I was born in and raised in Newfoundland, Canada, and live there still. I’m a textile artist, working out of my home studio in Torbay, surrounded by two border collies, a rather odd cat and a daughter, aged eight. My husband John is a lawyer in St. John’s.
I blog here about my personal world and aspects of my art; techniques, materials, inspiration, tribulations and other issues affecting my work.
Other things you might find interesting:
- I graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with both a B.A. (Hons.) and M.A. in Arts. My area of specialisation was Religious Studies, with particular attention to medieval religiosity, monasticism in Newfoundland and contemporary ritual and spirituality.
- My M.A. Thesis was on religious life and monasticism in French Placentia (Plaisance) up to 1714.
- I lived in Fredericton, NB for two and a half years
- I’m an avid gardener
- I grow orchids
- I knit lots of socks. Too many socks, maybe.
- I love backpacking and the outdoors
- My family comes (in part) from Exploits Islands or Exploits-Burnt Islands in Notre Dame Bay (the Ball, Langdon and Dart families)
- My grandmother was Jean M. Ball, who illustrated these books, happily now visible online (A Gift of Heritage & Ten Historic Towns)
- more stuff will be added as it occurs to me…..