May 2011

30 May

Altered Book: Thumbelina

Memory is a funny thing. As I began to write this blog post I suddenly remembered a song from my childhood about Thumbelina sung by Danny Kay. I haven’t thought about it in ages, and it certainly didn’t occur to me while I was working on this book. The Thumbelina book is the fifth and […]

24 May

Exhibition: Fairy Tales ReMixed

In June the Seymour Art Gallery is hosting a month long arts festival, which kicks off with a group art show on the theme of Fairy Tales ReMixed. I am one of the four participating artists in the exhibition, and I will be premiering the fairy tale altered books I’ve been working on for the […]

23 May

Shopping on The Drive

Late last week Boris and I went food shopping in the Santa Barbara Market in preparation for the long weekend. It’s not a place we normally go but it’s one of the few markets opened a bit later in the evening. There was beautiful light pouring in through a window as I waited for Boris […]

19 May

Altered Book: Three Little Pigs

Do you remember the paper cut Big Bad Wolf I shared a few weeks ago? Well these are the Three Little Pigs altered books that go with him. I decided to make each of them their own house from a book – one of straw, one of sticks and one of bricks. When these are […]

17 May

Maker Faire Comes to Vancouver

I am really excited about being part of the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire in June. Watch this video by Ryan Varga, recently shot at the Maker Faire in Toronto. Makers: Mini Maker Faire Toronto from Ryan Varga on Vimeo. I’ll be sharing more about this event as we get closer to the date, but for […]

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