Jane Eccles paints Katherine's Kimono
Jane Eccles is an Ontario painter who finds subjects in women's dresses. She likes to know the stories behind them, and she has approached well known women to borrow a dress with meaning to them. Here is the work she created of my red crane kimono. I bought it at a used kimono store called "Kimono Off!" In Kanazawa, Japan. Janes work is displayed in the Engine Gallery in Port Hope Ontario. See a closeup of the painting.
The Shoe Project has completed its first-ever “intensive session” based outside of Toronto. In November, over a ten day period, we founded a group of eight women from the Bow Valley area — Banff and Canmore. Read about the session and see the stories.
HALF FOR YOU AND HALF FOR ME: FAVOURITE NURSERY RHYMES AND THE STORIES BEHIND THEM
was named one of the best books of 2014 by the 49th Shelf.
The French translation of THE GHOST BRUSH, entitled LA FEMME HOKUSAI,
earned a Governor General's nomination for the translators, Lorie Saint-Martin and Paul Gagne.