Sunday, 8 April 2007

A Whirlwind Month

March was just a blur: the show at Arts on Atlantic went very well, culminating with the Edible Book Festival on April 1, to which I contributed a Japanese version of Jabberwocky made with extra-firm tofu and nori (below).

The Pacific Festival of the Book in Victoria was a mad rush: from beginning to end, it was a fabulous experience. I was so glad that the artist book exhibit was well received: in fact, that it will be extended to two months for next year. I have also been invited back to participate in the Festival and am looking forward to the opportunity.

For me, the highlights were meeting Alesha Davies Fowlie and buying a monoprinting kit from her, along with some of the amazing artists who belong to CBBAG's Vancouver Island chapter, as well as being able to take seminars from Connie Frey and Rob Hicks from the Victoria School of Writing.

My adventures to Edmonton and Saskatoon the following week (over Juno weekend) were also wonderful: we stayed in a teriffic bed and breakfast that also hosted Denis Gougeon, the winner of Classical Music Composition.

I also visited a number of terrific galleries, including the
Alberta Craft Council, in Edmonton, and Darrell Bell, Rouge, the Saskatchewan Craft Council, and Art Placement's amazing selection of papers and art supplies, in Saskatoon.

But I've had my week off to recover, and it's back to creating: I have some experiments to conduct with my monoprinting kit, to play with the papers I bought in Saskatoon, to think about what I want to make for the April artist trading card night, and to decide which craft competitions I'm interested in entering.

There are a number of fibre projects I have on the go as well: another pair of socks, plying the singles I've spun from our guild's Dye Day last summer, and projects I'm developing that use the product from my hand-cranked I-cord machine.

Details about upcoming exhibitions and shows will be posted as they become available.

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