Collaborating with Another Artist
|Lavender Sachets by Mary Johnston|
Textile art by Eileen Gidman
Collaborating with other artists is especially satisfying for me. I so enjoy seeing what things others come up with. It is often something I have never even thought about which was the case with these lavender sachets. With the local images (textile art by Eileen Gidman) and home grown lavender these sachets make great gifts for people who visit the valley. Mary Johnston, a textile artist herself, created these lovely, one of a kind sachets.
|Back Side of Lavender Sachets created by Mary Johnston|
The window is a net material and the bag is filled with Mary Johnston's locally grown lavender.
Local Landscapes of Creston, BC
|A Selection of the Creston Grain Elevators|
The grain elevators are a major part of the Creston Valley landscape and they are to be restored in the future. All of these images are based on those elevators but as you can see they need not look alike. I am particularly fond of the one below. The sunset was painted first, cured, then again the textile was prepared for dyeing and the elevators were painted on top using light, medium and dark tones.