During a Mark Makers’ summer residency at the Vancouver Island School of Art (VISA) website we decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and have a dyeing day outside. We set up tables and brought out buckets of water to the backyard of the school. I set up my sophisticated system for working with dye powder […]
‘Aunt Flow Speaks Out,’ Kirsten Horel & Lesley Turner; size variable; cotton, silk, linen women’s handkerchiefs, cotton thread, earth pigment, nails, notebook, pen; thrifting, laundering, ironing, lettering, painting. This is Aunt Flow’s official photograph. ‘Aunt Flow Speaks Out’ has been installed. The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria (CACGV) is commemorating International Women’s Day with […]
Louise Slodoban, ‘In An Artist’s Garden’ Photo transfer, procion dyed cloth, mono printing, screen printing, sun prints, machine & hand stitched. Louise was inspired by a visit to Grant Leier and Nixie Barton’s Studio Garden at Yellow Point. The Vancouver Island Surface Design Association has an exhibition in the Portals gallery in the CVAC Centre of […]
Each day I have continued to repair the bead work on this dress. The weekend started out warm and breezy – perfect conditions for laundering my collection of domestic linens, acquired over the winter. Outside in the breeze until damp dry. Then “polishing” with a steam iron. This process took 2 days!
Jean Paul Lemieux, Sketch for “The Ursulines”1951This work caught my eye because we had spent a morning doing research in the Ursuline Museum.Evidently the artist spent about 2 years working on this idea for a painting. It’s final form was a big change in style from his earlier works.He entered it in the 1951 Quebec […]
The 2nd post card in the series is about the French who settled in the Bay of Fundy at various times from the early 17th century until the mid 18th century.I visited a reconstructed French fort, Port-Royal, a national historic site, to find out what sort of houses were built and what textiles were used. […]
I am beginning a new body of work. It will be exhibited with Articulation.After sorting yarns, I needed to wind all of the skeins into balls. Then I sampled…. … to see how the colours worked together. I am working with my photographs, drawings and colour studies collected during Articulation’s study week based in Regina, […]