Beads of Joy By Wendy Maurer
Beads of Joy are hand-crafted glass beads made in my home studio. All my beads are kiln annealed to ensure they will last many lifetimes. The inspiration for these beads comes from the colors in my garden, the lush forests that surround our community and the ever changing ocean outside my windows. The form and texture of foliage, the light on the water, the lines of intersecting shadows, the hues of sunrises and sunsets, a drop of rain on a leaf - all create Joy in my heart and make me happy. I hope you find my beads interesting and they make you feel good when you look at them. As a self-taught artist I am on a continuous learning adventure and I am blessed with time, energy and wonderful people to support me as I follow this adventure. Wendy Joy
For more info call 250 752 1604 or email: wendy@beadsof joy.ca.
Lee River Woodturning We turn discarded blocks of wood into functional and one of a kind art. Ron Zaborniak is retired from construction . He uses local Vancouver Island wood to make bowls, closed forms , boxes ,weed pots, candle sticks and platters.
Elke van Breemen www.elkeswildlife.com Elke's Wildlife Art My fascination with animals began as a toddler, as it does for many people. Children seem to have an innate connection with animals; they are immediately drawn to animal imagery and form strong bonds with wildlife and pets. Sometimes this connection fades over time and leaves adults feeling detached from the animals they were once passionate about. My passion for animals has been fortified through my work and study within wildlife rehabilitation and conservation. Drawing and painting animals allows me to portray their behaviour, emotions and physical evolutionary characteristics, which continue to mesmerize me. I hope that my work will increase others' awareness of the beauty that lies in nature's spectacular and sensitive creatures. Elke van Breemen BSc Natural Resources Conservation, UBC Faculty of Forestry Self-taught artist
More than a Rock By Steve Huber
Steve Huber makes beautiful coaster sets, hot plates, clocks, tealights, bussiness card holders and rock heaters, all from different rocks including jade, serpentine, chert, jasper, flower stone, neisse and many other beautiful natural rocks .
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org phone 250-286-3536
Willow Shack Studio By Ellen Atkinson
Willow Shack, the up-cycle Studio To say that we are a product of our environment is too true. I was born in Williams Lake, B.C. and grew up on a hunting lodge in the interior of B.C. My dad, a hunter, was a man of few words but with a true talent for creating and improvising. I would watch him for hours while he worked in his saddle shed, a memory that I still hold dear. My mother, who would sew our cloths, can our food, cook and clean (without electricity or running water) and still find time to read aloud to my father every afternoon. Both unknowingly taught me to use what you have, make what you need and take time for family. Who doesnâ€™t need jewelry!! After making jewelry for over 40 year, in 2006 I started making jewelry from vintage and antique flatware. I was then inspired to make all my jewelry from reclaimed materials. I added old metal buttons, silver/brass and copper trays, old keys, vintage tins and bullet caps to my line. Along with a few Silver Smith classes and lot of practice, I have found my true passion and am living my dream! Member of the Nanoose Bay Studio Tour www.nanoosebaystudiotour.com. https://www.facebook.com/ WillowShackStudio
Willow Shack Studio is located on beautiful Vancouver Island in the tranquil community of Nanoose Bay.
ShingingSun Garden Works Shining Sun Gardenworks, creators and distributors of our own exclusive metal art designs since 2003. Support your local retailer who carries our 100% steel home and garden decor designs, metal wall hangings, indoor and outdoor wall art, inspirational metal art ornaments, whimsical metal art animal figures, handcrafted steel fridge magnets, metal sun art and moon art, kitchen dĂŠcor and more. Visit our Where To Buy page to find your closest retailer offering a large selection of metal home and garden dĂŠcor art and accessories.
West Coast Soaps
At the West Coast Soap Company you will find a wide variety of handmade natural soaps and bath and body products. We are committed to creating premium quality bath and body products that are as natural as possible. All of our products are 100% vegetable based and handmade by ourselves. We do like to try different things, so if there are any exceptions, such as a soap made with an animal fat, they will be clearly stated on the product page. We are continually creating new products, and if you are looking for something specific and can't find it, please ask.
LEANNE was born in 1964 in the North Coast City of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada. Her ancestry is rich and unique as she comes from a long line of distinguished native ancestry. Since 1991 Leanne has worked designing, producing and promoting her own line of jewelry out of her studio on Vancouver Island, BC. She creates original jewelry depicting the legends and crest of her Tsimshian Native heritage. Designs are hand -carved in gold and sterling silver with great depth and detail to provide generations of wear and enjoyment. Leanne also works in copper and a small line of cast reproductions are also available.
Leanne Helin www.leannehelin.com
Sugar Shack Cupcakes & Confections Fresh brewed Coffee, tea, juice, cupcakes, and cookies are just a few delights that will be served. See you July 20th & 21st 2013
Coffee supplied by:
100% of the coffee sales going to NCS Nanoose Community Services窶認ood Bank
Candy Eyeland Art Studio By Lisa Cross Candy Eyeland Art Studio acrylic, mixed media & upcycled junk art.
Simrose Studio By Ruby Simrose
Karin designs beautiful and unique Sterling Silver Pendents, Necklaces, Earrings, Brooches and Rings. For more info email: email@example.com
Bloomfield Flats Custom Cedar Furnitaure By Brian and Judy Bloomfield
www.bloomfieldflats.ca I escaped the clutches of Manitoba's winters in 1979 and moved to the West Coast. A 35 year career in the aircraft industry as a "tin man" was exciting and rewarding. Now it is time to make some sawdust. I have field tested our furniture for over 25 years and still have an original in the home collection. Memories are made with this furniture, at least at our house. We offer outdoor furniture in the classic “Eastcoast” style and our newly designed “Westcoast” style. The two styles come in single chairs, loveseats and combos (two chairs joined by a tabletop). Custom orders to suit your personal needs are welcome. This is a value added product from Vancouver Island forests. Product research has proven that this unfinished cedar furniture will have a minimum 25 year life, longer if shown any care, offering the most in value. Our philosophy on making furniture is simple. Is it comfortable? Is it quality workmanship? Will it last? This is furniture for the Soul!
Stoneworks Jewellery By Robert Mathison and Jane Rothmund Working from their home in the Deep Bay/Bowser area of Vancouver Island, Stoneworks Jewellery is the collaboration between Bob Mathieson, a retired school principal from north Vancouver Island and Jane Rothmund, a retired school principal from Maple Ridge, B.C., Canada. Jane has had a lifelong passion for precious stones and jewellery design. Bob has always had an interest in design and metalwork, and in fact, made stained glass for many years. Both artists are self-taught. Now through Stoneworks Jewellery, Bob and Jane have designed and created a bold new line of artisan jewellery, where Bob manufactures the metal components from silver, copper, and brass, and Jane embellishes the necklaces, bracelets, and earrings with intricate wirework and wild collections of gemstones. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver to you the best hand-crafted jewellery available in the Oceanside and Lighthouse Country area of Vancouver Island from Campbell River to Nanaimo, B.C.
www.fayedietrich.com An unexpected injury brought an end to Fayeâ€™s career as a flight attendant with Air Canada, but did not end her journeys to Canadaâ€™s wild landscapes. A move from Vancouver to the Haida Gwaii gave her a wonderful opportunity to begin painting full time while immersed in the beauty of the north. Faye continued developing her portfolio while living at Prince Rupert and exploring the Skeena River. After relocating to eastern Ontario, Faye returned to the north, enjoying two years in the Yukon. Faye currently lives and paints at Nanaimo, Vancouver Island. A self-taught artist, Faye is inspired by the natural beauty of the Canadian wilderness. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hammond Bay Furniture Studio By Robert Waddell
When you invest in contemporary furniture designed and built through my Studio you get quality with uniqueness and longevity making it one of the most Eco-Friendly choices available. This choice goes further yet, it also allows you the freedom to choose the function, the look, the colour, and the feel that fits your life and truly defines your style. So if you are interested in either a single â€œSignature Pieceâ€? of furniture or a complete suite for your home or office, I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your requirements with you. I enjoy the varied aspects of being a Designer and Maker of Furniture, I always look forward to new and exciting challenges. Commissions are always warmly received.
Robert Waddell of HAMMOND BAY FURNITURE STUDIO Call - 250 - 618 - 2899
Secrets In Silver
By Rea Harfield
Rejuvenate while creating unique, one-of-a-kind jewellery! Creating is like breathing to me; it has always been a part of everything I do. I am a lampwork glass bead and silver artist who loves color and texture. I enjoy pushing the boundaries of my medium. In doing so, I create unique, unpredictable glass and silver jewellery. My pieces have been shown in high end galleries in Western Canada and are worn by women of distinction. Each piece is its own artistic creation and is individually handcrafted. I have a passion for teaching because I love the process of sharing my secrets for creating silver jewellery and guiding others to craft well. The greatest reward is the laughter and excitement as others discover thatâ€”Yes, they can create beautiful jewellery. I am a Certified Precious Metal Clay (PMC) Instructor who loves developing new workshops to cater to the ever growing needs of my students. Email: email@example.com Telephone: 250 586-3913
Uptown Framing Fran’s work is very unique and beautiful— Marquetry Art work—wood veneer cut to create fine art acrylic on canvas. Go online to see more of Fran’s work.
Growing up on the prairies, creativity was just a part of my family’s life. When it was too cold to walk the mile to school, we were given paint by numbers kits, or scrapes of material, or just about anything to see what we could make of it. In my youth, I enjoyed making wooden boxes and I found that by using the grain in different ways I could make the boxes look totally different each time. I stumbled onto a Marquetry Book, the art of cutting veneer to create fine art work. By using Birdseye Maple Veneer I could see the ripples of water, parts of Burl Ash the fog at the day’s start, well I can go on and on. For some time now I have been painting with Acrylics on canvas, in this media I let a lot of the childhood shine through. I paint from my memory, letting my brushes bring me back to Saskatchewan, my travels and beginning to reflect my new home.
For more info call 250 752 1604 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
www.uptownframing.com By Fran Piper
The Willow Way www.thewillowway.ca
The Willow Way is a small Vancouver Island based business specializing in Rustic Furniture including: Bent Willow chairs, Dining Chairs, Stone and Tile Top Tables, Outdoor Benches, Living Willow Fences and Structures and more. "I make all pieces by hand using locally sourced materials, with an attention to detail. My customers appreciate handcrafted items, created with a minimal impact on our Planet, using readily available and renewable materials, and the effort it takes to create such an item." Andrew Kent Artisan
By Andrew Kent
My name is Penny Spence. I live in Nanoose with my husband Stan and our dog Vincent . I am retired so I have time to dream, design and create many everyday items in miniature. As a child I used to make items in my father’s workshop, learning to use basic tools, even making dolls etc on his old treadle lathe. Now I have a workshop of my own where I spend many happy hours. I have recently taken up carving and make wooden miniatures and pendants In my online shop “ PennyMiniatures on Etsy“ you can find carvings, household items, furniture, kitchen wares, and accessories, in one inch to one foot scale.
By Penny Spence
Jewelry by Angelle www.jewelrybyangelle.ca
Handmade wire wrapped jewelry items including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, anklets, pendant ready stones, rings. Using the cold connection method, each component of each item is handmade including all links, loops, clasps, hooks. I work with many metals and stones, but primarily with silver and semi-precious stones and pearls. Email: email@example.com
Offering afterschool art classes, children & adult day programs including evening classes. Whether it is painting around the pond, building bird houses, flower arranging, clay, crafts, Bumblebees Creative Studio provides a stimulating creative environment.
Kids Workshop - July 20th & 21st 11-2pm Painted Bamboo Bird Houses by donation. The studio is located on a 10 acres family farm at 2525 Northwest Bay Road, same location as the Nanoose Bay Art in the Garden. Fall Art Program scheduled to begin this September 2013.
â€œAs a graphic Designer, arts and crafts have always been part of my life. Growing up in a talented artistic family and having an art studio & wood working shop in our home, gave me the experience of working with wood, painting, clay and glass work. Lesley Seselja
Sharon Hubbard Sharon Hubbard, lives in Parksville, BC where she is surrounded by nature and finds daily artistic and photographic opportunities. While Vancouver Island is presently her base camp, her love of nature is an ongoing adventure wherever the road leads. She is an active member of the Canadian Federation of Artists where her paintings have won awards. Sharon is an honours graduate of Fine Arts and Printmaking, University College, Fraser Valley, BC. Her paintings have acquired homes around the world. Sharon has been carving for four years now, with 29 First Place, Best of Division and Best of Show awards. This rapid advancement allows her to enter the World Carving Shows in the near future. Come and see the artist at work at this yearâ€™s coming mid-island markets.
Jay Holbrook www.JPHolbrook.com
JPHolbrook custom furniture, home décor and art. Jay has been designing and building custom pieces out of his home shop in the mid Vancouver Island area for the last 6 years. His primary medium is wood but you’ll also find elements of metal, rock and painted surfaces in his work. Jay works mainly in local North American woods. He uses traditional joinery techniques and environmentally conscious finishes. He builds boxes, furniture and various home décor items. Even a wooden boat now and again. “I love custom work of all kinds. Nothing is as satisfying as working together with a client to realize their vision.” “The natural setting of my studio on Vancouver Island informs and influences the materials and designs of my work.”
You can contact Jay by phone or email. Email jpholbrook.com Phone 250 468 5435 Studio hours are by appointment. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Old City Soap Words "Old City Soapworksâ€? My artisan soaps are 100% natural; no preservatives, no artificial fragrances or colourants. Nature provides us with a full spectrum of colour and I use that to create vibrant artfully designed soaps. Not only do my soaps and body care products look beautiful, they're also great for your skin as they're made with high quality oils, essential
Mirabeans By Tristen Weiss I love taking old items and turning them into something new and fresh! My mitts and mittens are made from old wool sweaters - I felt them, cut them up and put them back together again! I have really sensitive skin and hate getting the itchies, so most of them are lined with soft fleece (which is new fabric). I am a stay at home mom, so I work around my two year old's schedule :) So this is a great way to have fun playing with my fabrics and buttons and it also supports my love of thrift store shopping and fabric hunting :)
Redroom Artglass Studio
Beautiful Fused artglass dishes, and handmade glass bead jewelry My work explores and documents my love of working with glass. I am addicted to it, never seem to get enough, and for me, glass has it all--colour, dimension, clarity, and reflection. My addiction has evolved to torching my own glass beads, and fabricating sterling silver, copper & brass components that I transform into one -of-a-kind jewellery pieces. Inspiration for my beads comes from the west coast landscape, specifically, the ocean at low tide, bright and vibrant flowers in the spring, and the contrasting and changing colours of the fall season. I have a combination of formal training in glass bead making and consider myself â€œself taughtâ€?. My BA degree in history/art history has provided me with a vast understanding of significant art forms and styles that influence my work. I work from my home studio in Nanaimo, BC.
Ablaze Metal Art "If you can dream it, we can make it!" Distinctive Metal Wall Art by Sandra and Walter Moses only. We design and are proud to create high quality in our metal art work. All hand crafted with original distinct finishes. Create a mood in your home decor with metal wall art hangings or free standing art sculptures; insets for fire screens, railings and door screens, to name a few. Produce an atmosphere in your office setting; we can reproduce your logo, business sign, security covering for windows or doors. Design a room in the garden with metal wall art, insets for gates, art mounted on stakes for plants or a free stand sculpture, whatever the imagination can create. See our Online Gallery of Products Shop Online.
Janiceâ€™s Pet Portraits I came to painting later in life, progressing from watercolour scenes to animals on rocks and finally to painting pet portraits. I've always loved animals, especially dogs. I wanted a portrait of my own pup, so I gave it a try and when my doggie friends saw the finished product, they wanted one as well. All my work is by commission and comes to me either by word of mouth or my website. Seeing my client's emotional response to their beloved pet's portrait is such a rewarding experience.
Cherry’s Stained Glass Artist: HAZEL GALEY STAINED GLASS HANGINGS, WIND CHIMES,JEWELRY BOXES, FUSED GLASS BOWLS, PLATES, VASES, COASTERS, FRIDGE MAGNETS
Beach Pebbles Studio
Each pebble is individually selected capturing the majestic beauty from the west coast and inspired by the love of nature. The one of a kind creations are embellished with various unique and natural findings from the most treasured and beautiful beaches of Vancouver Island. My studio is located a stonesâ€™ throw away from Beachcomber Marina in Nanoose Bay. Email: email@example.com Phone: 1-250-800-1457 https://www.facebook.com/pages/ Beach-Pebbles/170406619727698
by Sharon Beatch
Biscotti Di Notte & More
Biscotti Di Notte is a biscotteria located in Chartwell, Qualicum Beach, B.C. which retails and wholesales homemade Italian gourmet biscotti, and other dolci. Biscotti Di Notte (which translated means "biscotti of the night" because I bake at night when my children are asleep) bakes each batch on stone "con amore". Biscotti Di Notte flavours include double chocolate mocha,lemon cranberry,orange walnut/anise, ginger mango and pecan/ hazelnut/almond vanilla. Biscottini flavours vary depending on the holiday or venue.
Smashing Glass & Anything Art Co By Karena Donnelly-Lawrence
Smashin’ Glass & Anything Art Co was founded in 2010 by Karena and Kevin Lawrence. They are pleased to present the local community and visitors to the Oceanside area with a unique exhibit of original works of art as well as classes and workshops that inspire the creative artist that resides in us all…no matter what your age or background! We are excited have Karena join the list of new artisans in this year’s Art in the Garden. Karena’s beautiful art glass will be on display for purchase and she will be having a glass workshop on site at this year’s Art in the Garden, more details to follow.
As an artist, Karena knows all too well the challenges artists face in the pursuit of their dreams and endeavours. With a passion for inspiring people to follow their aspirations and goals, Karena has mentored many artists who are seeking guidance in marketing their work. Helping others to explore their talent and creativity is
Affinity Stone Jewlery & Design
One of a kind designs using semi-precious stones from around the world, in silver and gold plate. Necklaces,bracelets and earrings in a variety of design forms
Phillips Pottery My earliest memories of clay come from playing with the beautiful blue clay found on our farm in south eastern Ontario. Years later, in 1986, I took my first pottery class with a guild in Beaumont Alberta and was hooked! When we moved to Airdrie Alberta. I was fortunate enough to have Greg and Lori McRitchie of Mudslide Stoneware as neighbors. Greg's pots are still my standard for "quality control". In 1992 our family moved to the Parksville and Nanoose Bay area on Vancouver Island. My work has since progressed and diversified from strictly functional pottery, to include more creative pieces fired in Raku, Tozan, electric, gas, and wood-fired kilns. All pieces are individually hand thrown on a Shimpo wheel or hand built from slabs and extrusions. Consistent quality workmanship is found in the glazes and pieces for those that like to collect completed sets. Currently I am a member of the Nanaimo Potters Guild, past-president of the Arrowsmith Potters Guild located at the Parksville Train station. My work can be found at "Pyromania Pottery", a store located behind the Coombs Country Market in Coombs B.C. just outside of Parksville, Vancouver Island, B.C.
I first began woodcarving as a way to keep busy after retiring but after completing my first bird, I was hooked. I studied in Ontario under various carvers for many years before relocating to the island in 1994. Since then I have been an active member of the Oceanside Carvers. I enjoy carving ducks and birds but lately I have been moving into the field of Pyrography or wood burning. Gibson Abbot
Creations in Wood
Benches & Folding tables Indoor benches & stools. Also woodturning pepper & salt mills, toothpick holders, rolling pins, candle holders.
Red Cod Forge Dave was an artist from an early age and began working with clay and drawing wildlife with pen and ink. The interest to heat steel in order to mold and ply it like clay became the focus of Dave's art. He built his first forge in 2002 and began his foray into the steel medium. Ever since, Dave has been continually practicing the ancient art of blacksmithing. Dave's hand forged work is mostly done with recycled steel. Through this medium, he incorporates marine themes with coastal wildlife to create abstract and freeform steel sculptures. Dave's works range from small one dimensional pieces to two or three dimensional sculptures, gates, railings, and functional art for the use in the home and garden.
Even though Kris Walker's education is in graphic design and photography, she has a passion for three dimensional art. As a child, she began working in clay, alongside her mom and the love of sculpting never left. Island Nymphs are a celebration of the simple things in life. Dancing, music , reading a book or playing on a beach. "My inspiration comes from my family and friends and this beautiful island". http://islandnymphs.shawwebspace.ca/pages/view/ island_nymphs_1/
Hooked on Wire By Claudia Becker
Necklaces and bracelets: crocheted out of an anti-tarnish wire. A variety of earrings to be sold individually or as a complement to the necklaces.
Heritage Cedar Products By Glen Hersley
All the furniture is hand made in a shop on Glen始s small farm on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. He uses only select Western Red Cedar that is air dried before it is put into the manufacturing process. This insures the lumber maintains its integrity throughout the life of the piece of furniture. The lumber is also handled several times during manufacture so all visible defects can and are detected and the piece of lumber is culled. This means only top quality wood is used in making your furniture. Glen also uses only stainless steel hardware both in the kits and for assembly. This prevents any black staining from hardware and allows the furniture to sit out in the weather without any problems. The kits come with easy to follow instructions, hardware kit and the precut cedar pieces. And of course all of the furniture can be purchased assembled. Everything is unfinished so the purchaser can put their own personal touch to their furniture. If you leave it unfinished it will turn naturally grey over time. Otherwise choose a high quality finish designed for use on cedar.
The desire to create has always been my passion. I am fascinated by form, color and texture. I work experimentally and intuitively allowing my emotional responses to guide me. Using mixed mediums I layer, scratch, take away and rebuild as the painting evolves. I love contrasts which is evident in my work, rough and smooth, dull and shiny, textured and flat, vintage and modern. Like my personality, my work is spontaneous and complex. My hope is to make a connection with the viewer and cause them to experience some of the excitement and pleasure that I have enjoyed creating the piece.
Martin & Betti Hindman
Martin builds beautiful one of a kind birdhouses and Betti does some seashell/ocean theme pottery and jewelry
She Sells Sea Shells
Lisa Alexander Has been making whimsical wind chimes for 10 years, many feature shells from local beaches that she hand picks and combines with beads, beach glass and wood to create beautiful pieces of art. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 250 228 7558
Frankly Yours Unique Woodworking By Frank Armich Born on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Frank Armich from an early age developed a keen attraction to the inherent beauty of local woods. As a young apprentice in his father’s business of the production of burl wood furniture and clocks, Tidal Wave Manufacturing, Frank quickly acquired the skills necessary to work with wood. Today Frank creates by hand a wide line of artistic sculptures such as decorative trees, sculptured mirrors, wall pieces, bowls, driftwood pieces and furniture fashioned out of Bird’s Eye Maple, Red and Yellow Cedar, Fir as well as other local woods. Frank carefully hand carves and sands each piece with the intent to raise and illuminate the wood’s grain. Possessing an ability to visualize beauty in its raw state, he successfully brings to life a deep, earthy resonance – a resurfacing of the wood’s once magnificent glory. With a deep appreciation of the natural, surrounding landscape of the ParksvilleQualicum region, Frank also employs a variety of roots as a medium to create one-of-akind chairs, tables, lamps and beds. In addition to a unique woodworking business, Frank takes pride in the manufacturing of his handcrafted, silver-plated windchimes. Always interested in the re-invention of found items, his delightful creations hearken memories of an era gone by. Once seen and heard, these whimsical chimes remain unforgettable. Frankly Yours Unique Woodworking and Windchimes Frank Armich 222 James Street Parksville, BC, V9P 1H9 Telephone: 250.248.2900 Cell: 250.937.9917 Email: email@example.com
Very Terri Studio By Terri Reid
I have recently retired to Nanoose Bay to be closer to family after a 30 year career as a graphic designer in Toronto. Photography has always been a passion of mine. I am truly in my element with a camera around my neck. I now share my beautiful photographs, captured on canvas, with friends & family.
Precious Earth Merrien Loughead creates beautiful semiâ€”precious Stone Jewelry and Cedar Baskets.
Patiken Art I have been intrigued with creating with paint since early childhood when I would spend hours sitting up on my dresser with the big round mirror and painting my face over and over in all patterns and designs and constantly creating art. My childhood medium was simple watercolors and my face was my first canvas. Not surprising, portraits have become one of my great loves in my second childhood. Throughout the past thirty years, while working full time and raising my family, I was constantly enrolled in workshops and courses honing my artistic skills and knowledge of landscapes, seascapes and portraiture. I have painted with oils and acrylic and produced paintings using French dyes on silk and enjoyed the magic of the airbrush. Having recently ended my working career I have now entered the ‘refreshment years’ of my life where my passion to paint now has free reign. The artist in me has now stepped forward holding the reins of my life and I am excited to see what creative wonders I shall produce. Someone once said, that creativity is God’s gift to you…what you do with it is your gift to God. I honor that along with knowing that it truly is a greater reward to give then receive. Therefore, I do not paint objects, rather I focus on painting that which is loved by myself or others. My painting passion explodes when I work on a painting that I know will be personally cherished. No book, lesson or workshop has ever brought forward the creative passion that lies within me and that surfaces when I paint a picture of love for someone, be it a home, a person, a pet, a view. Watching their faces when presented with a painting of their love, is the greatest reward of all! I plan on spending the rest of my life simply enjoying, discovering, expanding and playing with the creative artist within me. She has now arrived.
By: Patricia Spence
Gary's Garden Planters By Gary R Campbell
www.theoldhandyguy.com Gary builds top quality Cedar Patio Tables with detached benches and Cedar /Fir planters from beautiful Red Cedar and Douglas Fir .
Queenie Cupcakes BATH ESSENTIALS
These delectable but non edible cupcakes are handmade, and are infused with essential oils, These tempting treats will soften your bath water, and your skin. Simply remove the liner, drop the cupcake into the tub. As the bottom fizzes remove the icing top and use as an exfoliating sugar scrub! Calories 0%
Cupcake bath bombs Total Fat 0% are a perfect gift! Relaxation 100% Moisture 100% Exfoliation 100%
DK Wood Design By: Derek Klatt
Derek began woodworking as a hobby in high school shop class. He started DK Wood Design and attends farmers markets during the summer months. He enjoys turning natural local wood into bowls and Pens. He designs cutting blocks from local wood and exotic woods from Africa Brazil and other parts of the globe.
Nanoose Bay Succulents By Mary Sanh
We specialize in growing quality succulents in our greenhouse on central Vancouver Island. These are drought tolerant plants that require very little maintenance, little water and no dead heading - The ultimate easy care plant! They come in a huge array of colours and textures, native to California down through Central America. Our summers on Vancouver Island enable these gorgeous plants to be shown as hanging baskets, pots and planters to enhance our decks and entrance ways to the home. May be placed outdoors from May to October, requiring a minimum of 4 hours of sunlight daily. Custom and made to order succulent pots, planters and hanging baskets can be made at our greenhouse, or choose from our selection of completed arrangements. Our Greenhouse is open weekends only at this time,
Starting in May, Saturdays 2pm - 5pm & Sundays 9am-5pm or Fridays by appointment only.
2199 Florence Drive Nanoose Bay, BC (250) 468-7599
By Jennifer Scott I grew up in Maple Ridge BC, where my artistic ideas were nurtured from a young age. I cannot remember a time when I was not doodling on my school work, or coloring outside the lines.p In 2007, I took the plunge and moved across the strait to study art. I attended Vancouver Island University and completed my Visual Arts Diploma. My eyes were opened to new techniques and ways to approach art in general. Being inspired by the world I surround myself in, my work has developed into something very organic and filled with color. I look forward to seeing where my work progresses, as I continue on in my own journey.
Jazz singer song writer
Marty Steele (Piano accompanist for Bobbi Chill)
Marty Steele is Nanaimo's busiest keyboard player, playing every Saturday night at New York Style Pizza and Pasta, most Sundays at the MGM Restaurant, and Wednesdays at the Landlubbler Pub. I'm also playing at this year's Victoria Jazz Festival with my group NAVICA.
The Coombs Old Time Fiddlers
Old Time Fiddling is a music genre and has nothing to do with age as we have fiddlers from pre-school age to many in their 90’s. In fact the very best way to have the music we love live on after us is by involving youngsters. One of the best ways to get youngsters involved is in the school system. A good way to promote fiddling is by asking to hear more of it on either TV or radio. There is an app. called “cbcmusic” that is available through itunes. This is a free little app that works on either your computer, ipad or your smart phone. The app. features music genres of many different types from classical to hip hop. The CBC is receptive to hearing from people if they would like something added and I have asked them to include a fiddle stream – I got a response saying, they will if and when they get enough requests! If we want to hear more “Old Time Fiddle Music” then the best thing to do is be proactive. You can contact CBC and let your request be known at: Radio Music firstname.lastname@example.org It doesn’t have to be long and complex a simple request for a fiddle music stream on “cbcmusic” would be all you need to do. Throughout the province the BCOTFA is comprised of 13 active branches. Most branches have weekly music jams; many hold monthly old time dances; some host annual fiddle contests; others feature jamborees; most host concerts featuring nationally recognized fiddle stars, and at least one branch hosts monthly Contra dances.
Nanoose Bay Art in the Garden committee: Lesley Seselja. Audrey Harris, Sandra McNeil, Kris Walker, Lisa Bell, Merrien Loughead, Sharon Byrne
See you soon!! July 20th & 21st 2013