Tuesday, May 10, 2016

River Spirit Dress

Currently experimenting with fusing plastic. This is a piece for my contribution to the upcoming show Confluence that features the work of all 3 Artists in Residence for Maple Ridge/ Pitt Meadows. Me, Robi Smith and Kat Wahamama. Plastic is kind of an interesting medium.....aside from being a major pollution issue it has just a plain creepy feel.....yet our lives are full....FULL....of it.....seems the perfect medium to explore.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Wow, its been a busy week. Yesterday I was interviewed by Sheryl Mackay from CBC Radio One about The Community Yurt Project and my personal art practice and the now defunct Textile Arts Program at Cap U. It was lovely having her and Sheila Peacock in the shop it was like a visit with old pals even though I had never met either of them. Then today I was off the the environmental school in Maple Ridge to meet with the principal about the upcoming Wool Processing segment I will be presenting there. What a wonderful glorious school…..kids reading in groups out in the forest amid the mist, a fire going in one of the tents and a homey yurt that is the base of the encampment. What lucky kids to attend such a hub of learning in such a low tech space, watch, these are the kids that will be successful, these are the thinkers, the savers of the planet. I could feel it standing in their presence. Here is a link to the environmental school http://es.sd42.ca/ and another link to CBC North by Northwest https://www.facebook.com/cbcnxnw

Monday, November 9, 2015

Good Heavens......its been years. But.....I'm back....so much has happened, so much has changed. Fresh Start.

Monday, June 24, 2013


I have so much cloqueing on the go but I had to stop to preserve some summer on cloth.....I think this is a silk cotton blend that got damp in the shed and mildewed.....perfect for bundles.....mordanted in aluminum sulphate.....ladys mantle leaves and flowers, rose petals, and holy hocks with a sprinkling of dried eucalyptis from an old bouquet....now we wait.