April 2012

26 Apr

This Is How Much I Love Red

I haven’t taken a self portrait in ages, and I miss it. It’s always been a means for me to explore portrait ideas, with myself as the very convenient model. I’m not sure why exactly I’ve lost the habit of doing them, but perhaps it has something to do with my waning interest in photography […]

24 Apr

In Celebration of Tulips

On the weekend Boris and I did a day trip across the border into Washington to see the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. It was a warm sunny day, perfect for spending time outside looking at masses of flowers. When we drove up to our first stop (a farm with giant fields of yellow and red […]

23 Apr

Collaging Into Spring

With all the bird and flowering tree watching I tend do, it’s no surprise both have made their way into these two recent collages. These evolved even more spontaneously than usual. I chose pieces of sewing pattern paper and glued them down as the backgrounds for each before deciding what else I would do. It […]

17 Apr

Bringing Together Paper Cuts and Collage

I realized yesterday that I need to come up with a title for the series of organic looking paper cut forms I’ve been working on. My mind is drawing a blank at the moment so I’m open to suggestions. When I shared some of these the other week they seemed more like a sketch than […]

16 Apr


Early spring in Vancouver was cold and rainy, and it felt as if warmer weather was never going to arrive. But those precious warm blue sky days have come at last and I’ve been getting outside to make the most of it. I snap an endless amount of photos of the beautiful flowering trees found […]

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