“A Sense of Belonging” NS Printmakers exchange portfolio & travelling exhibition

Over the past few months I’ve been involved as both a participant, and co-organizer of the NS Printmakers first portfolio exchange. Yesterday we hung the show for the third time, and I thought this would be a great opportunity to post about the show. The driving force for the project is printmaker Maria Doering, and … More “A Sense of Belonging” NS Printmakers exchange portfolio & travelling exhibition

Stone, the first in the documentary series Life’s Work: Six Coversations with Makers

“You prove you can do it by doing it” – Heather Lawson https://vimeo.com/125501609 Craft Alliance and the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council, in partnership with Breakwater Studios International Limited, are thrilled to release Stone, the first in a series of six short documentary films about some of Nova Scotia’s master craftspeople called Life’s Work: Six … More Stone, the first in the documentary series Life’s Work: Six Coversations with Makers

Arts Nova Scotia

Here in Nova Scotia we are lucky to have Arts Nova Scotia, an independent body that oversees government funding that goes directly to artists. In May of 2013 I submitted an application to the Grants to Individuals program for professional development in printmaking. A peer selection committee composed of established artists review applications and make final … More Arts Nova Scotia

Textile Note Cards

What started as a quick email/Tweet/Wordpress view as I prepared to eat lunch today turned into a moment of panic and confusion.  Why was there all this activity on my various social media links?  Why were there more visits to my blog today then there had been in TOTAL for the past several months? Seems … More Textile Note Cards

Change Ahead

Each year the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council asks its members to submit works for a member exhibition at the Mary E. Black Gallery.  For 2013 the theme was change, initially in the form of new materials, equipment or technology.  This being a curated show, the curator Stephen Zwerling expanded on the theme, and invited … More Change Ahead

Judith Mackenzie

I had the great pleasure of traveling to Surprise Lake in Alberta ten years ago with fellow Canspinner Kathy Baker. It was the trip of a lifetime, made even better by spending several days living, working and learning with Judith Mackenzie. I’ve just learned through a post by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (Yarn Harlot) that on Monday, … More Judith Mackenzie


  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