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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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Yes, it’s been a few weeks since I last posted, and you’d think, wouldn’t you, that I would have had the wit to divide that last enormously long post into several smaller posts. But no. Out it all came in one big flood. Then my torrent of words dried up... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
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The quilters among you have given me great feedback on the two quilt tops I finished this summer, Coast Range and Ancient Artifact and I thank you for that. But it seems that some of you are hungry for more, so here’s a bit of a studio update. Note to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
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If you’re in southern BC, as I am, it’s probably been quite a while since moisture has fallen from the sky on you. As we all become more parched, I thought you might like to be reminded of a wetter time, not that long ago. At the beginning of May,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
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Last week I was in North Vancouver to help out my mother as she underwent and then recovered from cataract surgery. On these long summer evenings, we try to get out for a walk as often as we can, and the night before her surgery I suggested that she might... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
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More than a year ago, I attended a great workshop given by Jean Wells, who’s been around this quilting gig for decades. She and her daughter Valori run The Stitchin' Post, a destination quilt shop in Sisters, Oregon. I’ve actually been there (where I bought several bags of fabric scraps),... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
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Here you are, my quilting friends, known and unknown: a new quilt top revealed and explained. For the rest of you, much of this post is pretty technical, so I suggest you just scroll through the photographs. After all, I know that some of the quilters just scroll through the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
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You might want to grab a cup of coffee or tea for this one: it’s fairly long. When I left you last week, my dear husband and I were halfway through our recent road trip through the southern coastal BC mountains, bumping our way down the Hurley River Forest Service... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
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The weekend before last, my dear husband and I headed north from my mother’s home in North Van for a few days in the back country, into parts of the coast mountain range we’d never seen before. Dh had some ideas about where he wanted to explore: I didn’t care,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
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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 Jun 21, 2017 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