Monthly Archives: August 2016

Ikat warp

The traditional dyeing technique called “ikat” comes fromĀ Asia and Japan (where it is called “kasuri”), and is also found in Africa and Central America, and perhaps elsewhere as well. It is a labour intensive process that involves resist dyeing. The … Continue reading

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Bountiful August

The wildflowers on the property and around the island are finishing up their amazing display. The last of these include Goldenrod, Fireweed, and Queen Ann’s Lace. It is also the season for berries, flowering annuals, and the garden. I have … Continue reading

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Victoria County Creates Gallery

The new gallery in Baddeck, N.S., near where I live, opened up at the beginning of July. There are 36 artists represented in the gallery. Victoria County Creates Gallery is located on the main street where the old “Blue Heron … Continue reading

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Resuscitation is sometimes required

Sometimes watercolours done in plein air need a little resuscitation back in the studio – a breath of new life, so to speak. The first two of these paintings fall in that category. The third one (Barefoot in the waves) … Continue reading

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