Working on a new piece for 'home is where the heart is', using some vintage glass beads from my grandmother's necklace.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
As you have probably realised, I am stunningly bad at this marketing promo thing. I do have a kind of email list, and I do gather these addresses at craft fairs, etc. .... but then they just sit in my posh notebook until the ink fades.
I have been busy. Some of you may know (from my other blog, which is more ranty and personal in nature and hence not linked to from here) that not only am I taking a part-time college diploma (amazingly good fun but can I get me head round the issue of homework after a gap of a couple of decades?) as well as prepping for an upcoming solo show (more on that below).
So this weekend's upcoming Portobello West season opener in the former athletes' village, creekside in Vancouver, is in danger of passing me by! I will be there, 11am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday 26th/27th along with the amazing Buenostyle and a cagey bee, among other talented artisans.
While I'm "on a roll" I probably also should remind you that I will be at New Westminster's Farmer's Market on Saturday, April 9th (you really should visit for lunch at the market -yum, yum! I recommend the hot dogs).
And I should also announce with glee that I've been accepted for the Spring Got Craft? show at the Legion Hall on Commercial, kicking off on Sunday, May 8th. If you're a goody bag aficionado make sure to mark this date in every diary you possess (and aim to get there 3 hours or so before the doors open! I'm not kidding.)
photocredit - Tanis Alexis
Oh, and the opening night for my show at Port Moody Arts Centre is April 21st (6-8pm). I am soooo excited that my friend Tanis will be exhibiting her amazing work alongside my "home is where the heart is" pieces. This is, for me, a dream come true :)
Friday, March 4, 2011
What's a Friday without a little fibre?
Black artistic wire crochet mesh cuff with applique "milky way" panel in silver wire with glass and pearls, surrounded by felted yarn embroidery.
The applique panel 'floats' above the black night sky with its inky blue depths. There's also an ACEO panel similar to the cuff, but with a picasso jasper moon snuggling into the fibre.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
pictures from an exhibition: Roots at the Scotia Creek Gallery in Whistler, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.
Today the studio is taking a short break.
Yesterday was set up day for the Roots exhibition in Whistler.
This evening was opening night.
All of us (Pat, Vicki,Val,Urszula, Cathy, and myself) apart from Sarah were in attendance for the opening. We had some 'quiet time' before the public arrived to view the pieces in their final resting places.
The exhibition looks amazing. Just before Christmas lots of "oh crap, this is short notice" emails had been flying around and deadlines seemed to be impossible to achieve.
But ladies, we pulled off a wonderful collection in celebration of International Year of the Forest :)
works by each of the artists (including my wire dragonflies) welcome visitors to the gallery
We each have our own style, techniques, and medium. Even Urszula, the other jeweler, has completely different pieces compared to my own (though let's face it, who else is insane enough to work in wire, metal and fibre?) But our whole collection works well together, looks cohesive and flows.
Do visit if you're in Whistler this March (exhibition closes March 24th).
Check out more images of the current and past Leigh Sqaure exhibitions here.