Join me for a talk and trunk show at the Senior’s Cafe in the Antigonish Town and County Library on April 3 2013, 14.00-15.30pm in the Community Room. I will talk about my textile art journey and show lots of my work – from the humble beginnings to award winning pieces. Also, there will be coffee, tea and munchies!
Here are some pictures of the exhibition in the Antigonish Town and County Library in daylight – enjoy…
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My fibre arts exhbition “Fabrications” opened last Friday and the turnout was great. Lots of friends came, my family was there to help and we had a really nice evening. It is interesting to hear all the comments and have visitors pick their favourite piece. The exhibition will be in the gallery space of the Antigonish Town and County Library until March 31, so come and see for yourself!
We are all listening to my friend Sarah O’Toole’s opening speech
Surrounded by my “fabrications”!
Sarah and Tabea take in my art
- I was happy to see so many familiar faces. The support for artists in this town is amazing!
This exhibition is supported by Arts Nova Scotia.
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I am very excited about my first solo exhibition “Fabrications” which will be shown at the Antigonish Town and County Library during the month of March. It will be an overview over the last 5 years of my work, lots of pieces that were in national or international shows and haven’t been seen around here. The opening will be this coming Friday, March 1st, from 7-8pm. There is still a lot to do and prepare, but it will be done by Friday! I hope to finish one more piece, to have some brand new art to show.
I hope lots of people can come and see the show, or join me on Friday for the opening.
The library gallery is such a beautiful space, bright and open, I am happy to be in this space and my art will benefit from all that light.
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I was asked for a donation for the AGECIP (Antigonish Guysborough Early Childhood Intervention Program) fundraiser event “Love for all” that will take place Friday, Feb. 15, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the StFX Keating Centre conference rooms and have live jazz music, a silent art auction and will be catered by our local Gabrieau’s Bistro.
So here is what I came up with – and I hope someone will love it:
All you need is love, 18×18″, cotton and silk
All you need is love, detail of the hand dyed silk heart on a silk background with beading
Have a happy Valentine’s Day!
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My new fabric creations are available now in Antiongish: handmade fibre art postcards with lots of love and hearts… Valentine’s cards. They are available in two local stores: Lyghtesome Gallery and Aphrodite Art and Fashion Inc., both on Main Street Antigonish. To give you an idea what they look like:
Glitter and roses for Valentine’s Day
There are lots of individually designed cards, so please come and and pick one for the special person in your life!
… in the promotional material for the SAQA auction 2012. Check out the flier for the auction which starts on September 10, 2012.
What an honor to be selected for this, considered there are 288 auction pieces! This certainly made my day!
Every year I make a donation of a 12″ by 12″ quilt to the Studio Art Quilt Association (www.saqa.com). I’m a Professional Artist Member of this very valuable and supporting group and benefit from their work. So I like to give back by donating a small art quilt for their annual benefit auction which will commence on September 10 2012. There are many beautiful works of art up for grabs at a very reasonable price. The auction quilts can be previewed on SAQAs website (http://www.saqa.com/gallery-mini-detail.php?ID=2053).
This year I decided to give one of my newest works, “Stepping Stones”, featuring my new technique of monoprinting and painting fabric. I think it looks fresh and interesting, I hope it finds a buyer!
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Here is the final result of my work with the kids, I think it turned out really well. The space in the kids room of the Peoples’ Place in Antigonish is perfect for the quilt and I hope visitors will be able to enjoy it for a long time.
The library quilt is finished and will move to its new home in April. I’m happy with the result and hope the library will be too..
Here is one more teaser:
A lobster in the bookshelf...
I also finished a challenge piece for the Canadian Quilter’s Association Conference 2011 which is in London, Ont. this year. The theme is “Quilting in the forest” and I had to incorporate 5 fabrics they provide, and the colours were really not what I usually work with! But that’s the challenge… So I altered the fabrics a bit with the help of some oil paintsticks and leaf rubbing plates, did some fabric strip weaving and raw edge applique on top, and now I like the fabrics.
A detail shot to show the seed stitching with hand dyed perle cotton and the beading along the fern frond edges:
"New Growth" detail
So, 10 more centimetres of snow tonight… I’m really tired of shovelling snow, considered it’s March 2nd.