Saturday, September 15, 2012
Just finished my first week of Art School...
I had that incredible feeling throughout all my classes, of pure excitement. Pure joy of being in a new learning environment doing something I love with other individuals who cherish the same experience. I can recall waiting for this moment for almost six years now... I was 13 and just about to begin high school and was in Vancouver B.C. I was visiting the Emily Carr Campus and enviously watched all these wonderful "boho B.C Artist girls" bustling about to their summer courses on Granville Island. I admired their independence, and the extraordinary opportunity to be constantly- in such a beautiful, creative nurturing environment. And now, my time has finally come...
I am also very excited to welcome some new readers to my site. I am ecstatic to be connecting more and more with this beautiful online blogging community. There are so many incredible like minded spirited women, artists, mamas and sisters who share little pieces of their day to day on lives on their beautiful blogs allowing us to be all the much more creatively interconnected. So today I wish to thank you all these wonderful women. Thank you for inspiring.
Today I stayed at school extra late, preparing my studio to begin an encaustic wax piece. Being Friday night most other youngsters were out on the town so I had the echo inducing rooms, with bright halogens and get me messy sinks all to myself! And how lovely that there is a Pizzeria right next door ;) Talk about convenience!
It was an evening to treat me and to fully embrace my creativity! (which was also apparently homework!?! Gee wiz!)
I am all about Fibre right now- I am honestly overwhelmed by the Fibre Structures Studios at Concordia, its blowing my blissful? mind. Loom after loom, dozens of spinners, drum carders, endless silks, dyes and beautiful embroidery thread and Oh the Sergers!
Tomorrow I am attending an opening Exhibit at Diagonale Les Centre Des Arts et Des Fibres Montreal to fuel this ever growing colourful and fibre infused inspiration of mine
And at the moment Abagail Doan, a blogger, mother and incredible Fibre Installation Artist is blowing my mind...
Another Artist I am loving...
"view of the garden, detail, wool, fabrics, vinyl, thread, recycled elements, plastic straws, plant stakes, packing materials, strapping tape, bubble wrap, carpet samples, quilts, cut up art pieces, 25x20 feet, liquid force, wool, 60x48x4, from the ground up, wool, thread, 36x36x108, lilliput's cloud, detail"
Sunday, September 2, 2012
This summer has been the sweetest of times, settling into my new home, becoming my own best friend during these self satisfying lonely times... Bike rides, walks around Montreals old section, morning yoga, attending beautiful festivals and crafting... The list goes on.. But now, its the beginning of a new journey... I am so very excited to embark on this new path at Art School this fall. I am so proud to be starting my BFA at Concordia University and am overwhelmed with excitement for my courses in Fibres and textile printing and dying.. My inspiration is bubbling and I cannot wait for the weeks ahead of me..
I have been especially inspired by one of the Profs Fibre and textile installation work; Emily Jan.
It borders on the bizzarre with a richness in texture and understanding of the natural world. I am in awe and hope to explore this medium with just as much creativity as she has so successfully done.