12″ X 12″ unframed
Description: Shot through the window in the family room and blown up out of proportion
“Blossoms to Blooms”
22″ X 14″
Description: Depth of image and colour are developed by layering hand-painted silk organza over a similarly painted piece of Habotai silk. Suspended from pins, both layers float freely mimicking movement created by a gentle breeze.
Artist Statement: The promise of the predictability of spring, blooms, and colour is a welcome counterbalance to the unprecedented current reality of daily life.
“Cranberry Island Retreat”
Framed fibre art 17×23”
Material: fabric confetti, fibres, fabric, machine embroidery, hand embroidery
Based on a photo taken by Rob Williams while kayaking near Oliphant, Ont. of an abandoned cottage on Cranberry Island
“Port Dover Ice”
16″ x 20″
Acrylic on canvas
Stoneware with coloured slip, underglaze,
“The Colour Purple”
“Queen Ann’s Lace”
“I never get tired of imprinting this wildflower into clay.
Using the black stain highlights the incredible detail of this flower.“
Material: Pottery-Hand built square plate, using Speckled Clay
Platter with tall foot
Not food safe
“Feeding Time for Koi”
16″ x 20″
Hand built clay sculpture.
“Hooty” the Covid-19 Owl
17″ X 20″
63″ x 84″
This quilt was made for the Guild’s Great Sneeze Challenge. All the flowers and backgrounds were chosen from the colours on the Kleenex box. The pattern is one I had seen in a Missouri Star magazine and the idea of the leaves and setting were taken from Pinterest.
Techinique – machine applique – free motion quilted by myself
5 1/2 ” tall, 3″ at the widest point
“During the pandemic I’ve been sewing a wide variety of face masks.
Double layer, washable and reusable”.
16″ x 20″
Soft pastel on sanded paper
Kashe Lake #2
24″ x 18″
“3 Hearts Pottery Mug”
Each heart represents one of my children.
Made at the ICAC after taking Sydney’s beginner pottery course.
30″ x 24″
For several years my husband, Rick, has been asking for a quilt. Since he is an ardent fisherman I thought this was fitting quilt for his June birthday. My quilt is made from 100% cotton batik and machine quilted. I used a Babylock Coronet for the Disappearing Hourglass blocks & my domestic machine for the borders. The embroidery on the back is from a Julie Hall Design CD called “Gone Fishing”.
Title: Love is Like a Magic Penny
Size: 12″ x 12″
Technique: Faux Bargello Piecing with Free Motion Appliqué and Quilting by machine
This piece was made in 2018 for the Square Foot Challenge show in St. Mary’s.
It has been on our front door for more than a month as part of the “Hearts in the Window” Group on Facebook during this uncertain time. The challenge was to depict “Something big in a small space”.
My piece represents Love and how easily it can grow, with the inspiration coming from one of our kids’ favourite Sunday School songs.
Here is the chorus:
Love is like a Magic Penny
Hold it tight; you won’t have any
Lend it; spend it; you’ll have so many,
They’ll roll all over the floor!
“Memories of Holland”
11″ x 14″ canvas in black wooden frame
Acrylic paints, gesso, thickening gels
Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg
Oil on Canvas
12” x 24” on 2” wood panel
Up-cycle Cityscape made from packaging, bags, wine seals.
48″ x 48″
Mixed media collage with acrylic, photographic transfer of old family letters and hand-painted acid-free tissue paper.
Floating Garden, Osaka Japan
Metal Print Ready to Hang
12″ X 8″
Thrown porcelain vase with applied iris and carved edges.
10 cm X 20 cm / 4″ X 8″
“The Dawn Herald”
Ceramic with acrylics on Plywood.
27″ x 25″
9” square and is needle punched