Sunday, August 26, 2012

Collecting Kelp on Galiano

I'm spending a few days beachside on Galiano Island and as there is a bountiful supply of kelp I'm stocking up my supply the way a squirrel stashes nuts for the winter! I start each day with a stroll down to the beach where I locate and untangle the harvest which drifts in on the overnight tide then I wind it up and place it on the rocks to be dried. Some nice hot days would be great to get the dehydration process underway.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Suspended Vessel-

I completed another suspended vessel today. It's 15"/38cm tall. 
Polymer clay and crocheted brass wire. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

How I Spent My Summer Holidaze (?)

Today I ran out of boxes for my FuSion Bangles. This is significant because it was a carton  of 100 which, if my calculations are correct, indicates that I have made over 100 FuSion Bangles since the end of June.  Here are the latest effects I'm getting with "scritch scratch" and alchohol inks.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bowker Creek Brush Up- a wonderful day!

The Oak Bay Town Crier summons the citizenry to partake in the Brush-Up- and God Save the Queen!

Here I am- the booth is set up and I'm decked out in polymer clay earrings, necklace and Fusion Bangle!
Gen strike a manga pose in front of her display.
Donna Ion and her breathtaking landscapes.
Flo-Elle Watson and Bonnie Goodwin

Anne Hansen and her distinctive oyster catcher themed paintings
 Joanie McCorry organises her fabulous photographic 
art cards after organizing the Brush- Up- THANKS JOANIE!!
Elspeth Easton and her innovative display technique.
Gen gets in the zone

Avis Rasmussen explains a detail
Gen and Mayor Nils Jensen
The view from my worktable- Gen and Pat Martin-Bates.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Sneak Peek at the Brush Up!

There's a lot of talent in Oak Bay!
See you at the Brush Up on Sunday!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Bowker Creek Brush Up Prep!

Things are abuzz here as we get ready for the Bowker Creek Brush Up this Sunday! "WE" is significant because this year my daughter Gen and I will both be in the show! Gen will have a selection of her manga inspired work as well as information about her window painting ventures. I'll have a selection of work that shows the 2012 transition from polymer to basketry influenced mixed media vessels as well as some pieces that haven't been shown yet. I'll also have some art cards and wearable art. 

The Bowker Creek Brush Up has a strong focus on artists at work so Gen will be drawing- she always draws a crowd because her confidence with line is hypnotic- I'll be inking and assembling a new suspended vessel.

It all sounds so simple- but at present my table drapings need ironing, much of my stock is at another gallery and needs to be "borrowed" for the day, screen backings need a coat of spray paint, art cards need to be stuffed, and on and on and on....I'll be scrambling a bit because the two suspended vessels that were in the Sooke Fine Arts Show aren't going to be in pride of place in my display- the have found new homes- they both sold!

Here's Gen's window advertising the event!

The mustachioed  Gainsborough effect.....