Friday, October 29, 2010

The Coolest Bottle Cap EVER

Isn't this the coolest bottle cap EVER?!

I have clients saving their bottle caps for me, and some come in with stuffed to the brim/overflowing baggies (and are embarrassed by the amount of beer they've gone through since their last visit!), and others reach in their purse and pull out 3 or 4 caps. I welcome them all, and it's interesting to see what people's favourite beverages are. I love Granville Island caps - they have great cap colours!

This lone cap came from my friend/client Emily, who found it lying on the side of the road. Thanks Em, it's AWESOME!

Speaking of cool treasures, one of my class mates at the Encaustic Workshop class, was Russell, from I just had to take a couple of snapshots of his tray of goodies! He gave me a piece of his (perfectly crumbly) antique sewing tape to use in my bird piece.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Finished Pieces from the Encaustic Workshop

Whew! 3 full days of encaustics! Today I'm in wax withdrawal!

Here's some photo's of my finished pieces, now in my living room!

This one's my favourite:

...followed by this one:

...followed by these two:

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Encaustic Workshop - Day 2

Another full, fun day playing with beeswax!

Here's some of the projects that I worked on today: (sorry for the not-so-great photo's!)

Here's some other work from my studio mates:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Encaustic Workshop - Day 1

I'm taking a 3 day Encaustic Workshop with Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch....SO MUCH FUN!

Look at all these pots of coloured wax - don't you just want to dive in?!

This is a giant vat of melted beeswax. Smells so good!

Here's my pieces from day one. Tomorrow we add "stuff" to them, do some burning, image transfers, collage material.....

The last time I posted, I was about to do the "Ivory Vintage" market! Time is seriously flying by - scary! Here's a photo of the front foyer:

My table. This was my first time (this season) squeezing onto a 6 foot table. I'm used to having a 10 foot square tent to do whatever I wanted! Don't even ask about the obnoxious light in the middle!

I made my hubby take time off work so that I could go and do the 3 day workshop, so he decided to take the whole week off. Our daughter has been especially loving this, and is enjoying the leisurely mornings hanging out, reading books in bed. (Her dad has been loving it too!).

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"Black Pointy Hat" Artdolls

Here's the artdoll that I made for last month's swap: "Black Pointy Hats".

Here's the ATC artdoll (with the same theme):

Friday, October 8, 2010

Head out to the Farmers Market for the Perfect Thanksgiving Feast

Although I was officially finished with the farmers markets for this year, I was able to add one more date - tomorrow at Trout Lake. It's the PERFECT weekend to head out to the market to get all your delicious fresh goodies for your Thanksgiving dinner! Make sure you wear your hat and raincoat though! Rain or shine, the market is always a fun, vibrant outing!

Maybe you'll need to buy some sugar pumpkins....

....for the pumpkin pie!

Or maybe you'll need to buy some crisp apples to munch on, or.....

...for an Apple pie (my favourite!).

Or some potatoes for that perfect mashed potato side dish, all ready to be smothered in gravy! I always make "Sour Cream Refrigerator Mashed Potatoes"

Or some fresh yams!

Also at the market this month:

Produce: Apples, Artichokes, Arugula, Asian Greens, Beans, Beets, Blackberries, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collard Greens, Corn, Cranberries, Cucumbers, Daikon, Fresh Herbs, Fennel, Garlic, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Melons, Mustard Greens, Nectarines, Green Onions, Red/Yellow Onions, Snap Peas, Pears, Peppers, Plums, Potatoes, Radishes, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Shallots, Spinach, Squash - Winter, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Turnips, Zucchini
Protein and Dairy: Eggs, Goat & Cow's Milk Cheese, Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Halibut, Pork, Sablefish, Salmon, Shrimp, Cod, Tuna
Wild Harvested: wild mushrooms (fresh & dried), seaweed, wild berries
Other Agricultural: honey, beeswax, wool, flowers, plants

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Molly's Furniture Salad

Molly's Furniture Salad is 5 years old!

Had a great time at her wine and cheese party last week!

Lot's of lovelies to be seen in this super store!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Hey Vancouverites, What are you Doing this Weekend?

Do you live in Vancouver? What are you doing this weekend? Heading out to Main Street to see some fabulous art?!

The 6th Annual Drift Weekend Art Tour, Main Street, Vancouver, Saturday, October 2, and Sunday, October 3, 2010

Showcasing local Vancouver artists working in all media. The event is free to the public and takes place in shops, cafes, galleries and open studios all along Vancouver’s go-to destination for art, design and great food: Main Street!

Unfortunately I'm in the middle of moving my 90 year old grandmother to "The Caribou", so I'll be missing this! boo! Some of my very talented painter friends are part of this event: Jill Pilon, Lori Popadiuk, Kris Brownlee, and Emily many more local artists who's work I'd love to year.

October Giveaway

October's giveaway is this beeswax coated collaged "Witch Crow" decoration! Enter to win by leaving a quick comment on this post, and on Nov. 1st a winner will be drawn via ""!

Last month's winner of the book giveaway is: Heather Acton!
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