19 Feb

Developing Workshops & Teaching

Last month I spent a whole lot of time preparing for workshops and teaching. I’ve been reflecting on whether or not that was a good thing. I’ve never had the desire to be a teacher, but offering classes felt like one of the many things I should do as part of my professional art practise. […]

29 Jan

Optical Illusions and Patterns

Lately in the studio I’ve been taking inspiration from a book on Optical Art that I came across at the library. There is a definite element of optical play in the patterns I create organically and I wanted to figure out how to explore this in more in depth, and with intention. This is the […]

13 Jan

2019 Year End Review In Twelve Photos

I usually put together my year end review in the final days of the year but blogging hasn’t been much of priority over the past few months, and I let it go. Better late than never though. I’ve continued to struggle with the same issues as the past two years, not feeling like I was […]

06 Jan

Art & Craft Social – January 2020

Join us for the latest edition of Art & Craft Social! The event is FREE. All you need to do is bring a small creative project to work on, such as stitching, sketching, crocheting, collage, etc. The Social provides an opportunity to meet new people, get inspired, and learn something new through exposure to the creative […]

18 Dec

Refashioning A One-Of-A-Kind Thrifted Find

I buy second-hand clothes as often as I can find what I need, but I also can’t resist when I find something unique at the thrift store. I picked up this dress from a consignment store on Salt Spring Island over the summer. It’s made from a silky smooth black nylon with a large piece […]

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