It’s pretty neat to see your work in a book. Two years ago I responded to a call for art journal pages to be included in a book. I think it was in 2014 when I got the news that 5 of my images would be included. I think I…

Hello, it’s been a while since I’ve popped in here. Last September I began my visual art studies at Emily Carr University of Art & Design, so that has kept me quite busy. I am exploring new directions in my work which is reflected in the addition of my 7-day…

Here is another cross-stitched piece completed by a participant (Elizabeth) at one of the Stitching with Purpose workshops I ran this past summer (2014). I asked Elizabeth why she chose that word for her piece and I recall her recounting a day when she had many things to do, one…

I’d like to share with you a craftivist project my sister Luisa recently completed. Luisa is new to craftivism. She was formally introduced to it at my first craftivism related workshop, “Stitching with Purpose,” that I delivered at Vancouver’s Mini Maker Faire in June. She had no idea what she…

The workshop I delivered this past Sunday (Stitching with Purpose) at Artful Sundays in Vancouver was a great activity for community members to come together and think about a personal craftivist message and do some stitching. I was pleasantly surprised at how many people decided to give this a try…

Finally had a chance to enjoy the summer here in British Columbia. A respite from art and especially from city life is always welcome. We took 5 days and explored the Sunshine Coast and had a great time camping in camp grounds reached by bumpy backroads, out of the beaten…

Head on over to Vancouver Mini Maker Faire’s blog to read my post on why I’m involved in craftivism. This is the first time I’m participating in the faire. On June 8th, I’ll be leading a 1-hour making workshop on craftivism. Only 10 spots are available. Some seats will be…

I’m on the road in Southern California. It’s been busy getting down here but we’re finally slowing down at Joshua Tree National Park. I’m hoping to do some drawing during this trip–drawing the environment around me. I find drawing really helps you focus on the details . It’s a study…

I am super happy to announce that I am leading a different kind of workshop this coming June! While all previous workshops have been craft based, this one is art based. I’ll be leading a 2-hour drop-in drawing activity at Thunderbird Community Centre. Here are the details: Workshop Description: Discover…

As I continue  to work with birds (after a big pause), I am noticing a change in how the project is going. There is something unsatisfying in just drawing pretty birds. I need depth. Or I need to say something. In my most recent exercise, I re-used a bird I had…

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