So it is snowing here today and that is putting me in the mood for making new holiday cards! What do you think of this design my friends?…oh, and I may just be humming Christmas carols today too!
Every Thanksgiving Weekend, Gabriola artists are busy showing off their latest creations in the Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour! More than 60 artists are registered with the tour this year and many more have their doors open to welcome you, including the collective of artists at the Pier Gallery! I am so proud to be a member of this collective and hope you will come by this weekend to see what we have been making. You will find my new Year-at-a-Glance Poster Calendars for 2017 along with some holiday cards to help you get ready for the coming winter.
Here are the new designs for the coming year! Can’t decide which is your favourite? No problem….this weekend, anyone buying two 2017 calendars will get one 2016 calendar* for FREE (you can still enjoy it for the next 3 months). As always, my calendars are printed locally on 100% recycled paper, 12 x 18 inches. A cheerful tool to help plan your days!
* while supplies last (ha ha, I sound so official)
While you are loading up on my calendars at the Pier Gallery, make sure to check out the many artists on the Thanksgiving Studio Tour down here at the south end of our ”Isle of the Arts”!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope your weekend is full of family, friends, feasting AND art!
So I made some cards for ME and then some of YOU asked for some too! After a few special orders, I still have a bunch left to sell at the holiday craft fairs I am participating in over the next two weekends. Come on by and grab a few and send some West Coast wishes to those you love! Printed on 100 % recycled paper (as all my cards are), these truly are good for the Earth….and the Sea! Please send me a note if you want a bulk order (and special bulk rate) on cards, or if you cannot make the holiday sales coming up.
I also decided to show you the entire painting (DIVE DEEP) in the form of a bookmark. Wouldn’t they make a nice pairing with the gift of a book (used book are the best kind to get, share your favourites around). To top off the ultimate West Coast gift, you could add my DIVE DEEP calendar (also printed on 100% recycled paper).
You will find my PEACEFUL ocean creations Dec 12,13, 19 and 20th at the Pier Gallery Artists Collective (Panacea has the best stocking stuffers, hint hint Santa) and this Sunday at the DRIFT Home Show from 1 – 5 pm (come see where the magic happens at Black Bird Studios and meet a bunch of fabulous artists) . Check out the links to see who is involved in each of these fabulous shows.
While you are out and about, check out the other craft sales happening on Gabriola over the next two weekends. The Agi Christmas Craft Fair is at the Community Hall this Saturday from 10 am – 3 pm. Also this Saturday, Dianna Bonder will have her studio open for an Xmas Blast Open House from 10 am – 4 pm (the perfect place to get those books I was talking about). Another talented group of artists will be selling their wares at Christmas at the Roundhouse over the next two weekends from 11 am – 4 pm. La Belle Vie Studio will be full of my friend Josee Velsen’s creations, so stop by while you are making your rounds (her homemade teas would be the perfect pairing with the books you are gifting and make sure you get some of your own to sip while you write Christmas cards).
There is simply no reason to go to Nanaimo when you can get all your holiday shopping done right here on our amazing island. Shop local and have fun!
P.S. If you are in Nanaimo and cannot make it over this way, check out the beautiful creations made by Katherine Moore at her Breeze On In Open House this weekend. Or head downtown and see my art alongside so many other locals at Artzi Stuff.