I was asked by South Fraser Unitarian church to bring some of my art and talk about how I came to be a textile artist. This is the third time I have spoken to a group about this. Each time I have found it rewarding as my story seems to resonate with many people in the audience. My hope is that the listeners will be inspired to jump into their own creative process in spite of fears and judgments they might have. The preparation for this talk got me reflecting on the reasons why I make art and how I was influenced to get where I am today. I find it interesting that these opportunities to speak have come my way without any search on my part. My mom was my original advocate and then one led to another! In the first photo the welcome hanging on the right was made by my Mom. The picture on the left is mine.
Where did September go! I know; film festival, craft conference, company, sunshine. At the October meeting of the VGFA some of our members, me included, brought a brown bag with some specified items in it. The items are to be used to create a piece of art to be brought to our last spring meeting. We each took someone else's anonymous bag and now have a bunch of goodies to use to make our project! I am loving this! When I first looked at the fabric in the bag I puzzled about what I could do with it. The possibilities have been rolling around in my head ever since. Here are the bits I received.