I am so excited to share this news with you! You can now WEAR MY ART on a gorgeous locket made of recycled steel! How cool is that!!? There is an amazing maker on Etsy who offers a whole range of wearable art from her Polarity shop! Necklaces, bracelets and rings – all made to fit interchangeable magnetic ART covered lids! I have always wanted to order a set and was thrilled when Cat Ivins responded so positively with my request that she consider adding my art to her shop! Now Polarity carries two sets of my art (each set includes 3 different lids with my art and you always get one free bonus lid…you get a custom stamped initial charm too). Of course, if you want to order them, I would request that you order through MY etsy shop! If you prefer to order a bracelet, ring or a different necklace option (check out the sweet leather options!), please contact me for a custom listing, see more samples in the Polarity shop).
Have a look and spread the word, maybe there is someone you know (like you!) that would love to get a sweet locket set made with some of my favourite paintings!
Check out the first set (words, wings and water)….
And another set (feathers, whale and oystercatcher in hot air balloon)….
P.S. I ordered the smaller size lockets for my girls (and shorter chains, see options in my shop listings)…..they LOVE THEM!!! Tomorrow (for Valentine’s Day) they will be getting a few new lockets with designs by some of my favourite etsian artists (like Cori Dantini and Shira Sela…did you know Shira is from Montreal!?). Polarity really does create a whole lot of art fun for your every day! Speaking of fun, here’s a peek at some of the Christmas day joy these necklaces brought!
Note: All photos (except for my girls of course) courtesy of Cat Ivins from Polarity. Oh, and I took this one too…doesn’t the whale tail compliment my sister’s horse scarf and bear shirt perfectly!?
As we draw towards the end of another amazing year, it is time for me to get my 2016 poster calendars ready for you! They make great holiday gifts — just roll up, tie with ribbon, and pass along with your love and best wishes for the coming year. For the price of a couple fancy coffees (10 bucks), you have art you can enjoy every day of the year!
My calendars are big and bold (12 x 18 inches, with larger font this year, a win for those that have eyes getting older like mine) and printed locally on 100% recycled paper (good for you AND the earth). Get them in my etsy shop or in a couple fun Gabriola holiday shows coming up….at Black Bird Studios on Dec 13th and at the Pier Gallery Holiday Sale here on Gabriola on the two weekends before Christmas (Dec 12/13 and 19/20). Of course you can contact me directly to place an order. Just 10 dollars each (I offer bulk discounts so let me know if you want a bunch).
I am so excited about this year’s designs and hope you are too. In particular the DIVE DEEP whale tail makes my heart SMILE as I remember a magic day this September when I was surrounded by so many humpbacks! Here is a photo I took of a whale called Yahtzee (can you see the spots on the underside of the tail?) getting ready to dive down for another mouthful of herring! (Please note the photo was taken from a distance and cropped and zoomed for this view).
A shout out to my friend The Marine Detective for sharing the magic on that special day and for continuing to do so much to protect our local marine species! A great gift idea would be to pair my whale calendar with a humpback whale sponsorship — give a gift that supports the important research that the Marine Education and Research Society is doing!
Here’s hoping 2016 is full of happy days for the ocean and for you and yours!
P.S. Which is your favourite 2016 design? Leave your top choice in the comments and I will enter your name into a giveaway. The winner gets the calendar they love best! I will close this giveaway at the end of the month.
Update – congrats to Natalie who was the lucky winner and will be getting a calendar from me!
when there are no words, when someone is in so much pain, when there is nothing you can do to stop the sickness, when you want to give them so much love….there is always art. with this piece, made with so much intention, I am sending love and blessings to the recipient. may it give her some peace and remind her that she is surrounded by love, she is loved, she is love….