July 2020

Lazy days of summer in a pandemic. Staying home, playing with paper. Hand spun usukuchi heavy paper with 100 origami cranes of hope, hand woven strips of mokuhanga printed lotus with “ikigai” shodo calligraphy, hand painted washi bits ready for collage and overpainting.

June 2020

New exhibit at The Art District Gallery online, “Off The Wall” features art by our members. My watercolour and gouache paintings are available there. Also, The Button Factory Arts building is temporarily closed but the gift shop is open online. A few art groups in Waterloo Region have come together under the title LAFWR to showcase local art online. Please support these non profit groups and local artists. All have free local delivery.

March 2020

This month everything has changed.. or nothing has changed.

Trying new media and new materials- silver and gold jewellery at studiokw, tapestry weaving at Button Factory Arts, entering a shodo competition, making sculptures with wire and washi at The JPP before the Pandemic.. working from home now I have more time to work on projects. Trying out lino tiles, Kuretake watercolours from Japan on Usukuchi washi from The Japanese Paper Place, painting a watercolour feeling of hope.

Looking forward to The Art District Gallery‘s new On-line Exhibit THIRTEEN launching April 1st!

February 2020

Exhibiting this month at Homer Watson Museum with KW Society of Artists and at Art Incubate in Waterloo with The Art District Gallery. Also at the JCCC Gallery in Toronto.

Cyanotype and mokuhanga woodblock prints, kuem boo gold foil on silver earings, Japanese calligraphy “ikigai” & mokuhanga print practise for National Shodo competition.

A Passing Thought, watercolour & ink, 29×36 framed

January 2020

Happy New Year! I will be showing my art at The JCCC gallery in Toronto until March and at The Westmount Golf and Country Club to members this month. I have art at The Art District Gallery in Kitchener which will close January 18th. The co-op group will continue with pop up shows, the first being in February at 52 Regina St. Waterloo at Art Incubate.

November 2019

2019 National Shodo competition. Honourable Mention awarded at the Japanese Culture Centre in Toronto. Japanese Consulate, Japan Foundation and Shodo Canada representatives.

November 29th marks the Juried exhibition at The Art District Gallery.

October 2019

I was selected as one of the artists exhibiting at the Button Factory Arts 25th Anniversary Juried Show and received an award by juror Ernest Daetwyler. CTV news Stu Gooden interviewed me in this clip.

REDress for a Lost Childhood, photo etching and collagraph with chine colle.
Teaching Stu Gooden how to make a monotype for CTV news Oct. 28, 2019.

September 2019

KWSA Viewfindings Juried photo show at The LINK Waterloo. Opening reception Sept. 12th 5-7pm. These photos were taken in Arizona’s slot canyons.

Organizing Culture Days events. Saturday September 28th, make paper flowers with me at WPL John M. Harper Branch.

August 2019

Studied Mokuhanga Japanese woodblock printing with Elizabeth Forrest in Toronto at Gerrard Art Space.

Learning how to carve and print multi colour blocks using kento registration. Will continue my lessons in the fall at Button Factory Arts.