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Functional Work Available as of February 1 2015

There are other placemats, floor mats and surprise things currently in production, but further work on these has been temporarily eclipsed by painting and music deadlines.  I’ll be back at it shortly!

Here is the functional work that is ready and available to buy right now:

Here’s how to buy it:  three options (so far):

1. fill out the contact form below

2. write to me at keirartworks@gmail.com, or

3. private message me on my Functional Art facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keira-Artworks-Functional-Art/724511817613486

1. cobalt / ultramarine blue runner; sienna napkins – 5′ .5″ long by 24″ wide, back flannel back.

$329.00 plus shipping

functional art - cobalt blue runner; sienna napkins - 5' .5" long by 24" wide, back flannel back.  $289.00 plus shipping

functional art – cobalt blue runner; sienna napkins – 5′ .5″ long by 24″ wide, back flannel back. $329.00 plus shipping

Detail Blue Runner/Tablecloth

Detail Blue Runner/Tablecloth  $329.00 plus shipping.

 

 

4. Set of four, spiral pattern with gold, 13.5 wide by 12″, felt backed (one yellow, three purple);

$139.00

two (of set of four) spiral squares with felt backing.  13.5" x 12"

two (of set of four) spiral squares with felt backing. 13.5″ x 12″

spiral set of four placemats with felt backing.  double-sewn on edges

spiral set of four placemats with felt backing. double-sewn on edges

spiral squares showing felt backing (yellow and purple)

spiral squares showing felt backing (yellow and purple)

5.  Large matching set: (these look incredible on a large table.  I’m doing a shoot this week and will post it here)

Set of 12 large placemats, subtle but colourful, hand prints and cheesecloth texture, 17 3/4″ wide by 12 7/8, sewn edge, no backing.

one narrow table runner in same style/colour, 6 1/2″ wide by 41 1/4″ long, no backing (though I can add this)

Prices:

Set of six placemats:  $229.

Runner:  $32.

Set of 12 placemats:  $449.

Set of 12 placemats with runner:  $475.

set of 12 "Hands" plus runner before transformation to placemats

set of 12 “Hands” plus runner before transformation to placemats

Set of 12 "Hands" placemats measured, cut & ironed, ready for finishing edges

Set of 12 “Hands” placemats measured, cut & ironed, ready for finishing edges

 


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Saturday morning, 4am

Yesterday was requiem day as I worked in the studio, which seemed fitting, somehow.  Every layer of grief and joy is expressed and exposed in them – the Mozart, the Brahms, the Faure, the Rutter.  Outside my windows there raged a storm that tore hydro lines and uprooted trees – for a while my phone and my internet was dead, and I was startled that this made such a difference:  me utterly alone with my grieving, raging, joyful, impossibly beautiful requiem (Mozart at that point).  Some deep internal things happened then that were very good indeed – thank you Bruce Telecom, Mozart, and the Storm.

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My work continues to go well – barring another major dharmic intervention, two very large paintings will be finished by the end of Sunday Nov 3, which is also the day of an eclipse of the sun.  We will rehearse another requiem (the Popper, for 3 celli and piano), I will get some deep practise in, and the weekly routine will dance on.  For me, though,  there will be a rich, indescribable difference, thanks to the Storm, the Requiem and Bruce Telecom.  I’m humbled by it, actually, in an empowering sort of way.

a yellow christmas cactus that I raised from a wee thing.  Blooming like mad in my eastern window...

a yellow christmas cactus that I raised from a wee thing. Blooming like mad in my eastern window…

The tectonic plates beneath us are shifting.

Can you feel it?  There is an air change, a sea change, an internal change wherever you look, if you look for it.

How wonderful it is to be alive.

 


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Production

I’ve given myself two weeks to answer a list.  On my list are relatively small goals but they are necessarily comprehensive, since the overall aim is to break through a log jam of old unfulfilled ideas, to clear out what is no longer useful or appropriate, and give form to the ones with a vigorous pulse.   So.

Ten paintings finished and hung in a public space in two weeks.

Hammer drawing #1 - rough

Hammer drawing #1 – rough

Two public performances booked for cello ensemble, so that we HAVE TO polish these beautiful pieces, and present them.

(If you’re interested in hearing us:  December 1 Aids Vigil at the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, and December 16 6:30pm at Owen Sound City Hall)

One new project for 2016, very dear to my heart, fleshed out and taken to the collaboration table.

Eight long hikes.

Three non-fiction books finished.

One grant application mentored and sent.

Five daily rituals carefully designed and established.

One package, two letters sent to Japan.

…and space in-between.

Autumn ferns on the Bruce Trail, September.

Autumn ferns on the Bruce Trail, September.

This reads almost like a Dr. Seuss book…

One fish, two fish, three fish, four….

inheritance from two families on my mother's side:  A proud sign from Kennedy Foundry of Owen Sound, hanging on the wall of Circle Bar Ladies' Hosiery factory, also in Owen Sound, owned and operated by my mom & aunt's grandparents, Walter and Catherine Keebler.

inheritance from two families on my mother’s side: A proud sign from Kennedy Foundry of Owen Sound, hanging on the wall of Circle Bar Ladies’ Hosiery factory, also in Owen Sound, owned and operated by my mom & aunt’s grandparents, Walter and Catherine Keebler.  The fish are mine – made from carpentry scraps.