Category Archives: Art

New Work February 2021

Hot off the press: two cheerful new re-shirt rugs. These rugs are 19″ by 24″ and hooked from recycled cotton t-shirts. This is my new Bee series. Stay tuned, there are more shapes and sizes of bee rugs coming. © Judy Parsons 2021

Concrete Sculpture Day 7

The final day. Thank heavens. My hands are sore, my back is stiff and I’m ready to move on. But that said, it was worth every second. My husband often says that the biggest compliment I ever allow myself is “I’m not dissatisfied.” Today I told Ivan, our teacher (I took to calling him sensei […]

Concrete Sculpture Day 6

Yes, we’ve officially gone into overtime so I hope you are not tired of looking at mermaid pictures yet. Here she is in her current state. I’m not the only one unfinished; two other participants will be joining me. I’ve left the hardest until last so tomorrow will be a stressful day and hopefully the […]

Concrete Sculpture Day 5

This was supposed to be the last day of the workshop but there is still much to do so several of us have chosen to have an extension. There’s no point in rushing through at this stage of the game. Progress has been made. She’s becoming quite the lass. © Judy Parsons 2021

Concrete Sculpture Day 4

And so she starts to take shape. She is obviously from the land of very large starfish. Today was spent building up the form with one walnut sized chunk of concrete at a time. There are other very large things to follow, wink, wink. I had hoped to complete the torso area today, it being […]

Concrete Sculpture Day 3

Progress has been made but things are going to get ugly for a while. I have an icky gooey mess right now but it will be set up and solid by tomorrow and then the real detailing can begin. No, don’t worry, that’s not the final size of her head! I’m suspecting she’ll be short […]

Concrete Sculpture Day 2

Well, on first glance it doesn’t look much like the better part of a day’s work, but there is much fussing and tinkering and adjusting going on. Today I reinforced the bendier bits and across the shoulders and arms and into the hands. A long length of rebar was placed and fastened in the middle […]

Concrete Sculpture Day 1

Every winter Ivan Higgins of Cosby’s Garden Centre/Concrete Creations empties out a greenhouse and hosts a concrete sculpture workshop. This year the group was markedly reduced due to Covid restrictions and I was happy score a place. The first day was spent cutting wire mesh pieces, shaping them, and binding them together with plastic zip […]

What are you at now?

….. or I’ve just been hooking. As far as I know there are three kinds of hookers. There’s the high falutin’ kind who work alone in their tasteful high end condos. They tend to be perfectionists. Then there’s the bordello types who work as a group; this crowd is a real mix of talent. Then […]

What Am I At Now?

….or Still Making Stuff. I’m trying to get a few things finished before the grand migration. First up is a basswood relief carving which will adorn the back of my kitchen sideboard. (I think the sideboard originally had a mirror but was replaced with a piece of plywood with a gold swan decal.) The inspiration […]