Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Next Craft Cafe - Cool Upcycled Scrabble Tile Pendants - August 14th, 2011

At Craft Cafe, we just can't seem to get enough of making awesome jewellery... next up, Scrabble Tile Pendants. I started making these several years ago, and this was one of 4 different crafts that I make that were featured in 1000 Idea for Creative Reuse by Garth Johnson (Quarry Books). Come learn how to upcycle Scrabble Tiles into personalized pendants or leave them as-is and wear your initials. These make great gifts and since this workshop only costs $20 to make TWO pendants, you can make one for you and one for a friend... PLUS you can make additional pendants for $5 each!

If you would like to use your own personal image it must be less than one inch square and printed with a non smudging ink, ideally a color copier print. We will have plenty of images and sources for images on hand, so if you don't have an image to use, just bring yourself, we have it covered!

The Wild Flour will be open for delicious snacks, and drinks.

Cost: 2 pendants for $20, additional pendants $5

Payment is considered registration. Please sign up at the Wild Flour to confirm your spot. Space is limited. If you prefer to pay via Paypal, please contact me in a comment below and I can email you a Paypal invoice.

Bring a friend, bring your kids, bring your mom...

See you there!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Nine Arts at the Canmore Market

I have been sharing booth space with eight other fabulous artists at the Canmore Market each Thursday. We call ourselves Nine Arts and we cover pottery and ceramics, hula hoops, jewellery, photographs, watercolour, and mixed media visual art, glass blowing, and recycled fashion. I would write a blog post about it here, but I already did, over on the Highline Magazine blog. If you would like to know more, please read the post here. I am at the booth for a full day from time to time, so let me know if you want to come by. The booth is open every Thursday from 9 Am - 5 PM, through October... or you can view more below...

Nine Arts Booth at the Canmore Market

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Invite to the Next Show at the Whyte Museum... or What Do You Mean I Need to be in Three Places At Once

This happens to me frequently... I need to be two or three (or more) places at once. I try to avoid it, but it does happen. I just realized it has happened again for this Saturday. I KNEW I wanted to be in two places at the same time, but I thought the third thing was at a different time than the first two. Now, it would be nice if I just WANTED to be at all of these things, but I am actually REQUIRED to be at two of them. Let me explain...

Original Polaroid Transfer by Tiffany Teske

Original Polaroid Transfer by Tiffany Teske

I have always wanted to have my work in a show at the highly esteemed Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Last year, I was selected to take part in their Kaleidoscope of Crafts, which was a two day Christmas Sale. My friend and fellow artist, Barb Fyvie, alerted me to a call for work they had a few months ago, but I didn't have anything that fit the theme. Then, recently, I received their call for submission for a show called Blossoms and Botanicals. Right up my alley... so I submitted 5 pieces, as requested, and they selected two, which is the max they selected from each artist. I was thrilled to get the call. I dropped off my work yesterday, and told them I would be at the opening...

... the opening that I JUST noticed, because I opened the show invite to forward it to my list, is from 1 - 4 PM on Saturday!! OH NO!!!! I thought it would be in the evening... NOOOOOOO!!! I REALLY want to be at the Whyte for the opening and they EXPECT me to be there. But, I can't be. Why you ask?

Because I am facilitating an ongoing project on Saturday, from 11 - 4 PM, for Banff Heritage Tourism as part of Banff Culture Days. It is called Personalized Paddles and I have been excited about it ever since, John Bowden, asked me to lead it. There are actually 5 dates that this will be taking place and I missed the first one when we were in Yellowknife. My wonderful friend, Cheryl Ello, filled in for me, and I can only hope that maybe Cheryl can fill in for me from say, 1 - 2 PM this Saturday...

What is the third thing? The non-required thing I also wanted to go to on Saturday is a cyanotype making/ mail art workshop in the Bison Courtyard by Sarah Fuller. I have been wanting to meet Sarah. My friend, Claire Wilkinson of the Banff Snail Mail Society, will also be part of the workshop. Cyanotypes, vintage typewriters, the Bison Courtyard.... NOOOOOO!! It is from 11 AM - 3 PM. Well, at least I can send my hubby and kiddos.

When was the last time you couldn't be in three places at once?