave town, I’ve decided to be silent about this one because I really like my apartment and the area I live in. Let’s just say, I’m avoiding skype visits with my International pals.

The Fall Fine Arts Show and Sale at St. Bernard’s Parish was a great event. The band was amazing, the wine was flowing and art lovers crowded the floor buying affordable original pieces of art. The show stopper at my table was my illustrated literature. Look forward to an exhibit of these works of art in February at the Second Cup on Yonge Street between Lawrence and Eglinton. I’ll remind you! The wire faces for sale at de Mello Palheta were also well received.
I told one client that I left all the angry and sad art at home. She agreed that was a good idea!

Great gift ideas remain: works of art by Simone Frank available at:

This is the song I love the most this week. 
At this time of year I like to spend time relaxing to mid tempo tunes like this one.

Keep on keepin’ on!

I happened upon this Donnie McClurkin video when looking up Sade. I dedicate to those of you who are stumbling towards greatness. Once again, 'Keep on keepin' on!'


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Inspiring Books | Fall Fine Arts Show and Sale | North Toronto Group of Artist | Friday Nov 8 and Sat Nov 9, 2013

Tumble    |     2012    |    $220

Ben Okri writes, “You must also learn how to fail.” Sadly I wasn’t able to find buyers for Solid and Smokin’ at the event at de Mello Palheta Specialty Coffee and Roastery. The paintings are still gracing the walls of the back room. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Mid-TorontoCommunity Services as mentioned in a previous blog.

Recently, I read The Alchemist again. It’s a timeless book for anyone who is following one’s dreams. I have read the book a few times. This time what I found compelling was that the main character’s resume. He was successful at a few jobs. Those jobs had nothing to do with his dream. He stayed employed in areas for some time before realizing that working did nothing for his heart and soul. He was consumed by helping other people to achieve their goals and he was good at it. It took a lot of courage for him to leave the mainstream and to go out on his own.

I have bought that book for lots of people and they are always happy after having read it. Consider buying to for yourself.

I am really looking forward to the upcoming exhibition at Blessed Sacrament church on Yonge Street just South of Lawrence. There is a great selection of artists selling work at reasonable prices.
You can find out more by reading through Slate Art GalleryGuide, snapd or The Town Crier. You can also visit the NTGA website.

I look forward to showing you new works of art and displaying many portraits of musicians.

See you at the Fall Fine Arts Show and Sale at BlessedSacrament Church located on Yonge Street just South of Lawrence on the Westside. On Friday night, there will be live music, free food and vino. Visit the NTGA website to register or contact me by email, facebook, or LinkedIn.

Oh, and considering joining my facebook group: 'Simone' and liking my page, 'Simone.'
Keep on keepin’ on!