In 2013 I wrote a poem that I've made a few changes to this year. Among the additions, I've changed the reference to passing years to bring it up to date. The setting for the poem that I see in my mind's eye is a place my husband and I visited in Cypress Hills Park… Continue reading The Day of the Angel
I don't often use the notes app that's on my phone. So, earlier this week when I opened the app and saw long rambling words, in bold no less, I was at first mystified. I took the following screen shot, then deleted the supposed note after seeing its date. I then remembered where I had… Continue reading A Strange Somewhat Creepy Occurrence
November 2021, Brickworks, Toronto Though the work I'll show today is black and white, outdoors the colours were magnificent this past week. We came out of much rain and clouds to days of sunshine on the turning leaves. Photos don't do the leaves justice, but invoke memories. I felt that that's as it should be,… Continue reading This Autumn
Lino Block, 12" x 12", Shield, 1989, Lily S. May under birth name S. Barsel Recently I thought about a print that I made years ago. I'd printed the block on t-shirts and sold some of them. However I still have a few of the shirts neatly folded on a shelf and my husband said… Continue reading Shield
I was looking through some of my early prints the other week. Here's a linocut that I made in 1974. I was playfully inspired by the kapok trees I saw in the Caribbean when I visited my family there. I loved those trees, in particular a huge one whose buttress roots formed a sort of… Continue reading Kapoks Resting
I've been working on The Innocent Heart for around two weeks. I again deliberately let the piece develop as I worked as opposed to planning it ahead of time. It's a gouache painting layered with stamps I made. It has gone through massive changes. And not until earlier this week did I recognize the work… Continue reading The Innocent Heart
In the fall or early winter, I was happily surprised to receive a cheque for one of my entries into the Ottawa School of Art Miniature Print Biennale Exhibition. The print called The Conductor had sold. Then a week or two ago--I lose sight of time during the pandemic--I received a copy of the exhibition's… Continue reading Exhibition News
I've edited and ordered more printed copies of the drawings I showed in my last post. Meanwhile, I've returned to something I haven't done for several years. That is, I've been folding old prints into small booklets which are sometimes called origami booklets. Here's a link to one of those first pieces. And here's some… Continue reading Altered Prints
A few weeks ago, while absent mindedly looking at a piece of artwork I'd done in 2018, I suddenly saw that it had a strong resemblance to the covid-19 molecule, spike protein and all. What surprised me the most was that I hadn't noticed this sooner. Here's the painted repurposed print that I made in… Continue reading What?!
It's the Winter Solstice with the longest night of the year and, after that, the gradual return of light. In celebration, here's 2 linocuts I made as part of the Mirrors of the Heart card deck. Good health, peaceful nights and returning daylight to you.