More dryer sheets – colouring the barrens

My hands have never been able to keep pace with my mental processes. For that matter, my mouth has a hard job keeping up, too, which is why I sometimes appear to make quantum leaps from one idea to another, connecting ideas that have no discernible link to the average mortal but which have, through…

The effect of a frame

Sometimes a frame can make all the difference in the world. These two little trees measure about 6×4 each. Finishing them as miniature quilts was a possibility, but they really needed something that would a) make them bigger, b) accentuate their elegance in a minimalist way and c) protect them from the forces of nature…

Dryer sheets – texture for textiles!

I just finished the binding on “Cumbria”, below. The picture isn’t quite squared, as I was trying to finish up before the toddler woke up, but you get the idea. The rocks were giving me a small bit of grief, because I just couldn’t get the effect for which I was looking. Then I remembered…

Supplies listing

I have finally gotten around to starting the “Supplies” page for this blog. I’ve been meaning to do it for some time now and now it’s done. Or at least started. It should be on-going; as I get more sources and information, I’ll update it. It’ll probably only be really useful to those living in…

More work completed

As you can see, I’m chugging merrily along, getting ready for the show. In case anyone is interested the details for the show opening are as follows: LAND ESCAPES Vicky Taylor-Hood & Laurie Dempster October 15 – November 10 Opening October 15th, from 2-4pm Devon House Gallery, Duckworth Street St. John’s, NL The piece above…

Not dead, just dyeing

Yes, I’m back. Took a real vacation and have been chugging away at things since my return. This summer I discovered that, even if you work erratic hours and can frequently take time off to enjoy a sunny day, you still need a real vacation and a change of scenery. I think there’s a tendancy…