Anna Hergert, Art & Design


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The temperature rises, the sun shines and I feel productive again, finally.  I was beginning to wonder if I would ever get out of my hibernation “funk”.

Maybe I feel energized because I am busy packing samples, printing handouts and organizing my thoughts for the upcoming “Elements that Please” workshop. I won’t have to travel far, just to Moose Jaw. I look forward to connecting with guild members and friends that are coming from near and far.

Yesterday was the most productive day in months: I played “hooky” from the local weaver’s guild meeting. Home alone I spent the morning attending to office work, which included the preparation of information for a call for entry, adding details to contracts for upcoming teaching engagements and attending to CQA Judging Programme business. I prepared a number of updates to my website and decided to add a workshop calendar page to this blog.

By mid-afternoon it was time to get creative… For well over a year I have had the desire to transform the sample for my class in Abruzzo (happening later this year). The piece measures 16″ h x 12″ w. The goal is to enlarge it to approximately 6′ x 4′. I made a start by stretching the canvas, and sketching the individual components with charcoal. Today I will add color and pull additional supplies, such as recycled dryer sheet, Tyvek and acrylic paints. I plan to incorporate various techniques, including applique, needle felting and painting. I plan to post my progress as I work away over the next few weeks.

The feature piece of today’s slideshow was inspired by Potash, the official mineral for Saskatchewan. The title is “Potash = Potassium Carbonate”. It is the first work in the gallery for 2013 on the website. It will soon be on its way to Toronto for the group exhibition “Mineral”, part of Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada Conference at the Metro Convention Center – South Building March 3rd – 6th. This juried show is organized by Sandra Reford.

Time to take advantage of the early morning – time for art!


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4 thoughts on “Inspired…

  1. Hi Anna, Potash is remarkable! It is giving me a possible preview as to what the SAQA ‘Radical Elements’ might be like. I will be starting on my ‘copper’ creation right after we return from Phoenix. I’ve been busy collecting materials.


  2. Linda Dirkson on said:

    I look forward to following your progress on the enlarged piece for Abruzzo Anna. You’ve certainly captured the sparkle in Potash!!


    • I will post images of my progress as I make time to work on it. I seem to get all excited every time I prepare for a class.
      Potash was a bit of a challenge – many hours of research finally narrowed it down to the color and chemical properties.


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