Selections 2011 Vernissage!

Last night was the Vernissage for the opening of the Selections 2011 juried exhibit at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Ottawa.  As previously mentioned, my piece “Hesturinn” is in this exhibit which is open to the public everyday from 9 am to 10 pm and runs until October 25th. If you are in the Ottawa area, stop by Shenkman to see this lovely exhibit and be sure to use the provided drop-box to vote for my piece to win the “Viewer’s Choice” award. 🙂    See my Events page for address and details.

Here are a couple of photos of the opening last night- I think almost all the artists were in attendance so it was a great crowd of people!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Weekend!

Karen

Summer Vacation….Day Eight: Nova Scotia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. & 2.  Annapolis Royal  3. & 4.  Views from our cottage

Karen

Hand Hooked Rug by Karen D. Miller

New Piece: Lake Louise, Alberta

Hand Hooked Rug by Karen D. Miller

Introducing my newest piece- Lake Louise, Alberta!  This piece measures 13.5″ x 14″ and was hand-hooked on burlap.  I used a variety of different yarns in this piece.  A lot of 100% wool and some wool blends as well as some acrylics.  The water was done with a yarn hand-dyed in Vermont that I picked up there a few years ago when we were in Burlington.  The dark tree line is a mix of yarn and novelty yarn that gives it a bit of a “fluffy” texture.

 

This piece was a bit of a departure for me in that I have not actually been to Lake Louise nor to the Rockies.  So, in order to try to capture how I think it would feel to be there I drew a lot on my experiences in Iceland.  On that basis I knew that I was trying to capture that feeling of remoteness, the chill in the air and the rugged beauty of the scene.

 

This is also the first piece that I have signed with my initials.  Not sure why I haven’t been doing that all along but it is something I am going to do from this point on and this is the first.

 

Having a terrific day- lots of things that I will be sharing with you all in the coming days!  Until then, enjoy the rest of your weekend!

 

Karen

 

Summer Vacation….Day Four: Grand Manan

 

 

1.  Ferry leaving Grand Manan in the fog, heading to mainland New Brunswick.  From our cottage we could see it leave and return all day. 2-3.  Photos of Seal Cove which is now mostly abandoned former herring smokehouse buildings.  The smell of smoked herring still permeated the air even after almost ten years of disuse and the fog gave it a very ghost town kind of feel.  This was my favourite spot on Grand Manan.

 

Karen