It’s Earth Day Everyday!

I designed and hooked this mat, Rock Solid, with cast-off fabrics in mind. ⁠An old shirt, a scarf and a discarded dress, vintage button and mohair from an old mitten, all worked beautifully. ⁠⁠Moving forward I will be using mainly recycled materials in my rugs, they are beautiful and abundant.⁠⁠Our world is in trouble, please make mindful choices to support the environment and the health of our planet. ⁠ Every …

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Curriculum Vitae 2022

Nancy Crites, Calgary Alberta, 403-389-6940, nancycrites1@gmail.com Exhibitions  Solo 1990  Wishes Hopes and Dreams; Rosemont Gallery, Regina Saskatchewan Group 2021 Art Now Saskatchewan Fine Art Fair, online exhibition 2021 Art Now 2021, Slate Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan 2006    Victoria Council of the Arts, Member Exhibition; Cedar Hill Arts Centre, Victoria,  British Columbia 1994 Making Meaning: Art and Craft in Saskatchewan; National Exhibition Centre, Swift Current, Saskatchewan 1992    Laughing Matters; Mendel Art …

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The Ever Changing Seasons

Living on the prairies the seasonal changes provide us with a keen awareness of the passage of time.  Looking back over my life I see it as a series of seasons, and there truly is a season for everything.  Sometimes I just want to put out my foot and slow it down, like on the push merry-go-round in the park when I was a kid. I can’t do that but …

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Rock Solid

Times are changing, it’s time to be resilient, to stay strong and ride it out. The past couple of years have been challenging, to say the least. A major shift has occurred and there is a roller coaster of emotions to go with it. How to navigate it is a tricky thing, but it can be easier if you open up to it, accept it, and be fully present in …

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It’s Spring!

As we move into the full vibration of spring, can you feel the shifts bubble up inside you? The tulips are peeking out, the birds are preparing to build their nests, the light is back, and with it, the healing energy of the new season. In spring we are shifting from the inner contemplative yin energy of winter to the more vibrant active yang energy of summer. It is a time …

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Borsch, a symbol of unity, a sense of peace and a recipe.

From the Ukraine, Borsch (beetroot soup) is not just a traditional Ukrainian daily meal, it’s a symbol of unity…Borsch is a dish with a national character. It is primarily associated with Ukraine. This “association” smells delicious and promises warmth, comfort, fullness, and, thus, sense of peace. When Ukrainians choose to cook borsch as their everyday main dish – they express their patriotism and show their love for Ukraine.* My husband has …

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The Circle of Life and New Beginnings

Sacred Spiral

The past two years have given us the opportunity to reflect. For myself personally I was pulled to reflect on the circle of my life ~ where I’ve been, what I’ve done and next steps, as I create new beginnings ~ opportunities for joy, exploration and expansion. When the pandemic occurred living in Victoria was no longer an option for me due to family matters, and I have returned to …

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Look Out

’Look Out’ is off the frame and Rabbit is happy to see the forest fire lookout tower has been completed.With the climate crisis occurring right now, this is my nod to protecting, looking out for our precious planet.Stay safe and dry everyone, and take care of our home, the precious planet earth.Original design, a collaboration with my husband Richard Gorenko. the details are in the Gallery.

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Lake Life

This rug is based on countless memories of summers at the lake. With each loop I hooked, I was taken back to the smells, colours, textures, and seemingly endless sunny days. The boat ride was the highlight of the day, it was an opportunity for adventure, connection, time alone with grandparents, fishing, waterskiing, discovering new areas, a trip to the store, letting your hand flow through the water, sunburns, lost …

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The Story Behind the Rug, Evening Sky

The Story Behind the Rug, Evening Sky Creating a design for a rug is really about the story the rug will tell. That is one of the unique features of rug hooking, every rug tells a story. My grandson who lives far away in Whitehorse, had his 3rd birthday coming up and I wanted to hook a special rug for him to keep at his bedside. I asked him what …

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