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Design Challenges

I realized something about myself today. I love to do anything, as long as there is a creative design challenge involved. We've just bought a one acre property on Salt Spring Island BC, which has a 1971 trailer home on it. It had been the home to a long term smoker. It didn't have a [...]

Monday Inspirations 8

Ah! Spring! A great season for inspiration and motivation! I walked around our property today, watching for new plant life....looking closely to see who I might have missed, hiding in the dead leaves and undergrowth. The colour collection is surprisingly diverse. Today's walk is about stopping to take a break; paying attention to small details; [...]

Felted Purses

  I've had some interesting motivation to make fun felt recently. Writing this blog for one! Writing the Monday Inspirations really is helping me to focus and keep my thinking involved, but a bit above the actual piece at hand. I've also been playing with textures while planning for my Surface Design Class coming up [...]

Monday Inspirations 7

Grasses; their forms, stories, colours and patterns....I love the tussock grass patterns. The way they stand up and above the low grasses; the colour in their stems, and the random patterning of the clumps over the fields. These grasses inspire me to keep my designs asymmetrical; to infuse a random nature into my patterning; to include [...]

Indigo blues

What a fabulous weekend!It started with beautiful sunny weather, and a viewing of Who Does She Think She Is?, a documentary on women artists and motherhood.  www.whodoesshethinksheis.net  So much of what was said resonates with me. We have a need to be creative, and also have chosen to be available to meet the needs of our [...]

Making Prefelt Tutorial at Living Crafts

 Living Crafts is featuring a tutorial I have written on making your own prefelts. If you've ever been curious about prefelt, or just would like to find out more- head over for a visit to the Living Crafts Blog  and say hello! These are so easy to make- and add so much to your felting [...]

Purple Days

 It is all about PURPLE these days. Sometimes color just happens that way! This purple session has been building every since I wrote about RED.  As much as I am in love with that color, and that wool roving, immediately after writing about red, I started to think about purples, so I guess the idea [...]

Storytelling Carpet

  We had a fantastic workshop on Sunday at Serenity Cove Children's Centre. Such a beautiful setting in the Cowichan Valley, right on Shawnigan Lake. Lucky children who get to come to such a beautiful place, and spend time with our beautiful host, Ocean! Such a calm and grounding force she must be!   We started [...]