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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Fantasy

It's just 2 sleeps before Christmas and I thought I should show some Christmas work by a fellow Gallery 96 member Ev Scott. Ev does a lot of different things but makes some wonderful Christmas figures.

Ev does other figures as well, many needle felted critters and an amazing Ark .

Ev also has donkeys, an animal I just love. We had some in our barn for a short while. Such big soulful eyes and eye lashes any girl would die for. Here s Ev with one of her babies.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Nick Hendricks Animator

Growing up my son has always had two best friends, They are actually brothers, Nick and Christian Hendricks. Great young men following different career paths. We always enjoyed the dinner table conversation with these boys. And yes, it was an actual conversation, not your usual grunts and mumblings of some .

Nick is in his final year in Animation at Sheridan College in Oakville.I've watched this fellow grow up and I"m pretty proud of his work.

You can see more of his work and video clips on his blog.
Please check him out.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Textile Museum of Canada

The Textile Museum is located in Toronto's downtown core, easy to get to on public transit. It's a great place for research and has amazing exhibits. At the moment they have one by artist Kai Chan who is an icon in Canadian fibre arts.

Natural Rain wear from China and Japan

Drawing with Scissors; Molas

And the Permanent Collection

If you are interested in any of these and are going to be in Toronto, it's worth a visit. The images from the museum wouldn't dowload , so you will have to make a visit to the links.

School Tour

My school tour is over, I managed to get in the schools that had been canceled due to snow storms, a lot of them are closed again today because of the weather and road conditions. Very icy and snow packed with drifting....the joys of living in a snow belt.

Here are some more of the work done by students in our lines and dots workshop. They were illustrating Aboriginal and Maori legends using only dots for the Aborigine and lines for the Maori.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Snow, Snow and more Snow

Old Granny Smith apples that never get ripe enough.

It's getting dark and the Christmas lights are on.
                                                       The rosehips hanging on the arbour

Monday, December 6, 2010

New Landscapes

I was in  a small show on the weekend. We were only allowed to show one media, so I chose needle felting.Here are a few of the new landscapes I did. They are all matted as 8" x10".


                                                                Autumn Drive

                                                                Western Shore

                                                                 Cranberry Marsh

                                                                    Last Sail

                                                               Trail of Wildflowers


                                                                   Fishing Boats