This is a busy month in my studio! With the weather warming up and things finally starting to emerge in the garden I am itching to recreate every new little green thing in paper! I've started with some crocuses emerging from dried leaves, a familiar scene for gardeners in this part of the world! I love making dried leaves out of paper- I use recycled cardboard painted with acrylic paint. Last fall I gave a very popular workshop in making oak leaves. I will be making lots of new leaves as they emerge on the trees. At home we're boiling a lot of maple sap these days and starting seeds under the grow lights. It's an exciting time!
In other news:
I have two upcoming workshops at the Almonte Library. One making a trillium and the other a bearded iris. Check my home page for more details.
I am also preparing for a few upcoming shows. I will participate in the Arts Carleton Place Fine Art show at the end of this month. It is taking place in person at the Carleton Place arena. There are over 40 talented artists participating and it will be a great place to meet the artists and take a look at what they have been working on over the winter. I will be presenting and selling new shadow boxes including some that are framed behind glass. Stay tuned for more details about this fun show!
I'm working on a really interesting exhibit for the Mill of Kintail near Almonte. This will open on the May long weekend and will feature my paper wildflowers alongside watercolour paintings by R. Tait Mackenzie himself as well as some gorgeous woven mats made using those paintings as templates. An interesting, not to be missed collection that is rarely shown to the public.