Sunday, October 14, 2007

all the colours

yesterday i finished the last blanket and cleaned up my studio. my studio is for fabric, so i've moved into the living room and on to painting. for 30 years i thought of myself as a painter. it's what i grew up thinking an artist did. i have an mfa in painting. i exhibited my paintings across canada. about 7 years ago i stopped wanting to paint. thats when i got out fabric and began stitching and eventually was drawn to rug hooking. rug hooking is very labour intensive. i couldn't make enough work to meet the demand. a couple of years ago i realized that i could paint the motifs i was using in my mats and much faster. so now i use paint as i use fabric, as i use wool. it's simple and uncomplicated. and i have all the colours.

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