I've been wanting to combine the texture of plaster (which I wrote an article about for Cloth Paper Scissors magazine last June) with my canoes and I'm really liking what I'm seeing so far. That's one of the greatest pleasures of being an artist, visiting hardware stores and art supply stores and craft shops and anything that strikes your fancy and then incorporate some of these fun items into the work. I feel a bit like an alchemist.
This canvas measures 36 inches in height by 18 inches in width and I think I'll have to create a few more pieces in this size as I'm really liking the shape. I also wanted to attempt a canoe that could be hung either vertically or horizontally. We'll see if I'm successful or not at the end of this process.
I also wanted to point out my new Baby Bear Spirit drum from SunJay of PowWowLodge. Do you see it on the wall in the first photo? Isn't it lovely? Not only is it a visual feast for the eyes, but it sounds absolutely beautiful...quite deep and resonant. I feel like a child again as I keep taking it down to play.
Finally, I am so pleased to share two articles (you can read them here and here) that I am absolutely grateful for...I know I've said it before, but I truly do feel blessed.
Honouring the Ancestors
Great Places Plan