Thursday, March 23, 2017

Giving Up Acrylics But Not Playing It Safe

It's been quite an adventure here in the studio. My artist's tool box has changed drastically since moving to this new space. Acrylic paints are not longer a medium I'll be using. I've have become extremely sensitive to their odour and off gassing. My lungs and throat are being affected by their toxicity. 

Thankfully I have other avenues to follow. I am excited by the challenge of focusing on assemblage and collage and sculpture again. My work has become more tactile and textural. I'll be using natural homemade inks and dyes to create larger installation work. 

This change excites me. I'm going forward with enthusiasm and curiosity. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Art Challenge : Rituals & Routines

Thank you Nadine for hosting the Art Challenge this week. It's a great theme! My almost daily routine is beach combing at one of our many beaches on Vancouver Island.

a piece of china plate
ropes and fabric
a strange seaweed 

Others have more profound Rituals and Routines. Mine brings me joy and health and the occasional thrill. Click here to see the many other artists' Rituals and Routines. Have a great week. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Experimenting With Circles

Circles here
Circles there
Circles, circles everywhere. 
Little ones made of paper
Watery pink circles viewed from above. 
I have a thing for circles. 
It might be circle love.