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Wild Woman Hair mini 4 “Ode to Lisa LaFlamme” series

The fourth in my Wild Woman Hair minis and part of my “Ode to Lisa LaFlamme” series. When Ms. LaFlamme, a well respected journalist and tv anchor for CTV  was criticized because she had let her hair go grey during the pandemic I was enraged. I wanted to do something to support Ms. LaFlamme and…

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Wild Woman Hair mini 3 “Ode to Lisa LaFlamme” series

The third in my Wild Woman Hair minis and part of my “Ode to Lisa LaFlamme” series. When Ms. LaFlamme, a well respected journalist and tv anchor for CTV was criticized because she had let her hair go grey during the pandemic I was enraged. I wanted to do something to support Ms. LaFlamme and…

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Wild Woman Hair mini 2 “Ode to Lisa LaFlamme” series

The second in my Wild Woman Hair minis and part of my “Ode to Lisa LaFlamme” series. When Ms. LaFlamme, a well respected journalist and tv anchor for CTV was criticized because she had let her hair go grey during the pandemic I was enraged. I wanted to do something to support Ms. LaFlamme and…

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Wild Woman Hair mini 1 “Ode to Lisa LaFlamme” series

My Wild Woman Hair minis are part of my “Ode to Lisa LaFlamme” series. When Ms. LaFlamme, a well respected journalist and tv anchor for CTV was criticized because she had let her hair go grey during the pandemic I was enraged. I wanted to do something to support Ms. LaFlamme and to express my…

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The Field Out Beyond

The Field Out Beyond was inspired by this Rumi quote “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about.”. Hooked on linen with hand spun, commercial and recycled yarns and fabrics. Mounted on an artist…

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Chakra Colours hit Get Hooked at Sea

Do you know those moments when you feel you are doing exactly what you are meant to be doing? This dream gig was just this. In the summer of 2022 I had the privilege of teaching for four days on a schooner (The J & E Riggin) off the coast of Maine. The class was…

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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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