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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!
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.
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!
Over the past 25 years as I traveled in my career as an animator I gleaned an acute awareness of the tactile nature of textiles. I took many classes in embroidery, pottery, batik, bead stringing and making
and finally in Berlin I found the art of felt making. In 2002 I made the decision to focus less on my animation career and more on my fibre art path. I have continued to explore all the joys and trials of being a fibre artist, but I do jump back in to animation when something wonderful comes along. I worked on the Universal feature "Curious George" in 2005 and on "The Princess and the Frog" which is a Disney feature and was released in December 2009.
I continue to try out new things, taking a wire sculpture course in Haliburton ON a couple years ago and just recently learnimg the art of Rug Hooking.