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Monday, 31 August 2015

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Hello!  I'm so excited to share this.  After 5+ years of working full time as an artist, I now have a professional website.  !  It's official.


Fireworks?  Yes, you bet I'm celebrating!  I made it all by myself and though it was rather painful, I did it, and I LOVE IT.  Please check through it and see what you think.  If you scroll down on any page, you will see an email subscription form.  If you fill that it, you'll be added to my email list for announcements and updates on sales, exhibitions, open studios, and classes.  You'll likely get two or three emails a year, so don't worry about email overload.

The blog link in the menu will bring you back directly to my blog here.

Wow.  This is a fantastic way to end the summer.  I'll be celebrating with the Saskatoon Fireworks Festival this weekend and pretending some of the 'splash' is for me. : )

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Step Back in Time

One year ago I took this photograph out at Cranberry Flats.  Well, truth be told, I took nearly one hundred images!  It was a really good time of year for finding treasures.  I really loved the sweetness, curiousity, and closeness of this one.

The night before the my first annual Open Studio last October, I stitched out this one.  It's small at 3x5 inches... but it seemed the perfect size for the way I felt about that moment.  It's all free machine stitched with the exception of the French Knots.

This summer, I thought how nice it would to hand stitch a larger version.  So I started.  I picked a different crop of the same footpath at a closer view to make it more intimate.  (Isn't it pretty!?)  And after many days, I thought loudly to myself, 'WHAT WAS I THINKING!?' That is a lot of stitching.  I worked and I worked and contemplated how ridiculous this is if it doesn't work out.

But - you know me.  I finished it 'enough' in time to photograph for the grant project.

I'm not done.  I'm going to take out some of the long grasses and redo them with a lighter, brighter colour. It will add a little more curve to the path too.  My favourite part of my photo is the long whispy grasses that are hanging over the path.  The colours are off but I did what I could with what I had.  Other than that, I think it has the feel I wanted.  I suppose I should introduce this as a work in progress.

This is about 8 inches by 11 inches.  My favourite part of it is the sage clumps that are buried in the grasses.  They are clusters of French Knots.  Can you pick them out?  there's a lot of layering in this piece.  One more day and I should be done.  I'm looking forward to getting all my hand work framed before the month is over.

There you have it.  Next on my plate is 2 commissions that have been patiently waiting.  The first is a threadpainting of our nearby Pike Lake, a place full of fond memories for one woman and her family.  The second is a smaller threadpainting of prairies at sunrise.

There you have it!  Enjoy the rest of summer!

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Sunday, 23 August 2015

Sunday Snapshots

Such lovelies on my morning walk...

So much inspiration poking up everywhere around me...

So much colour underfoot, so many stars!

and last but not least... so much life in teenie places!

Happy Sunday!

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