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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

More from the World of Threads

I have shown you my two pieces from The World of Threads Festival. Here are some more. I managed to make my opening and went again with friends to see alot of the work in Oakville. We didn't venture into Toronto. It was all I could do to visit all the sights in Oakville. Every time I got out of the car, I got dizzy. not sure if that is the chemo or what.

One of my favourite Canadian artist Alice Vander Veenen. I connect to her canoe imagery and like her use of mixed media
There were four tapestries by Peruvian weaver Maximo Laura. Spectacular pieces with alot of 3D elements.

Another favourite is Leisa Rich, a Canadian by birth but now living in the US.
This one was hysterical, an animated piece..she just kept knitting and knitting. By Liz Ashton

Etching and French Knots by Liz Menard
Felting by Majolein Dallinga. I love her pieces in her interview page for The World Of Threads Festival. Large pieces set in the woods.

The next two pieces are by Emily Jan, my choice is the delicate deer. The Rhino was made of old lace and doilies.

Another felter was Jodi Collea, she was the favourite my friend Christine.

There were  six locations in Oakville, so this is just a sampling. Looking forward to next year.

 As I continue my chemo I find myself living vicariously through others. In this case my sister just returned from a trip to India, where she met up with her husband who was coming from Africa. Wow, I can only imagine. She sent a few shots, my favourite one is the picture of parasols. I'm attracted to colour so you can see why I'm attracted to these photos.

They made a stop at a jeweler's shop in Jaipur, can't imagine the weight of the piece my sister is wearing. Love to see them in the rest of the outfit.
Then for a change in scenery they returned to Canada and visited Dave's daughter and son in law in B.C. Here's a picture from Whistler. Talk about a switch.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Old Friends

On Monday of this week I had to deliver my pieces for The World of Threads Festival, which opens tomorrow night. Due to my chemo treatments a gracious friend drove me down and back. We decided to make a day of it and we made plans to have lunch with my sister and some old friends from college days. It was a boisterous group of six women, all very creative. As one friend said,"gee if we could harness all the creativeity at this table, WOW!"

Pat in StudioSculptureComtemporaryLandscapes

Pat Hertzberg Fibre Artist

Linda Lundstrom Fashion Designer

Wendy Orr Fine Artist

We were also joined by my sister who is the Director of Urban Planning for the city of Mississuaga as well as our 2nd year pattern making teacher "Mrs. B". Really Margaret Broadhurst, but after another college friend  got only a B+, rather then his usual A, he started calling her Mrs. B+. It just got shortened to "Mrs. B" and I"ve never been able to call her anything else. A delightful warm and caring friend.
After lunch Pat gave us a tour of her studio space at the Living Arts Centre. She too has work in The Festival of Threads, which is how I managed to find her after so many years.