Monthly Archives: June 2017

End of the Line

I’ve been thinking about working with this green velvet for about 5 years.Finally there is no more left.I have to say I have collected some much epherma ( stuff ) over the past years that I now feel it is time to stop, use supplies around me and produce with materials that surround me.

I found myself turning down “inspirational” ballet shoes this week but did find myself with two new books on necklace making.I’ve never really made complex necklaces but may begin to explore this as another method of storytelling through jewelry.

 

 

Forget-me-nots

My yard is full of Forget-me -nots.I have been looking for a pattern of knitted flowers to include in my art quilts for many years.Within a stash of knitting magazines which I rehomed for a friend and found the perfect instructions.

Finished pieces

More bus babies were completed this week.

Green velvet vintage and gifted,Limb beads from Alaska and Bellevue,Wood faces for Montreal travels.All poseing on my travelling beading box.Time to make a new set of bodies and start a new group.

99

Well I have to report that the children’s tour was a great success.I had a great time and had fun exploring Ann Johnston The Contact exhibit.Sadly as with all exhibits at BAM this show is all to brief.I will have the memories held in my well thumbed catalogue and whenever I pick up my teaching tree dress.We used it to explore texture and 46 hands explore touched this piece.

One of the docent requested cards to be sent to her father who celebrates his 99th birthday next week.I find it hard it to image living another 49 yrs !

So much has changed over Dick’s lifetime.I hope he enjoys this card.

Education Opportunities

I enjoy working with young people in education settings.Making and discussing art are fun opportunities to develop ideas young minds.

I will be working with a goup of multi-lingual students this week and have created small cards for them to take home and share with their famillles in the hope that they can be encouraged to bring them back to the museum and continue the dialogue.