Thursday, December 15, 2011

We have the Keys!!!

So its done! We have the keys to our old new home and so very excited about it. It will be awhile before we move in as we still have a house to sell and there are a lot of renovations to do on this place but still excited. The house is over 100 years and we have nearly 55 acres so lot of room for me to plan out a spot for the new studio and garden beds with lot of plants that I can dye with.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Local Shopping

Its always good to get out of the studio and do a bit of retail therapy occasionally. This past weekend I took a drive up river with family members to check out Darren Emenau 's shop . Darren is a very unique potter who's work is very organic and tactile. May be the reason that I am drawn to it and more of his work will be on my must to have list. I did pick up a couple of cereal bowls for Xmas gifts . These clay pieces are food and dishwasher save which is really amazing that one can throw the art work in to the dishwasher

I really am trying to be about local shopping lately but since New Brunswick no longer has Cotton mills, a local quilt store has to do. The The River Gallery in Glenwood is another favorite place for me to visit . A tiny shop, not far from Darren's ,that is pack with the fabrics I love . Sandy carries a large collection of batiks , hand dyes, Japanese fabric, hand dyed wools plus the tools and books . I just have to remember to go by myself some day if I want to spend any money because going with non fiber people I don't get much time to shop. I did go threw the sale basket and for $20. picked out 6 meters that I think I can make work - some day.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Art Card Trading

Some of the cards that I traded mine for. I still have a few of mine left if anyone is interested . I just ask that the cards be the international size of 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" so as to fit in the container I have for them.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Art Trading Cards

A few of the art cards that I made in August of this year. I call them "Landscapes" and each  is OOAK and very different from each other. I made 36 but 10 are spoken for and 2 others have been claimed. I decide to put it out in cyberspace to see if anyone would like to trade with me or if Someone would prefer to purchase the cards are $25.00 ea.If interested email me for more information.

And what does these have to do with the Studio ??? The first few where started just as a warm up then become an obsession of skill building. I missed doing them for the last 2 months so I have started a new bunch for November.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Creative Women- Dream in Hands - continue

A few more pictures from the Creative Women Exhibit at the Saint John Art Center. These pictures were taken just after we hung the show and green tape were idents for the Center staff to later replace with labels.

Suzanne Bousquet speciality is Photography ( not mine as you will notice in some of these pictures) and had a great collection of rockscapes along the water.

 Deborah Payne creates both in fiber and paper

 Viola Pleasant Queen is a quilter

  Carol Woodley  creates using felt and a very sharp felting needle

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Creative Women - Dreams in Hand

The second last day in October and its a snowy wet day. Really a good time to clean up and get caught up after a very busy fall. One of the things I was working on was the Creative Women Exhibit held at the Saint John Art Center in Saint John NB. This is a wonderful venue and Friday night ( Oct 28th there were 4 exhibits .Of course the first I will talk about is Creative Women . This is the name a small group of very creative women have given themselves. It started out as a Sharing ( and eating) and the next thing we know we are booked for an exhibit. A great experience and what an evening it was for the opening , so many people!!!

June Cable ( Creative Women founding member) creates with fibers

Woolly Wizard

Wolf View

Bertha Day creates with paper
 Five Dancers


Pat Neill creates in fiber

I'll add more as I get permission from the members to do so.

I too work in fiber and my 2 pieces were a bit different ... Both were hand dyed
Family Reunion was dyed with a chemical dye and heavely stitched with thread and then touched up with ink.

I dreamt of a Journey is natural dying with iron and goldenrod .

Saturday, September 3, 2011

More Distraction - August

What can I say I really enjoyed the summer.

The cats kept me entertained

 And more pictures from the garden

I did an art card every day in a new technique for me

An late afternoon at St Martins
with new water shoes which were great for walking in the water and mud

Finished and mounted a needle felted project that I started last year for my Mom

there is a fair amount of stitiching on it

Looked for anything differnt in both front and back yard

Summer Distractions in July

I took the summer off and allowed myself to enjoy some distractions.

A Summer storm at the beach.


Really distracted
A fastanator that I yet to wear

Thursday, June 2, 2011

An Invitation

 Count down to the Exhibit & Grad - Just finished printing 6 copies of the Thesis. I feel so guilty that I think I'll save all those little maples growing in the flower beds and replant them on the hill.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

New addition

There is always something in the Studio to distract me and with only a few weeks to the Graduate Exhibit I really should try and stay focus but we have just added an addition to the family today and she is just to cute to ignore. We think she is a she and have not named her yet except for Biscuit (she was born in a horse barn).