I mention Margaret Bremner’s blog, Enthusiastic Artist, often to my students and last week I had the pleasure of teaching a young woman from Saskatoon where Margaret teaches, so her name came up several times. As a fellow Canadian, I follow Margaret’s posts, and enjoy keeping up with her art adventures.
My absolute favourite feature is Margaret’s “..And Then Some…” posts. Take a tangle, master it, and then see what Margaret does for variations. Cubine, Paradox, Tipple – I still haven’t gone through all of them and their variations, and this is a great resource to shake things up. Even my ‘mac and cheese’ tangles can get a little old, so I like to challenge myself once in a while.
Margaret also has a section featuring her own tangles and there are some treasures in there, too. Pixioze is one of my stand-by tangles, and in looking through the page today I found a few more I want to try out.
In her shop, there are a number of books as well as supplies. Being Canadian, you don’t have to worry about exchange; just shipping, and the books alone are worth investigating – a number of excellent resources there.
Finally, if you’re from Saskatoon or have relatives there, check out her classes. While I haven’t had the privilege of taking one of Margaret’s classes, I know several people who have really enjoyed her teaching style.
You can find Margaret Bremner’s blog at http://enthusiasticartist.blogspot.com/