Friday, September 22, 2023

Art Fabric

Where this future will take our artists can not be forecast.  They belong in the mainstream of modern art.  It’s wholeness, the inseparability of all its fundamentals, it’s materials, it’s techniques - demands to be experienced as art beyond craft.  

Mildred Constantine and Jack Lenor Larson

Beyond Craft: The Art Fabric 1972

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Suns and moons and a single star

 Starting from one’s knowledge of the beautiful effects of colours isn’t the same as copying nature mechanically and slavishly. 

Van Gogh letter #537 to Theo. Wednesday October 28, 1885

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

white cross


We gather information with our senses.  Touch. Smell. Taste. 

These are REAL.  

The body knows.  

Thursday, August 31, 2023

A sky full

Needle and thread and the codes we produce. 

We hope our great grandmothers are proud of us.  We hope our grand daughters will surpass us.  

Ioana Corduneau, Selvedge 106

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

stitched all day

 Stitched all morning on this and at noon, pinned it to the dining room wall.  I found the bag of thread - and plan to stay here at cottage for one more week.  Shall continue stitching it.  

energy cloth, basic goodness, mother Canada, the sun-moon piece I made in March 2020, my awakened heart, moon boat, inner world, holy holy, night sky whirl, red sparkling water.  Layered linen and wool, cosmic imagery and hand embroidery-quilting.