The end is near – goodbye beautiful Banff studio

last day residency 2lo

Leaving is bitter-sweet. I am happy with what I accomplished. Thank you to all those who make the Banff Centre the special place that it is.

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Today and Tomorrow

Tomorrow is my last day in residency. It seemed to move so quickly and yet I miss my family. I feel that I have experienced each day to the fullest here at the Banff Centre. I attended music performances, artist talks, networked, and created. Below is today’s work – devising a way for the pages of my ‘testament’ to link together. Tomorrow I will say goodbye to this space only as I bring my work home.

testament in progress

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Another day in Residence…

I am in a routine of studio work that I hope I can continue when I get home. There are so many more distractions at home – things of importance that I give in to and that seem to whittle away my most productive time. Of course one can whittle away time anywhere with as little as a scrap of fluff and imagination, but if a new habit can be formed then my body will crave the sense of organization and well being that results, not to mention the excitement of creating new work.

lace with background

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Today’s work

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I worked more on my lacy rounds, but I also spent time working on this woven blanket. It is a digitally woven blanket from a .jpg file. The image is a combination of my paint strokes in the background and … Continue reading

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Banff Residency: Day two

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Banff Centre is entirely another world where each day is a savoured experience. For a time I am free to respond to my creative thoughts – to bring them to life. I have so many and although it is only … Continue reading

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Digitization of fish pattern

fish pattern

I have finished drawing a large portion of the pattern in Illustrator. A portion of the pattern was used in a public art call that I just completed today. I want to use it again in a different context. I really love the interesting secondary shapes that can be discerned when you look at portions of the pattern. I think I will print it out and do some colouring! I have some velum that runs nicely through my printer and a brand new set of pencil crayons. Very relaxing – at least as good as Yoga.

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Tessellations

I have been reading about tessellations (think art by M.C. Escher). They fascinate me! I found a book in the thrift store on designing tessellations and brought it home for the modest amount of $3. I am also fond of William Morris organic pattern designs. I imagined the meeting of these two and this was the result:

Kim's hybrid tessellation

Perfectly suitable for creating a vector illustration! I have drawn this in Adobe Illustrator and am now in the process of finding a use for the variations I created. I will keep you posted.

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