I am working on another felt appliqué. In the meantime, here’s two photos I took in May at Evergreen Brickworks. I loved that the clouds and blossoms mirrored each other that day and that the red-winged blackbird stopped long enough to be in the first photo. The Brickworks is a reclaimed brick factory and quarry… Continue reading One Day in May
We recently traveled out of town northwest of Toronto for 4 days. There we hiked in Algonquin Provincial Park and in Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve amidst trees and lakes. Here's 2 photos I took while away. The first is in Algonquin Park at an incredibly quiet lake with only the call of a loon.… Continue reading Weekend in the Parks
We recently went to Algonquin Park, a few hours north of Toronto. Because of the very warm and, sometimes, hot autumn, the trees had hardly turned their usual bright colours. Apparently they began turning late in August when there was a cold spell and then stopped when the warm weather arrived. Nevertheless, we had a… Continue reading Drawing in Algonquin Park
Here's 3 more drawings I made in Newfoundland in the presence of sweeping ocean views. The more dramatic the scenes became, I fewer lines I used. I didn't have any plan to do this. It was just the only way I found I could put anything on paper, so magnificent were the views. So a… Continue reading Further Drawings from Newfoundland
When we were in Newfoundland we hiked in Terra Nova National Park by the ocean. One afternoon and the following day, we went to Buckley Cove. I carried a sketch book and pens with me during our trip and sat on a rock to draw part of the cove. When faced with such beauty, I… Continue reading Terra Nova, Drawing and a Surprise in an Alley
We watched the U.S. election closely from Canada. In the wake of the outcome, I have felt fear and sadness. Yesterday, I headed off to the Art Gallery of Ontario to be amongst art works that helped me feel calmer. Today I thought of posting two oil paintings I did in 2008. The first is… Continue reading Aftermath
As I continue turning some of my early prints into booklets, I'm playing around with words I might include with the prints. This last print I've been working with (the one that's also in my previous post) has a lot of black ink in it. And that got me thinking about some writing I did a… Continue reading A Poem for An Old Woodcut
I took this photo while walking in The Beach neighbourhood in Toronto that's off Lake Ontario. This is from early December. The water, sky and trees do my heart good in all seasons.
As I meander through the work I've done, I wanted to show you a linocut I made in 1973, two years into first taking up printmaking and signed under my former married name. It's the last copy of the edition that I have and is framed behind glass. So the photos here have some reflections in them.… Continue reading In the Sea
Earlier this month, while walking home late in the afternoon, I noticed that the light was washing with gold everything it fell on. The contrast with the deep stormy clouds was beautiful to me. So, out came my phone and I took several photos. Here's one of them.