Friday, September 26, 2014

Sask Culture Days Kickoff

Yesterday was the kickoff to Sask Culture Days. My students and I were creating hexagons with the community outside City Hall on a beautiful sunny day. It was great fun. We made 118 hexagons in one hour. Great job and thanks to Shanille, Madeline, Emily, Ryan, Eric and Costos (and parent drivers).  Thank you as well to all of the City of Saskatoon employees that helped to make the event a success. Photo credit to Eric Christensen

Sunday, September 14, 2014

More Bee Panels

I have created some more large bee panels. They are 9 feet tall and 27 inches wide. They are 12 block linocuts.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Honey Pot Game

The other piece that will be going into the Toy Exhibition in December is....

The HONEY POT game. It is a modification of the game board for Mancala. It is made from clay and acrylic and the little bee game pieces are stylized versions of Napoleon's Bees.  The bag to contain the bees also has the symbol of the bees that Napoleon often used.

Fabric is created using a block printing technique. 

Paper Dolls

My paper doll piece(s) are finally finished. It was an amazing amount of work to carve the blocks, print the blocks, cut out the clothes and then glue them all together.  The piece(s) are part of the series Affluenza.

They will be in an exhition at the Sask Craft Council called

December 5, 2014 - January 13, 2015

Ravishing in Red

Beautiful in Blue 

Breathtaking in Black 

 Fabulous in Fuscia

 Gorgeous in Green

 Pretty in Pink

 Vivacious in Violet

 Whimsical in White

 Youthful in Yellow 

And below is how they will be displayed or possibly in a rainbow line.

Thank you to Janice and Elizabeth for helping me name the pieces.