Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Textile Arts Grad Show

This is really unbelievable to me...I finish school in ONE day! I have no idea how that even happened! The last two years have been such a journey...I've learned lots, made great friends and started to create a body of work that I am happy with. The Textile Art program at Capilano University is such a special and unique program in Canada--you can't really find anything like it here...not to mention we have some of the best instructors. Ruth Scheuing, Mary Lou Trinkwon, Anthea Mallinson, Eleanor Hannan--such amazing teachers and artists.

So with that being said...I cordially invite you to our grad show. Our show runs from May 14th to June 5th, with the opening reception on May 13th. It's at Cityscape Community Arts Centre in North Vancouver.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Ugh delinquent yet again

Sorry about the absence...things are crazy busy right now with the end of school coming up in two weeks. It's insane really, that two years have gone by. Remember when I was preparing for my move? Yikes that was so scary...quitting my full-time, well paying job, picking up and moving across the country to follow my dreams. I still can't believe that I did that but I must say it's the best thing I ever did.
Not only have I learned tons and produce a body of work, I met a ton of great friends. I feel really lucky to have such supportive classmates. Also I was surprised when I found out about a month ago that I had won the Circle Craft Scholarship--I swear I had to check my record 6 times to make sure. I'm truly flattered and am feeling really blessed.

And the icing on the cake is that I've met someone really awesome and we've been seeing each other for a few months now. He's the bestest!

Ok, well enough gushing. A quick update on what I've been working on: I'm working extensively with including magnets in my textiles. It's been challenging and fun and I can't wait to share. It all started with this piece--something I created for my 3D class...it's a neck piece that can change shape thanks to magnets that I have built into the felt. I really wanted to work with the idea of change and being able to change a wearable at a whim. My final pieces for most of my classes play with this idea of transformation and change (all thanks to the help of magnets!)

Anyhoo, off I go to study for my art history exam.