Welcome to my ART VLOG!

It seems to be a time for re-birth, renewal, i.e. no more fear for a lot of my friends this month…… including myself. This change has been growing, and defining itself within me for the past 7 or so months. There is a NEED for a new branch to venture out onto in this crazy life.

When I do something like this, I always tend to jump in with both feet at once. I know, crazy Gemini woman, right? lol

Therefore each weekday (M-F) I will begin by getting in my 7,000 + steps, a good morning welcome on my vlog, followed by some form of art or another creative adventure 🙂 .

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Keep smiling & creative, Nicci

To live your dream… is to truly live

I have a wonderful, adventurous idea!

I want to create a book!

A book inspired by a beloved fantasy novel character, that has been known and loved for over 100 years.

SANY0917-Nicci-Nov-2013This book would feature many fabulous Artists interpretations of said character.

Each Artist, along with myself, would submit their artwork along with an answer to a question asked of all the participating Artists.

This juicy sought after book would be available on Amazon.

Think about it!  Wouldn’t this be FABULOUS!

Now, the question is…….can this legally be done?

(this idea has been posted and filed by Nicci Battilana of Duran Designs Inc. on 08 March 2015)

Better late than never

Last year my family did a trade of sorts. My son was given something he now treasures and in turn I was to create a painting for his friend. I have painted a few with her in mind, but none felt like they were the right painting for her.

Yesterday I opened my new large bristol paper pad and began to sketch upon the blank surface. Today at 2pm, she is now complete and in her frame. She feels right, true and meant to be. I am so happy to now share her with you and soon gift her to her new owner! May she bring joy and happiness for years to come.

She greeted each new dawn with her smile.

She greeted each new dawn with her smile.

displayed in my hallway (for now)

displayed in my hallway (for now)

The products I used were:

Prepping for the BIG Studio Tour!


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Hi All, Just one week left until the First Annual Hot August Nights Studio Tour here in South Surrey/White Rock, BC! We have a FACEBOOK event page set up and a printable MAP! Here are a few sneak peak pictures … Continue reading

The Summer of Silk Screening!!!

Here is a quick sneak peak at what I have in the works for my summer art events:

Wellbrook Winery SUMMERFEST on July 21st


HOT August Night Studio Tour on Aug 24 & 25

See you then!

… and the WINNER is….

KATE !!!! Congratulations Kate!

Please send me your address through my contact page & I will mail your goodies out to you first thing next week. Thank you to everyone that entered.

Here are a few images I have been working on the past few days with my new birthday art supplies. Oh Golden fluid acrylics… you have stolen my heart! tee hee

Keep smiling and creating,


She used to dance

The latest sketch in my new art journal. I hope you like her.

“She used to dance on speakers through the wee hours of the night, hang out in cheap artsy coffee shops by day and never have a clue when a guy showed any signs of interest in her. Innocence should have been her middle name even though it always shone brightly behind her blue eyes.”

Keep smiling and creating, Nicci