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Tag, You’re It!

Tag Info for GSLOnly a few weeks to finish preparations for an upcoming community Art Show, Tag – You’re It! at Place des Arts. There will be empty banners that will fill up with individually designed Tags (drawing, printing, and/or collage). Will also be working with schools, preschool, and teens to fill up the banners. One of them will become a permanent display in the atrium at Place des Arts.

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2015 in drawings, fibre art, mixed media, publicity

 

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Moss Green Dragonfly

raw sienna and mossy green dragonflyMy latest dragonfly!

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2015 in dragonflies, fibre art, mixed media

 

Misty Green

2 Beaded Dragonfly 42My latest dragonfly creation is finished! 8″ wing span on a 6″ body. ‘Misty Green’ because of the colours of the wing. Wire and wrap techniques using ribbon fabrics. Beads on body for embellishment. Copper legs are new. I like the effect. In nature a dragonfly is a first class predator and has a 95% success rate when hunting. They know what they are after and how to get it. Their strength and longevity (been on the earth a long time) fascinates me.

 
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Posted by on February 11, 2015 in dragonflies, fibre art, mixed media

 

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Heart Flower

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1 valentine flowerArt with the 5-7 year olds today was all about making a heart flower as a gift for Valentines Day. A design I came up with. Really happy with how it turned out. Kids loved it! Afterwards we wrapped them in tissue paper and secured it with a sticker just like at a real flower shop. Hope I always keep young at heART.

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2015 in miscellaneous, mixed media, publicity

 

Art for Lunch

Placemat CompleteIn preparation for the Art for Lunch talk at Place des Arts earlier in the month I created an art place-mat with the tools one needs to create art (brush, palette, colour wheel….) pictured in place of fork, plate, etc. Many of the words from my talk are woven together to create a border for the place-mat image.

Feed the body food and drink, it will survive today. Feed the soul art and music, it will live forever.” Julie Andrews

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2015 in miscellaneous, mixed media, publicity

 

Velveteen Rabbit

Black Rabbit signedBlack Rabbit portraitAs a change of pace this Christmas one of my homemade gifts for someone dear to me was a toy rabbit that stands about 18″ tall (to tip of ears). Not exactly “The” Velveteen Rabbit (which would be much smaller and a different colour) but a variation on the idea.

Its been a long time since I made a toy and I really enjoyed it. Used material from a black plush zipper jacket that had seen better days. Various scraps of suede I had on hand worked well for eyes, nose, and bow. It was a joy to work on. I like the idea of recycling, re-purposing material to use for making a gift and have a few other toy ideas in mind to make for the new year.

Wishing a Happy, Creative New Year to everyone!

“Once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” – quote by the skin horse from the book “The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams, 1922

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2014 in art dolls, fibre art, miscellaneous, mixed media, photographs

 

Subtle Beauty

Leaf prints half and half with words Merry Christmas everybody and in this coming year may our eyes be wide open to the beauty, in all its subtle forms, that is all around us.

Image came from a walk looking for prints made by nature on the sidewalk.

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2014 in miscellaneous, mixed media, photographs