Monday, September 13, 2010

Another Special Occasion Mat

This is a little mat that I did for my friend Ann's 60th.



Ann was my second friend when I moved to Toronto from Fredericton. In my English class in Grade 13. So, if you do the math, that's a l-o-n-g time friendship. Unfortunately, she moved to BC a million years ago, so we don't get to see one another often - lucky if we do once in 5 years, but thanks to the internet, we do manage to keep in touch.

One of her passions is kayak tripping, so, when I started to develop my little series of cottage sketches, I decided to do the first kayaker for her. It arrived a couple of days late, but she loves it and I'm happy that she has a little piece of me in her home. And I think it does look like her - maybe I'm projecting that into it, but my sister said the same thing.

This piece is only 5 x 10, so it was quite quick to do and a lot of fun. I think I will work up a whole series of patterns now that I am feeling inspired. Since I'm running out of floor space, it's fun to have a new direction to create small works that go quickly.

To be able to give something like this to people on a special occasion is really rewarding - both to the hooker and the receiver.

3 comments:

Deb said...

I like your kayak mat. I just started kayaing this summer and really enjoy it. You say it is 5x10 - is that inches? If so, what size strips and what backing did you use. You have so much detail in the picture. /Deb

Tony Latham - totally-hooked.blogspot.com said...

hey wendie

love it!
looks like a painting
colors are so cheerful, nice memory
your friend is fortunate
Tony

Katrina said...

What a wonderful rug! It will be an absolutely amazing gift that will be cherished for generations.

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