“Open all hailing frequencies”

So oddly, I start this blog space with a rather faded reference to “treky” days  when in fact this is going to be a blog about the life, and times, and observations of Shadflyguy –  humble servant, and seeker of the authentic and beautiful in things produced by past and in some cases of present people.

Come and enjoy with me a nice cup of tea or coffee, or espresso as the case may be, and I will attempt to explain why for the past thirty years I have occupied my waking moments finding, selling, and researching Canadian antiques and folk art, when in my “previous” life I was trained and fully employed making high tech slide extravaganzas, as were “all the rage” then at places like Expo 67, and Ontario Place.

I am going to attempt over time to transfer to this site the four giant drawers I have full of photographs, notes, and background information on some of the Canadian folk artists I have met.  This  in some kind of orderly fashion so as they may be useful to those seeking this previously unpublished material.  I am also going to attempt  to relay some of the juicier “picker’s stories” I have heard in my travels because they are fun.  I may even illuminate some old time dealers tricks, and things to watch out for when buying antiques.  If I really get rolling I may even start to document my furniture restoring techniques. Although I am concerned about the possibility of someone ruining dear Grandma’s rocker and holding me personally responsible…. hmmm.  You can see I am thinking about categories, and ramifications.  I think I may have the hang of this but do I have the chops.  We’ll see.

Right up front I want to thank my daughter Cassandra for leading the horse to water.   O.K. Welcome aboard, and let’s get at ‘er and post this puppy before I loose my nerve.

cheers,

Shadflyguy

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8 thoughts on ““Open all hailing frequencies”

    • SHADFLYGUY,
      IT WILL BE JUST LIKE SITTING ON YOUR VERANDA IN THE SUMMER EXCEPT IN PRINT. LOOK FORWARD TO IT. GOOD LUCK.
      GARY HUBBERT

  1. I am very proud to have lead this particularly stubborn horse to water. Your first blog entry is great! You’re a natural! Welcome to the weird and wacky world of the internet. I look forward to reading more 🙂

  2. Way to go Shadfly guy!! You have so much knowledge after so many years in the business…
    It will be amazing to read about all your experiences and learn a bit!!!

    And of course, you do have a way of telling stories that is soooooooo entertaining..and I am not in the least bit biased….

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