Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hanging Out Craft Niiiiiight

Hi Pals,

Tonight I will be hanging out at Needlework and having an arts chit chat session with the partakers in Needlework's Craft Night!!!  If you are in Hamilton this eve, stop by and say "Hi".  You can find out all about how and why I made this fleet of little Craft Witch Houses!  

It will be a good time because of the following reasons:

1- I will be there and I am nice and I love to talk about art and craft
2- you can bring a project you are working on and work with a bunch of other hip people who are also working on things
3- They have a very nice dog in the shop called Peggy
4- I am going to ask you some questions about what you think!!!!!
5- James street North is the place to be!
6- The spirits of ancient Craft Witches of the North will be present so if you need to communicate now is a good time
7- It will be better than sitting at home wondering where your inspirations/aspirations went

There.  SEVEN WHOLE REASONS TO COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Neatto Mosquito!
See you there!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Oh Ya!

BTW my friends, there is now a website for you to enjoy.
It is full of colour, so do enjoy:

Now time to finish resetting the studio, and preparing for the next round of work! 

Happy New Fall!  May your arts and crafts go well!


Monday, September 10, 2012

Pre Show, Show Homes!!!

A little one all lit up!

Hanging in a row, in studio, waiting to go.

I love the tiny ones, and am thinking to make more for sale....
Want one? Get in touch!

Craft Witch Houses love to fly at night.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

In the Dark

I took a bunch of pictures of the Craft Witch Houses in the backyard after dark tonight. 
Like how they glow?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Shhh!!! Sneak Peek

Hey Folks this is a tiny little peek at the work I have been making in my studio this summer!
Hand embroidered houses that float in the air and light up.
They will be on display as of Monday September 10th, and up until the end of the month!
The project is supported by Hamilton Supercrawl!
(each time I say "Supercrawl" I feel like somewhere in the back of my head booming voices are saying "Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!", and announcing a monster truck rally,)
You will find the whole fleet of houses at the wonderful shop/workspace called NEEDLEWORK!
Aren't people who make cool things, and help others make cool things the best?
I am totes excited for this one.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Making Arts with Kids

Well Golly, didn't I have the best summer ever!

I just finished spending my entire summer working as a director for some cool children's arts programming.  In this situation I was permitted to prepare exciting and new arts and crafts activities for children.  I did my best to present them with activities they might not have done before, while revamping old favorites.  In the end I feel as though I have learned just as much as the kids about art making, perception and possibility. As my contract has finished I find that I am a bit tired, but heavily inspired.  

The following are some pictures of a few projects we completed.


A view of our Kusama inspired Sticker installation- we had to plastic wrap before stickering because the building people said so!  Our small project was based on the large and amazing one by my hero and yours Yayoi Kusama!

These two objects are actually time machines that a group of children made when given a random and rag tag collection of supplies, and told to go wild!

After being introduced to Andy Goldsworthy the children were lead outdoors to make their own version of earth based art.

In all I have been impressed and dazzled by the responses these children have had to the projects I shared with them.  It was not easy to explain certain moments in contemporary art to five to ten year olds, but in their own way they picked up the ideas and ran far faster with them than most adults!