Exhibits & Performances, Printmaking

Some Good News

Recently, I received the good news that one of the mono-prints I'd submitted to an online juried print show was accepted. The Aird Gallery in Toronto is putting the exhibit on. I'll let you know when it's up and running. Meanwhile, here's the print. It's one of the stamped ones I made in the last… Continue reading Some Good News

Exhibits & Performances, Printmaking

BIMPE XI

BIMPE stands for Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition. The eleventh edition of that excellent show was due to take place in 2020, but you know what else happened then. The deadline for prints to be mailed in was in March 2020 and I had sent in my three entries by then. Normally BIMPE would have… Continue reading BIMPE XI

Exhibits & Performances, Felt & Fabric

Simone Elizabeth Saunders

I'm very glad to have recently seen the hand tufted wall hangings of Simone Elizabeth Saunders. They are on display at the Textile Museum of Canada through January. Here's several of her powerful and beautiful works from the exhibit. It Matters, 2020, © Simone Elizabeth Saunders Excellence, 2021, © Simone Elizabeth Saunders Cosmic Creation, 2021,… Continue reading Simone Elizabeth Saunders

creative process, Printmaking

Stamped Mono-Prints

After several month of not making any artwork, I began again in late summer and early fall. I started with line drawings from my imagination and began a lino print, but my heart wasn't in the process. Then I made the following mono-prints from stamps I had carved. I got the idea of using letters… Continue reading Stamped Mono-Prints

drawing, Masks, Photography

The Return of The Night of Dread

The Night of Dread has been a wonderful event in Toronto for many years. It's an event held to face fears, to mock and banish them. On October 29th, the 23rd annual pageant put on by Clay and Paper Theatre returned after a two year hiatus during the pandemic. My husband and I paraded among… Continue reading The Return of The Night of Dread

Nature Photography, Photography, Printmaking

Autumn!

Autumn colours are magnificent in Toronto this year. We've been walking in the Brickworks Park and surrounding ravines for the past few weeks as the leaves turn. And we haven't been alone--there are many people (and their dogs) out walking and enjoying the vibrant colours. Here's a linocut I made many years ago about my… Continue reading Autumn!

childhood art, Painting

Community Banners

I love seeing creative work outside museums and galleries--work done by artists and non-artists alike. So I was delighted to see colourful banners made by community members along the main street of Consecon when we were on vacation. In case the writing on the last banner is too small for you to make out, the… Continue reading Community Banners

Nature Photography, Photography

Dramatic Sky Over Lake Ontario

Last week we went east out of town along Lake Ontario. We spent time in a small village and in three different Provincial Parks, walking along the beaches and a marsh boardwalk, watching gulls, terns, tiny fast walking birds, swans and egrets. It was a time both of quiet and of listening to the waves… Continue reading Dramatic Sky Over Lake Ontario

Painting

Paintings I’d Forgotten About

When I began looking into self publishing a retrospective book of my prints, I saw that it might not be simple to do. Indeed, that's the case. After stalling because of extremely high prices for scanning the works, I've adjusted my plans and will do something more modest--like creating a section of my site devoted… Continue reading Paintings I’d Forgotten About

Poetry, Printmaking, Writing

Map of the Body

Here's a poem I began a few years ago that I made some small changes to today. The inked linoleum block that follows the poem was not done in response to it but seemed to fit. Map of the Body The body is a map in relief carved by the nail of time. The body… Continue reading Map of the Body