The Facebook conversation started when the excellent Sheena Fraser McGoogan-Artist posted “Small Pear Tree in Blossom,” April 1888 from the Van Gogh Museum. See it here – #ArtOfTheWeek or here http://bit.ly/Pear-Tree Van Gogh Museum said: #VanGogh was a great admirer of Japanese printmaking, which is reflected in the composition of this work: the small tree in the foreground, the high viewpoint and the lack of depth. I responded to … Continue reading Van Gogh & Johnny (not Depp)
These graceful young horses are part of a herd of much-loved show horses. They spent this afternoon in the fresh air and sunshine grooming each other, nibbling and nuzzling. First step: Continue reading My next challenge begins here
I’ve been thinking for a while there must be some kind of small case I could make for artists who do what’s called en plein air painting – painting on location. Besides the easel and canvases and extra clothing they’re hauling as they traipse up mountains and across dales to find the perfect spot, they have fiddly bits to keep track of, pencils and such. Well, Alberta en plain air artist … Continue reading Great minds think alike updated 🙂
When people ask what I do, I always say I make things. After that good, crisp beginning, my answer starts to get complicated because I make so many different kinds of things. For the purposes of this site and my Etsy store, I’ll just say that for decades I’ve been making things of leather – cowhide, deerskin, moose, elk – and of beautiful fabrics – mostly natural … Continue reading About/bio
With Valentine’s Day a week away, I have a new addition to the series of dog collar covers I started at Christmas. You slip the LOVE LOVE LOVE fabric tube easily over the collar and slide the ends together to hide the buckle, or leave open to clip on the leash. Isn’t Dazzling’ Danny sweet? Continue reading Wrapping love around your dog (collar)
Many months later, seeing the headline about where that happy pile of bits and pieces was going, I’m thinking this page needs an update. Those particular components united themselves into two shoulder bags. The fringed one is now strutting its stuff near Las Vegas, NV, and the beaded, braided one is hoofing it in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Continue reading You can see where this is going
Take a look, have a listen. Continue reading This strap performs in Victoria, B.C.