Art in the Valley….. what could be better?

Congratulations Freda & Hap Hap Happy Birthday!!!!

Grand Opening today at Zealous Art Studio in Langley, B. C. (104-20218 Fraser Highway)
Wishing you all the very best Freda. Congratulations on opening your fabulously creative space!
I am looking forward to teaching classes in the new year! 😊🎨😜

See you all next Friday & Saturday at our 10th annual Creative Finds handmade marketplace!

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Checking out my Glitzy Gals in a wind storm (ART VLOG #11)


You can also SHOP ONLINE 🙂

DON’T FORGET to wear your shopping SHOES!


Nov 16 & 17


Sullivan Hall

6306 – 152nd Street, Surrey, BC


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

Juicy new paints… time to play!

Some fun new paints I bought at Opus yesterday along with inspiration from my latest Artist find on the web, Vanessa Colant.

Ooooh, so much fun! So far I have created 3 new paintings, which will be for sale as prints and greeting cards this Winter at Creative Finds Marketplace as well as in my online store.

I cannot wait to paint again tomorrow!

Keep smiling and creating, Nicci


Happy 2010!!!

Hey wait… I am still here….turn the lights back on dammit!

Yah, I suck at blogging, I know (tee hee). I am so busy all the time with ideas running around in my brain regarding what new art work/styles I can try, what new shows I can organize, how I can improve in my life, my art & my work!!!

Geminis, I tell ya.

Okay, so here is a run down for 2010 so far:

Creative Finds presents “Beauty, Bling & Burlesque” on May 7th & 8th st Sullivan Hall this year. Stay on the waters edge and think what if or just jump in with both feet, hey? Friday night there will be a wonderful array of vendors to shop from for Mother’s Day treats while we are blushingly entertained by some local lovely Burlesque Performers. Saturday will be slightly tamer for our more bashful clientele (no stage performances on Saturday). The shows application form will be posted up on the website tomorrow for downloading (    We will also be inviting ATC Artists to participate in the show by sending in their submissions to the “Bright and Beautiful Burlesque ATC Showcase“.  CLICK HERE for details.

Creative Finds presents the 4th Annual “Winter Art & Fine Craft Marketplace” on Nov 13th & 14th. Applications have already been pouring in and you can download your copy today by clicking HERE.

I have started my second art journal as you know and my work already seems to be transforming right before my eyes.

We are also looking at adding another show to the schedule this October. Will let you know how things progress.

VLOG: We have a wonderful new video camera, which my hubby has promised to teach me the ins and outs of editing so that we may bring you art videos and other camera related goodies.

TATTOO: As many of you know I added a very unique French Beatnik Artist to my personal gallery last Spring with the help of the fantastic Artist Jime Litwalk. We are heading down to Las Vegas this Spring to see him and hope to come back with some new and inspiring work of his.

Okay, so that is my teaser so far for 2010! Leave us a message below and let us know your goals and creative agendas for the year, as we would loooove to hear them!

Keep smiling and creating,


Creative Finds Market is growing leeps and bounds!

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to let you know that we have added many wonderful features to the Creative Finds Marketplace this year!

We have a BLOG!

We are on YouTUBE!

We are ‘tweeting’ on TWITTER!

We are on the almighty FACEBOOK!

We will be doing LIVE tweets from the show announcing specials, promoting our vendors, etc!

As well as on Friday and Saturday evening we will have new videos from the showplace!

We look forward to seeing you all there! Don’t forget your shopping bags and … please …

Support your local Artists and Crafters this Holiday Season and come on down to Creative Finds!

One Week until the BIG Annual Event!

Hi all,


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I am very hard at work getting ready for the Winter Creative Finds Art and Craft Marketplace!Nicci Battilana card display spinner

Make sure you print off a copy of my money saving COUPON.

You can also follow Creative Finds on TWITTER for other show specials!

Necklace Displays by Nicci BattilanaDon’t forget to bring your reusable shopping bags! One FREE surprise for everyone that comes by my booth and shows me that they are using their environment friendly shopping bags at our market.

Necklace Displays by Nicci Battilana

Keep smiling and creating,


A peak inside the looking glass

It’s been 15 years!  15! I can’t believe my Dad has actually been gone that long. He has missed out on so much of our lives. Weddings, Grandkids, new homes, laughs, bad movies, good movies, the cel phone, mp3 players, holidays/travels, the internet, artistic endevours and so on.

Yesterday marked 15 years. We had his service on Halloween 94. Yah, it seems odd, but having Trick or Treaters come to the door and setting off fireworks seemed to be a good send off.

Last night I had an internal acceptance and revelation, which I had planned to divulge on here and share with all of you known and unknown internet world friends, but after a sleepless night of contemplation, have decided to keep it to myself for now. If all goes as planned you will be able to figure it out just by watching me and seeing my world and myself evolve. 15 years is a long time to stay in a chrysalis , right?

However I would like to invite you all to the upcoming 3rd Annual CrEaTiVe FiNdS Winter Marketplace, which takes place on Nov 14 and 15 in Surrey, BC, Canada.

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We look forward to seeing you there.

FYI: This tends to be a slow blogging time as we are in high preparations for the Market and are even revamping the show’s website.

Keep smiling and creating,