Thursday, April 11, 2013


Well I had my second eye surgery on Tuesday and I can see quite well.   Just in time for our second annual FIBRE FLING 2 ART SHOW AND TEA.  Members of Out of the Box fibre artists will be exhibiting over 200 unique works of art ranging from fibre art, funky dolls, felting, mixed media, rug hooking, wearable art and much more.   Just a reminder that it takes place tomorrow and Saturday at the Kitchissippi United Church hall in Ottawa.   For details, please see my Exhibitions page.  Here are just a few of the pieces I will have on display.

Down the Garden Path: Friendship is a Garden

Down the Garden Path was part of my Pathways show last year at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum.   The individual flowers are embroidered by hand on a sun printed background.  Oh, and I forgot to mention that I have written all over the background - expressions about 'gardening', friendship, uniqueness, blooming - "Friendship is a garden" "We are each of us unique" "Come into my garden" "We each bloom in our own time" .....

Small Wonders of the Forest - Colour Challenge piece
Small Wonders of the Forest is a colour challenge piece where 32 artists chose from 2 colours and designed a piece around the colour.   Mine was orange (Benjamin Moore Tomato Red to be exact).

Prairie Sky

Prairie Sky is also part of my Pathways series.  For so many people who have their roots in the prairies, it is the vast prairie skies and grassy fields that bring them joy.   This piece was inspired by songs written about the prairies and particularly a song by Jody Benjamin called Infinite Blue.

With Eyes Like Diamonds in the Sky
 This piece is part of a bead work challenge which will also be exhibited at our show.   The pieces will be open for bidding in an auction to raise funds for the Heart Institute.    Each artist was given a bag of beads and some lovely silk threads.   The rest was left up to us except that the piece needed to be either 10" x 10" or 10" x "20".  This piece is all hand stitched

This year we are featuring a table with smaller items and art cards for sale.   Here are a few of the pieces that I have submitted.  I also have healing dolls, landscape bookmarks, art cards, small landscapes and jewelry.


My newest piece called When I Was Twenty-One will also be on display.   It is a hand stitched pictorial and textual depiction of the major influences of my coming of age.   Those of us who grew up in the sixties have seen some interesting and tumultuous times, and have witnessed or been a part of major human rights movements, great and not so great music trends, and great technological changes.
When I Was Twenty-One
This is just a fraction of the works on display by an innovative group of fibre artists.   Hope you can attend.


  1. Love your work, great to see a number of pieces together in one post like this.


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