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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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I did the same thing once, ferrying a 50 gallon plastic barrel of water in the back of my Jeep from home to horses on pasture a few km (I'm Canadian) away. I slowed down to take the turn on the highway, saw someone coming up behind me way too fast, took that turn too sharply and too fast . . . Oh well. My condolences on the passing of your dear dog. I went through that last fall with our old Australian Shepherd (my husband called her "The World's Best Dog") and a good old horse and a dear kitten who was with us only a couple of months. It's hard. But they give us such a lot. Your Freddie was as well-loved and well-cared-for as it's possible for a dog to be. Glad to have you posting again. I've been too distracted with other things for months to post; I'll take heart from you that it is possible to start up again.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2019 on water water everywhere... at woolythyme
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I will, eventually, get around to showing you what’s been happening in my studio over the past while, but in the meantime, here’s the big reveal of the 2019 raffle quilts and book bag made by the faithful Greenwood Public Library quilters to raise funds for the library. We decided... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2019 at Shintangle Studio
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I walk a lot. Partly that’s the result of having dogs, but in the times in my life when I’ve been dog-less I’ve still walked and walked and walked. Cities, forests, suburbs, seashores, country roads: I’ve walked wherever I’ve been. It’s a great way to get some exercise and fresh... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2019 at Shintangle Studio
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So far in 2019 all you’ve seen from me are photos of dogs and walks in the woods. "But Anne," some of you have asked, "what’s going on in your studio? What are you making?" I have indeed been busy in my studio, a nice change from 2018 when I... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2019 at Shintangle Studio
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At the end of my last post, I mentioned the sad passing of Sass, our lovely and hilarious and ultra-smart Australian Shepherd, last November. And I tempered that fact with a teaser about a new family member. This time, I have the happy task of introducing you to the newest... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at Shintangle Studio
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It has been half a year since I posted here. The reasons are many: my volunteer position as the newsletter coordinator for the Fibre Art Network, a position that ate up quite a lot of my time in 2018, became a team effort; that was a great move, but a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2019 at Shintangle Studio
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First off, if you bought raffle tickets for the Greenwood Public Library quilts and book bag and haven’t had a call from the library, you didn’t win. Not this year. But as always I’m deeply grateful for your support. Within the month we will begin tossing around ideas for the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
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Last time, I showed you some of the quilts from the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild show I attended with my Mum when I was in North Vancouver a couple of weeks ago. This time I want to show you the other thing we did for fun: a walk on the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
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Can you believe it? That summer is nearly over? For those of you connected with the school system, it’s over; the rest of us have a couple of weeks before the seasons officially turn. But here in our cold little valley we’ve had frost several mornings in a row and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
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It is a sad fact that nearly all of the photographs that my dear husband has taken of me over the years have made my toes curl up. He seems to have a gift for catching me at unflattering angles, or so it seems to me. But a couple of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
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There have been some changes around here, both sad and happy, in our family of animals. Let’s get the sad stuff out of the way first, shall we? I haven’t wanted to say anything about this, since I’d like this space to be a cheery place to visit, but it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
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Yes, it has. I don’t know exactly how long ago I last posted, and if I check I’ll just feel worse so we’ll just agree that yes, it’s been a while since I’ve posted here. For me, life falls into one of two categories as far as blogging goes: either... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
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I don’t think about this very often, the glamour and romance part, partly because after 22 years I’m pretty used to it, and partly because I don’t have strong ties to the city and city friends (the people who might find my life exotic) the way I did when I... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
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You could be forgiven for thinking that not only have I not been here much on my blog in 2018 but that I’ve also not been in my studio much. And it’s true that my studio time has taken a hit, what with the big time commitments I’ve taken on... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
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I listen to my Mum tell me about spring busting out all over in North Vancouver and, honestly, it seems as if she lives in an entirely different country. The cherry blossoms are over, as are all the spring bulbs and the forsythia. It’s the same in the south Okanagan:... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
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Last time, I showed you some of the weather that was making news in our corner of the woods, at least news amongst those us who live here. The amount of snow we had this past winter was unusual, to say the least. And it’s gone on for quite a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
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If Michael Enright can say “all the latest news and weathers” on CBC, then I can say it too. And we’ve had a variety of them lately. But first, the news. Way back in September, you perhaps remember, I went to a retreat in Lac Le Jeune, near Kamloops, to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
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Honestly, I don’t remember when I started my recently-completed “Vertigo" quilt, but it was at least a couple of years ago. It started with the fabric, scraps of black and white prints. My library quilting group in Greenwood was having one of its periodic fits of interest in black and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
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In my last post, I offered up a list of things I made for Christmas, things that involved studio time but not art-making. I realize now, though I didn’t at the time, that I did so at least partly to explain why you’ve seen so little Shintangle Studio product here... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
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As I said in my last post, one of my plans for retirement was to make many more Christmas gifts than I was able to do when I was working. And that’s the way it panned out this year, my first retired Christmas. Unfortunately, however, I didn’t think to photograph... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
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This was the first Christmas since I retired, and one of the things I’d really wanted to do after retirement was begin to make--rather than buy--as many gifts as possible. I certainly bumped up the total this year from previous years, but oh my goodness it takes a long time... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
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I wrote the following yesterday, Christmas Eve, and got it uploaded, then lost the internet altogether. But I thought you might still enjoy the photos. Here we are, on the cusp of Christmas, and perhaps you’re feeling harried. Or perhaps you’ve settled back into the peace and satisfaction of having... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
Mahina, thank you as well, for your encouraging comment. I have written back by email, but it occurs to me to mention here that if I didn't write quite so much (cough) for each post, you might have time to read them more often. Succinctness is not my strong point.
Thanks, Jill, for your very encouraging comment! I'm glad you enjoy my posts. It makes me smile to know that you can picture the Greenwood library clearly, and I'm sure you attended craft fairs in past years. I know, also, that you did your share to support the library. I remember working with you on those very first raffle quilts . . .
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You must be wondering: is Shintangle Studio still in operation? Is Anne still quilting? I even had an indirect query, a few weeks ago, about whether we still have the dogs, it having been so long since I’d written about or photographed them for the blog. I apologize. It’s not... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at Shintangle Studio