The Tucker Premises

Tucker Premises, a photo by VickyTH on Flickr. The saga of The Tucker Premises in Quidi Vidi Village is an interesting story, particularly for craftspeople and artisans in this province. Originally a fishing premises, the building fell into disrepair and there was a great deal of speculation and discussion over what should best be done…

The Etsy Store, she is up and running!

Whew! Nice to have the first batch of product up and available! I’m using this initial batch as a test, both for the venue and for the product itself. Anyone purchasing locally (within the greater St. John’s area) will be refunded their shipping costs and, for a limited time, get free delivery! Have a look:

Where did she go?

I apologize for the flurry of posts followed by silence. I’ve been chugging away at work and juggling family stuff (Katherine’s eighth birthday is this week which means cakes, parties and dragons, oh my!) and trying to make it all fit together in-between seemingly endless amounts of snow. You wouldn’t think that snow could have…

Give me money, please? Or, Grant Writing 101 (part 1)

This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for some time. I sit on a Craft Council committee that is occupied with, among its other responsibilities, reviewing grant proposals and awarding funding. We see dozens upon dozens of proposals on a regular basis from craftspeople of all sorts, from the well-established to the fledgling…

Project Beginnings, part 1

I’m a little behind in recording this project on the blog, so I’ll try to catch up as best I can. In order to make this readable and because I think and write more clearly if I divide it up in stages, I’m going to do this chronologically. I am fortunate enough to belong to…

A funny and relevant take on the job of being creative

I came across this video a while back on the Quilt Art mailing list and, for some reason, neglected to share it on the blog. Elizabeth Gilbert approaches the idea of genius from a refreshingly new slant. While I’m not sure that I agree with the idea that Genius is a disembodied gremlin living in…

Burn, baby, burn!

Some time ago I promised to try out the effect of pyrotechnics on textiles. My intention was to grab a few samples of my work and set them ablaze. Since then, I’ve wussed out repeatedly on burning up things I’ve made. I couldn’t even come up with a “hit list” of designated ignition targets. It…

Fallow

Over the past few weeks I’ve been doing markedly less of the studio hands-on portion of my job and a great deal more of the paperwork, proposals and organisation aspect. This is normally not the part of my job that I prefer, but recently I’ve been taking a rather strange pleasure in it. Most artists…

Workshop approved!

Just got word that my workshop (details below) for Quilt Canada 2008 has been approved! Yay! Another proposal pans out! If you’re interested in taking it, it’ll be on June 4, 2008 at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland. For more information, you can check with the folks at the Canadian Quilters’ Association (although…

Online sales

I’ve just gotten my online sales up and running and things seem to be smoothing out wrinkle-wise. I’ll be adding things over the coming days, as I get the photography done and have a chance to work through inventory. I can be found at http://www.Vickyth.etsy.com . The shop can also be reached through the links…

Online sales

I’ve just gotten my online sales up and running and things seem to be smoothing out wrinkle-wise. I’ll be adding things over the coming days, as I get the photography done and have a chance to work through inventory. I can be found at http://www.Vickyth.etsy.com . The shop can also be reached through the links…

Anna Templeton Centre mini-fair

Anyone in the greater St. John’s area this weekend should really check out the Anna Templeton Centre Christmas Sale at the centre on Duckworth Street. The Anna Templeton Centre runs the most excellent Textile Studies Programme that has helped so many craftspeople learn the vagaries of the textile medium both for art and for craft….