Threadworks 2013

Sunday April 28th was the wonderful day I received my award at the Threadworks 2013 exhibit of needlework at the Wellington County Museum and Archives in Fergus, ON, Canada. You can read about my entry here, But Will It Hold Water. The quality and creativity of the needlework was outstanding. And the show was beautifully hung in a... Continue Reading →

Altered Map Encaustic Bowl

Today I engaged in some dedicated time in my studio to experiment with new processes. I've always enjoyed working with paper, especially maps*. And I've done coiled basketry for years. I recently learned encaustic, basically painting with hot beeswax. I thought I would try to combine them all. I came up with an altered map encaustic... Continue Reading →

Looking at the World Upside-down?

Our son lives in Australia. When you look at a globe it's always kind of hidden underneath. So I decided to rectify that. Especially after watching this engaging clip from one of my favourite former dramas, West Wing. The Peter's Projection map was an eye opener for me too when I was first introduced to it whilst... Continue Reading →

Losing the Path

A new piece of my mixed media art entitled "Losing the Path". It's inspiration came from the reading of What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim: A Mid-Life Misadventure on Spain's Camino de Santiago de Compostela by Canadian author, Jane Christmas' (2007). The piece is a mixed media machine stitching on a recycled atlas page of Europe with... Continue Reading →

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