Friday, May 5, 2017

Wildlife Puppet Project

I have been leading the puppet project in the schools for a few weeks at this point. As part of the Wildlife Puppet Project,  students choose a local wild animal to make.
This completed fox puppet explores its surroundings.


 The puppet heads are started with paper plates and cups, newspaper and tape.



Monday, January 30, 2017

Wildlife Puppet Project, Artists in Education


Thanks to Ontario Arts Council: Artist in Education Grant, I am leading weekly classes in puppet making and performance for 2 months at local schools.
Student are building puppets inspired by our regional Bruce County Wildlife.

Grade 5/6 students at Huron Heights Public School started with seagull sock puppets.

Ripley-Huron Community School: Baby Turkey Vulture paper bag puppets
work in progress




             



Saturday, January 16, 2010



I am featured in this interview about "women who are shaking things up and making a difference through creativity"

http://www.dollyhopkins.com/category/woman-of-the-week/


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Snowshoe Girl


My paper mache doll in construction.
Let's see where this goes.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Collaged Accessories


I'm working on some new wearable art pieces that include hand dyed wools, rusty found objects and collaged words.
These may be inspired by my "new" collection of jars to store dry goods. Paid a quarter for most at a weekend antique sale at the Walker House. I want more! Love to see all the colours and textures when I look on the kitchen shelves-just as rich as my studio shelves.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Bob's Frilly Lizard Costume


We entered the Kincardine 2009 Fall Fair Dog Show, the theme was "recycling".
The night before was time to whip up a costume. Tried a number of different ideas and when I accordion folded a few salvaged coffee filters Bill suggested a "frilly lizard " costume and I was off. (I have hundreds of these cleaned and pressed in Ziploc bags that my Mom had preciously saved for me daily for a year). Using a piece of packing foam as the backing, I spray glued, layering the filters one by one.
Bob, the dog, was very patient thru all the fittings and had a great time at the show, arriving home with lots of prizes and treats.