Petra Collins is a photographer living in Toronto, Canada. This is her website www.petracollins.com
She contributes photographs to Rookie magazine, is an artist in her own right and curates 'The Ardorous'. 'The Ardorous' is her all girl art collective that you can view here: www.theardorous.com BUT don't click yet because you will get lost in its mystical realms and never return here to read the rest of my post!
Petra asked me to be a part of the collective, which is REALLY exciting and makes me feel really excited and happy. My work is not up on the site yet but I am in the process of collating a concise series of images to be like my first post thing and stuff and stuff and I'm excited! (Easier said than done when you're me)
On the 'About page' of the site Petra describes the project as "A series of individual and collaborative projects between a collective of female creative professionals – all full of ardor but each with a unique artistic style and voice. " with ardor of course meaning "fervor, passion, warmth of feeling, enthusiasm, intense devotion..."
SO while I'm on a rant about myself (SO UNUSUAL) I just wanted to say... because I've been getting a marginally larger amount of traffic on this site (This is gonna be SO LAME GET READY...) I wanted to say THANKS to all the readers of my blog, people who've been reading since I was 16 and blogged about eating a toasted cheese sandwich for lunch and buying a book on cats at the Op Shop (Oh wait I still do that) to people who met me through VCA and read my blog and are so super supportive because we're all artists and 'we're all in this together', MY FRIENDS (ESPECIALLY LOUISE, YALEI, ANNABELLE you've been SO GREAT AND SO NICE AND SO SUPPORTIVE OF THIS STUPID BLOG I LOVE YOU) to people who just unfortunately stumbled here and never left AND FINALLY to all of my new readers who found my blog via the glory of ROOKIE I want to say HELLO, Thank you, sorry if I'm weird or boring but welcome and enjoy your stay. If that speech wasn't ardorous I don't know what is.
P.S To all readers, new and old and in between - leave me comments and stuff, I love reading them, I love hearing your stories so, like don't be shy!
And NOW you're free to go to www.ardorous.com