Saturday, February 14, 2015

the SiloWeavers, St. Jacobs, ON

Exciting news! My work is now being shown and sold at the SiloWeavers in St. Jacobs, Ontario. This is an iconic St. Jacobs shop and has long been one of my favourite destinations for all things fibre and fibre art related. Located in, you guessed it, a silo and also a boxcar and part of an old flour mill, there are so many interesting things to explore, ponder, and drool over. And if that's not enough, the SiloWeavers also features a guest artist as part of the St. Jacobs Fibre Art Festival each May, this year May 26 to May 30. I am happy to be one of the artists included at this historic destination and fibre arts icon.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pretty Dove Colours

Like most artists, I am critical of my own work. When I look at most pieces, I see what I would do differently if I did the piece again. But this piece - this lovely piece - is so full of things I love that I almost named it "My Favourite Things." Mourning doves are gorgeous birds - their colours are gentle and their call is so soulful. Whenever someone asks me what colours I like, I usually respond 'mourning dove colours.' Hence the title I finally settled on - 'Pretty Dove Colours.'

P.S. For anyone who has been following along here, do you see what I mean about pattern? This is the beginning of something fun!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine represents the beginning of a new exploration for me. For a long time, I have been interested in pattern - wallpaper, fabric, tile, fair isle - all kinds of pattern. With Blue Valentine, I experienced a sudden epiphany: I can put pattern in the background. The maroon dots in Blue Valentine were planned from the beginning - I wanted to break up a neutral background. It was as I was executing them that the aha came. So look for more pattern to come in up coming pieces. I am so excited!