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Winter Sunrise

Winter Sunrise From My Window in Calgary

Sometime ‘life’ is dominating my thoughts and work. Sometimes these little windows into my world don’t fit neatly anywhere else so they get listed under ‘This and That!’ Sometimes an issue requires a rant. Or I just feel like sharing something that is important or has touched me in someway.

Scottsdale – A Travel Interlude

Posted by on August 15, 2016 in Featured Flag, This And that! | 0 comments

Scottsdale – A Travel Interlude

A SOS call from my son led to a fast trip to Scottsdale last week. Surgery was scheduled and the medical team would not proceed until  he organized post surgery assistance. Mom to the rescue! Between 40+ degree temperatures that didn’t moderate much at night and my son’s recovery it was a quiet week. I managed a couple of evening walks in this park and a few shots of flora and skies that I would like to share.         Now back to life in the fast track …

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Me: Diane Duncan 2016 – Mixing Old Traditions with the New

Posted by on July 27, 2016 in Exhibitions & Shows, Featured Flag, Fibre Art & Quilts, Mixed Media, This And that! | 0 comments

Me: Diane Duncan 2016 – Mixing Old Traditions with the New

I am the third generation to appear in this series and what do I say about this piece and myself? For me the series has been about family traditions and memories and the richness to be gained by passing these on to subsequent generations. In previous posts I have talked about Grandmothers and the legacy they left me, my parents and how they influenced my view of the world. This fifth piece is about the synthesis that occurs when that ingrained influence of the past is combined with the world of today. Creating Me: Diane Duncan 2016 In...

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Getting Back to Blogging

Posted by on July 3, 2016 in Featured Flag, This And that! | 0 comments

Getting Back to Blogging

It has been a while! And I have missed my  regular blog ‘rethinks’ of events in my life. I’m just recovering from two or more years of steadily declining energy level and think we have found the cause. After extensive tests for more organic causes it seems that I have been suffering from sleep apnea for some time.  The rest of me seems to only be experiencing manageable ageing issues. One week of use of the CPAP machine and I’m already feeling more like myself! In spite of the  increasingly low energy level and brain...

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Fibre Artist – Jill Sullivan, Sechelt, BC

Posted by on January 13, 2016 in Featured Flag, Fibre Art & Quilts, This And that! | 0 comments

Fibre Artist – Jill Sullivan, Sechelt, BC

On a rainy morning in April 2015, after breakfast overlooking the harbour with my cousin and her husband, I searched out the studio of Jill Sullivan. Jill lives on the wonderful Sunshine coast of British Columbia. Jill started quilting before she knew the rules, then when she learned the rules she didn’t want to follow them! Today her work is abstract is style and has layers of colour and luscious texture painted on fabric. Although her beginnings were in quilting, today her foremost interest is Surface Design using dye, print paste,...

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Fibre Artist – Anni Hunt

Posted by on January 11, 2016 in Featured Flag, Fibre Art & Quilts, This And that! | 0 comments

Fibre Artist – Anni Hunt

When I arrived at Anni Hunt’s house I almost didn’t want to go inside. The view was so stunning. But when I did, I met a hospitable artist whose work amazed me! The artwork of Anni Hunt is varied. She is a fibre artist who uses many different surface design techniques in her work. The first images to catch my attention were her images of Haida totems based on photos she took a number of years ago. I noticed on her blog that many of them have recently sold. They are wonderful.   Anni used photo transfer to print them on white...

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Fibre Artist – Jennifer Cooper, West Vancouver, BC

Posted by on January 8, 2016 in Featured Flag, Fibre Art & Quilts, This And that! | 0 comments

Fibre Artist – Jennifer Cooper, West Vancouver, BC

Jennifer Cooper has a heritage that inspires her artwork, her west coast and fishery series in particular. She feels strongly that the Canadian fisheries, whether east or west coast, was a dominant factor in the settlement of this country and needs to be highlighted. The off-shore fisheries were popular for centuries before official discovery and settlement of this country and has been a critical factor in the development of Canadian culture. Jennifer dates her first piece of fibre art to the summer she was 12 when in she spied a project in a...

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