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…

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…

The value of a sketch

While working on pieces, I’ve often found that starting with a smaller exploration of an idea or technique helps to solidify the tone or manipulation of the medium before embarking on a larger work. Take, for example, this smaller sketch of stones: Playing with the idea of stones crafted in this way in a night-time…