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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

update

 to all my followers and  friends,
i Wish you a very merry holiday season.

see you all in the new year.
mtw

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Handmadeharvest 2011

Handmade Harvest 2011.
Location: the Old Town Hall in Almonte, Ontario.



This week was nothing but madness;
a true testament to the commitment it takes to be an artist.
8 day @ Eclection,
2 meetings with my WEB guru , 
tagging / finishing at home,
packing up truck for a 2 days adventure
and finally a road trip to the the haunting town of Almonte for the Handmade harvest 2011 with my BFF.

Friday,
We took the afternoon the wounder around and explore the marvelous shop along the main strip. 
Vintage. antique and new.
We were enchanted. The perfect destination for a treasure hunt. 
We only managed to pop into a hand full of the shops on Mill st.
before we hurried to set up a table full of recycled textile jewelery in the beautiful space of the Old town hall.

INspitation this week

Milliner  heads to be seen at Vintage Wear/Ware
IN the town: Vintage Wear Ware i found a clip on bow tie for my husband, Curiosities i found some hand-spun spools of yard, trims and buttons.
IN the show:
i wish i could make what they do. Beautiful shadow boxes in old watches... behind the glass a nest made out of yard and charms.

The ladies next to me made awesome aprons. I bought 2 both dotted. I always wear a vintage apron when i am working it at a shows or in the studio. I feel more productive that way.



All in all , we had a blast last weekend.
  This week, I am back to work in the studio. I am making the multi-stranded recycled textile bracelets and necklaces
(I almost sold out this weekend).
They are my favorites to create. I can incorporate  as many elements as possible and really make a mess.

Coming up: The One and only craft sale in Sandy hill. i have  been doing this show for 5 years and always buy half of my gift for the season there.
looking forward  it.

MTW






Thursday, November 3, 2011

This weekend: Handmade Harvest

If you've been waiting for just the right time to come out and get your new Morganna The White original, wait no longer: we'll be live on site at the fall Handmade Harvest craftshow in Almonte, Ontario on Friday evening and Saturday all day.

Among the items you'll see are a brand new line of multi-strand textile bracelets, fabulous for any occasion...they also make great gifts. As well, you'll get an introduction to a new style of Morganna piece: crocheted wire with beads. It's very bohemian-chic, and we're sure you'll love it.

Wish Morganna well as she hunches over her table in her studio for a few more precious hours, finishing up the last few pieces so that all of you wonderful couture fans can come and find the perfect piece!

-JKB

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

fall 2011: vintage button necklaces in MTW new studio.



Products made include pins, stubs, bracelets and earrings
What i have been making?  The weeks before  Christmas the studio becomes a bit of a mad house.
Bits of textiles and yarn everywhere, batches of my recycled jewellery in mid-state of ready-ness and aching fingertips  from all the wire work and cutting. I have made almost everything and anything that i can be inspired to create.

My favorite this week: THE VINTAGE BUTTONs COLLARS
INspiration of the Week:  I have finally finished the  set up of my new studio in Montreal  and this has made a huge impact on my creative spirit.
I have so much floor and table space. 
I really love being able to move around , to take a painting breaks listening to Natalia Lafourcade  http://lafourcade.com.mx/site-v2/ and photoshoot..... all in the same room.
SPACE IS MY GREATEST inspiration.





                       
Streessssssssses 
of an artist on the go: 
Preparing portable work for the days you are not in the studio. i have a huge suitcase full to take for my week away.  Finishing isn't the most amusing part of a designers job but its the most important for the wearabillity of the piece and its the only part i can do anywhere.

Step one of the Vintage Button Collars: Collecting a color scheme of buttons.

The Joys of Life: Buttons in the mail  and learning how to crochet wire with beads to incorperate into 2012 line of silk wire jewellery.
Once i started with my crochet needle I couldn't stop..... until i broke to hook. I think i will have to change to a Metal one because the plastic won't  cut it.


TO be made this Week:
I will be on the road this week...... Ottawa here i come  for the Handmade Harvest .


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fall 2011: multi-textured Recycled Bracelets


What i have been making : Multi-stranded recycled textiles bracelets; incorperating strands of vintage beads and clip-on found at the clothing show 2011 in Toronto.


All the new bracelets can be found at Eclection.
What I am preparing for :the Winter Craft sale season and keeping the shops stocked with goodies. X-mas Show:>http://sandyhillsoneandonly.blogspot.com/ and http://www.handmadeharvest.com/.  Both show are in November.

INspiration this week :  I love all the lady crafters out there but the one is INspiration this week is the ingenious Folilaine from Quebec.  Her wrapped lace and textile cuffs have pushed me to go big or go home with my bracelets.
The costumers of Eclection.ca have been loving them and i had the pleasure of selling one of them during my weekly Saturday  shift.
FOLAINE wrap


Stressessssss of an artist on the Go: 
The public transit with many bags of goods made or to be made  and traveling between cities.

The Joys of life: Coming home to a box full of new supplies  that arrived when i was gone and homemade pecan pie made by the man i love.

To be made this week: I will be snipping scarps and bits that i have newly aquired from my textile artist friends (Fanfreluche hats and Dye samples from this season of the Shaw festival).
I hope to get a batch of 40 pins and hair clips done by the end of the week for my return to Ottawa...... off to the studio to start the madness.



Friday, May 20, 2011

working hard for the clothing show and the New art Festival.

This summer is looking to be as bz as ever. Michelle and I are doing a multitude of festivals and art shows.  We start the last weekend of may :the CLothing show @ Exhibition place, Toronto. My booth # 142.
Ive been locked up in my studio making as much as i can before i must head back to Ottawa for 2 weeks.
Ive got The new art festival in the Glebe to look forward to.http://www.artinfoboy.org/. I am at 31 North Pathway
I made recycled textiles studs.....i love to see a finished batch.
My buttons and beads have been my only company.   
oooppps, i cant forget beautiful Christian that has  been finishing and stamping tags.
He is my life saver. Thanks love.




i hope to see you all friends.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

cats love me

This my Boss' cat resting on some of my recycled textiles stands. love it

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My new peices...... made vintage button necklaces.

videoThe beauty of MY Laptop Lucy. i can photoshoot, edit, record and post all in one day. Multi-media Queen .
 UP early this morning to make as many  Collars as possible.  i am in Ottawa this week so i have to prep my buttons and textiles before i left Toronto.  i brought just the right amount of buttons from my studio in Toronto. i  can't wait  to start the sorting and finding of more vintage buttons.
Next on the menu : some more found fabric pins  and hair-clips. i can't seem to make enough.

Monday, April 4, 2011

spools of yarn and working in the studio.







a new shop.

http://www.lolitaonrichmond.com/index.html
check this little shop..... a one out of tree  great shops that a wonderful rocking lady called SUE owns.
She came into Eclection on Saturday took all  my best pieces. thanks for that.
check it out

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

One of a Kind Show, Toronto..... for a one of a kind girl.

I just finished my Application.  Drew the booth design and sealed the envelop . also had to make a mock setup with half my displays in my small studio. Its was madness in here for a bit .
 Its my dream to be part of this event . i have been attending in so many  capacities for the past few years; it would me amazing  to participate as an artist.  Hopefully as a green artist.




wish me luck friends

paintings 2009

Since i have moved to Toronto  the confinds of my small shared studio space has made it impossible to paint. This year things have changed.
I am working on 4 new pieces this year .










Here is a taste of my past painting.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

vintage buttons necklaces Winter 2011











In the winter , i love nothing more then to sit in my studio and sort new buttons. Here is the end product of hours of fun. 
This batch of Button Collars were finished on my last visit in Ottawa.
I sat by the window.
The sun warmed my back  as I wire -worked the clasps.
Great Winterlude day listening to live opera from the Met.
Find them at  eclection.ca .