Deep Woods Words Land Art Project

It all started at a used book sale when I saw a pile of Reader's Digest Condensed Books sitting in a pile. Some of them had a bit of mould. I asked the organizers if I could just make a wee donation and take the whole lot off their hands. I have been inspired to... Continue Reading →

1 Year of Stitches – DONE

One year ago my friend Lou Anne Sybenga and I started a project called #1yearofstitches or #onestitchaday. This challenge was begun by Hannah Claire Somerville. When I saw this project on Instagram it took my fancy. I had just finished a year long one-a-day project which required me to go outside everyday and make ephemeral art.... Continue Reading →

1 year of stitches

I'm embarking one a new one-a-day year-long challenge, this time with a good friend. And this 365 day project doesn't have to be done outside. (In 2016 I did an daily ephemeral artwork project outside, everyday!) Each of us are fibre artists but we rarely work solely in embroidery. It's the type of challenge which... Continue Reading →

Coiled Basket Joy

I recently got the opportunity to teach coiled basketry at The Craft Bee, a monthly maker's night in London, ON.  I really love teaching.   The Craft Bee is held at the homey Soulshine Studio in Wortley Village.       So much can be accomplished with just three colours.     Rachel McGarry, of Urban Farm... Continue Reading →

God’s Nest of Creation

I've been weaving a series of coiled basket creations mounted on driftwood, which I call "Bird Nests".  Recently someone purchased this one and sent me this beautiful story. Nests evoke all kinds of emotions and bring forth thoughts of birthing, creating, preparing, anticipating and incubating. This Christmas I am gifting one of your nests to... Continue Reading →

Grapevine Weaving

It all started with this. A huge grapevine choking a large tree on my property. I dragged it all down and this huge pile became art material! Find two trees far enough apart, but not too far. The weft comes first. Up to ladder height. Warp and weft. Yes, that is an old wooden chair... Continue Reading →

Coiled Basket Workshop Summer 2015 Here is the link to all summer classes at Runs With Scissors Studio in Winnipeg Beach, MB.

Artist’s Quandry

Having to dig out my cash box from under a layer of renovation dust in preparation for tomorrow's MORE THAN JUST a BOOK SALE at Brescia College sort of gave me pause. I don't like promoting consumerism. But normally the upshot of being an artist is that you want will to show your work to others.... Continue Reading →

DIY Mosaic Table

For years I've been saving broken china. I even ask people at yard sales if they have any they are going to throw out. I sorted it all into colour groups. I picked up a little homemade table at a yard sale for under ten dollars. A two tiered round table or plant stand. First I... Continue Reading →

Art-Inspired Tote Baskets

I'm experimenting with creating vessels which are inspired by views of nature. These baskets are traditional rag baskets made with tiny strips of cloth sewn over a core. So this basket inspired by Emperor Penguins first appeared. I love the look of canola fields in bloom in Manitoba. Then I was inspired by famous works... Continue Reading →

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