Category Archives: Visual Art

Coat Rivet Challenge

  Sewing leather wrecks your hands. But what are you supposed to do when you find yet another second hand leather coat that fits you perfectly, except of course for the perpetual problem of the sleeves being too short? You … Continue reading

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Xxs

I’ve been  on blog strike, attempting to actually get my Exhibition blog form published in a real (paying) literary magazine. Success at last, and here it is, as published in Prairie Fire out of Manitoba: http://www.prairiefire.ca/current-issue/ Xxs My ex-boyfriends rise … Continue reading

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Aunt Maud’s Fusty Victorian Stole

This is supposed to be a blog, and blogs are supposed to be like diaries, and “bloggers,” (ugly word) are supposed to blog once or twice a day or something ridiculous like that, with the plan of selling an actual … Continue reading

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Making Faces For Paperwork

I am working on grant applications, oh joy, which must be why “Making Faces For Beauty,” a work from my digital magazine project, WöM appeals to me. The main part is from a 1938 magazine, and claims these facial stretches … Continue reading

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Silicon Heaven

I must confess, I liked my last blog so much (the one I didn’t post, which you know nothing about so far) I decided to see if anyone would misguidedly pay me to publish it, so I’ve fallen behind on … Continue reading

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Dragon

As I was working on the editing of The Book of Beasts, I was also working on some small wood and lino-cuts, wanting to continue my tradition of publishing visual art in my books. The book designer found a real … Continue reading

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You Look Beautiful

You look beautiful. My daughter does not like to be complimented on her looks – exactly like me when I was her age. She, like I used to, replies with a growl or a scream, and a swift retreat. It … Continue reading

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Margaret’s Magazines

As a Canadian writer, I find it appropriate that my mother’s name was Margaret, as in Atwood, Avison, and Laurence. Though she had some talent in drawing and became a school-teacher, she made a last contribution to the cultural world: … Continue reading

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Fits Like a Glove

This is an image that I made for my digital magazine project, WöM, by harvesting images from my mother’s collection of 1940-60s women’s magazines. This was the era when it was cool to get your feet X-rayed in the shoe … Continue reading

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A Fish Called Wanda (Part of the One Ton Collage, now officially the Two Ton Collage)

­It’s a good thing I’m used to this – or I at least remember this feeling from art school. You do some piece of art, and as you’re doing it, it seems to be the greatest thing on the planet. … Continue reading

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