18 Sep

10 Good Things From The Weekend

I used to do this series of posts on my previous blog called, “10 Good Things From The Week/Weekend”, that I’m hoping to revive here going forward. The past few months have been a struggle on many levels, and it’s been important for me to focus on the good things in my life and cultivating […]

11 Sep

Work in Progress: My Third Tyvek Scroll Completed

I ended the summer by finishing work on the third tyvek scroll. In the photos shared at the beginning of August I’d completed the larger design elements and the next stage was to do freeform cutting over the entire length of the piece. I chose to work on the floor for this part because I […]

08 Sep

Portrait Lab and Drawing with Thread

I went to see the latest show at the Craft House on Granville Island yesterday evening. It features the embroidery work of Eleanor Hannan, as she explores the subject of portraiture and uses thread and stitching as a tool for drawing. The work is a mix of stitching by hand and machine with lots of […]

04 Sep

Cute Fox Embroidery Kit by Kiriki Press

I bought this embroidery kit by Kiriki Press at the Paper Place when I was in Toronto earlier in the year. I loved the cute design and thought it would be a good practice project to brush up on my embroidery skills. But when I started working on it in July I was really frustrated […]

30 Aug

Uninterrupted Under The Cambie Bridge

Uninterrupted is a stunning video installation that has been playing under the Yaletown side of the Cambie Street Bridge all summer, in Cooper’s Park. I saw it for the second time last night with friends. The 25 minute video is mapped to the pillars and underside of the bridge, and follows the migration of Pacific […]

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