Saturday, March 26, 2011

March Hare for the Mad Hatters Tea Party Show

I've been having so much fun making this March Hare for the Mad Hatters Tea Party Art Show at the Bohemian Cafe and Gallery April 1st, 2011. The only thing left to do is get him a chain for his pocket watch! The buttons belonged to my grandmother and the fabrics are all from second hand stores. The watch was a gift from my grandparents and I wore it lots when I was younger until the straps busted. It is the perfect size for this funny rabbit! This rabbit would not be suitable for children under 3 years old as the buttons would be a choking hazard.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Kids' Creative Express this Summer at HSTA!

This summer I'll be teaching a course at the Canada Summit Centre in Huntsville, Ontario... that is actually run through the Haliburton School of the Arts.

Come aboard The Creative Express and explore a variety of exciting art projects! Try your hand at stone carving, make your own papier mache piƱata, create a puppet, masks and a cape, invent musical instruments, learn printmaking, work with clay, and more. Dress for mess and get ready to have fun!

It runs July 18th - July 22nd. Pre-register early to book your seat!
For children ages 6-10! Runs 9am - 4:30pm

Looking forward to it!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Bohemian Workshops I'm Teaching!

Check out the Bohemian website www.bohemiancafeandgallery.comand see the workshops offered. I will be teaching Stone Carve Necklaces (10am-noon) and Stone Carve Small Sculptures (1-4pm) on April 30th, and an Expressive Arts Girls Night on April 9th. The Girls Night is a chance to get together and be creative not worrying about the end result but enjoying the process which might help you connect with your inner voice that wants to be expressed. This is great for all of us - from the person who says she can't draw a straight line to the artist with creative block or just needing some inspiration to kick start a new project. I have my Post-Graduate Certificate in Expressive Arts from Fleming College and would love to take you on a creative journey April 9th or call me for an individual session at Stone Tree Studio 705-766-1382.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Expressive Arts for Women In Business, Gravenhurst

This little guy is called "Seatoo" and was created by one of the Women In Business students in Gravenhurst. I gave a little talk about what Expressive Arts is and led the women in a few expressive arts exercises. We started off with a group art piece where we listened to music and started a drawing with pastels and pencil crayons, every couple of minutes we passed it to the next person and they carried on the drawing and so on until it was back to the original artist. Then they had a couple of minutes for last touches and then they were to write a poem or Haiku inspired by the art. I really enjoyed hearing their poetry. After that I gave them clay and they could either make themselves as a mythical creature (like Seatoo who is a wise hedgehog), or build a bridge and what they are leaving behind on one side and what they want in the future on the other. One woman said she should do this kind of thing rather than watch TV in the evenings. I agree with her! Imagine how creative the world would be if every evening we were creating instead of watching television!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Bohemian Cafe and Gallery opening today!

I just wanted to announce that the opening celebrations are from 6-9pm tonight at The Bohemian Cafe and Gallery. Local artists, musicians, workshops, fair trade coffee and yummy food...
When you first walk in to the space (which is at 75 Manitoba St. Bracebridge) look to the right to see a selection of my stone sculptures, Cirvan's furniture and mirrors, as well as a Tree Triptych (3 lino prints of tree people that I did framed in a walnut frame of Cirvan's).