An early birthday present

My darling husband hit the nail on the head this year on the birthday present front. He (with the help of Tara Bryan) tracked down some good watercolour brushes from what used to be M. Francis Kelly*and presented them to me yesterday, over a week before my actual birthday. Today I get a chance to…

Designing, a variable process

Everyone comes to the process of hashing out a design in their own unique way and what works for one person or piece might not work at all for another. My work usually originates in one of two distinct ways; either I start with an idea and create the fabrics to give body and substance…

Working Uphill and Into the Wind

I was running uphill into the wind for a few kilometres yesterday* when this blog post started writing itself in my mind. This often happens to me when I run. Creative hares are startled out of their usual forms and my brain takes off on tangents previously unknown. I suspect that it’s partially disassociation; after…

Catching up

I’m a little behind in these blog posts, for which I humbly apologize. It seems that when I’m really and truly busy, I have little time for sitting at the computer. When I’m really and truly creating and churning ideas about, I’m more inclined towards pen and paper for working out kinks, sketching ideas and…

Chugging along

Today is a mundane Monday, which is not a bad thing at all. It simply means that I more or less chug along merrily, working away at various projects, without chaos, interruptions or the recent, dreaded Snow Days. I’m currently planning a series of textile pieces for various shows and events as well as finishing…