Fiber arts. Plush. Sculpture. Stitching. Printmaking. Whatever.

#Inktober sketches

As I’ve mentioned, this month I’m participating in Inktober, I was sketching from a natural history book but now I’ve switched to doodling, which is an art in itself (I even got a book from the library on doodling).

#Inktober sketches

As I’ve mentioned, this month I’m participating in Inktober, I was sketching from a natural history book but now I’ve switched to doodling, which is an art in itself (I even got a book from the library on doodling).

Happy Thanksgiving

No, not a typo… today is Canadian Thanksgiving and yes, I’ve been cooking quite a bit today.

Happy Thanksgiving

No, not a typo… today is Canadian Thanksgiving and yes, I’ve been cooking quite a bit today.

Pumpkins everywhere!

This morning at our local coffee shop – the Blue Butterfly Bistro on Main Street - I had an iced pumpkin spice latte and a pumpkin scone.

Pumpkins everywhere!

This morning at our local coffee shop – the Blue Butterfly Bistro on Main Street - I had an iced pumpkin spice latte and a pumpkin scone.

When I’m not stitching or sketching

… I’m likely reading and this week I absolutely cannot put down Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.

When I’m not stitching or sketching

… I’m likely reading and this week I absolutely cannot put down Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.

Sketching little birds

This month in my sketchbook I’m participating in #Inktober. Pretty straightforward, just sketch using ink everyday. I love doing a pencil sketch then inking over it.

Sketching little birds

This month in my sketchbook I’m participating in #Inktober. Pretty straightforward, just sketch using ink everyday. I love doing a pencil sketch then inking over it.

Retired woodcuts

WP_20141006_14_55_25_ProI’m not trying to make my blog all about old pieces of work that I’ve done, it just seems that way. Last year a good friend of mine arranged for me to show my work at a shop in Issaquah, WA.  I decided to retire a number of woodblocks that I knew I was unlikely to print with again. I framed them using the reverse side of painting boards, simply gluing the block to the frame. I absolutely adored…

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30 Days of Art

30 Days of Art

Two years ago this month I participated in a challenge to make a print everyday for thirty days. I, of course, chose a pretty time consuming method but I got through the challenge and loved the final results. I thought I’d share some of them again today.

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Sketchbook update

I’ve been sketching along in my little sketchbook along with others following Crystal of Year of Creative Habits…

Sketchbook update

I’ve been sketching along in my little sketchbook along with others following Crystal of Year of Creative Habits…

How to Become a Working Artist

Today and yesterday I have been watching Lisa Congdon (yay!) present a live class on how to become a working artist.

How to Become a Working Artist

Today and yesterday I have been watching Lisa Congdon (yay!) present a live class on how to become a working artist.

Plush You!

Yes, once again I’ve been selected to participate in Plush You! the international, juried show of plush.  I’ve packaged up my pieces and popped them in the mail to Schmancy in Seattle.  Here they are!

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I’m really pleased with all three pieces. My only disappointment is not being able to be in Seattle for the show. It is always lots of fun and Kristen organizes pre- and post-party get…

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