If you love art, supporting local business or recycling, this note is for you. :)
Choleena DiTullio, Ottawa Artist
Dear <<First Name>>, it's difficult to believe it but this month marks a year of bringing art news to you. I am honoured to be a full-time artist and to know so many art-lovers. You make my heart sing. Truly. Hugs and kisses because being an artist makes my heart sing. :) 
Artist Choleena DiTullio with "Police Call Box" paper-tile artwork
I've been working very hard in the studio, and this month I am proud to announce Valentine's Day FUNKtional art, upcoming shows, and my most recent artwork, which I think you'll find reminiscent of a special Dr.'s time travel machine. :)
Flower artworks made with paper

PAPER tile mosaics

Art is a wonderful way to remind your loved one that you care about them all year 'round. These artworks also say that you care about the environment. That’s right, these are made with recycled paper, not ceramic tile. Feel free to browse the collection of paper mosaics.
"Cupid Fish" greeting card

"Cupid Fish" greeting card

"Cupid Fish" makes the perfect card to accompany your Valentine's Day gift. Feel free to browse the complete collection of greeting cards.
Give the gift of "diamond" artwork

Give the gift of 'diamond'

For those gamers out there, you'll recognize this little gem of an artwork. It's inspired by the game Minecraft. (Hint: guys, this would make the ideal gift for the gamer girl out there.) Check out this and other paper mosaics in my online gallery.
Artist Choleena DiTullio with "Police Call Box" paper-tile artwork

Am I time-traveling or did a whole year just pass by?

Once again, thank you for being part of my art-filled life. It's been a whole year since I started this e-newsletter and it keeps growing and growing. I appreciate all your comments and kudos; you are an inspiration. :)

All the best wishes for a happy Valentine's Day,
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Tidewater Books storefront in downtown Sackville, New Brunswick

Featured Shop

Above is the bright and friendly storefront of Tidewater Books in Sackville, New Brunswick. The character of the exterior paints a true picture of the kind of store it is inside. Tidewater is dedicated to having a top-quality collection of books with a wide selection of topics, boasts many local and Canadian authors, and has an incredibly-knowledgeable staff and owner; book-lovers through and through.
Stay tuned for next month's store feature! 
Thank-you swirl

A big thank-you :)

A big thank-you to all who visited Game Summit this past weekend. It was nice to see so many familiar faces, and a few new ones, too. 
Photograph of Valentine Bookmark

Books recycled into bookmarks

The paper beads used here are recycled magazine pages (often National Geographic). I've also been recycling old --often vintage-- charms and beads. In fact, I'm even recycling old staples. Yup, you read right: I'm using staples as the wire for adding bead clusters to some of my earrings and all of my bookmarks. You can review the entire bookmark collection or custom-order something special. Some folks have even asked for recycled LEGO pieces as the charm. :)
Valentine's Day earrings made with hand-rolled paper beads
More recycled magazines but this time for your lovely lobes. Review the entire collection or custom-order something special. I've even been known to roll ultrasounds into beads. :)
Logos of galleries where my upcoming shows are

Upcoming shows

  • "Mosaics"
    Feb. 14th to Mar. 19th
    Trinity Gallery, Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard, Ottawa, ON. The selected works display the diverse talents of the Arteast membership. I'm proud to have had 2 artworks selected for this juried group show.
  • "Wonder Geeks Activate"
    February 25th, 7-10PM
    Zaphod Beeblebrox, 27 York Street, Ottawa, ON. I am one of 12 artists selected for this "geeky" show. I'll have my Steampunk- and geek-themed art there for the evening.
Graphic of show at Canadian Tire, Coventry Rd., Ottawa

Reminder of ongoing shows

Believe it or not, one of Ottawa School of Art's (OSA) offsite galleries is located in the Exit Lobby of Canadian Tire. It's the perfect place to introduce people —1000 people per day— to local art. Full announcement.
  • Canadian Tire (the Exit Lobby is an OSA offsite gallery)
  • 330 Coventry Rd., Ottawa
  • Now until Mar. 5, 2013

Support local businesses and artists all year long

My work can be found regularly at these beautiful shops:

Ottawa, Ontario
• Eclection, Byward Market
Papery & Beyond, 1159 Wellington
• OSA Boutique, Byward Market

Sackville, New Brunswick
Be. Style Your Life Boutique, 26 York
• Fog Forest Gallery, 14 Bridge St
• Tidewater Books, 13 Bridge St

Perth, Ontario
• Riverguild Fine Crafts, 51 Gore St E

Online, worldwide
• www.choleena.com

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4-352 TIllbury Ave
Ottawa, ON
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