Planning My 2017 Garden

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It is within the first few days of the new year and I am already starting to plan my garden(s). I am very excited, I have my photos of last years gardens printed and labeled, I have gone through my seeds to see what it is that I need and what I still have left over, and figured out what the big new additions will be in the garden this year.

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Eastern European Folk Art Patterns

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Hello everyone! Today this post is both a part of a school assignment and a part of my own personal research for my own work and knowledge. I’ll be discussing why and how I use eastern European folk art as well as a wee bit of the history of eastern European folk art.

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Watercolour Love

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Hello everyone today is watercolour day and we are exploring the wonderful medium of watercolour! I love watercolours and it was the medium that I worked in almost exclusively before I started Art College. And though now my medium is quite different three years later I still hold a love for it and wish I had more time to pursue it. Also being mostly a landscape and nature painter watercolour works well for working from a photo or from life because of the whimsical nature of the medium.

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A Weeks Getaway

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Hello everyone, sorry for my absence but I was away for a week. I was in the beloved Saskatchewan that I was talking about in my last post. It was a week of “relaxation”. I put that in quotation marks as I did a lot of reading, painting, and I finished up a stitching project. So I had a bit to do but not quite as much as I usually do. And now I am back, feeling recharged and ready to take this time by storm. More like I’m ready to get back into making clothes again and finish a couple of other projects.

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Prairie Bliss

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Hello everyone, today I am sharing a place that I knew has always impacted me as an artist but has been hard for me to articulate as a subject and that is the Saskatchewan prairies. I do not live there but it has been a crucial part of my upbringing. I have always travelled to them but had never truly appreciated to its capacity until I moved to Montréal. Also up north there is my small quaint paradise of a cabin that has many special memories and is where I say the beginnings of my practice as a painter started. This is what I want to share with you today.

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Changing Perspectives

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Hello everyone, today I want to talk about those times when you work from home and you start to feel like the world is passing you by. Working from home does make life rather repetitive and closed in at some points. You feel that you have seen the same thing over and over. And you aren’t stimulated enough, which is important for artists and craftsmen. When this happens to me I feel like a need a change but it is hard to make a big change since I am a creatures of habit. This feeling of being stagnant in my environment has been plaguing me for a few weeks now and I have been working at changing my perspective in simple ways and that is what I am sharing today.

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Books That Inspire Me (Novels)

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Hello everyone, today I want to share the books that inspire me and that I think about whilst I am making things. I enjoy reading a lot despite the fact that it gets cast off to the side when school gets busy but I try to make up for my lack of reading during the summer. Also being a craftsman I obviously do get inspiration from photo books. Like fashion books, art books and crafts books. But I also get a lot of inspiration from novels (which is what we are looking at today) as they give me a story and background to base the things I make off of, and having a narrative is important to me as it actualizes a story I try to emulate.

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