Friday, January 25, 2008

Studio Time

I love looking at everyones artistic and crafty blogs. I can spend hours going from link to link and getting inspired by other peoples creations. I especially like glimpsing into the work spaces of those induviduals. It must have been my years at art school that made me love the mess and chaos that is a studio - that and the smell of turpentine and the endless supply of supplies. I love supplies from piles of gorgeous papers to ribbon, embellishments and more. Here's a little glimpse of my own nirvana!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


So, I've been on a knitting spree. I have discovered these rather yummy yarns - they have lots of mohair in them plus a bit of shiny bling. Knitted two scarves in two days and em looking forward to designing more to be available at the Nanaimo Farmer's Market this spring. The colours really lend themselves to evening-wear and would certainly dress up any little black number!!

They will be safely hidden in my studio since my lovely, imaginative 3 year old likes to make "spaghetti" - this involves unraveling yards and yards of yarn (usually on the quiet when I am fooled into thinking she is looking at a book) and making piles of delicious pasta noodles. I credit her penchant for Curious George's naughty antics and her love of the stuff for this truly unique passtime!
I have also just received in the mail, a knitting gadget from England that makes wonderfully pretty things. Stay tuned for more...

Monday, January 14, 2008


That title is a direct quote from my 3 year old daughter. It's a wonderful way of describing the coming months...
Happy 2008!!!!!! It's been a long time, I know. One of my perhaps misguided resolutions is to update blog on regular basis even if it is just my musings. I love perusing other artistic blogs on the web. It's a lovely little glimpse into the world of creativity at its best. They inspire me to get my mind flowing with ideas and the lust to get down to the wonderful business of creating art.
I sit and write this from my cozy home studio whilst it blows with January snow outdoors. My outdoor studio is still in the works. It exists in my head and on my vision board!! This Spring will see some building and conversions of my outdoor cottage and I should be up and running for September '08.
I have been so excited and inspired by a magazine I just discovered - Cloth, Paper, Scissors. It has an amazing array of mixed media articles and I can't wait to delve right in to some altered art projects. I think my true passion has always been mixed media stuff. I love the mixture of elements - glass, stone, wood and metal. For this "season of the new year" I will focus on that love...