Sunday, March 16, 2014


Sorry I haven't posted for so long!  I hope everyone had a great holiday season.  My winter shows went well, now I'm working on things for Arts on the Credit on April 12 & 13, 2014.  It will be at the Waterside Inn in Port Credit. 

I'm also nominated for a MARTY Award again this year, in the Creative Community category.  There are lots of other nominees this year, all of whom are also nominated in the People's Choice category, which anyone can go vote for on the Mississauga Arts Council's website.  You can also read about the MARTYs, get tickets, and look at past winners.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Gift Ideas

We all know Christmas is almost here, and most of us aren't finished our shopping.  If you have trouble with ideas for those you buy for here's some thoughts, beyond the big box store and gift card options:

- home made cookies/baking
- donation to a charity they support
- OK, so I said beyond gift cards, but an Etsy gift card
- take them to see a performance or out for a meal
- gift made by a local artist or craftsperson: painting, pottery, clothes/accessories, jewellery, bath & beauty, etc.
- note cards, especially if hand made, or reproductions by local artists
- something that came from a Fair Trade shop
- artisan/small batch foods
- a magazine subscription to something they like

Friday, December 6, 2013

Midnight Madness

Join us at Port Credit Emporium on Dec. 22nd (a Sunday), from 12 noon to 12 midnight for a last minute Christmas shopping midnight madness event!  There will be several artists participating, including myself.  I'll be there in person for the first half - noon to 6, and my table-buddy Marie will be there 6pm to midnight. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Opening Saturday Evening

Join us Sat. Dec. 7, 6:30-9:30pm at The Guilty Dog Coffee House in Port Credit, along with Port Credit Emporium, for a Caribbean Christmas event, with special menu items, and the opening of my show at the coffee house, too! Stay for the evening, or just drop by. If you can't make it that evening, my work will be showing in the coffee house through late January.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Opening Tomorrow!

The Ontario Crafts Council Holiday Pop-Up Shop officially begins on Friday, running until Christmas Eve, but there's an opening preview event tomorrow evening (that's Thursday, Dec. 5), from 6:30-9:30pm at 990 Queen St. West.  There are about 30 participating makers, and I'm sure some of us will be there in person. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New design

I got asked to make a little silk pouch for someone, which I have just done this week.  I really like the result, and am considering making a line of them in assorted colours - I'd appreciate some feedback, so let me know what you think!  I hope she likes it, too!

It's a simple, rectangular, flat, open top pouch, lined in grey silk on the inside, with a long cross-body strap. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Holiday Events

Updated my website yesterday with upcoming events.  There are 3 things coming up:

- I will be showing a few pieces in Port Credit's Guilty Dog Cafe in December & January
- My silk clutches will be available over the holiday season (starting soon), in the Port Credit Emporium
- Additional silk clutches will be available during the Ontario Crafts Council's Holiday Pop-up Craft Shop in their Queen Street gallery, Dec. 6-24