Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Shows, Shows and More Shows!

I’ve spent the last few months traveling around the province of Ontario displaying and selling my wearable art.

I had the privilege of meeting many great people and explaining the process of Sun and Spray Dyeing to them.  So many of my customers are amazed that I use flowers and leaves from my garden to create my sun dyed scarves and I enjoy the look on their face when they hear me explain the process.  Something I have been doing for over 15 years is a new concept to most and they can’t believe it can be done!

My scarf jewelry is really starting to catch on with my customers.  I create unique pieces of jewelry meant not only to hold my scarves in place but also to add some bling and beauty to the ensemble.  I select beads, stones and crystals that pick up the colours in my scarves to make a perfect matched set. 

As this year starts to wind down, I am looking eagerly into 2019 and plan on attending even more shows and visiting communities that I have never been before.  I also intend to partner with other companies to expand my sun dyed line of scarves.  This is exciting times.

I want to thank all my supportive customers who came out to see my booth and talk to me about my art, my passion.  Some of you became friends and I thank you for that too……

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tulmultuous Times

2018 was a tumultuous summer for sun dyeing!  First came a late start to the spring and when it was hot and sunny finally, there still were not enough plants up that work for sun dyeing…………I had to wait patiently.
Once sun dyeing got under way, production ran smoothly…until the drought hit!  I have a large property with many, many gardens; living in a rural area, I also rely on a drilled well for my water.  I simply couldn’t keep up the watering during the drought and many of my precious plants that are my sun dyeing “ go tos” died.  It was rather heart breaking for me to watch them die and helpless to save them.
Late summer and into September gave me better, more stable weather and another batch of plants that are typical to late summer bloom…I was back to the races.

I commented to several friends this year that someone would have to have rocks in their head to do what I do.  Sun dyeing relies on so many factors:  Heat, Sun, NO WIND, soft plants and foraging.   It also means that when all these conditions line up right, I’m working like a mad woman to get as much done as possible in stinking hot conditions, slathering on sun screen and chugging back ice water to “stay at work”.

I do hope people like and appreciate my creations.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year to all my friends, family and clients.

2018 is starting off on a healthy note and I am back in my studio with dye flying everywhere! Its great to be back working again creating vibrant scarves and tiles.

There is a new gallery carrying my work in Stayner Ontario.  Check out the beautiful artist creations of many artists at The Rational Expressions Gallery located on Highway 26 in Stayner Ontario.
What a lovely place!

Thank you for your patience and understanding during my illness in 2017 and I hope to be able to show you my new creations soon.