Saturday, May 8, 2021


            Another paddling and canoeing piece....

                Friends, "Changing Directions" on exhibit with the Grand National Fibre Art Exhibition 





Sunday, July 19, 2020

Lost in the Woods?

Lost in the Woods #1

Lost in the Woods #2

Lost in the Woods #3
These are labeled Lost in the Woods.... do I know where I am going? What am I thinking about these days?

July 2020 Lost in the Woods #1 is on exhibit at Fibreworks Gallery in Madeira Park on the Sunshine Coast until August 12 as part of the connected show.

July 18, 2020 Lost in the Woods #3 is on exhibit at Fort Gallery in Fort Langley until August 16.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Quilts for Quest III

Practicing for my tandem entry in the 2017 Yukon River Quest.

This piece Mondrian Paddlers was juried into the Canadian Quilters Association's 2017 National Juried Show. The original photo was manipulated with the Prisma app on my phone, then translated into textile.

Mondrian Paddlers

Detail of Mondrian Paddlers

Original photo by Betty McLeod
Here I combine photographs and print to cloth to ask the rhetorical question, "Where IS the gold in Yukon?"

Yukon Gold

Detail of Yukon Gold

Photo transfer plus arashi hand dyed fabric... C'est L'aviron qui nous mene en haut.. It is the paddle that leads us on.

Canoes en haut


Quilts for Quest II

I learned to hand stitch at an early age, and still enjoy some projects.

Here I play with hand stitch and a paddle motif.

The Red Paddle

Detail of The Red Paddle

Paddles #4
Detail of Paddles #4

Three Paddles
And some more paddles... Apparently I need to go somewhere. These are stenciled with oil stck over a pieced ground.

Two Paddles

More play with the paddle motif. India ink and acrylic on cotton.

Paddle On

Quilts for Quest I

Here is a summary of the pieces I have made on the theme of Quest... I seem to be looking for something...

A Day at the Race
The Yukon River Quest begins with a mass start. One has to duck between other canoes and kayaks without causing interference yourself. There is no time to notice much more than glimpses of other boats.
Detail from A Day at the Race

By the time you get to Lake LaBarge, the crowd of canoes has thinned out considerably. And hopefully there won't be wind and waves.
A Day at the Lake

Detail from A Day at the Lake

The Yukon River Quest is an ultra-marathon race. Not only is it a difficult race physically, it's also difficult psychologically. Teams often have a tough time staying friendly during the race. This piece illustrates the stresses that usually come with the race. Adapted from a photo on the cover of the Whitehorse Star in June 2015.

Fractured Team

Detail of Fractured Team

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Cherry Blossom redux

Yet another piece for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, a Textile Translation to be at the Silk Purse Gallery in West Vancouver from March 21 to April 9, 2017.

Thickened dye and paint on thermofax from a photo of mine, pieced improvisationally.