Global textiles, friends and opera in Toronto

October 21, 2015
What a fantastic mini vacation I've just had! Although I live in one of the world's most beautiful areas, as far as nature goes, I love to travel; even if that means just a few days away in Toronto, a mere...
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Thanksgiving or being Grateful

October 13, 2015
Already Thanksgiving! This is the last long weekend before the Christmas break and generally the last weekend when cottagers come up to visit. Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving? To give thanks for their good fortune and the abundance of food,...
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“Autumnal Scarf”

October 7, 2015
Autumn here in Canada brings crisp, cool temperatures most days and the nights are cold. Thus, making an Autumnal scarf was just the ticket. This is the season when people start to put away their summer clothing and bring out...
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Fabric painting with airbrush

October 1, 2015
A new direction for my artwork has finally been realized- fabric painting! My background in printmaking (mainly silkscreen) has developed into airbrushing. The primary reason is that in the past, I used varsol to thin my paints and lacquer thinner to...
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“Black Shawl”, an airbrushed shawl

September 15, 2015
I have just finished my first airbrushed shawl and am quite happy with the results. It was a bit of a challenge as it was black and sheer. As I was painting, it was difficult to gauge the intensity of...
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The process of making “Little Lily Orbs” collage

September 9, 2015
Here are some pics showing the development of the collage "Little Lily Orbs". I used both airbrush and pencil drawing to complete this piece. The airbrushed Lotuses were painted on paper, then cut out. The final step before framing this...
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September means Back to School!

September 1, 2015
September means Back to School! This will be the second fall, that I will not return to teach. Or back to school at all, for that matter. It seems I have spent such a large part of my life either studying or...
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World Elephant Day

August 12, 2015
Today is World Elephant Day around the world, a day to recognize and celebrate these incredible animals. Many people are aware and rightfully outraged about the grave situation happening with poaching Elephants for their ivory. But it's unfortunate that many people...
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Dog days of summer in August

August 1, 2015
The dog days of summer have finally arrived! No complaints from me. My little pond, that I installed in early summer, is very healthy, with a small resident frog and a garter snake, who loves to swim! However the cycle...
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