Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tis Market Season!

Starting this week you can find me at the Lunenburg Farmers Market, Thursdays 8:30 to noon at the Lunenburg Community Center.

This weekend is the Halifax Crafters Winter Carnival! It's our biggest show yet and will be chock o block full of wonderful crafty items. See the Halifax Crafters website to read interviews with some of the crafters involved with the show.

You can also find my work at Jenny Jib in Lunenburg and at the Seeds Gallery Textiles show and sale opening Monday December 6th at 5:30.

Halifax Crafters Market
Olympic Center
2304 Hunter Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Jenny Jib
174 Lincoln St.
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
(902) 634-1952

Seeds Gallery
1892 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
(902) 494 8301

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Lunenburg Collection - Seeds Spotlight

I've been busier than ever putting my Lunenburg collection into production for the winter season. Stop by Seeds Gallery to check out my feature Spotlight running until November 6th.

Seeds Gallery is located at:
1892 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
902 494 8301

Tuesday to Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 12noon - 4pm

Friday, July 30, 2010

forty-five rounds, ninety-three years & ninety-six point seven kilometers

Well, what I was hoping would be endless year at the fire-hall is quickly coming to a close. My studio mates and I are working tirelessly to finish up our pieces for this upcoming show while at the same time preparing for our big move.
The show opens in less than two weeks, hope to see you there!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Still here!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, I've been busy raking blueberries.
My time in the Lunenburg Fire-hall is frantically coming to an end and we're all working hard while trying to soak up some summer goodness. There is a lot left to do to prepare for our final exhibition and our big move out of the studios in August.

Here's a sneak peak at some of my final prints for the show. Inspired by this year's early rhubarb harvest... yum.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Thanks to the Queen's visit to Halifax my Royal Remnants paintings are getting some love from The Coast. Grab a copy this week or check it out here.

Monday, April 19, 2010

I just got home from a long but lovely craft-filled weekend in halifax. There are long stories of reckless wildlife and treacherous weather to be told but I'll get to that another time. For now I'd like to show off my finished new pattern. It was a tricky one to figure out as it's a shifting repeat but I'm quite pleased with the end result and may have shed a small tear when I had to start cutting it up into pillow pieces.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I've just started printing my first new repeating pattern in what feels like ages. It has been so long that nearly forgot how exciting the process is.

see you there!

Friday, April 2, 2010

I've been looking up for inspiration these days. I keep running into patterns everywhere and they're starting to creep back into my work.

We live in a wonderful old Fire-Hall complete with patterned tin ceilings in every room of our apartment. This is the view from the kitchen. I just love the way the light hits the pattern.

Unfortunately it's the end of another skating season. I've been trying my hardest to make it out a few times a week for the local noon skate at the Lunenburg Arena. I'm going to miss spending time in this wonderful spot, I've never seen such a beautifully crafted arena. Word on the ice is that the wooden roof was brought in by train from BC when it was built, a long time ago.

Friday, March 26, 2010

springtime & bicycles

I was out of the studio all week working on plans for workshops and artist statements for applications. Spring has brought us rainy days and all the writing is making my brain want to implode. Luckily yesterday afternoon there was a patch of sunshine just as I was ready to take a wee break so I hopped on my new 12 speed road bicycle, Penny and took her out for a spin.

I'm now itching to get into the studio this weekend to finally print this new drawing I was working on a few weeks ago...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Port Loggia Gallery Exhibition

I've been locked away in my painting studio for the last few weeks in preparation for an upcoming show. I'm shipping my paintings into Halifax Friday, my fingers are crossed that they will be done in time and dry!

Opening Reception: Tuesday February 9, 5:30 p.m.
Exhibition Continues: February 10 - 28, 2010
Artists Talk: Wednesday February 10, 12 noon

The Port Loggia Gallery is located at 1107 Marginal Rd. in Halifax, NS.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Today I was delighted to find out that one of the milk crate pillows I parted with at the halifax crafters winter market was being put to good use by a lovely sleepy orange kitty. I couldn't be happier.

Thanks to Lesley-Anne of hello pineapples for passing on the photo.

Friday, January 15, 2010

its a long road and a lot of pickles...

Back at the end of August, thanks to the amazing Lunenburg farmers market, I experienced for the first time in my adult life the joy of pickling. It was one heck of a vinegary love-fest and the loving hasn't stopped since.

It's now four months later and I still haven't been able to kick the pickle brain so I finally decided to find an outlet for my gherkin craze. I started off with a graphite drawing of my Lunenburg dills and then just got carried away from there experimenting with some open screened pickles and finally a three colour pickle print.

My final print looks something like this... I'm hoping the world is ready for some fantabulous dill-pickle doorstops.