Tuesday, October 28, 2014


The trip to Boston was fantastic and Andrea and I had such fun. The exhibition at the ICA was great

but the absolute highlight was a video piece by Ragnor Kjartansson. (above) A stunning piece with such beauty and curiosity.

We also stopped at the Mobilia Gallery thanks to our companion for the day, Marcia Young, of FiberArt Now magazine who arranged the visit and drove us to beautiful Cambridge. I have work there in a new show and it is a fantastic gallery. I fell in LOVE with the kinetic rings by Michael Berger.

Today I am working on a presentation I will be giving at the Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre alongside Kevin Rodgers. He is artist and Director of the centre and I look forward to hearing about his residence in Belgium. I will discuss how my travels will inform my new work..which is juuuust beginning, so discussing it tonight I think will allow me to consider the impact more fully. Even as I put the lecture together (Oh, yes...for tonight!) I will be developing these ideas. Kind of exciting.

I have set a schedule for myself that will encourage me to complete the required number of sculpture for my solo exhibitions in Verona, Italy in May and The Canadian Guild of Craft in Montreal in September. At this point, there are a whole lot of things crossed out and moved around and while I have the feeling time is on my side,  I know better. Time is fleeting and it is time to focus.

My schedule this week has drinks with friends, parent teacher meetings, art meeting and (more) drinks with friends. All this takes me from my studio space but I know serves as fuel for my creativity. I am a people person and need to be out with my people!

Always such a balance. I'll keep you posted...Now off to work!!

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

What's up?

Today I am waking up in the lovely home of author and felt whisperer, Christine White. She woke much earlier than I to head out to Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival. I keep telling myself I will make it there one year. While I just love people, I am not a huge fan of crowds and it will be shoulder to shoulder there this weekend, I am certain.

Today, I will catch up on some work, stop by New England Felting Supply and Boston. While in Boston, I will pick up the talented feltmaker, Andrea Noeske-Porada.

She makes very interesting geometric felt utilizing different weights and densities of wool to effect share and shrinkage.

We will go to the Mobilia gallery to see the show I am in (and the great company I am showing with!) and the the big fibre show at the ICA  (The institute of Contemporary Art)

I will deliver Andrea to her next destination and then head home to get to work in the studio.
I am so pleased to let you know I will have a solo exhibition in Verona, Italy. The fantastic owner of DHG in Italy has been coordinating the Italian leg of my visit and I am both grateful and excited to dd this to the European bookings that will be announced very (very) soon.

I will be in the studio in the coming months and sharing bits and pieces here as they become available. The big reveal of new work will come in the early Spring as I prepare to depart but I will keep you posted on progress and all the other things I am doing in between, because you know there is always lots going on here! I look forward to including you on this next stage...the next part of this fantastic journey.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tuning in..

Hi All!,

I am hoping to convince you all to "tune in" (an antiquated expression in this age, for sure) and join me in a LIVE chat with Fiber Art Now as part of their show series FanFare. You can register and/or find details here
I will be live streamed from my studio to answer all (well, maybe not ALL) your questions and talk to you about my work and my practice. This event is sponsored by my favorite supplier New England Felting Supply What sets them apart is the wide range of products and it is stocked full just for us feltmakers. The owner and author of what has become known as the "felt bible", Uniquely Felt, is Christine White and she is so creative in her approach to keep us supplied with materials that inspire.
I have wondering where the days are going as I have been planning my Spring teaching schedule and getting art shipped out for shows at the University of Dayton and the Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge. I have some friends to catch up with, a trip to Boston planned and them I will be busy making work. I will very soon be updating you with the new teaching schedule and showing you bits and pieces as I begin some new work...so, until then I hope to hear from you on Sunday afternoon!

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time to relax

time to relax
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