Wednesday, 23 January 2013


Well finally I can load this photo.  Obviously my computer skills of uploading photos leave something to be desired....or maybe it was a gremlin.

Here are the fingerless mitts that I knit for Daniela for Christmas.  I love them so much that I am starting a pair for myself.  I will be able to txt madly all winter then.

How do you like my knitting?

Today, I am finishing the quilting on Liam's quilt.  It is his 1st birthday this weekend; an appropriate occasion to receive a quilt from his aunty.

Get knitting and here are two books that will get you inspired (besides the snowy, cold weather that is working hard to keep us all indoors).

DID YOU KNOW about two great knitting books:

SOCKTOPUS - Alice Yu - 17 pairs of socks to knit and show off.

101 DESIGNER one - skein WONDERS - Ed. by Judith Durant - A world of possibilities inspired by just one skein

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Goals for a Happy New Year

People with goals succeed because they know where they are's as simple as that. Earl Nightingale
A few of my goals for this upcoming year relating to my artwork...
Make a studio space where I can 'spread out'
Spend time each day doing artwork
Explore new techniques...this seems to be including printmaking projects like Blueprints, Solar prints, Block prints, Stamp prints
Inkblots have become an interesting project for exploration and the end of 2012 journal is full of them.
Make a book a month...explore new book structures
Enjoy the Edmonton Calligraphy Society workshops and produce something for the June exhibit
Create a 2013 journal
Publish an ebook for Amazon.

I did lots of knitting this past has been an easy way to accomplish completing projects without having a 'space' to work.
I completed a journal for my 'mapping project' based very loosely on Jill Berry's book "Personal Geographies". Now I have much fodder for projects that will be quilts of sorts.  mmmm sewing, how I have missed you. Worked on some print making - gelatin prints, solar prints, and a teensy bit of blueprinting. I have new ideas already this year and I am laying awake at night thinking about them.
This is a basketfull brimming with ideas for my artwork and I will have to fit it in between my other life work but it will happen.
Let me know what your plans are for this year. I look forward to comments on my blog.

DO YOU KNOW that the library is a fount of books for inspiration. I ordered up several mixed media books that you might be interested in.
ACRYLIC FUSION - Dan Tranberg - Experimenting with Alternative Methods for Paint, Collage, and Mixed Media
WATER PAPER PAINT - Heather Smith Jones - Exploring Creativity with Watercolor and Mixed Media
SURFACE TREATMENT WORKSHOP - Darlene Olivia McElroy & Sandra Duran Wilson - Explore 45 Mixed-Media Techniques

Here is my Christmas knitting project - a gift for a special girl. She watched me knitting and was still surprised when she opened her Christmas package.

Well Blogger doesn't want to let me upload a photo so will try again soon.