Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Artistic Practice

Now that I have a full time job there's not much time (ok no time) for making Craft. At least not right now. I'm sure once I settle into a routine and set up a studio space I'll be ready to make again. Lately I've been wondering what forms artistic practice can take. Instead of becoming frustrated at the lack of time I have right now or the little time I spend in one place, I've decided to appreciate the many forms an art practice can take. Like cooking, gardening, taking photos, maintaining a blog, nuturing others...well you see where I'm going. Artistic practice, I believe, can be many things, it's how you approach it!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Look up...way up...

....Or just over your shoulder....can you see it? It's Spring....She's in the air and bringing everything to life.

One of my favorite times of year.

I will write again. ;)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Odds and Sods

I went back to Fogo Island this week. Covered in snow, this rugged landscape is still just as beautiful as it was in October when everything looked golden. (See earlier post.) In the meantime, since moving to Grand Falls-Windsor and no longer having a studio (at least for the moment) I have returned to a craft that is one of my first memories of working with fibre....knitting. As it says in my profile, I think I started knitting when I was around seven years old and I believe I learned how to knit in Brownies. Do they still have Brownies? I'm using two different sock yarns to knit this scarf. I seem destined to make scarves. :) Happy Oscar Day! xxxb

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

They're not lying!

I drove to Port Aux Basques yesterday. You'd think after seeing two moose on the side of the road I wouldn't be goofing around taking pictures while driving. It was such a large day...I guess I was giddy with the sunshine. There have been so many accidents in Newfoundland with so many moose on the highway. When I went to Roddickton in the fall (considered by some to be the Moose Capital of the province) I didn't see one moose. My brother pointed out that just because I didn't see them, didn't mean they weren't there. Sage advise. Drive safe where ever you are. b

Monday, February 14, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Winter Color

I promised pictures of Gros Morne in my last post but I didn't go. As you can see we had a lovely winter storm that brought some lovely snow. Now all is right in the world again. I've been thinking I'm going to have to change the name of my blog soon...or else start making work again. Maybe I'll do just that...make new work. :) Stay warm.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

At last.

Winter has finally arrived and hopefully she will stick around for awhile. In the meantime I was in St. John's this past week and I visited my old school The Anna Templeton Centre, which is the home of the Textile Studies Program through the College of the North Atlantic. I spent hours working in that printing studio and I was missing being at art school for a few quiet minutes. Tomorrow, weather permitting, I'm off to Woody Point. I don't think I've ever been in Gros Morne National Park in the wintertime so I'll definitely have some photo's to share in the coming days. Really.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

What are you changing?

In 2011 I've decided to be more aware of what I eat and maybe even more importantly of where my food comes from and what's going into it before it gets to me. I'm actually looking forward to the challenge of being a Vegetarian but then again it's only January 4th. :) I'm also going to try to read more and I'm starting with Lawrence Hill who I met in Woody Point last summer. When I read the book I hear his voice which is kinda nice. And when I'm not reading and eating I'm walking Blackie....of course! Grand Falls-Windsor has beautiful walking trails with rabbits that you can see, and evidence of beavers that I have yet to see. I guess the chicken wire is meant to discourage them from eating the entire forest!