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The painted CIRCUS

I ask you: when in a creative drought… what is better than finally smearing your fingers in paint?

JOY!    JOY!    JOY!     I took a well needed step away from my horrible/wonderful laptop and spent yesterday and this morning playing in my studio. Happy happy joy joy!

The painted circus by Nicci

She discovered the circus was her home.

INSPIRATION arrives in Surrey!

HI Creative Ones,

Yesterday a wonderful event happened in Surrey, BC. We got our very own ART SUPPLY store at 7635 King George Blvd!  Welcome DeSerres!

I headed down there first this morning to check it out and get our ART RETREAT flyer up on their brand spanking new community board.  We were the first ones to post on their board, which is located right at the entrance. I actually had to ask them for tacks….tee hee. Once we  had the flyers posted a bunch of the staff came out to read them.  When I was taking a pic of it after, one of the staff members was busy adding more thumb tacks to the board for future postings.

Here are a few pics for you:

Next week, I will take you to my absolute favorite ART SUPPLY store!

The Winter blahs are over… time to step through the SECRET Garden Door!

Good Morning Sunshine!…..okay…well soon anyways,

In an strong attempt to encourage Spring to arrive with all its beauty and colour, I took a bit of time out the other day to decorate a toss-away door.

Instead of letting someone haul it to the dump, I asked if I could keep it. It has spent the last West Coast Canadian Winter on our back porch waiting for the sun and some inspiration to arrive. With working full tilt on creating the up-coming ‘Into the heART’ Art Retreats, I have done very little artwork creation and have ended up in a HUGE dry spell. Many times when this happens with me, I always attack a huge project (or two) and then the juices begin to flow again. Well, that is what this door ended up being, as oasis in my dry spell.

I approached the door with no restrictions or reservations. It could be whatever it desired to be. I wanted to try new styles, which I have seen other Artists playing with lately. Now, after a few coats of varnish, I just need to weed (a lot) and wait for all the vines and flowers to fill in for the summer to make my funky & lovely ‘Bowling Pin Sally’ feel more at home…lol.

A walk down memory lane…

Hi all you lovely creative creatures!

Today I thought I would take a step back in time. How many of you remember when this aired on TV?

It was for HGTV‘s That’s Clever filmed back in 2006 at our old home and aired in the summer of 2007!

I have actually kept a few pillows around, but would love to share my history with you.

POP on buy my store and see what is lurking around looking for a new home.    🙂

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It’s a pinback 1″ button world after all!

Just listed a large sampling of my pinback buttons on ETSY for you!

Pop on by and buy yourself some today, hyuk!

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