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Anne at Shintangle Studio
Southern interior of British Columbia
I'm a city-raised academic turned country-girl artist
Interests: The magic of light, colour, and fibre.
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The title of this post has a couple of meanings. The first is that it’s meant to be a tribute to the incredible gift that May and June bring to us here in Boundary country, in the form of exquisite blooms, even on the most prosaic of plants. The second... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Shintangle Studio
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I was on my own here on the ranch for a few days last week, while my dear husband was off painting, first at the annual Ashcroft Plein Air paintout, and then in the Cariboo, mostly at Big Bar Lake. He’s home now, but as always when he’s away, a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
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Obviously, I’m not doing it. Blogging has gotten so far behind the speed of life for me lately that I’m way behind. I find that either I have plenty of time for blogging and not much to blog about, or that I have plenty to share and can’t find the... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
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Weather, yup, there’s been a lot of it this spring, and not just for us, of course. But it’s certainly having an effect on our little neck of the woods, particularly in Greenwood, where one road in particular is suffering the effects of far too much rain and snow melt... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
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No sooner had I driven home from the coast after my latest workshop at Maiwa, but after only a day to do laundry and catch my breath, my dear husband and I left for a jaunt to Kamloops. He had a painting accepted into yet another juried show under the... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
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One of the great joys of not having a day job any longer is that I have the time to take workshops and classes that extend into what would have been my work week. I told you last month about a class called "Works on Canvas" that I took at... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
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I know, it’s been a few weeks since I last posted here, and you’re long overdue for an update. After a trip to the coast, and another to Kamloops, my normal posting routine is entirely undone. But I’m back in the saddle now, and have lots to share, so much... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
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i’ve written here before about how much my dear husband enjoys my accompanying him when he goes out to paint en plein air. And by “accompanying” what I really mean is “painting.” One summer, I think it was 2012, I went with him two or three dozen times as he... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
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I spent the past week on the coast, visiting my Mum and her sister, who (together with her housemate) made the long haul out from Newfoundland to see her. We spent a lot of the week up to our ears in family history, reading letters and memoirs written by generations... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
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Life seems to be speeding up, now that I don’t have to go to work. Funny thing about that. I’ve done quite a lot since I last brought you up to date on things. Nothing particularly momentous, but oh my I’ve been enjoying myself. First off, the annual Valentine’s Day... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
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When I published my last post, about three weeks ago (sorry, I’ve had many technical issues with this post, trying to move material between my mother’s computer and my own), I was on the cusp of retirement. Now I'm on the other side: unemployed and gradually getting used to this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
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Now that we’ve reached the end of the first month of the year (how can that be?), I’ve started to remember how much I love to make things with fabric and yarn. And one of the ways I’ve been reminded is that I’ve been the lucky recipient of fodder for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
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This is another of those posts in which the photos have nothing to do with the text, but I don’t care. I took the photos on Saturday morning, so at least they’re timely. We got a new skiff of snow the previous night, and I couldn’t resist the result. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
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In my last post, I told you a bit about what my dear husband has been up to over the past month, namely working as a teamster at the Caravan Farm Theatre near Armstrong. But it’s impossible to get the real flavour of the winter show unless you have an... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
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Now that we are home again, I will reveal what my dear husband did during most of December. Caravan Farm Theatre has been in operation in various incarnations since the 1970s. It began as a peripatetic show, travelling by horse-drawn caravan through the southern interior of BC. My dh can... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
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I spent Christmas in Kamloops, the first time in nearly twenty years that I was away from home for the holidays. I’ll write more about that in another post, but thought I’d share one event with you now, just as a New Year’s bonus. One of the things I did... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
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I’ve been on my own for the past week, for reasons I’ll tell you about later. (Don’t worry: it’s a good thing.) But it’s been a heck of a week. This post is all about caring for the horses in cold weather, but I have very few equine photos for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at Shintangle Studio
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Thank you, those of you who have become aware that my beloved father died two weeks ago and have reached out to me and to my family to share your memories of him and your sadness that he’s no longer with us. And thank you too, those of you who... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Shintangle Studio
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Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Shintangle Studio
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This post is a sort of a collage: at first glance, the photos appear to have nothing to do with the substance of the text, but in fact they have everything to do with it. As you know, if you follow my blog, my father has been confined to a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at Shintangle Studio
I want to take that class! Though I think a semester's worth of accommodation and meals in Paducah is beyond my means, so I need to find something closer to home. One of the drawbacks of living in a remote rural place is that a class like yours, so readily available in a town of any size, doesn't come along very often. It would be a two-hour drive for me, minimum, to attend one. Hey ho. Perhaps online? I think the yarn and needles shot is brilliant. But so are the blur and the toilet (really). Good on you, using your manual settings. I'm not there yet.
Toggle Commented Oct 30, 2016 on my photography class.... at woolythyme
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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may have noticed that it’s been months since you've seen anything of my quilts or my studio or much of anything about art. Since my father’s open-heart surgery on July 15th, closely followed by a massive stroke a few days... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at Shintangle Studio
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Perhaps you think that by now I ought to have autumn colour out of my system. But this past week the colours that I’d already thought pretty intense became even more saturated and dramatic. I don’t expect we’ll have this colour a week from now, so a couple of days... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at Shintangle Studio
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Once again, I’ve missed a post: what a lot of regular Monday posts I’ve dropped over the past few months! Admittedly, however, these have not been normal times. And the past two weeks have thrown me yet another curve ball, in the form of sudden illness that landed me in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at Shintangle Studio
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Hi there. I don’t know what’s the matter with me. Okay, that was just throat-clearing. I do know what’s wrong with me. After an intensely stressful but absorbing couple of months due to my Dad’s health crises, I’m back at home (for the moment at least) because he’s more or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2016 at Shintangle Studio