Starting Points on my new Platinum 16 Mid Arm

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Husqvarna Platinum 16 | No Comments

  I’m so excited to play with my new machine!  It’s an industrial machine, and it sews *fast*! The mechanics of the machine are very simple. You can preset three stitch speeds, and whether you want the needle to stop in the up or down position. The thread tension is set manually. There are no […]

A New Friend in the Studio

On Saturday, I purchased a new Husqvarna mid-arm sewing machine, the Platinum 16. I’ve had my eye on a mid-arm for some time, wondering if it was time to make the leap. I’ve been making pieces to show and sell for the past couple of years. Some of have been up to 5 feet high. […]

Art lessons from Paris

Art lessons from Paris

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

              Have you ever been on a trip that you felt really changed your life? I’ve just returned from a whirlwind trip to Paris. Ten days later, I’m still in awe. I am an artist. As an artist, how can you breathe in centuries of art, architecture, culture and […]

New Year, New Exhibition

New Year, New Exhibition

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Exhibitions | No Comments

Happy New Year 2015, everyone! The fairy dust (a.k.a. Christmas tree needles) of the holidays has settled, and I am really looking forward to new art adventures in 2015.  I am blessed to start the year as a participant in an exciting exhibition  at the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s  Affinity Gallery in Saskatoon from Jan 16-Feb […]

Setting the course for a year in the studio

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Every artist dreams of success in their own way: perhaps a year of productivity, developing a perfect series, getting that dream commission, or selling everything they produce. It’s great to set goals, whether they are about making, showing, selling, sharing or teaching our work. Goals help us to focus on what we want. Effective goals […]

Come on in! Art and Life happen here

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Welcome to this brand new blog! I am a visual artist, working in textiles and mixed media. Textiles– fabric and fibres– are a main element in most of my. They’re often the substrate, the layers above, and sometimes the ‘icing on the cake’. By mixed media, I mean paint, dye, crayon, pencil, graphite, art medium […]