12 Nov

Artists To Visit During Culture Crawl 2018

The annual Eastside Culture Crawl kicks off this week, and I am looking forward to visiting my fellow artists in their studios. If you’re planning to attend here is a short list of recommended people to visit.           To see the full list of 482 (!) artists visit the Eastside Culture […]

05 Nov

Thirty Days of Handmade

I’ve been sharing a photo series of personal handmade objects collected over the years as a project on Instagram for the month of November. The focus will mostly be items I’ve bought myself rather than things I’ve been gifted, and includes handmade functional items as well as artwork. It’s been interesting to look around the […]

29 Oct

Progress on the Pattern Project

It’s a good thing I keep an on-going record of what I am working on with Instagram and my blog because it helps me realize how productive I have been lately. I’d been feeling unproductive, but looking back at my previous entry earlier in October about the pattern project I’d revived, I realized I’d done […]

17 Oct

Paper Weight: Works in Paper by Elsa Mora

Elsa Mora is a multi-disciplinary Cuban-America artist and illustrator. I count her amongst my list of favourite artists for her ability to work in every type of material, and for her brilliant and unique craftswomanship with paper. I was thrilled to learn of her show in Eugene Oregon at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art […]

10 Oct

Restarting An Old Project Exploring Patterns

I recently decided to restart an old project I’d left unfinished from an artist residency at The Leeway Studio a few years back. I created a series of paper cut pieces exploring pattern design which focused on Japanese textiles and Islamic geometric designs. I’ve been thinking about this project for ages and wanted to do […]

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