On Display

The Fibre Arts Festival and Sale 2020 has been cancelled for this Saturday March 14, 2020. Due to the ever-mounting concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the City of Peterborough, who owns the Wellness Centre, has cancelled the Fibre Fest event. Please check back here in the future for information on a possible re-scheduled date.

 

Susan Cuss – EAC Board Challenge 2020

(This piece was created for the 2020 EAC Challenge, “Seaside”. Since the Seminar was cancelled due to Covid-19, I Susan thought she would share it.  As part of the requirements, Susan wrote a short story which she is sharing here.)

Susan Cuss – EAC Board Challenge 2020 

When I recall my trips to the seaside, I remember the roar of the surf as it thundered onto the sand, the changing colours of the water, and the salty spray that washed onto the shore. Blue waters sparkled in the sunshine and seemed to go on forever, then meld into the sky. Waves washed onto the beach, leaving bubbles, white foam, and a darker line to mark its reach before it was pulled back into the sea. As the warm sand squished between my toes, I would wander along the shoreline, searching for treasures that had washed onto the beach, jumbled together: stones, mermaid tears, the shells of unknown creatures, and a myriad of bits and bobs.

My father would take me fishing in the early morning to catch our breakfast. Later in the day, I might read a good mystery, leaning against a large boulder that had absorbed the sun’s heat, or go splashing in the water for a cool respite.

Sea, Surf, Sandy Shore has captured many of these wonderful memories in fabric, embellishments and thread.