Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April (Snow) Showers bring May Flowers?

I don't think our African Violets expected to wake up to this!?!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday Smile


Am I anthropomorphising or do these two look like long lost lovers?:)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Vintage China Love

I love vintage china. These frames were two of my first pieces, that when finished, had me hooked on mosaics. Many years later with my new pendants (cut from china pieces) I'm moving in a bit of a new direction...better yet, branching out.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A new product?

Yesterday I was busy making these. They are silver-plated pendants made with some of my left over tesserae (bits and pieces of mosaic stuff). They're pretty and very Springish.
I'll be selling them at ARTSCAPE EQUINOX: A COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE tonight, in their Arts Market...we'll see how it goes:)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Arts Market, this Thursday

I'll be at Artscape Youngplace, this Thursday night, in their Arts Market...

ARTSCAPE EQUINOX: A COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE
March 20 @ 6pm-10pm180 Shaw Street
Join us at this family-friendly celebration of the spring, offering inspiration and temptation for our creative season ahead. Visit an open studio, watch or participate in a creative class, tour our gallery exhibitions, browse the arts market, learn about upcoming programs, and mix and mingle with artists and friends.
6 pm – drop-in programming begins; wander the building and explore an array of artistic offerings
6:30 pm – join exhibition curator Heather Nicol  for a special talk and tour of the Hallway Galleries
after 8 pm – join us in the Flex Studios for spring cocktails at our neighbourhood mixer (cash bar), featuring tunes, treats (including kid-friendly snacks) and creative delights

Monday, March 17, 2014

March break in Stowe, Vermont

Last week was our March break. We opted for more of the white stuff!!! The days went something like this...snow board/ski, soak weary limbs in outdoor heated pool and/or hot tub, dinner, bed:)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Planning the next piece

I've started planning (drawing and choosing tesserae) for my next large piece (4'X6'). I get excited about what will be even though I know it'll be months before it's finished...

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Another Urn makeover


It has been more then 2 years since we said goodbye to our girl Rita (October 28, 1996 - August 4, 2011). We still think about her a lot.
I finally got around to finishing/making over her urn. I primed and painted it a soft yellow (the colour Rita would be if she were a colour) then added various yellow and white porcelain roses (the white ones were hand made by me). Like Bob's urn, Rita's urn is now worthy of the dog she was:)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

It's all in the eyes

Kate has lovely eyes - soulful.
I'm in the early stages of planning a new piece (drawings first) where the eyes of the subject matter will play an important roll. Kate's eyes are a great reference.

Monday, February 24, 2014

A Travelling Workshop


This was my workshop materials neatly packed into my car. And this was my workshop materials nicely unpacked at Artscape Youngplace. My first workshop at Artscape went well. I spent the weekend sharing what I love with a group of wonderful people.
Thanks again for coming out Shelley, Peter, Mary, Marg, Gilda, Kelly, Landon and Karen!

P.S. I took photos of their masterpieces but half of them were out of focus >:(
Note to self: always take 3 shots (a better chance that at least one of them will be sharp!)