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Her Heart Was Rejoicing

In this piece I was journaling about the feelings of joy, about moments of joy bursting out of my heart. I used a piece of wet felted fabric combined with rug hooking, along with felted ‘buttons’ which are embroidered on. Mixed media on linen using hand-spun, commercial and recycled yarns and fabrics. Mounted on artist…

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Wild Woman Hair Series 7

“She wore her Crown Chakra well” This piece originally started with the Heart Chakra colours (pink hair, green background), but it was lacking some pizazz. When I switched the hair to the Crown Chakra violet the piece came alive! I guess I was done working in the Heart Chakra colours as a set for now….

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Wild Woman Hair Series 6

“She was in a Heart Chakra mood” Hooked in the Heart Chakra colours of pink and green, with a yellow (Solar Plexus Chakra) wet felted face I was experimenting with a more contained hairstyle, with emphasis on the textures in the pink background. Sometimes when my heart is heavy I find working in the Heart…

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Wild Woman Hair Series 5

Wild Woman Hair Series 5 continues my exploration of combining rug hooking and wet felting in a piece, as well as playing with various hairstyles. Sometimes it is nice to have a smaller piece to try out different ideas. In Wild Woman Hair Series 5 I used the Throat Chakra (blue), Solar Plexus Chakra (yellow)…

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The Door is Open

I’m adding this mat to my gallery on International Women’s Day 2022. The Door is Open was inspired by a friend who told me the door is open to the new me. There’s no going back. I wrote in my journal about how the door is open (represented by the crack in the centre of…

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Cozy Chakra Joy

My latest work, Cozy Chakra Joy was inspired by my word for 2022 – Cozy. I wanted to work on a large piece that carried me through the winter and that felt cozy. I also wanted to feel joy, and working with the Chakra colours brings me joy.  Rug hooking with many of my hand…

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Blue Throat Chakra

Blue Throat Chakra is part of a study in working with the Chakra colours. The Throat Chakra represents finding your voice. When I want to speak clearly or to use my voice to speak up I work with blue (wear blue clothes, hook with blue, decorate with blue). You might notice many of my pieces…

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Red Root Chakra

Red Root Chakra is part of a study in working with the Chakra colours. The Root Chakra represents our foundation, stability and our roots. When I need to feel more grounded I work with red (wear it, hook with it, eat red food for example). Rug hooking on linen, mounted on a black block. 4″…

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Wild Woman Standing Tall

“Standing tall in her red cowboy boots. Feeling tall & fierce. Ready to rock it!” Wild Woman Standing Tall is a recent addition to my Wild Woman series. Rug hooking with new, recycled, hand spun and hand dyed yarns and fabrics on linen. 18.5″ x 27″ $1200 My Wild Woman mats are a departure from…

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Wild Woman Writes … Dear Universe

“Dear Universe … I’m ready.” Wild Woman Writes … Dear Universe … is my most recent Wild Woman mat. Mixed media (rug hooking, wet felting, embroidery) on linen. 17.5″ x 26″ $1200 My Wild Woman mats are a departure from my healing mats in that they are not abstract in design. Each Wild Woman mat…

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Wild Woman’s Work is Play

Wild Woman’s Work is Play is one of my Wild Woman series.  “Work has ease & flow. Energizing.” Over the past several years I’ve been working on infusing my life, including my work with a sense of play. Rug hooking with recycled, commercial, hand spun and hand dyed yarns and fabrics on linen. 18.5” x 26”…

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Wild Women Run 5K/10K!

Wild Women Run 5K/10K! is one of my Wild Woman series. It was inspired by a couple of ambitious running goals set by my running partner and I. Two women in our 60’s, she had never run and I hadn’t run consistently for many years. We set our first goal to get to a 5K…

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