Monday, March 28, 2011

quilting bee

done and hung!

After about six months of work, the fish quilt is done! I can't wait to show it off at our open house on April 1st.

I am honored to be presenting it along with some other textile work at the Mahone Bay's Quilters Guild meeting in May for their monthly "Meet the Quilter" presentation. 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

art for music

My work is going to be traveling to Charlottetown, PEI without me for the East Coast Music Awards! 

The poster and button art I did for Halifax band Ben Caplan & the Casual Smokers will be exhibited at the Muse Artspace on April 15 & 16, 4-6 pm

Check out the posters link on the top of my blog to see the work.

a second chance for Havana

a little story I illustrated about my winter holiday in Havana

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lunenburg Academy Workshop

Today I spent the morning with the Grade 3's at the Lunenburg Academy. They painted magical painting after painting and we made a ridiculous story book together, written and illustrated by everyone!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sharing Made Easier

I uploaded some videos on vimeo. Maybe you've seen them, maybe you haven't, but you'll never know until you check it out!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

We are halfway through the residency and we would love you to join in celebrating with us. 
We have lots of new work to show that we want to shmooze about!

The Fish Quilt

The heavy work is behind me now, and all I have to do is finish the edges of the quilt. All of twenty-one fish are appliqued to the top and I have made the decision to scrap the net layer. 

I thought it was doing too much to the piece, it felt unnatural and foreign to the other materials and although it was part of the original design of the quilt, the quilting design (the water arms) had not been in the original plans and changed the quilt significantly. 

The net was oppressive and without it we can focus on the fish, each affected by the currents of the water.

Babypuss Swims in a Quilt:
An Illustrated Short Story by Rebecca Roher
Here, our cat, babypuss (to be pronounced with a french accent), 
Swims with the fish. 
She sinks under the water. 
She meets fish who try to rub her belly and nibble her toes.

She is nervous and sleepy.

It was a dream.

Friday, March 4, 2011