Friday, 26 December 2014

Merit Badges 2014

Merit badges for (from left to right): driving in the UK, beginning a design career, getting a permanent teaching contract, getting a job promotion, and writing a book.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

The Evergreen Forest Starter Kit

It is a slow way to get a forest, but if the trees grow, they will be convinced that they want to put the effort into being there. There are several kinds of pine cones here, wired together in circles so that they can be flung like frisbees -- perhaps with less precision.
I would like to see how that turns out! 

Monday, 15 December 2014

Christmas 'card' 2014

The 2014 Christmas card chandelier gives a nod to the Regency period of Jane Austen and the trip I took with my daughter to England in September. 

Monday, 24 November 2014


A birthday number. 
(The 0 is the wee circle at the bottom)

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Three: Card and Gift Bag

It started with the card. I wanted to make the 3 a tactile experience. I found the soft grey fabric and it said raccoon. Only option really was to make a gift bag. 

Saturday, 15 November 2014

All Set To Go

The exhibit is ready and I am assured that the music and poetry are as well.

You can see the art over here (Gallery - Scenes From Childhood) (but you knew that). 

Wednesday, 12 November 2014


Remember this?

Have a look at this: 

Stay for the after-concert refreshments and view the paintings and drawings exhibited in the lobby.

By the way, they are for sale:  the paintings are $460.00 each; the drawings are $225.00 each. 

Friday, 7 November 2014

Thursday, 6 November 2014

The Scenes Paintings: Decisions 5

I wanted an open mesh overlay. Something to add depth, texture and complexity to the fog. I experimented with a few things: screening was too small, other things weren't pliable enough. My solution was to knit up a piece of fabric with some hemp string on really large needles. I could vary the colour simply by rinsing it out.