Visit to the World of Threads Festival in Toronto

I was so overwhelmed with beauty and creativity during my trip to Toronto for the World of Threads Festival.
http://www.worldofthreadsfestival.com/
A bus tour included a visit to three venues with an incredible variety of fibre art, sculpture and fibre-inspired work.
I wanted to bring my daughter home a souvenir of Toronto, but didn’t want a made-in-China quick buy. On the train ride home I decided to make her a gift inspired by what I saw in the Festival. I had a vintage checkered Kleenex in my purse and formed it into a tiny dress, binding it with a thread from my scarf. I was able to create a gift box with a subscription card from my Canadian Art magazine. Myriam loved her gift and ended up having a great weekend with her dad and her friends while I got my Art-fix!

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University days…

My final project in Rick Pottruff’s drawing IV class at the University of Guelph (1988) was a mixed media piece. I deconstructed my bike (that I had since age 11) and reconstructed it into a sculpture. The final piece consisted of the sculpture, the photo documentation of the process (which I developed with the help of a friend…long before digital was available) and the 6′ drawing of the creature.

Etsy Treasury

Etsy is a fabulous website with thousands of inspirational handmade items. The treasuries are collections of various artists works within a same theme. I have been honored to be included in many beautiful treasuries including this one:

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4d7c1e58c3838eefe940bee9/lets-get-movin

Thank you to all the Etsy administrators for all their hard work and to my fellow artists for their wonderful creations.