Friday, December 28, 2018


I love my little beaded tree.  It was lovely to find the time in this busy season to finish the beading. 

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Beading progess

I am amazed that I have found time to do any beading at all let alone make some good progress.  I am enjoying my quiet time beading.  It definitely is helping with the stress of creating an installation.  I love that I get to do an art installation but I am also ready to be finished with it.  Still, lots to do though.  Taking on something new and big and having it due right after Christmas is probably not the best timing.  There was no way I was going to miss out on this opportunity though.  It has stretched my creativity and I am excited to do more big things!
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Thursday, December 20, 2018


I saved these little collages for this time as I feel they look kind of Christmasy. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Work in Progress Wednesday

I absolutely love the way this piece is going.  It is slow stitching with no preconceived ideas.  There is no date that it has to be finished.  I just keep adding stitches and using up bits and pieces of threads.  This is just fun for me.
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Monday, December 17, 2018

I heart Macro

I have this photo printed on canvas, 16x20 inches.  Today I am preparing to send it off to the Legislative Assembly at Queen's Park.  Having this photo accepted to hang there for 2019 is a big honour.  I am thrilled!
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Friday, December 14, 2018

Trying to not stress

This is such a busy time of year.  I try to keep the holidays simple.  This year especially so.  I am doing my first big installation and it needs to be done by early January 2019.  The mail strike was cause for concern as a lot of supplies are being shipped.  I believe most of them are in the country now so it shouldn't be long before they are all here.  I am not a procrastinator and like to get things done right away so waiting for the supplies is kind of hard.  On top of that, the glue I have used on a couple of things is not working properly.  Having to redo them is not great.  Yesterday I was asked for my artist statements.  Did I say I am doing two different installations?  I do not love to write artist statements.  That is what has pushed me over the edge. I did manage to get one artist statement done.  I then rewarded myself with splashing some paint around in my journal.  It felt good to just play and I am totally fine with this page being kind of ugly and stressed looking.
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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Playing card collages

These little collages are kind of pretty.  The paper napkin I used was full of roses.  How could that background be anything but pretty!  I really must figure out what to do with all these little collages.  Numerous little books?  One big book?  Put them in an altered book?  I am still pondering.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Work in Progress Wednesday

I have a good start on my bead journal for December.  I did a similar Christmas tree last December and I love it.  Not typical Christmas colours but this tree is going to be ever so pretty. 

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Working on an Installation

I am over the moon excited.  I have been booked to do not one but two installations.  My work will be seen at TheMuseum in 2019 for their show Colour.  Pictured above is my yellow splat.  There are over two hundred mini rubber duckies on the splat.  So fun!  I am making a coloured splat for each colour of the rainbow plus white and black.  They will be installed on the floor below paint cans that have different materials coming out of them to represent each colour.

I am so grateful for Laurel at TheMuseum.  I am grateful that she believes me.  I am grateful for this opportunity to think big!

I have to give full credit to my son Jeremy.  He was the one that suggested the rubber duckies.  Does that mean I can blame him for driving the dog nuts too?  Poor Trinity has heard them squeak and now desperately wants one.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Guild Challenge

Our guild is meeting early this month.  Next week!  I really haven't had enough time to let any ideas percolate for our 'sinchie' challenge.  The theme this month is houses.  This is what I have thrown together but I am not loving it.  Hopefully I can come up with a better idea in time for the meeting.  If not, it is not the end of the world.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Work in Progress Wednesday

I think the embellishing is finished on this stocking.  This stocking is for my granddaughter.  I have included a piece of fabric from my Mom and Dad's clothing.  That makes it special to me but probably not to my granddaughter.  She has never met them.  I think it is more important that I include fabric from my husband and myself.  I don't know why I didn't think of that sooner!  I am considering doing that for the back of the stocking which I had intended to do just plain, one fabric. 

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Monday, December 3, 2018

I heart Macro

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.  E. E. Cumings

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