I have been very busy these past 2 weeks setting up my new studio. Each item I touch I make the decision to keep it or not. If it is to be kept it gets cleaned, organised then stored. I have decided to store things in used paper and cardboard, like these grocery bags for painted papers. […]
Synesthesia #4 Spring Green I have just spent the day working in a team to install this year’s ‘Small Expressions Show’ at Tulista Community Arts Centre, Sidney-by-the-Sea, BC. When we left the gallery late this afternoon all of the work was in place and looked so inviting. It looked like a place to spend a […]
Our annual family holiday was spent in Morocco this year. As you can imagine I have many pics of this fascinating country. I want to show you a few of the textiley things we saw. Above is a display in a pastmentarie shop of handmade braided belts ready for the discerning bride to select from. […]
I worked 8 days straight in my temporary studio next to the front window in Lilaberry Home Decor here. Fifty artists were working, demoing and displaying as one of Sidney’s ArtSea Festival events. Lilaberry’s lovely owner, Chris Stephen, sent me these pics she had been taking during the week. My time was divided between sharing […]
Sorting threads and yarns into 24 colour hues. Each pile gets put in its own bin. The stage where things look worse before they start looking better. I kept pinning pieces to my design wall to give me time to think about them. A few new projects came out of this airing. Sorting all of […]
After completing my studies and starting to cleaning up my studio I was keen to get back to making. I decided to take a break and make a couple more in the Synesthesia series – a collection of 24 small works about how I feel about different colours – what their individual energies feel like. […]
My drawing desk. Notice the drafting board is empty. I completed the final assignment, presented it…. …and graduated. For the past couple of months I put everything else more or less on hold and focused on this program. I feel a great sense of achievement and also pleased I am able to return to my ‘normal’. […]
In between projects I was clearing up the studio when I saw how big my collection of 2nd hand machine thread had grown.I decided to make a few cords with it, before moving on to my next project.I started by sorting the big bag full into 24 hue groups. I collected up the ends of 20 to […]
Synesthesia #1 Yellow Synesthesia #24 Golden Yellow Synesthesia #23 Orange-yellow These are the 3 works I am entering into Vancouver Island Surface Design Association’s next exhibition, in the Nanaimo Art Gallery, January 2014. It is a juried show so my work may not get in. Here is the series so far – 7 of 24 completed.
When building a ground with snippets of thread…. …one uses a lot of it.I do love to empty a spool. Collecting up fabric and thread for Synesthesia #4 Collecting up fabric and thread for Synesthesia #5.I am enjoying working on this series.