Archive for March, 2015

so. I’ve been busy… making life sized blue whale tails. I wish I had had the sense to show you the journey as it happened.  I did not. I guess you could say I was focused.(nay stressed).

I made the pattern tiny and used math to make it real sized.



then I assembled the pattern and cut out pieces and assembled those.

  more sewing insued.  then I painted.



then I added propellor strikes


roughly two months work.  I admit there were times when I wished they would make themselves. There were times when I hated them, was embarrassed of my work. I was tired and needed distance and sleep.

This morning I like them. There are things I will do differently next time. If there is a next time.  

I thank the staff at DFO for this opportunity and challenge.  I hope they are pleased. ( Truly I hope they are over the moon, but I’ll take pleased.)

Thank you to Matthew Elementary, the Anna Templeton Centre and My Parents for letting me use their spaces.

And to Erin at Fiber Lily.  For ordering giant amount of canvas in the perfect colour in such timely fashion.  


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near and dear

My art and craft is almost exclusively about birds and their importance and their upsettingly drastic decline in numbers. 

I don’t do this very often. In fact I may never have done this before.. I’m not one for pandering or asking for help…. I feel like there is enough of that in our lives already.

 So that will tell you how important this is to me…. and to all of us.  

And yes. I do mean all of us.


It’s a film about the dramatic and tragic decline of birds worldwide.  And why we need them, and what will happen if we don’t have them.

They only need 50K. that’s it.

I could rant here about how it only took a few (brilliant) actors a few days to raise millions of dollars for entertainment purposes…. A project I look forward to and will enjoy , no doubt.

BUT this Messenger project has been up for weeks and hasn’t crossed the 20K yet.  I gave what I could and decided I could go without fancy coffee for a few months.

If you have 10$, it’ll help. and maybe we can all help.

Thanks to Jody Allair for making me aware of this very worth while project.

Educate yourselves. Knowledge is power.

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