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Found Object Art

Love “Sundays in the Studio” at the Art Gallery of Windsor. I spent the afternoon working with artist, Sasha Opeiko, who helped us use “found objects” to create art. It mirrors one of the central exhibits in the gallery right now. Today’s theme was food. I’m using a cracked old teacup and saucer, newspaper, cardboard,Continue Reading “Found Object Art”

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Writing on handmade paper with a dip-ink quill.

This is the treaty that I transcribed at today’s “Treaty Canoe” event at the Art Gallery of Windsor. I took over transcribing a Muncey treaty started by another participant. She had done such a lovely job of working with the dip-pen in ink. I’m afraid I made a blotchy, horrible mess. You know you areContinue Reading “Writing on handmade paper with a dip-ink quill.”

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Tools of the Trade

Last Saturday, as my son was boarding a plane to China for an epic adventure, I was setting out on a micro-adventure of my own. I attended a book making workshop at the Art Gallery of Windsor, led by Meagan O’Connell, curator of Salt & Cedar press in Detroit. What a wonderful experience! I’ve beenContinue Reading “Tools of the Trade”

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The Art of Book Making

An exhibit of hand-bound passports suspended in a formation like geese in flight at the local art gallery, and the inspiration for the book making workshop I attended this summer. The artist who created them collaborated with our workshop leader, Megan O’Connell, who taught us how to create and hand-stitch similar books in our workshop.Continue Reading “The Art of Book Making”