show time!

It’s finally here… I’m not quite sure how something that has been a long time in the planning and in the waiting-to-happen can still manage to creep up on me. But it has.  The “it” I am referring to is the thr3fold- unfinished business exhibition opening on Sunday June 1st at FibreWorks Gallery in Madeira Park, B.C. a beautiful spot on the Sunshine Coast just north of Vancouver.

I’ll be there for the opening on Sunday, 2pm till 4pm do drop by!

It’s been great fun to look back through the 5 issues of the journal and decide which of the articles and challenges I wanted to take a second look at. I had a long list of  unfinished business and  ideas just ready and waiting in my sketchbook it was tough to narrow it down! I don’t want to steal our thunder but here’s a sneak peek of some of the pieces I have been working on….

CNichollsMaking Facesdetail

fish ladded detail

You’ll have to wait to hear the full story behind these  2 pieces, but I can let you in on this one. In issue one the challenge was to explore the landscape of where we lived, we called it Landscape Home. I have a new home since then and a new landscape where I spend a lot of time.. Ned and I actually. In fact Ned pointed out the subject for the two pieces inspired by the river near where we live.


here’s a detail of one of the resulting pieces….

river detail

There hasn’t been a lot of extra time lately but I have managed a few outings. One of them to do some pleine aire painting at the Van Dusen Gardens in Vancouver. We were there to celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival. There weren’t many blossoms around but I did manage to find this nice spot.

plein aire

It was a lovely time until the rain and wind sent us running for the cafe!


Hope to see you at the opening on Sunday!

Bye for now, Catherine