Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Pascale Faubert

I am going to be shipping these little fellas off to Quebec this week. Pascale Faubert is a lovely textile designer I met last fall and she gave me some of her scrap material and I made some rugs. They will be up on her website for sale in I believe mid-February. https://pascalefaubert.com/
#zerowaste #collaboration

Friday, January 10, 2020

New Beginnings

Some pics from "New Beginnings"...show is on till Jan 29th at the Marigold Centre, Truro....great opening ....thanks so much to all.

New Beginnings

Please join us for the Opening Reception, January 10th at 6:00pm.

Marigold Centre, Truro.

With a new year, like everyday, there are opportunities for new beginnings.

Art can move us to think differently, escape, evaluate and open ourselves up. Even if we don't "understand" art, the mere looking can impact us in the most subtle ways. By viewing we are changed.

Participating Artists:

Miya Turnbull
Mark Hamilton
Shauna MacLeod
Judith Newman
Anthony Clementi
Alan Syliboy
Brandt Eisner
Heather Waugh Pitts
Laura Kenney
Lee Cripps
Al Hattie

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Monday, January 6, 2020

The house is hers again.

And off they went back to school and work....and the house became hers again.
#cartwheeltime #ilovethembutilovemyquietrugtimetoo

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Happy New Year

2020 is going to be good.
Trump will be out.
The Earth will stop warming.
And..I will write that Judy book I have been meaning to write.
Hey...it is good to have dreams.

Friday, December 27, 2019

So glad I found this.

I was having a bit a "who am I as an artist" crisis.

Maybe I had too many shortbreads over Christmas.

It feels like have had my head down for years making rug after rug and I put my head up for a few minutes and asked myself,

"Wait a minute...is this the direction I want to keep going in?"

And then I ran into this video I did for the NS Folk Art Festival several years ago and it reminded me of who I am and why I do this.

So glad I found this.

Friday, December 13, 2019


I don't usually look back very much but I started thinking about how my art life was in 2019...and it was pretty darn groovy...so here is 2019 in a nutshell.

Steven Rhude and I had a talk in Annapolis Royal in February and word got out to a CBC reporter, Laura Kenins, which resulted in this....


 In June I did my first artist residency and  spent almost a week with 14 other NS artists in the Cape Breton Highlands just outside of Cheticamp. We hiked, attended talks, and chatted, it was a really great experience and I am in the process of producing work from this.  The exhibit will be travelling the province in 2020.

In August I was an artist at the NS Folk Art Festival and was then contacted by Fog Forest Gallery in Sackville NB wanting me to be a gallery artist and had "It's All About Judy" in October.

In November I participated in the Craft NS Winter Show after a five year hiatus and will for sure be back next year. I had a lovely chat with a textile designer at the show and we are going to be working on a little project together.
Thank you everyone...all this doesn't happen without people supporting me and I truly appreciate it.

And how is 2020 shaping up?

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

International Rug Hooking Day.

Hey, look at you rug hooking ...you get a day.. how cool is that.

All I can say about this is what you mean to me.

You're more than even loops or perfect finishing.
You're more than honourable mentions and awards.

You are a hook, burlap, and wool.

You are simple.
You are beautiful.

And, I am grateful for you everyday.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Judy wants to know.

I have been seeing lots of "Nova Scotia Needs Forestry" signs out and about. Judy would like to know.."What does Nova Scotia Need ?" Forestry? Rockets shooting up from Canso? More golf courses? More craft beer?

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019

Thank you!

The Craft NS Winter Show was a hoot!
Big thanks to Craft NS, the volunteers, my fellow people who make cool stuff and of course, the fine people who support us and buy our stuff, thank you!