Category Archives: in progress

almost ready to show!

off the listI have the backing to add, the signing and the final pressing, and it will be outahere!


Posted by on December 14, 2015 in A Birth of Silence, in progress, journal


24 days and counting (still)

off the list

Except that every time i look at it, i see another spot where a pollen grain could go!  Fortunately, i am also a fan of void space on these works, so i THINK i can safely say there are *only* 6 left to do. Maybe 7. 8.12………………STOP!

Off my list by then, i also hope to have this finally finished!

pear fix 1

There’s more done on this actually than the above photo from April 2014, but i want it outahere!

pear fix 2






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Posted by on December 8, 2015 in A Birth of Silence, Contextural group, in progress


running out of line

I am PRAYING that i have enough of this particular thread to finish! I’ve already gone through a full skein (36 yards) of my favourite Caron Waterlilies “Pebbles” colourway, and have less than a third of one left to finish two bees. I’ve ordered more (the last two in stock from my favourite thread supplier 123Stitch!!!), but if i run out, am also crossing my hoofies that they get here in time!!! The whole thing must be done by Dec end so that i can get it to the show organizer to go to Edmonton!

3 bee

unfinished bees

I always have it in my head too that the faster i stitch, the longer the thread will last, like i can fool it somehow…i don’t know how that works……..of course, it hasn’t actually to date…. 🙂

I love this thread because it goes well with anything  iron and brazilwood dyed. Soft but with good colour changes, not too shade breaky, and easy to blend into natural dyeing, looking naturally dyed itself. Believe me, if i could, i’d figure out a way to dye this one……(Note to self: maybe…but not right now.)

My list is getting smaller. All the DNA strands are done, the bees all have antennae, there are only 1 and a half bees left to finish–and then on to the rest of the Countdown List!

off the list


Posted by on November 30, 2015 in A Birth of Silence, Contextural group, in progress


off the countdown list

The DNA strands are done. In the groove.

dna 1

dna 2

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Posted by on November 24, 2015 in A Birth of Silence, in progress, rust never sleeps


countdown, five, four, seventeen, ninetyeleven……….

countdown for a birth of silence nov 23_2015


Posted by on November 23, 2015 in A Birth of Silence, in progress


Pollen nation

I like a little accuracy at least when i’m depicting something. Searching for source photos or drawings of pollen lead me down a rabbithole, and soon i realized that with all the different shapes and sizes, there was no worry about creating my own.

pollen 1

pollen 2

pollen 3

pollen 4

pollen 5

pollen 6

pollen 7


I am at the stage of heartily bored and tired of this one, a sure sign that it will be done soon. Of course, then i will move into the stage of “what the hell do i do next?”……

I want to do something different, but i’m not sure the “muscle memory”/style/whatever will let that take over……………………………………………..



Posted by on November 16, 2015 in A Birth of Silence, in progress


fair flying

nov 10 abos

The centre of the butterfly egg has really lovely raised texture and height—-partly planned and partly serendipity in attaching the whole.

nov 10 abos detail

Four hours yesterday and four today have resulted in most of the bees and pollen grains being done, the centre holes of the butterfly egg attached and the final vision for what this will be is cemented in my head.I had to push through to get enough done to photograph for our next Contextural show at the Alberta Craft Council in January. My eyes are so tired, but my fingers, while sore and pricked, are loving the textures.