09 Mar

Work In Progress: Spirals and Waves

Progress on this piece has been much slower than I would have liked but I managed to put the finishing touches on it yesterday. The actual size is 19.5″ x 19.5″ hand cut from 98lb Canson Mi-Teintes paper. I think this is the largest 3D paper cut piece I have created to date. I drew an […]

08 Mar

Creative Paper Cutting Workshop in Toronto!

At the beginning of April I will be in Toronto visiting family, and I’ve arranged to teach a paper cutting workshop hosted by The Paper Place while I’m in town. In this hands-on workshop I will introduce students to the joys of creating intricate art through paper cutting. During the class participants will work on […]

06 Mar

Work In Progress: Stitching a Denim Skirt

When I started this clothing embellishment project in February I thought I would end up using a traditional sashiko pattern as my chosen design, but the highly structured approach didn’t suit what I had in mind for this skirt. I undid the work I’d started and took it in a completely different direction. I stitched […]

02 Mar

Art Supply Giveaway 2017

It’s spring cleaning time in the studio, and on Saturday March 18th I will be part of the annual art supply giveaway with a group of artists in Strathcona. Drop by 800 Keefer Street to browse a selection of unwanted (but still viable) supplies. This is the fifth year my friends and I have held this […]

27 Feb

Meryl McMaster at Richmond Art Gallery

It feels like a rare and special treat to see an exhibition of a woman’s self-portraits taken seriously and presented in a gallery context, but such is the work of Meryl McMaster at the Richmond Art Gallery. The show features excerpts from three different photo series created over the past four years featuring Meryl as […]

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