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Collen Heslin: Needles and Pins Exhibit

I was so happy to be able to visit Colleen Heslin’s exhibit: Needles and PIns at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. The show is on until January 8, 2017 (Galleries 4-5).

Chain of Command by Colleen Heslin 2016, Dye on Linen
Chain of Command by Colleen Heslin 2016, Dye on Linen
Fermi Problems by Colleen Heslin 2016, Dye on Linen
Fermi Problems by Colleen Heslin 2016, Dye on Linen
New Age Mystic by Waterfall by Colleen Heslin
New Age Mystic by Waterfall by Colleen Heslin 2016, Ink and Dye on Cotton
Counterpose by Colleen Heslin 2015, Ink and Dye on Cotton and Linen
Counterpose by Colleen Heslin 2015, Ink and Dye on Cotton and Linen
Counterpose (Detail) by Colleen Heslin 2015, Ink and Dye on Cotton
Counterpose (Detail) by Colleen Heslin 2015, Ink and Dye on Cotton and Linen
Havana Affair by Colleen Heslin 2015, Ink and Dye on Cotton and Linen
Havana Affair by Colleen Heslin 2015, Ink and Dye on Cotton and Linen
Havana Affair (Detail) by Colleen Heslin 2015, Ink and Dye on Cotton and Linen
Havana Affair (Detail) by Colleen Heslin 2015, Ink and Dye on Cotton and Linen
Monochrome by Colleen Heslin 2016, Dye on Linen
Monochrome by Colleen Heslin 2016, Dye on Linen
Log Cabin by Colleen Heslin 2016, Dye on Canvas
Log Cabin by Colleen Heslin 2016, Dye on Canvas
Yea Yea by Colleen Heslin 2015, Dye on Cotton
Yea Yea by Colleen Heslin 2015, Dye on Cotton
Outerlimits by Colleen Heslin 2016, Dye on Linen
Outerlimits by Colleen Heslin 2016, Dye on Linen
Runaway by Colleen Heslin 2016, Dye on Canvas and Linen
Runaway by Colleen Heslin 2016, Dye on Canvas and Linen
Well of Exaggeration by Colleen Heslin 2016, Ink and Dye on Cotton and Canvas
Well of Exaggeration by Colleen Heslin 2016, Ink and Dye on Cotton and Canvas
No Vacancy by Colleen Heslin 2016, Dye on Canvas
No Vacancy by Colleen Heslin 2016, Dye on Canvas
Undulating Waves by Colleen Heslin 2016, Ink and Dye on Canvas
Undulating Waves by Colleen Heslin 2016, Ink and Dye on Canvas
Undulating Waves (detail) by Colleen Heslin 2016, Ink and Dye on Canvas
Undulating Waves (Detail) by Colleen Heslin 2016, Ink and Dye on Canvas
Seafoam by Colleen Heslin 2016, Dye on Linen
Seafoam by Colleen Heslin 2016, Dye on Linen
Seafoam (Detail) by Colleen Heslin 2016, Dye on Linen
Seafoam (Detail) by Colleen Heslin 2016, Dye on Linen

I encourage you to see Heslin’s show in person. the colours, textures and size of the pieces are best viewed in person. You will be able to see the subtlety of each piece.

To see more of Colleen Heslin’s work, visit her website.

 

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Indigo Bursts: textile paintings

Indigo dipped cotton, linen and white pique are combined to create four individual pieces of textile art. Machine quilting adds beautiful texture.

Indigo Bursts by Doris Lovadina-Lee
Indigo Burst: tetraptych
2016 ©Doris Lovadina-Lee
6 x 6 inches each
fabric, thread, dye on stretched canvas

Each textile painting is wrapped over a 6″ square gallery canvas.

Indigo Burst 1 by Doris Lovadina-Lee
Indigo Burst 1
2016 ©Doris Lovadina-Lee
6 x 6 inches
fabric, thread, dye on stretched canvas
$75.00
Indigo Burst 2 by Doris Lovadina-Lee
Indigo Burst 2
2016 ©Doris Lovadina-Lee
6 x 6 inches
fabric, thread, dye on stretched canvas
$75.00
Indigo Burst 3 by Doris Lovadina-Lee
Indigo Burst 3
2016 ©Doris Lovadina-Lee
6 x 6 inches
fabric, thread, dye on stretched canvas
$75.00
Indigo Burst 4 by Doris Lovadina-Lee
Indigo Burst 4
2016 ©Doris Lovadina-Lee
6 x 6 inches
fabric, thread, dye on stretched canvas
$75.00

These textile paintings can be displayed individually or grouped in twos or fours to create a diptych or a tetraptych.

If you are interested in having unique artwork to display in your home, contact me, I am happy to ship directly to you.

How would you choose to display these Indigo Bursts?

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Pages from Life’s Journey: works in a series

I was very taken by the works of Toronto artist: Sung Ja Kim Chisholm. Pages from Life’s Journey were on display at the World of Threads Exhibit.

Pages from Life's Journey, Series 1 by Sung Ja Kim Chisholm, Toronto, Canada
Pages from Life’s Journey, Series 1 by Sung Ja Kim Chisholm, Toronto, Canada

These pieces are made with white fabric and plaster.

Pages from Life's Journey, Series 2 by Sung Ja Kim Chisholm, Toronto, Canada
Pages from Life’s Journey, Series 2 by Sung Ja Kim Chisholm, Toronto, Canada

There is a simplicity that I find appealing.

Pages from Life's Journey, Series 3 by Sung Ja Kim Chisholm, Toronto, Canada
Pages from Life’s Journey, Series 3 by Sung Ja Kim Chisholm, Toronto, Canada

The absence of colour makes me want to get close to examine the nuances of each piece.

Detail from Pages from Life's Journey, Series 3 by Sung Ja Kim Chisholm, Toronto, Canada
Detail from Pages from Life’s Journey, Series 3 by Sung Ja Kim Chisholm, Toronto, Canada

There is a similarity between each one, yet each series evokes a very different feeling.

What would the pages from your life look like?