Thursday, July 16, 2015


Shelled some beans with a friend.

I love the design on each one. All different. Each unique.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Radiation Exhibit Prague

The Radiation exhibit had another chance to be seen in April 2015 in Prague.

I like to post current things but I received these photos just before Verona Tessile and I completely forgot to post them.

My work far right.

If you want to read about this exhibit click here.

It is a shamed the individual representations don't have air to breathe around them. That makes a huge difference for the viewer. I do know this exhibit is fairly large. I think 80 pieces.

The organizers have decided to keep the exhibit together for another year. It will be seen in:

June 11-12, 2016, Celle, Germany (near Hanover)

In  November, the Roentgen Museum in Lennep, Germany ( W.C. Roentgen was the inventor of the x-ray) and the Textile Museum across the street (Tuchmuseum) will provide a joint venue.

Exciting to see art and science together again!

Sunday, July 5, 2015


There are times when I have no ideas.

Then I sit quietly on a train

and ideas fill my head

and I realize there won't be enough time in my life to make everything I want to.

Saturday, June 27, 2015


Summer holidays are starting soon.

Many shops are preparing for their closures, like the "macelleria" (butcher shop) near my house that is closing from July 6 to August 24... now that is a holiday!!

I don't think an artist ever goes on holiday.

The brain is always alert to new designs and new inspirations.

I leave Verona on Wednesday for the south and have packed my sketch book.

At the end of last summer, my friend and I planned to do some fabric dying this summer using natural materials like local plants but it gets so hot down there....

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

One Year Ago

Well, the year has passed...

An entire 365 days...

A birthday bouquet from my special friend

since my last birthday.

You may remember my bellezza project where I took a picture everyday for the year...

from birthday to birthday.

It was more difficult than I thought.

I got out of the habit (aren't we all creatures of habit!!) when my camera died in October finally succumbing to the salt water that got in the mechanism that summer. I was without a camera for one week and that threw me off my game.

I saw beautiful things every day but may not have photographed them- because they were fleeting things, or by the time I got the camera out the subject had passed or the photograph didn't do the subject justice.

I plan to make an iBook of all those photographs when I get back to Canada in the Fall.

There is beauty in every day.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

In the Zone

This Sunday a radius area of about 1000 metres from the Arsenale had to be evacuated.

I saw these posters up everywhere but never bothered
to read them... I though it was
advertisement for an art show!LOL

It wasn't an emergency. It was a planned evacuation.

picnic blanket -perfect summer accessory! I made it this morning.

A bomb from WW2 was discovered and had to be disarmed.

I never get tired of Kaffe Fassett fabric

I live in the demarcated zone. I decided to go to the Ad Maiora studio and sew for 3 hours.

I miss sewing...when I sew I am 'in the zone'. If you sew you know what I mean.

I made some triangles
Yes, I still use Thangles!
They give me an accurate HST without
measuring and I use up my pre-cut strips.

The city had an erie feeling- no one on the roads, all shops closed, no cars, lots of police presence and a loud speaker reminding people of the hours of evacuation.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

World Wide Knit in Public

It is the official day of knitting in public!

A nice group of us met at 9 AM this morning at a local 'bar'.

We started with coffees and by noon we were onto "aperitivo".

As always lots of laughs!

There were some showing their work and others being inspired!

A few lessons happened!

People from different parts of the world that were in Verona on holidays stopped to see what we were doing and have a chat! England, New Zealand and United States.

This lady is from England. 
Even a bee stopped in!

A couple from the United States read about our event on-line and came equipped with yarn and needles!

Italy was the European country with the most locations registered. 27! Brava Italia!