October 14, 2019

Michelle Sirois Silver candidly shares her thoughts about being a teacher and teaching rug hooking workshops.

February 26, 2019

There have been a few times when I’ve walked into a gallery space or in my studio to discover an individual standing in front of one of my works and looking at the work for longer than the average 15 to 30 seconds.

January 24, 2019

I’m a searcher who looks for those threads that connect us. Sometimes they’re big and bold, but often it’s the brief encounters, quiet moments and everyday objects that captivate and give me clarity.

August 1, 2018

A few weeks ago, I reworked the background on a piece that had been exhibited last year. It got me thinking about a question that I’ve been asked several times, “how do I know when a piece is finished”?

Last year a dear friend called me up and asked if I wanted some fabric samples.  Someone she knew wanted to get rid of the samples but didn’t want them to end up in the landfill.  She also offered to pick up and deliver them to the studio.   My inside voice was screami...

October 5, 2017

I often hear artists talk about making art based on a feeling. It sounds esoteric.

September 1, 2017

I learned something about myself this past summer.  When I was cleaning my wool fabrics, fresh out of the dryer, I caught myself several times stroking the fabric. I would start daydreaming and loose focus on the task. 

I love the tactile quality of fibre, especial...

Recently, someone asked me, “how are things going in the studio”? “I’m in the love stage”, I replied. I’ve just finished my work aptly titled Scattered. It’s now installed in the gallery and....

Viewing art in a gallery is one experience, making it is another.   

Like some of you I’m a gallery goer who likes to view the finished work and bring my life experience to the narrative.  I’m also the artist who explores concepts that are supported by the mat...

April 26, 2017

A desire line. The first time I heard this phrase was during an interview I did with Ross Penhall back in March.  It’s a landscape architecture term that describes an unintended pathway created by humans and animals.

Ross Penhall is a painter who works with oils an...

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