Mermouse © Susan Pilotto

I was pleasantly surprised last night to find my Sea Swap partner’s creation had found its way from Canada to Brooklyn safe and sound, and waiting for me at my door. Upon opening this is what I found:A beautifully crafted, adorable Mer-Mouse!

Susan Pilotto of Crowsnest Pass is an extremely talented creator of primitive folk art, specializing in needle felting critters such as mice and rabbits.


Mermouse © Susan Pilotto

Much bigger than I had anticipated, I am amazed at the amount of hours that must have gone into this creation…not to mention the stress on Susan’s wrists! I’m especially fond of the wand Ms. Mer Mouse is holding, and sweet expression on her face.


Mermouse © Susan Pilotto

Thank you, Susan!


Interstitial Arts Auction

Kimbell Museum Michelangelo "Torment of St. Anthony"

I have been given the greenlight to participate in the Interstitial Arts Foundation auction in November, to benefit the IAF and the publication of their latest Interfictions anthology, Interfictions 2. Interstitial art is considered any art, literature, music and perfomance art that crosses art borders and cannot be categorized as one genre. To learn more go to the Interstital Arts Foundation website. I will be creating a piece based on one of the stories within Interfictions 2, titled “The War Between Heaven and Hell Wallpaper” by Jeffrey Ford. Stay tuned!