Needle-felting an animal on an Armature

So, you've always wanted to make a dog, or a horse, or a goat, or a sheep. Better still if you could pose them... I'm teaching a two part class at the Trainyard General Store February 18 & 25, 2017. You can get in touch with them here: 53 Portland Street Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (902)…

Becoming an urbanite

I've lived a lot of my life in the grimness of suburbia. You know - the large lawns, the well-spaced houses, located around schools and playing fields. The places from which you must drive to get anywhere exciting - or you can walk around your suburban block and watch other's lawns grow, admire their gardens,…

Wandrin’ Star

By now probably all of you have seen the ad by Amazon, with the tousle-haired man and his dog with the broken leg. It's sweet but the song attached to it seems an odd choice (well, except that the dog wants to wander and can't, poor wee thing). It's catchy, though and sticks in the…

Tiptoeing through – no – stomping through the tulips

Last night I had an out-of-body experience. I've been trying, half-heartedly, to learn how to play the ukulele for months now. I have my son's old high school uke, a tuner given to me by my friend Bob, and a couple of books far too advanced for my skills. So I've tinkered along, not learning…