Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Exhibit at the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library

The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library has an exhibit opening next week on Sept 26th called X Y Me: New Craft Generations. I have a batik piece that will be on display. There is an opening reception wed from 6:30-8pm. The exhibit runs from Sept 26th until January 2013. The idea behind the exhibit is that is to host work by "X", "Y", and "Me" generation crafters. The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library is what is left of the former Manitoba Craft Guild. Years ago the craft guild disbanded, but the space was still supported as a craft library,and also a display space. It is located at 1B – 183 Kennedy Street, in Winnipeg.
Regular Hours of Operation
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm

Colour in Pastels...

I was fooling around with some oil pastels today. I always forget about them as a colour medium, but I actually really love how you can get the effects of paint, but the control of drawing. Once there are a lot of thick colours built up they can be a lot of fun to smear around. This one was done using a combination of paint thinner and a smudging stick.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tales from the East Coast

Wowza, is it mid September already?! I owe this blog some drawings! The drawing wasn't stopped, but the blogging was because I took a trip all the way to Newfoundland and back. You can read about my adventure's on Lindsey's blog here at omycanada.blogspot.ca/. Basically we drove and drove and drove and drove from the mid-way point of Canada all the way as far east as we could go. We had a lot of hijinks along the way, and it will definitely go down as my best camping trip ever (at least to this date). We made our way from Winnipeg, drove down through the states through to Detroit and then traveled back through Canada over to Niagara Falls. After Niagara it was off to Toronto where we did the CN Tower, the Hockey Hall of Fame, and actually saw, touched, and climbed into the inside of Mr. Dress-ups tree house. As unimaginable as it is, it actually happened, and I will save that story for another day. This set the bar pretty high on our travels because fulfilling that childhood dream happened within only a few days of leaving Manitoba. Canada's provinces didn't disappoint me however, there was a never ending supply of activities and sights to see if only we had another 3, 4, 5, or 6 weeks to spend touring.
From Toronto we traveled onward to Quebec City, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. Then we made our way back stopping in Halifax, PEI(where I did see the Anne of Green Gables house!), the Bay of Fundy, Quebec City, Montreal, and then onto our last stop to cap off the trip with a Light show on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Then it was a long drive all the way back through the Canadian shield stopping only briefly in Sudbury, and Thunder Bay. Ah, what a trip, but now it's back to teaching, back to life, and planning that big life-changing event that's coming up quickly which is my wedding.
Drawings from the trip will be posted soon, I'm still catching up on everything...
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