Tuesday, January 23, 2007

fibre feast...ladies and gentlemen, may I present...

Jen's completed Bento Box! Go to Carla's blog for a fabio pic of the final product. Amazing work, ladies! M-m-m!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

fibre feast...final edition (the sequel)

Here are links to the latest pics of Jen's Bento Box on Carla's blog and Suanne's Dessert Plate on Lori's blog. The sushi roll and edamame beans (great minds, eh? ...hee hee) as well as the cheesecake and tart look oh, so nummy.

Friday, January 19, 2007

fibre feast...final edition

Well...here it is...the last plate in our fabulous Progressive Dinner fibre feast round robin. This has been so much fun, I really didn't want it to end. When trying to decide what to add to Laurie's appetizer plate, I struggled at first. Then I came to the realization that I had felted something on each of the plates, so why stop now. So, I decided I would go with something that seems to be on every restaurant menu these days...edamame beans.

I also made a little dish out of upholstery fabric that complimented Laurie's plate...et voila.

Now, I await with anticipation the return of my breakfast plate and all its wonderful goodies.

Monday, January 15, 2007

body worlds

Nothing like waiting until the last minute. There has been an exhibit here in Vancouver since mid-September. We all agreed we wanted to see it and we FINALLY got some on-line tickets (last week) for yesterday...the final day of the exhibit. It was called 'Body Worlds 3' by Dr. Gunther von Hagens. You may have heard of it. It is a display of real human bodies preserved using a process called Plastination.

It was quite facinating to say the very least. There were entire bodies, individual organs, and transparent body slices. The bodies were displayed in various poses including a hurdler, gymnast and skateboarder as seen on the brochure cover here. I have always been facinated by the workings of the human body and studied it in school many moons ago. To think that your intestines stretched in a straight line would stand four stories high or that your skin alone weighs an average of 20 pounds...we humans are pretty amazing creatures.

I truly thank all those souls who donated their bodies to be transformed and displayed using this amazing process. It is a one-of-a-kind exhibit to be sure, and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about, and seeing, the human form from a very clinical, yet artistic perspective. It was very educational and somewhat surreal to be sure.

Monday, January 08, 2007


Our fiber food has been included in the latest issue of Portals Zine. What a treat for me, as this is the first time any of my art has been published!

If you haven't seen this wonderful zine, please click on the link and take a look. Heather and Joleen do a terrific job with every issue.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

fabric treasures

Back in November, I was reading a post on Lori's blog and I saw some wonderful fabrics she had recently purchased. Lori was kind enough to mention the lines (Building Blocks for American Jane Patterns-Sandy Klop for Moda fabrics, by the way), which made it easier to find when I decided I must have some for myself. So, I went to www.equilter.com and searched for the fabrics and voila...

Aren't they just nummy?

Can't wait to use them in a project.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

charmed, i'm sure...

These are the mimi domino charms I made for Romona Ashman's Artfest charm swap. I used ranger alcohol inks for the background, copper krylon pen along the edges, zetti and stampers anonymous images stamped with StazOn and then covered the surfaces with glossy accents. I finished them off with a little miracle bead bell.

hello 2007...and goodbye to a bit of our past...

So, here we are at the start of another new year...someone called it "the Bond year". Kinda cute.

One of the things I like about the start of a year is hanging up the new calendar. It signifies the top for me, like I am on a mountain where I will slowly wind my way along the switchbacks until ending up in the valley which is December once again.

Here's to all the possibilities a fresh new year can bring.

During the holidays, we made a trip over to Vancouver Island to visit with the families. While there, we dropped in at the new Starbucks (conveniently located just a few blocks from my mom's house). As we headed out with warm beverages in hand, we looked over to see them tearing down the neighbouring McDonald's (whose sign read "Reopen Spring 2007").

Now I know what you must be thinking..."Whoo hoo! One less McDonald's in the world, even if only for a short period of time, must be a good thing!"


Well, this particular McDonald's holds some very special memories for Stephen and I. It was where we were both working in March 1979 when we first met...and it was where Stephen asked me out on our first date. So, it was with a touch of sorrow and nostalgia that we watched the dozer take bite after bite out of the landmark which represented the beginning of our life together some 27 years ago...*heavy sigh*