Monday, May 4, 2015

Inspired Hands



Check out the facebook page with all the information you need to come see me at the Radisson in Sudbury!
I'm bringing my mom with me.....neither of us have ever been to Sudbury and we're both really looking forward to it. I'll be posting pictures of our journey!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inspired-Hands-Artisan-Association/1430160967221863?pnref=story

Friday, May 1, 2015

Needle felting owls with Myrtle

Myrtle and I made owls today.  The room where we sit faces the St. Lawrence river. It was a stunning spring day and you could almost SEE the leaves budding out in the sunshine. We had a lovely time....it was so peaceful and we made 5 owls.

Wet felting at Broadview Public school

I taught 2 classes of grade ones yesterday as part of the MASC program which brings artists into school in the Ottawa region.
I just LOVE watching as the kids work away at their piles of "fluff" and, in the end, create little pieces of wool fabric!  
This was Ms PyyKonen's class in the morning
And this is Mme McKay's class in the afternoon.....Well done guys!!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Needle Felting with Myrtle

Last week I started to teach Myrtle how to needle felt.  She was a neighbour of ours and I've known her my whole life. She used to do my Moms hair...for possibly 40 years!  Myrtles got dementia and she needed something to do with her hands...she used to make EVERYTHING....she was a carpenter, a home renovator, she did all sorts of arts and crafts....as well as having her hair salon in her basement.  I can't count how many times I was in that basement...I think she had red and black linoleum floor tiles? I can't remember now...but I know there was red in there somewhere!  I loved sitting under one of her drier chairs. Watching as the ladies were rolled and set and dyed and cut and blown out...

So anyway....last week we started needle felting and THIS is what she made!


Cute!!!  She did a fabulous job!

So today I went to see her again....and we made PENGUINS!

She totally rocked those penguins!!
I'm not sure what we'll do next week...but I am SO looking forward to it!