Thursday, April 30, 2009

Whistling a Different Tune

So much has been happening. My daughter, Sophie was accepted into the University of Guelph. My son, Max turned up with his first car. He will be moving back in with use tomorrow. That's what happened yesterday. And in the background a craftsman is changing our locks, Hugh is finishing our income tax and I am working on a new kind on whistle. Perhaps some would say this one has to get a life but that is quite enough excitement for me for a day.

To day I will looking a studio space with my friend Carmen. I still work at home but some day!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Flower and Fang

I am off to teach (play with) a class of grade twos at Seymour Art Gallery. I want to so something that will appeal to both genders so I settled on Flowers and Fangs. That way each child can chose between the soft and the hard. It will be interesting to see if the group rigidly chooses along gender stereotypes. There has to be some little boys with a horticultural bend and some action loving girls that will go for the fang. I can hardly wait.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Start with Art

I realized that the bases for these little sculptures look very like tuna fish cans. It was not my aim to be political but I kind of like the idea of dolphins jumping out of cans.

The event is Start with Art at the Seymour Art Gallery. All the work can only be purchased by people under 16, so bring the children. You can come and look no matter your age.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Now for Something a Little Different

No time to write but I wanted to post these while they were still fresh to me.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Something Nice in the Mail

Cheryl McCreight kindly sent me some of her great little buttons. One much like these went missing after Horizons and I never did find it.

Thanks Cheryl

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Banner Work Shop

It wasn't the plan. I dropped by Britannia Community Centre to see some friends that were working on banners to decorate the grounds of the community centre. And well, I should go nowhere near paint and brush unless I am willing to pitch in. It is irresistible. I was compelled to get in there and do something.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Here's a Peek at Filberg

So what is this Filberg?

I have hear of Filberg and what a great festival and this year I am going to find out first hand. I am in! I get to enjoy the festival and sell my wears along side my good friend Carmen, she of the amazing wool and hats. We both juried in, weeee!

Here is the dope on the Festival.

"Don't miss the 27th annual Filberg Festival - July 31, August 1, 2, 3, 2009!
Comox, British Columbia, Canada

The annual four-day Filberg Festival is the art event of the summer! Held each BC Day long weekend, the Festival features more than 120 artisans, great food and lively entertainment for all ages on the beautiful 9-acre waterfront Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park.

2008 Artisans
With over 120 artisans from across Canada, the Filberg Festival features everything from pottery, woodcraft, and metalwork to original paintings, jewellery, toys & more.

2008 Entertainment
The Festival offers an amazing entertainment line-up, with ongoing music from a variety of acts and activities for the whole family, including a separate kids' area.

Our Setting
The Filberg Festival takes place on the beautiful 9-acre waterfront Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park, a designated Heritage Site in Comox, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia."