I got my Walter Helena print in the mail this week and it is so gorgeous. Nadine's photography style mimics watercolour and her paper and print choice really supports that quality. I actually like the way it looks on the cardboard it came in (which I think is more to keep it from bending in the mail).
I just got home from waiting for the bus in the snow for a full hour. It would have been wretched if the snow hadn't been so mesmerizing. Until now I've never actually seen snowflakes shaped like....snowflakes - the kind you'd make with scissors and paper. They just make me smile. AND because each flake is so flat they create a faceted blanket on the ground which sparkles like diamonds. Amazing.
When I walked in the door I told Danny that was going back out to take pictures and he asked me, with serious conviction, what I had been smoking. Haha. He'll understand once he sees it for himself.
Janna Maria Vallee is a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter, and 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program. In her art practice Janna combines textiles and socially engaged media. She founded VY in 2008.