Thursday, October 22, 2009

5th Annual Open Studio Show & Sale

Hi Facebook friends,

The last 2 posts show works by the artists involved in this weekend's 5th Annual Open Studio show & sale. I've been working day and night for weeks completing new works, making jewellery and planning & reorganizing my house (now mostly devoid of furniture to make room of all the works!). If you'd like to attend, the hours are Friday 4 - 9 pm and Saturday & Sunday 11 am - 4pm. For directions to my house, please e-mail me at



Thursday, October 15, 2009


Mixed-media works and paintings by yours truly.

Blown Glass by Robert Parkes

Shibori Silk by Deanna Welters

Outdoor Container Gardens by June Bergen-Holt

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Photography by Doug Kerr

Ceramics Fountains by Ernie Hall

Preserves by Jeanette Parkes

Vegan soap (Mermaid) by Kathy Neudorf

Glass works by Jill Hall and Freda Yeomanson.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Buzzin' round the studio

I have several unfinished works going in the studio as I prepare for my upcoming Open Studio Show & Sale later this month. I'm hoping to finish some next week and post images for you. In the meantime, I've been busy with administrative preparations for the show and am glad I started a few weeks ahead of time, as there's much to do and it's taking up as much of my time, if not more, as painting time.

Stay tuned ...

Friday, October 02, 2009


Here's Sprout, hot off the easel. I really enjoyed working on the papier mache surface (over a wooden cradle panel). The slick surface of the papier mache made for an interesting finished texture that's quite different than my works on canvas or wood.

For this work I was inspired partially by Germinate and partially by
Tree of Life, and with a little bit of a nostalgic feel thrown into the mix. It's smaller than my usual works, however, I'm enjoying the sense of intimacy I feel pondering this petite work (16x12").