I am so happy! After being gardenless throughout the past summer, I now am a proud member of the community garden and have a 20'x20' plot of my very own to muck about in. It was a very overgrown bit of land, and so I have been contentedly indulging in one of my favourite pastimes - weeding! I've unearthed strawberries, raspberries, chives, parsley, garlic, irises, lupins and sorrel. I know there are hollyhocks and poppies lurking around the perimeter. It's like a treasure hunt.
James came to pick me up yesterday and said he knew where to find me by the sight of my rear end sticking up in the air. Hmm, saucy lad. Watch out, mister, I've got a trowel and I know how to use it!
I'm an artist who has been making stuff for 30 years. I used to spin, knit, weave, quilt, design, write, embroider and garden, and I still do most of these things, but for the last few years I have been focused on stitching images from Canada's first natural history, the Codex Canadensis.
I try to live a life of minimal consumption and maximum creation. More and more, I see how these are connected.