I have finally finished the appliqué I've been working on that I struggled with. I made it with merino wool felt, cotton fabric and cotton threads. After sewing, unsewing and resewing the work, here it is. I'm happy to have seen it through to completion. I was inspired to sew the appliqué by the very… Continue reading Finally!
I've been working on an appliqué that has had twists and turns I could have avoided--sewing, unsewing, repairing it finally. Had I followed what I knew I should do to correct technical problems, I would have arrived at the place I am now much faster. The work I didn't want to face has not been… Continue reading Getting Through the Night
I have loved this autumn. Last week, I was on the grounds of Todmorden Mills Heritage Site to see an art exhibit and enjoy the still colourful day before the more muted part of autumn arrived. A few years ago, I started experimenting with black and white photography in the fall just to see what would arise in… Continue reading Captivated by Autumn
This is a linocut I made in the 1970s under my previous married name, Susan Barsel-Herman, to express my love of autumn. I called the print The Healing Power of Autumn.
It's been a radiant fall in Toronto and is just past the peak now. On an abnormally warm day (it's going up to 19 degrees celsius) and before the leaves fall any further, here's three photos from the past few weeks. The middle photo of the maple is on the University of Toronto campus--on Philosopher's Walk. The… Continue reading The Past Few Weeks
It's fall in Toronto. Our election is over and we do have a new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, from the Liberal Party. The Blue Jays are in a do or die situation. And the glorious leaves are shining gold. Here's a photo I took late last week while returning home from a visit with a… Continue reading Autumn in Toronto