Friday, March 26, 2021

Ground Rules


March 1 - April 24, 2021
Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, in collaboration with Parks Canada, is pleased to announce the opening of Ground Rules: The Before and After, an exciting collaborative exhibition based on an experiential learning residency program in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
The four-day residency program took place in spring 2019, in the spectacular Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Fourteen Nova Scotia artists with diverse backgrounds explored new ideas inspired by the natural landscapes of the Highlands, while interacting with scientists, park interpreters and creative leaders.
The Ground Rules residency provided participating artists with the opportunity to explore new ideas and ways of working in their medium, connect to their individual heritage and discover how scientific processes shape the natural world.
Ground Rules: The Before and After will be on display at the Centre’s Loft from March 1 – April 24, 2021.


Wednesday, February 24, 2021




Kenney, a rughooker, draws on this historical folk tradition and creates contemporary works that comment on issues today. She often includes the figure of Judy in her work. In light of the pandemic, Judy takes an important role, as Kenney notes: “Sometimes Judy, a character who often appears in my rugs, will come in like a superhero to fix things. To try in her way to make things right. Maybe she couldn't save the victims of the pandemic, but she could do her best to ensure the victims are remembered.” Learn more by visiting the gallery’s website. #acadiagallery #aloneatacadia #novascotia







Thursday, February 11, 2021


 My rug, "We will Remember Them, is included in this lovely show.

If you want to know what was in the hearts and minds of 18 NS artists regarding the pandemic, take a peak.



Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Opening for Alone

 You're all invited!

For opening of Alone.

At Acadia University Art Gallery

Judy will be there along with many fine works of art from NS artists.



Monday, February 1, 2021

Dancing Rabbits.

 A lot of hookers in NS knew Linda Macdonald. She was a teacher, shop owner and she saved the Bluenose Patterns. She past away suddenly a few years ago and is missed.
This dancing rabbits pattern is a Bluenose Pattern I picked up at an auction her family had and
Judy just had to dance with these big bunnies...even though they look a tad angry.
Thinking of Linda..and when we can all can dance together again.


Wednesday, January 27, 2021


 I am super excited to have a rug in this show at Acadia University Art Gallery in lovely Wolfville NS.

Join us online for an opening reception of ALONE. This curated exhibition of 18 Nova Scotian artists presents work that responds to, and reflects on the impacts of Covid-19.
We will launch publicly the online exhibition and related materials, along with opening remarks by exhibition curator, and special performances!
Wear your best and help us to celebrate the artists.
Exhibiting artists: Participating Artists:
Rose Adams, Wayne Boucher, Geoff Butler, Louis-Charles Dionne, Frances Dorsey, Toni Clementi, Brandt Eisner, Celine Gabrielle, Annik Gaudet, François Gaudet, Bob Hainstock, Basma Kavanagh, Laura Kenney, Alexandra McCurdy, Bill Shaw, Susan Tooke, Miya Turnbull, Christopher Webb

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Monday, January 4, 2021

2021 Exhibition Schedule

My 2021 is pretty much looking like 2020 with postponed exhibits being rescheduled...and fingers crossed these dates hold.😀


1. Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Sydney, NS

Ground Up

Group Show

March 1-April 24


2. Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre

St. Andrew, NB 

Group Show

October 8-November 6


3.The Craft Council Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador

St. John's, NFDL

Sensorius: Where The Skin Meets The Eye.

Group Show 

Aug 27-Oct 1






Friday, January 1, 2021


 Happy New Year.

May 2021 be kinder to us than 2020.

Keep Rocking the Boat.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Twitter @LKenneyrugs

I have been thinking about Maud Lewis again....maybe as it is near Christmas, the season Maud loved. If you are on twitter, check out @LKenneyrugs as I am posting a few of my Maud rugs..reminding people that the film Maudie was not a documentary.

 It is tricky when you base a movie on a true story.

There are many people alive today that are upset by Maudie...they knew Maud and Ev..and about the Poor Farm. They didn't like the sugarcoating that went on in the movie. 

I am going to sign off for 2020.

I want to wish you a lovely holiday...and hang in there.

Maud's Last Sketch


Friday, December 4, 2020

International Rug hooking Day.


Happy International Rug Hooking Day.
I am so grateful to the women who first took a feed bag, ripped it open, and hooked with worn clothing so many years ago.
And, here is to the women today who continue to push rug hooking in new and exciting ways....keep going ladies.