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:
acrylic paint pens!
wall of washi
fist ones on the COMMUNITY BOARD!
bought just a few things to try
Next week, I will take you to my absolute favorite ART SUPPLY store!
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.
Bowling Pin Sally garden door by Nicci Battilana
Duran’s birdhouse ghost town
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.