Saturday, January 7, 2017

Vancouver has Winter

Happy New Years

Vancouver has been having a real winter. This in not the usual weather from Vancouver.We have been in the freezer for a month now and some of the walking conditions are less that optimum. People are skating on one of the city ponds, first for at least ten years.  While sliding around in the slush and ice strangers seem to enjoy the camaraderie of a common plight. Still I am not enjoying it so much that I will be sad to see the earth unadorned with snow.

For one more week I will spend much of my time assembling and making whistles and earrings and such at my table in Granville Island Public Market, then the jurying season will begin. That is the time to make applications for the rest for the years festivals and other sales opportunities. Not a time beloved by me or may artisan friends.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Goodbye 2016


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Crawl Tomorrow

My polymer clay and Ray's paintings
The time has come to wander around in the rain visiting over 400 artists who will open there studios for four days.

The studio is all dresses up for company. If you are in Vancouver come and visit us.

This is our first year at our new location, 800 Keefer Street. Look for the yellow door facing Hawks Ave.

Eastside Culture Crawl
Thursday, November 17
5 pm - 10 pm
Friday, November 18
5 pm - 10 pm
Saturday, November 19
11 am - 6 pm
Sunday, November 20
11 am - 6 pm

Monday, November 14, 2016

Getting the Picture

This is the first in a series of flower pictures that I have made to the Eastside Culture Crawl. They are only 4"x4" (10.16 cm square) but that way I can make a bunch to practice. They are 100% polymer clay but I have mounted them on small canvases to they are easy to hang.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Bowling Obsession


November is the Eastside Culture Crawl and all the activity in our studio has been directer to those 4 days ( November 19th to the 22nd ) when 400 or so artists in Vancouver open their doors to the city and the world. 
This year will be the 20th anniversary of the event and my first year in a "new" studio. The quotations are because the building, Paneficio-Studios, has a lot of history before I moved in. It was a thriving bakery in the 1930s to a Dojo in the 1980. 
For me it is great place to sit and make bowls. I think I have enough bowls now but really I would really like to make more, maybe a turquoise purple theme, but they again maybe I should pay a little more attention to the things that I don't like doing like tidying, cleaning and paying the bills.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Oops to0 Short a Cord

Oops! Someone bought a locket from my husband yesterday and got a cord that is probably too short. If you get in touch with me I will send you another cord. Sorry. Joan