|Are you ready for bed? (29" x 15")|
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
|Generation X'er |
|Truro, Nova Scotia |
|I have one husband. |
|Two: our daughter’s name means “LIFE” and our son’s name means “PEACE” and so we have a peaceful life. |
Highest level of education:
|BSc Honour’s in Chemistry from Carleton University in Ottawa |
|My chemistry professor in 2nd year said I had potential, but in 4th year he asked “what happened to you?” |
|Oh... I mean RUG hooker!|
Why Rug Hooking?
|In the 70’s, I had a very close encounter with burlap (the backing I use). I wore a cave woman costume made out of burlap for a figure skating show. It must have had a profound affect on me. |
But seriously, why rug hooking?
|About 10 years ago, I went to a rug hooking exhibit and I just knew I wanted to make rugs. I didn’t really like the patterns I could buy; so I designed my own. |
I have to hook; I get cranky if I don’t.
Why do you use recycled wool?
|Because a pair of wool pants from Frenchies has more personality to it than new wool from a bolt. |
Why do you use recycled sari ribbon?
|To support a women’s collective in Nepal. |
|“Art is what I like.” (author unknown to me) |
Where do you hook?
|In the toyroom/studio. When a potential buyer comes over, I quickly stash the toys in the closet and put on some funky clothes so I look like an artist. |
What do you hope to accomplish with your art?
Friday, April 8, 2011
I received a letter yesterday from the Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage informing me that my application had been successful for the Nova Scotia Art Bank Purchase Program...and they have purchased TOILET LADY ...or Morning Routine, which coincidentally is the rug I just mentioned in the previous post. So, I am a happy camper to say the least ..and thank you so much to the province for this program and the help it gives Nova Scotian artists.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
|Morning Routine (18x34")|