Artists Journal

Studio Tour

The Elora Fergus Studio Tour was held for 2 weekends, September 25/26, and October. We also had a show at the Elora Art Center. So good to be open to the public again
Hope to have the Studio open a few weekend in November.

Fall Festival, Headwater Arts

The Festival is over, my sculpture was sold. So pleased about that. There will be a chance to show more work for the Christmas Artful giving show.
That calls for smaller pieces, will enter something again.
On Sunday the Elora Fergus Studio Tour finished. This is my first time with the tour, very well organized, hope to do it again next year. Sold 3 small pieces.
My studio is getting in shape, new floor, storage area. Will create a folder listing all my work. So good to be able to show my work again.

The Niagara Pumphouse Artcenter

my sculpture "Water" will be entered for a 50/50 auction. Maybe? It is to be juried first.
As I was writing my artists statement I started thinking of the piece I am working on now. Solitude 3 - . For it I am using a drawing of Ed, one of our best live drawing models. The pose reflects what is happening in our world right now.

Elora Sculpture Project

So many cancelations, art shows, exhibitions, competitions, they are not happening this year. With the Elora Sculpture Project placed outdoors it went ahead anyway, so many great works to be seen.
I am happy with this years entry, Athena.

Elora Sculpture Project

This year my sculpture is to be displayed in Fergus along the river. Love the location, I was there twice, right behind the new library.
It will be a busy year, I am participating in the Eden Mill Festival show as well as the Elora Fergus Studio Tour.
In June some of my art will be displayed at the Fergus library.


Small scale experiments, trying to reduce the form, accent the lines and movements.
The Sculpture Group is back in session, after the Summer break i should do the same.Still mourn for my Grandmother, this has taken much from me.
Can a line, curve, movement say as much as a detailed portrait?

Grandmothers - Ode of Joy- becomes Ode of sorrow

It was one of my favourites, I did love this work. Making it, working with the model gave me such pleasure, I will try to remember that.
There is no conceivable reason for someone to do such mischief.

Grandmother's - damaged in Elora

She is back up again! Getting an e-mail that my sculpture was damaged was a shock to me. David Cross had to take the whole thing down, even the stand was affected, the iron rod on the inside broken, someone must have used a lot of force.
So glad the bust was still O.K., some hairline cracks, but I was able to make a new wrap and put it together again.

Grandmothers - Ode of Joy

Last Sunday we walked around Fergus and Elora to see all the new sculptures on display this year. Mine was placed in front of the drugstore in Elora. We had a sunny day this time, nice work.

2019 - ?

This past week I entered 2 juried shows, The Elora Sculpture Project and The Ontario Artist Society's call for work. The sculptures entered for Elora are not ready, I intend to finish the one I call "Grandmothers" and enlarge a small seated figure. For The Artist Society I submitted "Hans" and "Water".
On Friday I went with Marlene to an Opening in Kitchener. It was at an Artist-Run Gallery called the art district gallery. Lots of people, a nice show.