General Announcement

The Show is hung. Most of the details are attended to. Here are some salient announcements for those interested: Show opening: LandEscapes Laurie Dempster and Vicky Taylor Hood An exhibit of mixed media, textile works exploring landscapes real and imagined, colour and texture, homecomings and personal responses to a variety of geographical locations. Public reception:…

Participant in my own hanging

We started hanging the show today. Overall, it went quite well. We spent a couple of hours moving things around and then the patterns formed and the pieces coalesced into a show. I frankly didn’t expect it to happen that quickly and was rather surprised at how well everything merged, especially since Laurie and I…

Autumnal spendour – those fabulous dryer sheets (again)!

Whenever I tell people what I’m working on over the phone, there is an inevitable moment of pause, followed by, “you’re doing WHAT with dryer sheets? Dryer sheets?! Why on earth….” The conversation usually trails off with the implication that my mind must be a feeble and twisted thing, incapable of distinguishing a piece of…

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…

Making progress

I have learned, through trial and grievous error, that it is a mistake to attempt critical or integral portions of work while really ill. It is also a mistake to do any work that might seriously injure you (i.e. using chemicals or blades) while sick. So for the past several days, I’ve really not accomplished…