Thursday, May 31, 2018

National Juried Show 2018

Quilt Canada opened today in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The winners of the National Juried Show can be found HERE.  It's well worth a look!

Quilt Canada 2018

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Spring Markets & IKEA Purchases

I visited the Dartmouth Makers Spring Market today in (of course) Dartmouth, NS. One of the reasons for checking out the various markets, is to see if they might be a good fit for my art work. Last weekend was the Mahone Bay Etsy Made in Canada Market.  Some of the same vendors were at both. Of course, I chatted to various people, asking questions about the market. I missed out on the Halifax Makers Spring Market as I was busy at that time.

What was interesting: I wore one of my Fibre Art Pendants on both weekends. At each, I had vendors ask where I bought it as it was "so eye catching and interesting".

I think both markets would be interesting to try next year.

IKEA was also on my 'To Do' list today as I wanted to pick up a few more project boxes for my studio. I added these to the few purchased last week:

21" x 14"  I have 3 of these

Same as above but in use with pendants in progress

14" x 10 1/2" These have covers. Two fits on the larger ones

7" x 10 1/4" These fit on top of the 14" x 10 1/2" ones

I have three large ones and two each of the others.

Next: to get into my studio!!! The LED lights, plugs etc were installed yesterday. The ceiling tiles are up in half the room. It's coming along.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Pendants & Sculptures!!

Last Sunday, the family went to White Point Beach Resort for Mother's Day Brunch. The food was wonderful and a lovely spot to spend an afternoon. Some of my Fibre Art Pendants and Shimmers are for sale in the gift shop. You will find a few of the pendants below:

On the way home, we visited Crosby's Sculptures and Garden Center, Liverpool. If you are in the area, it's well worth the visit! These sculptures are all constructed from concrete:

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

Wishing my 96 1/2 year old mother a Happy Mother's Day. For her age, she is in good health.

2012 tulips from my NL garden

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Clouds and Cream: an Art Show

My daughter, Jill's art show, Clouds and Cream, opened this evening in Mahone Bay at Get the Scoop! A special ice cream flavor was created just for the show. It was made from a combination of mandarin oranges, marshmallow, and a liquor from the Caribbean. Delicious!!!! Thanks, Lisa (owner and ice cream maker)

Here are the eight new pieces: Blueberry Truffle, Carmel Curl, Cloud Berry, Dreamsickle Drizzle, Mango Sherbet, Maritime Mist, Moon Mint and Vanilla Parfait. Aren't the names delightful! Thanks go to Jill's husband, Jude, for thinking up most of the names.

If you are interested in having one of these original art pieces, you can contact Jill. There are also prints available.
Blueberry Truffle

Carmel Curl (sun shining causing a shadow)

Cloud Berry

Dreamsickle Drizzle

Mango Sherbet

Maritime Mist

Moon Mint

Vanilla Parfait