Time does fly! I am finally settled in my new home, and have been creating like a mad woman for the past few weeks. After dedicating an entire weekend to reopening my Etsy shop and photographing, editing and banging my head against my keyboard (with a few creative breaks of course) I am finally sitting down to blog! I am so
Many changes have taken place over the past ten months. We moved twice, my darling Daisy had puppies, life just keeps moving. I am thrilled to have bought back the home I sold six years ago. It is a MAJOR work in progress. The past couple of months have been busy making it back into a livable home. There is so much work to be done, but we are settled in hapily. We are here to stay for the long haul and I couldnt be happier to be home.
Enough of the chit chat, I thought I would show you a few pictures of my table at the home show a couple of weeks ago. I had lots of fun visiting with old and new friends, and sold a couple of pieces. A great day!
I was finally able to unpack some of my handmade jewellery that I had in storage for the past two years and have since had a chance to make more! I forgot how much fun it can be to pull out the sparkly beads and make myself something pretty.
Latley I have been playing with texture, lots of layer of modeling paste and experimenting with wild abandon! I have been able to set myself up a small workspace, only 60 square feet, but I am able to shut the door and create to my hearts content.
I have been fortunate to learn a bit more about my artistic blocks, I have learned that my creativity soars when I work on watercolor paper, removing the fear of ruining a pricey birch panel or canvas. I have also learned that removing my computer from my creative area really opens me up to letting my imagination take flight.
Below are a couple of newer works on watercolor paper. I have been having a blast with texture paste, new stencils and a renewed drive to explore.
I have several handmade journals available in my shop as well. I will blog about theses journals soon!
Brenda Hildebrand is a local artist in Fort Nelson, BC. Brenda won the Peoples Choice award at the Peace Liard Regional Juried Art Exhibit this year with this wonderful Caribou antler carving.
Kelly at Whimsy Flowers and Gifts is now selling Brendas work at her wonderful flower shop here in Fort Nelson. I am such a fan of Brenda’s work that I wanted to share it with everyone. I love talking to Brenda and listening to her share her passion for creating and I am in awe of her amazing talent as an artist.
You can visit Whimsy Flowers and Gifts to view and purchase Brenda’s work at # 2 4448 50th Ave North, Fort Nelson, BC. 250 774 7879.
With the colder weather comes extra time for me to get creative. I have been busy getting new works to sell for the holidays. The image to the left is huge and will be going on display this week at the Northern Lights College library here in Fort Nelson. There will also be new work for sale on display at the Fort Hotel this coming week.