Peacock Hanging – First project of 2017

Peacock Hanging – First project of 2017

Peacock Panel In late August 2015, a friend and I drove our RV to Weyburn SK to take a course with Martha Cole. The theme of the workshop, ‘All Beings Confluence’, would provide us with some new ideas for working with sheer fabrics. Of course the intent was for us to complete these panels within the five day workshop and leave them with Martha for the travelling exhibition she has assembled. However, as usual, my concept was too...

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2017 – Heading into a New Year

2017 – Heading into a New Year

Bear with me. There is a bit of 2017 introspection here… Looking Back to 2016 As 2016 wound down I found myself restless, rudderless in my art. For some time I’ve been wanting to branch out, expand into new ventures, try new techniques and perhaps define a new style of work. I have stuck a toe in the water here and there but nothing has super-charged my engines! It is one of the first years in some time that I have not picked my...

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Putting it all Together

Putting it all Together

I’m trying to pull all the bits together as we coast towards the end of 2016. We are in the middle of a deep freeze here in Calgary and I am being a wimp! If I don’t have to go out, I don’t! The ground is white, the weather forecasts are full of warnings and the accident count is high. One of the joys of being in ‘retirement’ mode is not ‘having to do’ a lot of things! Go Away Flu! I still have the...

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Dogwood – Fibre Art

Dogwood – Fibre Art

Memories of spring travel on the west coast, campgrounds surrounded with Dogwood, white blossoms against the vivid greens of a spring woodland. Dogwood, Textile art, 2016 12″w x 24″h, mounted on canvas covered frame Exhibition: Botanical Reflections Venue: Van Dusen Gardens, Vancouver, BC January 27 – March 15, 2017 For sale: $495.00

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Can I get there from here?

Can I get there from here?

During a summer of ‘arting’ while hubby was away, I turned the main rooms of the condo into my studio.When he returned we left for a month of travel with a couple of major show deadlines hanging over my head. Need I describe my past month? On my return I needed to prepare for my first-time-ever participation in an artisan show. The Contextural show in mid-November required me to create items that would mainly be in the range of...

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Preparing for the Botanical Reflections Exhibition

Preparing for the Botanical Reflections Exhibition

This is just an advance peek at what is happening in the studio. I’m battling a flu bug at the moment so haven’t taken the ‘official’ exhibition photos for submission to the Fibre Art Network (FAN) ‘Botanical Reflections’ exhibition and sale to open at Van Dusen Gardens in Vancouver on 27 January 2017. These were quick shots taken with my tablet under low light conditions after I completed the framing this...

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Thomas Poole – On the Other Side of the Atlantic

Thomas Poole – On the Other Side of the Atlantic

Introducing Thomas and Sarah Poole Thomas Poole and his wife Sarah Duffield raised a family of ten children in Lanark County, Drummond Township, Concession 4 Lot 6 (near Wayside). Thomas and Sarah are buried in the Elmwood Cemetery, Perth, ON. Sarah (c. 1803) died in March 1877, Thomas(c. 1797) in January 1888,  both after living long lives. John B. Poole, a son, was my 2Greatgrandfather. Thomas and Sarah were married January 1827 in the...

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Reigniting my Blog Once Again!

Reigniting my Blog Once Again!

After major computer problems (two 8G sticks of RAM memory replaced), two bouts with human viruses, a month of travel and a tight art show deadline I am going to once again get back to my blog! In the near future I hope to have some website updates and to separate my art and my genealogy postings but for now they will both appear in my Diane Duncan Art Blog.  That said we are into the Christmas anticipation mode with a six year old visiting...

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Poole Family Settlement Locations in Wexford

Poole Family Settlement Locations in Wexford

Research notes Where did the Poole family settle in Wexford? On June 30 1922, during the Irish Civil War, the Public Records Office of Ireland, located at the historic Four Courts in Dublin, was severely damaged by fire resulting in the loss of a huge number of records. The 1881 and 1891 census were pulped during the First World War, probably because of the paper shortage. These are just a couple of the reasons why tracking Irish ancestry has...

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