By Sarah J. Hamilton
Photography: Janet Attard
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Toronto-based artist Janet Attard (a.k.a. â€œJanet Bike Girlâ€) didnâ€™t expect to forge a career out of bicycle stencilling. Attard worked for textile-industry giant Brunschwig & Fils in the mid-1990s, and immersion in the graphic artistry of textiles cultivated her eye for stencilling. What began as a stencil side project (â€œthe bicycle conceptâ€) eventually became her full-time passion. â€œItâ€™s funny. It seemed like a limited concept at the time, but the more I get into it, the more I realize how limitless it could become,â€ Attard tells me in her downtown studio at Spadina and Richmond.