Saturday, April 16, 2011

I'm back...with a new website and blog!

Phew...what a crazy few months that was! For those of you who are new to my blog, I was just in India for 3-months, traveling around and checking things out. It was amazing but I must say that I'm happy to be back in Vancouver!

So what's new? Well, since being back I have designed a website and with that comes a new blog--so that's where I will be updating from now on so please update your google readers or whatever you're using to visit my lil bloggy blog.

I'm hard at work designing my new Spring/Summer collection which will consist of really beautiful light woven scarves for the warmer weather. These will be totally cooling, promise! :) Pics to come soon on my new blog but in the meantime, I'm getting ready for a move beginning of May which will also include setting up my new studio! I'm really excited--and yes, I will post pics of that as well.

Til then dear readers,
xo
a

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Holidays

I'm so happy that so many of you still visit me...I haven't been a very good poster as of late due to some traveling and a little bout with a virus. I'm much better now and am out east hanging out with my fella and family.

I wanted to let you know about my new blog that I will be updating while in India come the new year.

http://dananaindia.blogspot.com/

Please follow our adventures here. I may periodically post here as well, and I def will use this blog again upon my return to Canada.

xo to all.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Gentille Alouette tonight!

Why not come out to Gastown tonight and check out a little textile arts show happening and the very cute Gentille Alouette shop? Textile art, mulled wine, and snacks=fun times :)

It starts at 5, come and visit!

see you there
xo

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

winding down...

I'm starting to wind things down now...sales are finishing up, only a couple of commissions to complete and well, it's clean up time in my studio...reason being in mid December, I will be going east--first Montreal and then to spend the holiday season with my family in Ontario until the new year.

After that, I will be in India for a few months...I'm very excited about it! We will be traveling around spending most of our time in the South...but who knows...everyone I have spoken to that has been to India ends up staying longer to explore more.

I hope to post while I'm away but I'm not sure how often that will happen...I will do my best.

xo




Sunday, November 21, 2010

circle craft


I completed my last shift at Circle Craft yesterday...it was so busy and awesome. I took some pics...not the best but it gives you an idea of the amount of space Circle Craft gave Capilano Uni textile program this year--it was amazing! We have mostly had a small booth but this time Circle Craft reserved the middle of the market for student work from local schools, ours being at the front. They are such great supporters of craft and student work.


above a pic of Sasha's indigo quilt...she dyed and printed with indigo...kind of a big deal...the prep work alone for this quilt was crazy...and check out the size!

Julie's woven pulled warp series. So pretty. Julie does some lovely and tres complicated work.
This one maybe a little hard to see but it's individual balls of lint! Stacey collected lint over a period of time from her own dryer and kept track of the date (that's what those little white tags are). When she presented this project to the class, she had projected a video on it of her taking laundry out of the washer and placing it into the dryer...over and over again. Brilliant!

I'm off to do some work.
xo

Friday, November 19, 2010

yowsa



this is really tickling my brainy brain...Erin over at Design for Mankind posted about a carpet made of disposable forks designed to mimic traditional Persian designs...I went to the We Make Carpets blog and was amazed at other ones they have made...like this one made out of coffee! And the mustard seed carpet. Love it!
I'm over at Circle Craft again today and tomorrow. Hope you'll swing by the Capilano University display. The design team over at Cap did an amazing job displaying student and alumni work in such a lovely and thoughtful way.

So we got a bit of snow yesterday here in Vancouver...of course it was so wet that it melted as it hit the ground. The best part for me was watching people downtown flip out over snow--there were so many smiles. Being from Ontario, snow doesn't excite me (it's the exact opposite) but it made me smile watching how happy it made people here.

Also a reminder that I will be at the student sale over at Capilano University on Tuesday. I have some wishing stone necklaces, cowls, cards and hopefully a long woven scarf or two but that depends on how much time I get in the studio over the next couple of days.

be well.
xo

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

circle craft christmas market 2010


hello lovelies,
Some of my work will be at Circle Craft Christmas Market starting tomorrow and running until Sunday at the Convention Centre, downtown Vancouver. I will be "womaning" the Capilano University table (my alma mater) for a few shifts on Thurs, Fri and Sat. I hope you'll come by and say hello. We're not selling at the Cap booth but there will be lots of student work to see. And of course, lots of booths that will be selling amazing handmade things...nice place to do some shopping.

Oh and a week from today, I will be at the Student Sale over at Cap...it runs from 11-7pm. Lots of great stuff for sale here too.

Also I wanted to mention that there will be a little fibre art show at Gentille Alouette on Dec. 3...some of my work will be displayed there as well plus there will be munchies and mulled wine! So do come out to Gastown and check out this amazing store. Eliza (the owner) does such a good job putting together her store, such lovely things for sale most of which are locally made...she is such a great supporter of local artists. I heart Eliza.

K, I'm off to get ready for my day.
xo