Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Fun in Westport

The last week has been full of halloween fun here in Westport!

John and Cynthia have once again done a fabulous job of getting our businesses out to support the Children's Wish Foundation. Their Random Acts of Pumpkins saw a wall of pumpkins shouting out Act 4 of this annual festival.

Nineteen businesses got 5 pumpkins each and created a display in their windows or front porches. From spooky to literary, the themes were all done with creative endeavour.

Here at Artemisia, The Picture of Dorian Gray became The
Portrait of Dorian Pumpkin.....

Despite a fall from grace, the old man was put back together
with staples and tape, and looked none the worse for the

Kids came to do pumpkin carving here too and came up
with some delightful designs for their front porches.
I wish I had thought to take some photos. Although I do
miss the pumpkins that lined the street and harbour last
year, this year was lots of fun too.

Thanks John and Cynthia! A Job Well Done! ! ! And great support for the Children's Wish

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Addenda to Fibre Show...

We now have several workshops lined up during our special Focus on Fibre month.
Please scroll down to the main Focus on Fibre post. Thanks.

Barb Lukas will be teaching great workshops on
felt beads and rug hooking on
November 8 and 9.

Sylvia Naylor, who does exquisite work with a
sewing machine, will be teaching a
special workshop on November 16.

Margot Miller's specialty of painting and
silkscreening on fabric and textiles will
be held on November 22 and 23.

All the workshops run from 10 am to 4 pm. Fees: $75.00 per day
plus a materials fee.
Coffee and tea will be available with snacks during the workshops.
Bring your own lunch, although there will be a short lunch break
and there are several good restaurants close by.
Please call us at 613-273-8775 for all the details.
They will also be posted here soon.

For written info on any aspect of this show, contact Georgia at

Thanks and we hope you can be part of this fabulous month of creations
and creating with fibre.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


We are gearing up for our very special show/exhibition in November

Focus on Fiber ~ A Focus on this Amazing Art Form

A number of fiber artists will be at Artemisia from November 5 through 27, showing,
displaying and selling their creative endeavors.

Carolyn Barnett creates handloomed artwear and accessories
in an array of dazzling colors. Carolyn will be demonstrating
her colorful work on Sunday,
November 12 at the opening reception.

Jeff Gill creates paintings using fabric and fiber as his medium. Jeff will be
showing us how he works during the opening reception on November 12.

Barbara Simard also uses fabric as her painting medium.

Barb Lukas is an artist in both rug hooking and art dolls.
Come join Barb for a great workshop on felted beads and
another on rug hooking, November8 and 9.
Call 613-273-8775 for information and details.

Ann McDougall and friends who quilt an amazing and
beautiful wall art.

Margot Miller silkscreened fabrics for art wear and home decor.

Margot will be teaching a workshop on silkscreening
and hand painting on textiles on November 22 and 23.
Please call for details 613-273-8775

Sylvia Naylor free machine art which you must see to
appreciate the beauty of her work. Sylvia will be teaching
free motion machine embroidery on
November 16 from 10 am to 4 pm.
Please call for details 613-273-8775.

Sonja Fijn who does amazing knitting with wire

Karen Goetzinger is an inspiring artist
who creates mindscapes in fabric, paint
and stitching, based on her amazing photos.

Isidora Spielmann who creates couture clothing in gorgeous fabrics

These creative artists will be on hand on weekends during the show and will be doing demonstrations of their art as well. There will also be workshops during the week of each week which will be arranged shortly.

Bookmark this blog to keep up to date on happenings during this unique exhibition of the work of these very talented and creative artists.