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Artist. Keeper of letters…

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Jacqueline

Artist. Haute Couture Enthusiast.

letters… letters…

Letters letters letters….. Time to get back to work in the studio….
This work is a study done with an automatic pen #1, gouache, on BFK paper.

I’m thinking of turning this work into a print, and also working it into an embossed version with my etching press.

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©Jacqueline Harris 2019

Happy New Year!

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I came across this photo taken on December 31, 2015. We had spent that day at the Forks enjoying the company of tourists and locals, and taking in the ambience of the artisan shops and buskers performing at various points in this historic area. The day was unseasonably warm, and I got the opportunity to have a photo taken beside the statue of Mahatma Ghandi outside the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. It was a poignant way to end the year and begin a new one.

❄️Wishing all my friends and family the best in 2019.❄️
❄️🍾❤️Happy New Year! Bonne heureuse année!❤️🥂❄️

“a picture snowing”

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Happy Holidays to All!

Copyright ©Jacqueline Harris 2018

communications

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We finally had some snow falling here yesterday… So very exciting to see the snow fall and settle on the branches in the forest!
I love the effect too of bare branches in the colder seasons — like spontaneous bursts of calligraphy writing itself at infinite angles in the atmosphere…constant state of communication!

Copyright ©Jacqueline Harris 2018

“floating”

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“floating”

 

Copyright ©Jacqueline Harris 2018

eye in the sky

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eye in the sky

We are having a long run of cold arctic temperatures which can make for some fascinating skies. I took this photo while en route yesterday…
“eye in the sky”
You don’t often see one of these looking down at you at two in the afternoon!

experimenting with original work

Experimenting with digital filters on one of my original prints.
From the Dream Sequence I, l’enchantement de la femme noire book.

Dream Sequence I, detail – Version 3

via subject/space: obscure — words to stitch by

I have been listening to an audio book version of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway while working on a sewing project. I have read the book several times over the years, and have seen the film featuring Vanessa Redgrave as Mrs. Dalloway several times as well. I never tire of this novel, and it always surpises me how I respond to it everytime I read it – it seems that I relate to something different each time, and I always find something that I didn’t catch on the previous readings. VW covers several stages of life in this novel, and interspersed in between these life occurrences is the second by minute by hourly moments that may pass us by and appear mundane and too ordinary for us to really take notice of…

I’ve always been drawn to Virginia Woolf’s work not because of what she is saying in her novels, but because of how she writes her narratives, and how she tackles her subjects in her unique voice and narrative style. This time I am actually responding to the story at a parallel level with the way it is being told (perhaps one of the benefits of listening to the audio version, where I can concentrate on hearing instead of reading text). It’s a great experience, to be sure!

And while working on my sewing my mind certainly does wander, like the wandering thoughts VW displays in the novel…yes, that interior monologue that goes on and on in the novel…it is similar to the one in my own head as I bend in to do a project that requires physical dexterity…

Phyllida Law reads this audio version… I love her voice, and it even reminds me a bit of VW’s voice, from this recording:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8czs8v6PuI …I love VW’s voice too.

Mrs. Dalloway

A masterpiece of interior monologue…a perfect execution of mental dexterity!

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