Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Welcome Fall

Fall has arrived at the studio and of course Halloween.

To kick off the fall season, workshops have resumed with the mosaic window class this past weekend. It was great fun with a talented group of ladies. Nothing better than good laughs good people and creativity.

great job ladies and thanx for the all the fun and laughs.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Shopping overload

Words can't express the awe and excitement that was "Junk Bonanza". It was overwhelming. If I had the space I would have bought so much more. As it was the vehicle was filled to the roof. I am already creating with many of my purchases. In the meantime here are some pics I took with my phone. Sorry for the quality, but I am sure you will get the idea.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Treasure Hunting

I am feeling alot like a child at Christmas as I count the days until Junk Bonanza.  I am off to hunt for treasures for the shop or to make there way into fall and winter designs. I embrace my inner flea market geekiness so much so that my fellow treasure hunter, Carla and I embellished special carts to use on our expedition.

We hope to return with tons of treasures and inspiration. The studio will have to be closed this weekend while I do my buying. We will reopen on September 22nd with our fall and Halloween lines available for the first time.
watch for pics of all the fun at Junk Bonanza..

Sunday, September 4, 2011

saying goodbye to spring and summer

Although we may have more warm days ahead, Labour Day weekend signifies the end of summer for many of us. Whether you have kids getting ready to go back to school, cottages to close up for winter or yards to rake and summer furniture to pack away for another year, the weather today seems like fall has arrived. I enjoy every season, however as I perused some photos taken of my garden this spring and summer, I can't help but feel a bit sad to see the garden season approaching it's end for another year...

With a new season approaching, new challenges also arrive. For the first time I am able to design creations for fall and Halloween. In the past, I would have been closing my store and reorganizing for Christmas. I have been remiss in posting my W.I.P. Wednesdays, partly because I did not want to show the fall designs too soon. I figured in keeping with the mood of the weekend I could give you a sneak peek of one of the new designs.

One last note for today. I was not looking at a Canadian calender when I set the dates for the fall workshops. Without realizing it I had scheduled one of the classes for the thanksgiving weekend. Thankfully this was brought to my attention by someone who wanted to take the workshop, (Thanx Diane and Carla) so I have changed the date as follows;

Folkart Pumpkin head
Sunday October 16, 10am-4pm $70.00

In the spirit of Halloween you will sculpt this ghoulish pumpkin head using an air drying paperclay. It will be painted and embellished and set on a decorative base you paint. This workshop is for all skill levels. All materials are supplied including a light lunch.
faerie wishes and pixie giggles. Until next time...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hello all -just a quick note to let you know about the workshops for fall. They are filling up quickly. Due to the popularity of the mosaic window workshop I have added a second date for this workshop. Don't miss out!

Mosaic Window

Sunday, September 25, 10am-3pm & Tuesday, September 27, 6pm -7pm $85.00
Sunday October 30, 10am-3pm & Tuesday November 1, 6pm-7pm

There is nothing more stunning than sunlight streaming through stain glass. In this workshop you will learn to create and mosaic a basic design to hang in a window. We supply your frame, glass and adhesive. Students are required to bring glass nippers and safety glasses. ( we do sell wheeled glass nippers at the studio) Sunday will be spent designing and mosaicing your piece. A light lunch will be provided on the Sunday. You will return Tuesday evening to grout and polish your design.