Monday, October 22, 2012

Ghost Hole IV

Yes, yes, yes, darlings and delinquents.  An awesome spooky time is just about upon us. 
Come see some great art, hear some music, and get friendly around a bonfire with the smart and lovely people of Ghost Hole IV.

I cannot even begin to tell you how cool and different this art event will be.  

For a great night mingling between art, and the other side........
If you are lucky I will be packing my Tarot Cards.

To get you primed I will now link a video for one of my favorite Toronto musicians.
I cannot get enough of any Timber Timbre album, to learn more about why visit HERE!
or here.

Thanks for visiting!! Hope to see you in the future.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Back to the Beginning

Again. After much success of the Pom Pom Project (Thank you HFC!). I begin again to develop a new project to add to my body of work.  I had been thinking on this for a while now and today I finally sat down and got to business working out a sample.  I hope to have the first edition finished for the end of november.. If I can swing it. We shall see.  I must remain diligent at my work as I step towards winter and back into a standard issue retail job ( baby's gotta pay the bills!!)
Today things looked like this:

This project involves all that you see here plus a little pizzazz and a great deal of handiwork!

On other fronts I am excited to mention here that I get to be in a whole new show with my little herd of Craft Witch Houses!!! Hooraaaaaaay!!!  It is called Ghost Hole IV, and it takes place on Toronto Island!  Are you excited my pals?  This means that Toronto will get it's very own personal look at the houses and all sorts of other great art!  This time the very spooky nature of the work will be highlighted.  So maybe you want to bring a buddy just in case you are the nervous type.

I will post more on this next week, but for now: Ghost hole: October 27th : Toronto Island: Be There!

Here this will help inspire you!  BOO!

Friday, October 5, 2012

How to make a POM POM

Ok for those of you who know me, you will already know that I LOVE POM POMS!!

For my next project, tomorrow, I will be working with a zillion kids to make a giant pom pom sculpture for the HarbourKids Folk Festival.

If you can't make it this weekend, or if you simply need to brush up on your pom pom making skills I have included my diagram for pom pommery.

Monday, October 1, 2012

All the writing and thinking before, during, and after production..

Results in thoughts like this.........

“The act of hand embroidering is a slow process where each stitch can be measured in time.  The time and consideration put in to such work acts as a reminder of the potential and unknown effort invested in every object we live amongst.  These efforts may go largely misunderstood if we forget to practice making.  It is my goal to practice making, so that others can be reminded.”