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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

catching up contin....

I was interrupted ,had to zip off to the Gallery Stratford to teach a printmaking class.The painting is by Jim MacDougall. The Tobacco Barns are a mixed media piece I did.

Never did get a good shot of this piece, meant to represent a barn, so here is the top, followed by the bottomThis is a close up of Fence Line.; a collection of bits and pieces sandwiched between netting.
Here is one of my own paintings in acrylic.

Gallery 96's next show was Booked Marked held at the local Library. It was a juried show of altered books. Both of mine made it but I don't have a decent picture , so that will have to be added later.
I just finished a piece for the Agnes Jamieson Gallery in Minden. The show is a fibre show and my piece speaks to the fragility of nature, It was a major effort. The bodice of the armour is all snail shells colledted by me and friends both big and small. Some are from my garden, some the Avon River and some from PEI. The bottom part is all appliques fabric, yarn and beads. The show runs until the end of May.

playing catch up

It's been a busy year and I haven't found the time to keep up on my blog. With a new business plan in mind,I'm going to try and do a better job. But first I'm going to play catch up and post some of the work I've done in the last year.

After Industrial Strength last year Gallery 96 mounted a show at the Blyth Festival, called "Rural Roots". The feast in the foreground is actually a display of "fake food" by gallery member and props maker Carolyn Horley, it fooled more than one person and was quite the topic of conversation.
We moved the exhibit to my barn in September...after a major clean up. For the price of pizza and beer, my son and his friends gutted the stalls and had a huge bonfire. My ever obliging husband power washed the inside and we had it whitewashed. It made a great venue for art about rural life . The above photo is of the family history on this property.