24 Jul

Creating A Paper Cut Sample for a Workshop

I’ve been invited to teach a two day workshop on paper cutting at an arts festival happening out of town in mid-August. This will be the longest class I’ve taught in years, so I needed to do some planning and prototyping in preparation. The overall project is going to be a multi-layered paper cut shadow […]

19 Jul

The Art of Kristian Adam

My friends and I stopped in to see a show of Kristian Adam’s work in Penticton when we were in the Okanagan a few weeks ago. I love the new series of paintings with ladybugs, especially the ones uses geometric shapes and bright colours. I want to buy them all. View more work on Kristian […]

13 Jul

Whirls Revised with Colour

I originally shared this piece on the blog a couple months ago, and at the time I wasn’t convinced it was finished. It needed something but I wasn’t sure what that was. I’d originally intended to add colour to the piece but was hesitant to do so because I was afraid I would ruin it […]

10 Jul

Tierney Milne’s Happy Cuts

I went to the opening of Tierney Milne’s solo show at Kafka’s Coffee last week, and had a fun time. These are a small selection of two of her paper assemblages, along with two of her laser cut wood pieces. I love how her recognizable style translates so well between materials. Her work makes me […]

07 Jul

Scenic Summerland

Boris and I went away to Summerland with friends over the Canada Day long weekend. It has been many years since I last visited the Okanagan, and I’ve never previously explored this tiny town where our friend grew up. The weather was super hot, and Lake Okanagan was the perfect place to cool off in […]

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