Saturday, October 22, 2016

Late October Days

Spring is in full swing -

the heater is no longer needed in the atelier,
and instead, 
I can venture outside,
to turn my face to the warming sun.

My work is taking a small turn,
albeit an unplanned one -
and I find myself able to writher out of an old skin,
with ease.

A skin - that I thought was fine,
until suddenly it felt like something needed
to be shed.

So on it goes.

Where it will take me? I'm not sure yet.
But I am in for the long haul.

New in the shop:
little things, 
                                  and bigger things.


a half-hour drive out west,
I have a new project in full swing.


October 5

October 12

These pots were from early October,
and I have come out with my 
little scissors and snipped at them,
so have a new batch growing already.

It always amazes me how fast these grow.

I tried this 2 years ago with success,
but didn't have the right juicer.

Fixed that,
and I must say this liquid oxygenated chlorophyll
is a little miracle.


Monday, October 17, 2016

Turning Tide

I had planned to make two journals, here.

I really did.

But when I saw it all together -
 as one book, 
there was no going back.

I could have stitched all day,
and created a striped caterpillar of sorts.

Saturday, October 15, 2016


The creation of this journal Immersion 
took much longer than other books I have made.

I toyed with this process over a year ago 
in a journal called Aqua Tales, 
which some of you may recall.

Each piece of paper I have individually treated to 
evoke the idea of being immersed in water. 

The notion to 'dip your toe in' - test yourself, 
take that little step to where you want to be in life.
 I love this idea and wanted to capture it with this book.

I dipped my toe into my most precious 
textiles and fabrics 
to create the patchwork covers 
which give it this unique character.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Into the Abyss

I'm still, knee deep in indigo.

The water & sky meets me at every turn,

and if I am far away from either, 

I just need to close my eyes.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Bound to Blue

I think -


 I am.

It's my morning running route,
of late -
which stimulates this work.


To this.

I had two more panels of the linen,
from the previous post.

So there will be another one,
a little rustier in colour.

Things get a bit messy,
in process.

but without mess,

there should be cause for concern.


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