Granny Alice – Fabric Collage /Assemblage

Granny Alice – Fabric Collage /Assemblage

Each piece I prepared for The Tie That Binds has a series of stories embedded within it. Granny Alice is the first fabric collage/assemblage created for this series and I found myself taking a major trip down memory lane as I worked on it. First of all, Granny Alice and I were very close. I was the eldest of four children and we shared a house with our paternal grandparents for most of my childhood. By the time I was wandering around, she was...

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The Tie That Binds – TREX Exhibition

The Tie That Binds – TREX Exhibition

I’m looking forward to the opening of a new Alberta travelling exhibition(TREX), The Tie That Binds. This year north central Alberta will be treated to the work of f0ur Alberta fibre artists….. and I was invited to be one of the four! I share this exhibition with Judy Weiss, Edmonton, Margie Davidson, Edmonton, and Matt Gould, Red Deer. Opportunity! I was first approached in early 2015 and I almost couldn’t believe it when it...

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Surface Design Association BC + Yukon Exhibition: Mended

Surface Design Association BC + Yukon Exhibition: Mended

Mended: an Exhibition sponsored by Surface Design Association BC + Yukon While in Vancouver I was thrilled to be able to visit a juried show sponsored by Surface Design Association BC + Yukon: Mended.  It did not disappoint. Even my husband enjoyed it! I can’t find my notes written after visiting the show and although I have photos of the artist statement cards I can’t match them to the photos. My apologies! I am sharing just a few...

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Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation, Silk Purse Gallery, April 2015

Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation, Silk Purse Gallery, April 2015

Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation I know this is a bit behind the times but as part of my British Columbia travels last spring I visited a number of art galleries and wanted to share some of them with you. One of the first shows I attended was discovered thanks to an alert friend who was keeping tabs on my travels. She knew I was located close to the Silk Purse Gallery near the West Vancouver Seawall. After checking into the RV park we...

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Joy Kogawa Book Recreated in Fibre Art

Joy Kogawa Book Recreated in Fibre Art

On my first day in West Vancouver we set out to travel the West Vancouver sea wall and to get a feel for the community we would call home for the next week. A friend alerted me to the proximity of the Cherry Blossom 2015 fibre art show and I was watching for the Silk Purse Gallery during my travels. When I arrived at the gallery the organizers were setting up for the feature event of the week: A presentation about a fibre art copy of Joy...

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Edge of the Forest – Another Juried Show!

Edge of the Forest – Another Juried Show!

One of my goals for 2014 was to apply to as many juried shows as possible. I just heard from the Surface Design Association (SDA) show ‘Edge of the Forest : Exploring Perimeters’ and have yet another piece heading out for travels across Canada. This exhibition features work by Canadian members of the SDA and will open at the: Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts (Ontario) and this show will run from March 1-30, 1915. John M....

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Art Quilts Fibre Arts & Mixed Media -Show Time!

Art Quilts Fibre Arts & Mixed Media -Show Time!

Sunday, October 20th, two of my groups came together to hold a ‘pop-up’ art show!  For three hours we were able to share some of our work with friends and acquaintances.  I’ve limited my photos to ones that mainly feature my work as I haven’t had a chance to ask permission from other members to show their work.  However, you can get a peek at the variety of pieces from the more general shots.  I’m saving some of...

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Ta-Da! Aspen Moment – A Fibre Art Installation Piece Almost Finished!

Ta-Da! Aspen Moment – A Fibre Art Installation Piece Almost Finished!

I’m slowly recovering from the mammoth task of completing ‘Aspen Moment’ to a point where it could be photographed and a show submission completed!  I’ve discovered that working in a confined space does not make large pieces like this an easy task! I’m in love with the lowly aspens of the western provinces!  The groves with their rigid trunks and the autumn gold of their leaves are the closest thing I can find in...

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Fighting Procrastination and an Earlier Than Expected Deadline!

Fighting Procrastination and an Earlier Than Expected Deadline!

This is what faced me this morning but I kept finding many other chores that needed doing!  Why is a ‘second’ of something so much less appealing and difficult to tackle?  Procrastination – I don’t have time for you today! I am currently working on my first installation piece, tentatively named ‘An Aspen Moment’.  It is designed to be viewed from two sides and will incorporate three layers of sheer fabrics...

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Abstracted – Upcoming Art Show – My Work is Featured!

Abstracted – Upcoming Art Show – My Work is Featured!

I’ve just been notified that the LaConner Quilt and Textile Museum has featured my work in promotion of an upcoming art show!  Wow! This is a first for me!  Earlier in the year I posted some ‘in progress information’  (here )but was hesitant to show the finished piece until the upcoming show was announced.  Now here it is! They even posted my detail shot! This was an interesting project as I worked with a partner.  Judi...

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