Thursday, December 10, 2009


.... brrrr, it's gettin' COLD out there .... 

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Prince Charles in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Since this location is a stone's throw from here, it's kinda fun to know that such world famous people were trotting around the neighbourhood. This broadcast brought to you from 'The Royal Channel' on 'YouTube'.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fall Shows - November 2009

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The Georgian Bay Land Trust,
Fine Photography Auction

Event Title: 'Bayscapes Art Auction & Sale'

Event will feature work by leading Canadian photographers Geoffrey James, Vid Ingelvics, Ed Burtynsky & 'yours truly' (... ok, ok, shameless plug... ), plus new work by celeb photogs, Tom Clark & Sara Richardson... Join us for the fun!

Auction: Friday, November 6th, 2009, 7-11pm

@ The Faculty Club of the University of Toronto
Purchase tickets 'here'

For more info about the GBLTrust, link 'here'.

MLH '... in a Georgian Bay kinda mood ...', click here.



SATURDAY eve, November 21st. 6ish.
18th, 19th & 20th. FREE!
For more info, click here.
All welcome. Always a BIG 'mashup' PARTY!!

(Post Script: For those who might have wondered, 
this was my item that sold in the WHODUNIT Auction:
  Lot No. 745 - Title: 'Field in Niagara County, No.27'

Burlington Art Centre
'MEMORY'S SHADOW: Pinholes & Collages'
with Exhibition Catalogue
by Canadian Author, David MacFarlane
Summer 2010, info coming soon ...

Margaret Lindsay Holton
Golden Horseshoe Artist
Lake Ontario, Canada

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fall Colours 2009

... colours are splendid at the moment ...
a mini slide show follows...

Fun with Polaroids-!

... the walk-about ... VIDEO

NB: Dateline: Oct 22th, 2009: If you are seeing 'no video' or are receiving a 'jerky, jittery' video, don't despair. VIMEO is experiencing 'technical difficulties' ... I've been assured this will be 'fixed' in the next few days ... I'm leaving this video up 'as is' until the end of the month so they can perform their techno-magic. Will see where it's all at then (...geesh. comPUTahhhs...)

The summer of 2009 was lousy here, weather-wise. Fall has been better, but, even so, kinda pukey. There WERE, however, a few stellar days during September that kinda made one want to go SILLY!

Sooooooo, guess what?
Yup, I went on a short & silly 'walk-about'.

As you can see, there's nothing very SERIOUS here, nothing EARTH SHATTERING, BIG or BREAKING!! I is just offering a quiet little five minutes two-step shuffle between me, my Self and I.

... sometimes those really are the BEST moments ...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Toronto Fall 2009

Just spent four daze ZOOMING around Toronto, catching up with friends & places after 10 years ...

This wee soundless-slideshow documents several choice encounters with Toronto-centric 'time & space'.

It's a bit rough, but I think it does the trick.

Toronto is a great YOUNG metropolis, a very KEEN place. It's backbone WAS Anglo, but it's future is TOTALLY multi-cultural.

Perhaps that is why so much of the 'new' architecture is so splendidly STARK, and seemingly 'simple'.

Toronto presents itself INTERNATIONALLY as 'ethnic neutral'.

At the moment.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

@ The Art Gallery of Hamilton

The Women's Art Association of Hamilton
115th Anniversary Celebration
September 26th, 2009
Cocktail-style supper @7pm
& Silent Auction 'til Midnight

The Joey & Toby Tannenbaum Atrium
@ The Art Gallery of Hamilton

For more info about the WAAH, click here.
Art Gallery of Hamilton, click here.

PLUS, two musical performances & door prizes.
Senior Curator, Tobi Bruce &
AGH Director, Louise Dompierre officiating.
TICKETS: $50 per person

For preview of Silent Auction catalogue, click here.

'Granny's Lounger', 4/4, 2005 -
Pinhole Photograph by MLH

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Oil + Soft PASTELS by mlh

'Dream Bug'

I mentioned earlier in the year that I would 'post' some of my pastel work. Here you go. These, and others, have been done over the course of 20 years, give or take. What follows is fairly representative. Again, there is a 'sampling' of both OIL & SOFT pastel. If you're interested in purchasing the original, (or photo reproduction), let me know. Also, in advance, I apologize for the watermarks in the centre, but I've HAD to do this cuz of 'copiers'... Sorry.

'Cedar Hedge'

'Hole in the Woods'

'Pine Tree' - SOLD

'Wind Swept Road'

'Native Greek'

'St.Johns, Newfoundland' - SOLD

'Haida Gwaii, West Coast' - SOLD

'Killarney' - SOLD

'Buffalo Bill', Mount Nemo, Ontario

'Turtle Doves on the Pond'

'Emperor Penguins'

'Cave Drawing' - SOLD


'Barn Door-One'

'Barn Door Two'

'The Lake at Dawn'

So, what do you think? Do you like these?
Do you have a favourite?

(Sizes are varied, mostly 20x24, or 9x10, and a few are already framed. The items that have sold are available as 'photo repros' ONLY. Let me know, if interested. Thanks.)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

'Slooow Photography: Pinholes by Margaret Lindsay Holton'

'Amarylis Shadow' - pinhole by mlh

@ The Homer Watson House & Gallery
1754 Old Mill Road
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Opening: Sunday, June 7th, 2009, 2-4pm
Running thru til August 16th, 2009

The Homer Watson House & Gallery is homestead of Homer Watson, Canada's first noted landscape artist (1855-1936). The Gallery, constructed in 1906, is one of the oldest operating galleries in the Province of Ontario. Watson's early Victorian house was also the home of the renowned Doon School of Fine Arts during the 1950's and 60's and drew such artists as Fred Varley and Carl Schaefer.

More info & detailed directions, click HERE

LAUNCH: Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Well-attended & graced by both a Federal MP AND local City Councilor, the 19th Annual Homer Watson Exhbition is now underway for the summer ... To see further examples of my pinhole works, please look at February & March 2008 posts on this blog ... and/or click on 'pinhole photography' in the sidebar ...

There is a great review by Robert Reid of the entire exhibit featured in The Kitchener Record - click here.

xcerpt follows: "
... 'Slooow Photography ... A Pinholer's Passion' consists of 22 photographs taken with various handmade pinhole cameras constructed from a small cardboard box and an assortment of product tins - pretzel, tea, coffee & shortbread. ... At a time when photography has been hijacked by computer and digital technology, Holton reminds us that, at its most basic, photography is a contemplative art form that relies on the source and sustainer of life -- the Sun."

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Queen's 21st B-Day Radio Broadcast ....

Found this while 'surfing', & find it strangely compelling & moving ... I do so admire this lady. What a life she has led. To be sure, she's not 'perfect', but she sure does try her best.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Doon Heritage Village, Waterloo, Canada

5 minutes by car (... 25 minutes by foot, lovely walk beside the Grand River...) from the Homer Watson House & Gallery is the Doon Heritage 'Crossroads' Village, a 'living' Mennonite village with 60 acres of sights & period structures. You'll find lots of ideas here for 'local produce' organic farming & rustic rural design. Walking around the 'compound' jettisons you into another time & place, everything is 'slooow' & pleasurable ... Great fun for the whole family and WELL WORTH A VISIT. ... Funny, ain't it, how 'what's OLD is NEW again' ...

Click 'here' for link to gardens at the village .... Also, if coming from abroad, note that complimentary guidebooks are availabe in English, German, French, Japanese, Portugese, Braille and large-print.