Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Artist Talk for the Oakville Art Society

Last Sunday June 20th I was invited to present an Artist Talk for the Oakville Art Society.
As President of the Oakville Handweavers and Spinners Guild, I felt that a reciprocal way to say thank you to the OAS for lending their facilities for our Guild to meet, was to share some of my time to present an Artist Talk on a Design Process.
The date was rather hectic because not only it was Father's Day, it was scheduled at 2:00 pm, and we had the Soccer World Cup going on! Regardless the disadvantages of the events, the talk was very interesting for the participants.

The process itself is a methodology I have been applying for many years in the development of my own artworks (batiks, tapestries and Designs)

Nature as an inspiration for developing ideas is a very creative, easy and fantastic way to start a project. We are surrounded by common lines, shadows, shapes that can detonate our minds to create! Enjoy all the world that surrounds us!!!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Social Fabric

“Social Fabric is a new Web 2.0 environment of the Textile Museum of Canada. Visitors are invited to share their unique knowledge, experiences, feelings and creativity with the Museum and each other.

Social Fabric was built by many communities. Volunteers from a network of artists, scholars, fashion designers, students, and new Canadians chose the 50 featured objects and developed the questions associated with them. Social Fabric visitors can see their voices reflected in the Museum by participating online and contributing a response.

Become part of the Social Fabric at Make connections between the textiles and your life and share your knowledge, voice and unique experiences.”