Saturday, May 12, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

Wishing my 96 1/2 year old mother a Happy Mother's Day. For her age, she is in good health.

2012 tulips from my NL garden

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Clouds and Cream: an Art Show

My daughter, Jill's art show, Clouds and Cream, opened this evening in Mahone Bay at Get the Scoop! A special ice cream flavor was created just for the show. It was made from a combination of mandarin oranges, marshmallow, and a liquor from the Caribbean. Delicious!!!! Thanks, Lisa (owner and ice cream maker)

Here are the eight new pieces: Blueberry Truffle, Carmel Curl, Cloud Berry, Dreamsickle Drizzle, Mango Sherbet, Maritime Mist, Moon Mint and Vanilla Parfait. Aren't the names delightful! Thanks go to Jill's husband, Jude, for thinking up most of the names.

If you are interested in having one of these original art pieces, you can contact Jill. There are also prints available.
Blueberry Truffle

Carmel Curl (sun shining causing a shadow)

Cloud Berry

Dreamsickle Drizzle

Mango Sherbet

Maritime Mist

Moon Mint

Vanilla Parfait

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Newest Pendants

I finished a few new Fibre Art Pendants this week. Some of them are now for sale at the Lady Luck Boutique (facebook link), Halifax. This quaint gift shop specializes in the work of Canadian designers and artists.

I'm not happy with the colour or the quality of these photos.  However, it is too late to redo them as some are now gone, but you get the idea. Check out more of my photos on Instagram @jctextileart. Coming soon is an on-line shop selling my smaller pieces such as shimmers, felted ornaments, art cards, greeting cards and pendants. I'll keep you posted on our progress as I've had several inquiries wondering if my work is for sale online.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Two New Shimmers

I have two new Shimmers, a bunny and a ship's wheel.

The bunny was a request by the manager of the gift shop at White Point Beach Resort, White Point, Queens County, Nova Scotia. The shop is going to carry my Shimmers and Fibre Art Pendants.
The ship's wheel is in keeping with a Maritime theme.

As you can see from the photos, it was a gorgeous sunny, warm spring day. I spent the day outside with our granddaughter (sleepover last night). Since it was Earth Day, Gale planted a small pine tree in the back of the garden.

Now for a few links:

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Shimmer Shipment!

Yesterday, I send a pile of Shimmers to Devon House Gift Shop, St. John's, Newfoundland. This is the home of the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador. I've been a member for a long time. If you visit St. John's, make this place a destination spot.

I also had a woodland visitor on the back deck this morning. Luckily, my phone was on the table so I didn't have to move to get a photo. If this blue jay saw any significant movement, it would have taken off in a flash. Look at the beautiful blue feathers!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

New Fibre Art Pendants

These Fibre Art Pendants were just finished. They are part of an order going to the Newfoundland Weavery, St. John's.
The base of the pendants are felted, surface stitched with glitzy thread and hand embroidered. 

You can also see my art and other 'stuff' on my Instagram page @jcfibreart. Have a look!!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Road Trip to White Point Beach Resort

Yesterday, my daughter, Jill and I took a road trip to White Point Beach Resort. It's about a 40 minute drive from Bridgewater. The 5th Annual Quilt Atlantic was held there this weekend.  A pop-up shop, opened to the public, happened on Saturday, so of course, I had to check it out. I knew that Quilt Source was going to be there as I frequently order from them. The following shops were there for the day: Lynn 's Quilting Studio, A Needle Pulling Thread, Quilts By The Bay, Quilt Source Canada, River House Rug Hooking and Kelly Burgess Art

Kelly Burgess Art 

Jill talking to Michelle Griffin, Quilt Source Rep.

While at the resort, we dropped into the Gift Shop to look around. Jill and I were each wearing one of my Fibre Art Pendants. I was warm so had my coat off. The manager of the shop saw my pendant. To make a long story short: my pendants and shimmers will be in the gift shop by Mother's Day Weekend! We did have a sample package of Shimmers and Pendants in the car.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Shimmer Ornaments at the the Kitchen Witch

Lots of Shimmers are now for sale at the Kitchen Witch, Bridgewater. When I saw the sign on the store a couple of years ago, I thought it was a place to purchase everything for the kitchen. However, that's not the case. They have gift items for everyone! This includes: a selection of leather purses and wallets, pottery, lots of different jewellery from artisans across the country, wall art, fancy umbrellas hung around the ceiling, framed prints, stained glass, clocks, tartan shawls, knitted children's sweaters, a year round Christmas display as well as much more.

I was impressed with the store and also pleased that the owner, Ann Jabalee, loved my Shimmers. I dropped down today with the rest of her order. Ann was in the process of hanging them on one of her trees in the window.

Shimmer display just started

View from one corner

My blue car outside


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Get The Scoop

Today, my daughter, Jill, and I took a trek to Mahone Bay. Twelve of Jill's curated pieces are gracing the walls of Get The Scoop. This Ice cream shop has the best homemade ice cream in town and Jill's art work certainly livens up the place! There will be FREE ICE CREAM for everyone who buys a piece of her art. How sweet is that!


NEW to the shop is their Sweet Boutique - kitchen & cottage ware. They are also carrying the delectable Peace by Chocolate chocolates. AND of course, these delicious flavors of ice cream. The flavors change daily.


Friday, March 30, 2018

Snow Happens # 2

Over the winter, I have been working on my 2nd Snow Happens hand embroidery piece. I gave the first one to my sister for Christmas. Last evening, I decided to stitch the sign in a variegated red floss. I'm considering using some silver threads eventually. At the moment, it's going to sit on a shelf until my studio is up and running.

 Here's the first one that Joan now has:

A few links to check:

Sunday, March 25, 2018

From 2008: In All Its Glory

Easter has silently crept upon me! Yesterday, I realized that it's next weekend. Where does the time fly. I wonder how many of you have all your Easter Projects finished and in use? Me, I don't have anything to put out at the moment. With no studio yet and most things still in boxes, I'm managing to keeping up with production orders and not much else. I am chief gopher for studio renovations which is important.

I posted this textile seascape, In All Its Glory, on Instagram and FaceBook today:

Now check out a few links:

Friday, March 23, 2018

Flash Back to 2014

I started creating these Fibre Art Pendants in 2014. They have been a popular item at the fairs I've attended and the shops in Newfoundland that carry them. Each one is a miniature one-of-a-kind piece of art.

Last October, during the Espanola Fibre Art Festival, Northern Ontario, I taught two classes on making these pendants, at. It was a great experience!