Thursday, October 31, 2013

And so it begins...

Autumn in Vancouver!

It is that time of year again!


That's right's holiday market season!

If this wasn't enough, Mercury is in retrograde. No one needed to tell me that as it started off with me first spilling tea on my external keyboard (all keys still work EXCEPT the space bar - NBG!) and then going to feed my cats, instead of spooning their food into a dish, I spooned it into the garbage?? Perhaps I was on another plane. An out of body experience? I am going to blame it on planetary alignment (and my brain being on OVERdrive). This is also the second time I've had to write this blog because it disappeared into thin air the first time. BOLLOCKS!

I have been making an effort to do a short meditation/breathing exercise both in the morning and before I go to bed. I think it is helping..we'll see how much cat food goes into the garbage and how many more keyboards I need to recycle when this is over. Yeeks.

My biggest print yet (on metal 24x36)! Will be making its debut at Culture Crawl!

So, here is what I am preparing for!

Holy Dinah! I can't believe I finally get to do this one! I was never able to participate before because I didn't have a studio in the area designated for the event. But as I mentioned in last post, now I DO! My friend, A Cagey Bee aka Kris Brownlee, informed me of a spot next to her in a collective space with a shoemaker (Renee Macdonald of Westerly Handmade Shoes), a jewelry maker (Christi York of Buenos Style), a print maker (Kari Kristensen of Fortune's Cap Studio) and a nutritionist (Justin McKeen).

I glommed onto it almost immediately! I have found it to be MUCH more productive this way as there is no Internet there and I can strictly focus on my craft...and my apt looks much more like a home vs. a work space now:)

Here are the deets:

The Eastside Culture Crawl is an annual 3-day visual arts festival, that involves artists on Vancouver's Eastside opening their studio to the public. This event involves more than 15,000 people visiting painters, jewelers, sculptors, furniture makers, weavers, potters, printmakers, photographers and glass blowers in their studios.

November 15th from 5-10 pm
Saturday 16th from 11-6 pm
Sunday 17th from 11-6 pm

#204, 1000 Parker Street.

We will also be having a sneak preview night on Thursday, November 14th from 6-9 PM.  A good chance to browse before the crowds start getting thick!

English Bay Sunset, Wood Print 24x24

Next after that is RAW: ArtistShowcase

This is gonna be a DOOZY!

There will be over 40 local, hand-picked artists participating: runway fashion shows, live bands, performance art, an art gallery, a short film screening, libations and of course hobnobbing! Not to mention an after party til 3 AM!

Every ticket ($15) purchased through my profile (see below) contributes to my entrance fee (and supporting me to get my work out THERE!).

This is my profile link - please also feel free to share with friends:

It's going to be QUITE the soiree!

DEADLINE FOR PURCHASE: November 19th at midnight and remember tickets have to be bought through my profile to be counted!

RAW's mission is to provide up-and-coming artists of all creative realms with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity so that they might be seen, heard and loved, exposing artists across the US, Australia, Canada and the UK.

Here is a promo video, filmed at the launch event in August:

19+ (2 pieces of ID required)
$15.00 online
Doors open at 8pm, first show starts at 8:30pm

November 22nd, 2013
From 8:00PM to 3:00AM

Gossip Nightclub
750 Pacific Blvd
Plaza of Nations, Downtown

North Shore, Oahu Earrings

This will be my sixth Make It show and every one just keeps getting more awesome to participate in. Make It fuses indie shopping (250 of Canada’s hottest urban artisans and designers), a fully licensed bar, live music and delicious food to create a dynamic, upbeat experience. There will be something for everyone: fashion, accessories, art, jewelry, baby items and home decor!

Now with more Food Carts and a Beer Garden! Don't miss the largest Make It ever!

$7 at the door
Get your early bird discounted tickets here.

Thursday, November 28
10am to 9pm
Friday, November 29
10am to 9pm
Saturday, November 30
10am to 6pm
Sunday, December 1
11am to 5pm

PNE Forum - 2901 E Hastings Street

Maple Leaf Photo Ring

And lastly, but NOT least-ly, PORTOBELLO WEST!

Shop from a wide variety of local goods ranging from Fashion, Jewelry, Accessories, Art, Sweets, Baby items, and more. There will be live music and food carts to keep you going all day!

$2 at the door (children 12 and under are free)

December 7th and 8th

Creekside Community Recreation Centre

I will be displaying large scale wood and metal prints - new work from Hawaii and Mexico, as well as photo jewelry and wood blocks.

Sigh. There we are. One more thing to cross of the list! Hope you can make it to any of the above and if you're not in the Vangroovy area, I know you'll be there in spirit.

Happy Halloween!!!


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