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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


Light shines Thru

Reflected Candle with wordsI combined a picture of a candle burning on my window sill in the wee hours of the morning with a few words from one of my Mom’s poems. Symbolizes well how I feel this year. Wishing you all much light and warmth this Christmas!

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen

Or out. When I feel ‘cracked’ by pressures (from in or from out) then I have nothing to lose and is often then that I become my most authentic. Consequently I feel lighter, enlightened, and can more easily share my light with others.

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Posted by on December 22, 2014 in miscellaneous, mixed media, photographs, publicity


January 7, 2015

Art for lunch take 52 ac new words 2I’m the guest speaker at Place des Arts (Coquitlam, BC) in January!

Excited, nervous… and looking forward to it.

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Posted by on December 5, 2014 in miscellaneous, photographs, publicity


Pincushions Extraordinaire

Pinchushion ladiesHere are the rest of the pin cushion ladies from the Positively Petite show. Each has their own personality; one is about gardening, another an artist, and yet another Mother Christmas. Their personalities emerged from the designs and colours of the materials I was using.

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Posted by on November 17, 2014 in art dolls, fibre art, publicity


Positively Petite

Pincushion Person PP2 Place des Arts has their annual Christmas art show up and this year I created my wee doll figures to double as small pin cushions. They stand about 5″ high. This little one is one of six; all very different. I rather like how they turned out and am finding they make for a nice little companion when sewing. The art show is up at Place des Arts in Coquitlam until December 20, 2014.

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Posted by on November 14, 2014 in art dolls, fibre art, mixed media, publicity


Poet, Dreamer, Mother, Artist

Mom with a bit of glowFinished the table top, triptych collage piece I was working on. Used a picture of my Mom, photocopies of her letters and poems, and lots of yellow rose pictures, petals, and colour to go with Shirley Wood’s poem, ‘Where Yellow Roses Grow’. It’s an art piece I created for myself but also to show what could be done in my upcoming “Visual Storytelling’ class at Port Moody Art Centre, BC. The September class won’t run (no one signed up), but maybe in November? More importantly though is having created a piece to celebrate Mom’s amazing creativity and spirit.

Mom triptych board piecesThe base for the collage was created by taking a sturdy back board from a used up sketch book, cutting it in half and then one half into half again for the doors. As an art teacher I end up collecting quite a few from the work with students.

Mom back of CollageBack of the triptych with another of Mom’s poems (‘When’ see poem below) and more of the photocopied letters. The yellow leaf was a spontaneous addition which gives the feeling of a backbone or spine to the piece.

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Posted by on September 29, 2014 in miscellaneous, mixed media, photographs, publicity