"Art is good for the soul. It says a lot about what you like and who you are." –– Lykke Højriis Larsen, Danish-born, Surrey, UK-based interior designer
*source: Livingetc. March 2014, p. 82
Friday, August 26, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
|Ship from Colombia; Photo © Karen Thiessen, 2016|
|Stars on the Halifax waterfront pavement; Photo © Karen Thiessen, 2016|
If you looked down while walking along the Halifax waterfront, you'd see a family of sea stars (formerly known as starfish).
|Found star; Photo © Karen Thiessen, 2016|
Monday, August 22, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
|Sandra Brownlee teaches how to make string; Photo © Karen Thiessen, 2016|
|Sandra Brownlee's string ball for Warren Seelig; Photo © Karen Thiessen, 2016|
Once home from Nova Scotia, I practiced making string while standing at my kitchen counter. I cut up several tea bags and got to work, making a fine string. It took a few tries before I found my rhythm. While cleaning out my studio, I found fabric strips leftover from a rug-hooking project that I undertook while I was a Sheridan student. The results are similar weight to that of the above ball. I am grateful to Nalda, India, and Sandra for passing on this skill.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
|Ink spots © Karen Thiessen, 2016|
Dorothy's use of a non-traditional colorant inspired me to play with India ink on fabric in my own way. I used Dr. Ph. Martin's Hi-Carb India ink in black. I discovered this brand a few years ago from Keri Smith's blog: it's her favourite ink. It's mine now too.