lots of drops…..

Even the weather got into the spirit of things this weekend! drop by drop opened on Saturday and it was pouring rain on the Sunshine  Coast which didn’t live up to its name at all. Maybe we should be pleased the weather got into the spirit of things and “helped” celebrate a show inspired by water.

We were able to have the doors and windows open all day even in the rain! it was exciting to see our installation set up in the center of the yurt. Those 7 meter banners that seemed soooo very long in my studio, were just right in the gallery.

The building isn’t tipping over,  it’s just the image, sorry about that!

Here’s a few images from around the gallery….

Elizabeth’s beautiful river inspired Raku looked perfectly at home with my quilt “where the river meets the sea” .

here’s a close up of the quilting …I really enjoyed the quilting on this one, well all of them actually but this one especially.

This piece called “rain” was tricky to shoot, it’s made up of 2 layers of sheer with a batik scroll design all over. The sheer lets the light flow right through which is quite lovely in person but not so much when taking images. The piece hung quite low over the pedestal covered with Elizabeth’s porcelain rain drop reliquaries.

I must have been leaning to one side when taking these images! here’s another one that isn’t really crooked. And one last image …

We had a wonderful time at the opening, with many thanks to Reg and Yvonne at FibreWorks for making it such a great experience. If you are going to be on the Sunshine Coast before the 6th of August do stop in and see the show.

Bye for now, Catherine


drop by drop

This post is all about water.. it seems to be everywhere in my life right now.

Thanks so much to everyone who offered their opinions on the paint colour for my house I appreciate your thoughts!  I chose the top one in the samples, the not so yellow yellow and the painter has started work.

He managed to get one coat on the studio building before the heavens opened .. it has rained for 8 days straight since then! Not a record for Vancouver rainfall or even close to a record  but so annoying when you are part way through painting the outside of the house. And so we wait for better weather….

And while we are waiting for the sun to shine Elizabeth  and I are putting the finishing touches to “drop by drop” our exhibition opening at FibreWorks gallery on the 16th of June.

The studio is full to bursting with well, everything! including dogs. Elizabeth’s ceramics and paintings for this show are stunning, there will be quilts ( of course!), some surface design and an installation, that’s part of it in the image above. It’s really inspiring to be exhibiting with an artist who works in different media. We have a number of collaborative pieces for this show, it amazing how well ceramics, paint and textile all work together towards the theme! who would have thought.

Here’s Elizabeth hard at work painting part of what will be part of the exhibition …wonderful isn’t’ it? It’s hard to see just how long these fabric panels are in the image, but they are nearly 7 meters each. Even though the panels will be viewed from a distance someone wanted to get a really close look.

Here’s all the info about the exhibition and the workshops as well.

If you would like more information or directions check out www.fibreworksgallery.com  drop by (sorry about the pun) if you’re in the neighborhood we would love to see you!

Bye for now, Catherine