26 November 2017

Atlantic Blogwatch

As winter approaches, inveterate SAQA Atlantic bloggers Penny Berens and Holly MacLean have been reflecting on nature’s inspiration for their artwork. Coincidentally, both recently included observations about this year’s abundant crop of wild holly (ilex verticillata).

Inspired by Nature

Holly MacLean, Bathurst NB.
Work in progress
Holly MacLean’s blog, Through My Window, has been documenting her progress, from start to finish, on a piece inspired by a waterfall she discovered last summer

Over the past months, Holly has shared every step of her process, from producing a plan to auditioning the binding for the finished piece.

A Daily Practice
Penny Berens, Granville Ferry NS.
Work in progress.

In her blog, Tanglewood Threads, Penny Berens reflects on her latest experiences with her year-long Stone Pathways project. The project began last January, when Penny decided to create a daily stitched journal inspired by pebbles collected on daily walks.

Tune in to their blogs for images of the final products in the coming weeks.