Saturday, October 20th can only be described using one word, abundance.  Others who experienced the day may have their own word for it, a neighbour called it a rich day, to which I agreed, but I needed my own word, so abundance it is. The week leading up to October 20th was not great, I … More Abundance

Suspended Animation

I am a positive person, really.  Sometimes I have to remind myself of that, sometimes I have to trick myself into believing it.  This is one of those times.  It seems my current project is determined to move in slow motion.  Sometimes reverse actually, not for long, but still oh so slowly.  It all began … More Suspended Animation

Grand Ideas

The Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council member exhibition for 2012 was Titanica. Members were asked to create new works of fine craft with the word titanic in mind. They could use any definition they would like, some focused on the ship Titanic, others the Titans, Titanium or in my case titanic as in large. Unfortunately … More Grand Ideas

Spatial Planning

My goal in the last two years was to visit as many printmaking shops as I could, in the hopes that it would prepare me for the day I started setting up my own space. I am still 8-10 months away from my permanent studio space, but today I finished unpacking and arranging my temporary … More Spatial Planning

Cars, trains, buses, cars & again in reverse

The first full garment sample that I knit for Ilga Leja was the Summer in the City poncho.  I had done swatches for her before, getting to try out different yarns and colourways was inspiring, but ultimately, the challenge of knitting for someone else was exactly what I needed when the opportunity presented itself. I am … More Cars, trains, buses, cars & again in reverse

Material Matters

When I met my husband Peter he was living in his family home in Saint John, New Brunswick next door to a family by the name of McKelvey.  Peter and I were in our early 20’s, so while we were friendly with the neighbours, there really was no reason to interact regularly, the McKelvey’s were … More Material Matters

Symmetrical Interactions

Having been involved in the mounting of several group exhibitions over the years it always amazes me how a diverse group of artists, creating works in a variety of media, alone in their studios, not even knowing who their fellow exhibitors, somehow create works that are meant to be together.  Now obviously this doesn’t always … More Symmetrical Interactions