Continuing on with my natural dye printing explorations, here is one of my first multicoloured swatches. Can't wait to see how the colours blend when printed.
I hope you all have enjoyed your weekend. Sadly I missed nuit blanche last night since I'msick sick sick :(
I've been following Craig Sinclair's blog, My Daily Image since 2008. I love his unpretentious style. I find his photos honest and telling, each one a narrative in itself, and they work wonderfully collectively. Each photo posted represents the day it was taken and is marked as such as the title of the post. Above are some of my recent favourites.
P.S. he's the guy who photographed my East Hastings yarn bomb a few years back.
I presented this doll in an installation where she sat on the floor among furniture that matched her clothes, using fabric from the Anchor/Cradle, and a silent doll-sized television made from paper clay. The T.V.projected blue light. I see the installation as an extension of the personal interventions I've been doing. I'm not sure yet if I'm identifying the doll as a self portrait, but in this case it did represent the state of mind that I was in at the time; introspective and low energy.\
The original ookpik is made by Margaret Kanayok and altered by myself.
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.