Thursday, July 11, 2019

More chat about Maud.

Yo Maud ..they are chatting about you again.

Milroy is saying, "But if she was really only making paintings for sale, if she was really just cranking them out, she wouldn’t have made so many changes..."

I dunno...maybe you just changed it up a wee bit as you were bored as hell with the cats and oxen etc.
They don't want to believe that you just did it for the money or because Ev told you to...that kinda talk doesn't work in the art world.

But hey, we just make the stuff and let others chitter chatter about it, eh Maud?

https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/visualarts/2019/07/10/why-maud-lewiss-colourful-paintings-belong-in-an-art-gallery.html?fbclid=IwAR2v0hJLvdqprNNVLxft1j2MHaEteCu5Iwb9BRWavVOJvFb2w_Rwhwi2iS


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Maud...another book about you.

Another book out on Maud Lewis. This one claiming her life has been discussed more than her art...hmmmm, I don't think so..I think not enough has been made of her life. I think her hard life has been glossed over in order to sell pretty Maud cups and bags...and pencils.

" Until now, the story of her difficult life has dominated the discussion of her art: her triumph over her physical disabilities and poverty, the harsh treatment she received at the hands of her family, and her alliance by chance with her husband Everett Lewis, who enabled her successful painting career over many decades."



Enabled her successful painting career? I don't know, according to Woolaver, Everett forced Maud to paint. Like the movie Maudie, people really want to believe there was some sort of love or great partnership between Maud and Ev when there is plenty of evidence that says otherwise....if only Maud were alive to ask...but even then, would she tell the truth.

https://shop.artgalleryofnovascotia.ca/collections/all/products/paintings-for-sale-maud-lewis?fbclid=IwAR0_YQQCZZBmGiucRJiQUE7aWyYknsx9IkGEMCpP6VxlSGPmTPApmn3zrUw

The cover of this book,

Paintings for Sale

reminded me of a rug I had made...."The Other Sign". In chatting with Lance Woolaver , he talked about a sign Maud had made for the poor house, her neighbours.





My obsession with Maud continues.





Saturday, June 29, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019

Gonna be demo-ing..come on by.

I 'll be demo-ing hooking July 13th, 10-11 am at this..please come by. Will also have some rugs for you to take a peak at...see you there...don't be a square. :)


Friday, June 14, 2019

Ground Rules Residency

I had the best time with a bunch of lovely artists..in lovely Cape Breton...we hiked, we sketched, we laughed...exhibit will be next spring.
#GR2019 #iloveCBCraft
 


Friday, May 31, 2019

Be Happy.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
 Be cheerful.
 Strive to be happy.
 Max Ehrmann. 1927



Friday, May 17, 2019

Good news!

I got some good news yesterday.

Hello Laura,
Congratulations! I am pleased to inform that you have been accepted into the Ground Rules 2019 residency program.

Cheticamp..here I come!


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

One of my favourites.

De-lighthousing.
I think I made this back in 2014..would have to check my records.
I was being super bold with the background.
It's a cool feeling when you make something you are super happy with.
A lighthouse keeper on the West Coast purchased it years ago..so happy it found the right place to be.



Sunday, April 28, 2019

NS FOLK ART FESTIVAL

                                        I will be there ..with rugs for sale..lots and lots of rugs.




Thursday, April 25, 2019

Maud Kitties go to China

There is going to be a Maud Lewis exhibit in China this month....and the kitties are ready.