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!

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,


Nicci Battilana 2009 Coupon

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,


Vendor Spaces are almost all full. Bring on the SNOW! (just kidding)

Hi All,

Well my vendor spaces are now almost all full for our 3rd Annual Creative Finds Art and Fine Craft Marketplace, which takes place in Surrey, BC, Canada on November 14th and 15th this year! Isn’t this sick?….it is only September and yet the wonderful selection of vendors we have is making me giddy already and we are still months away from the show!

To give you just a little taste, here are a few pictures of some of the featured products that will be available this year:

I am also helping out with another handmade show this year, which takes place on November 21st, entitled Holiday Shopping at Sunnyside. FYI: The VENDOR application can be downloaded from the shows website.

It should prove to be a busy and eventful season! Yeah!

Have a great night. Keep smiling and creating!


Yeah Yeah YEAH! It’s 2009, Baby!

So far… I have no complaints on the new year, Woo hoo!

… in no particular order:….

School Girl aka "Hard Nox"

#1: My studio did not flood during the heavy snow melt and one month of rain in 48 hours! Awesome & thank you!

#2: My family is all happy and relatively healthy!

#3: I spent a wonderful hour this morning with some old friends that were part of the now defunct art group ’11’. Wish I had brought my camera though!

#4: In the mail today I rcvd two complimentary tickets (from Blue Olive Photography) to ‘Indie I do‘, which is Vancouver’s First Alternative Wedding Show. I am so excited to see what is out there right now and to take in some event organizing tips by walking through and experiencing the show. (No, I am happily married now for over 11 years, thank you very much).

#5: I just rcvd my prints from my local print show, which I now have to personalize with glitter, jewels and other funky little extras, before I send them off to be inserted into a limited edition CHUNKY BOOK!

#6: I have my fun’n’funky scarf all laid out design wise waiting for me to get up enough nerve to try my hand at the sewing machine all by my lonesome little self. The deadline for sending it out to that in which it is intended for (1st Annual Facebook Handmade Scarf Exchange!) is Jan 15th, so I really need to jump in soon!

#7: I just heard from the Event Manager for the upcoming West Coast Tattoo Show, which is taking place on April 17 to 19, 2009 at the Abbotsford Tradex, the ‘IT’ venue for large shows these days.  I will be recieving a copy of the contract tomorrow for my 10′ x 10′ corner Vendor space, which will be located near the main stage & beer garden!!!! Thank you    Thank you    Thank you! I am soooo excited! This should prove to be a high traffic area. Hope to see you there! (FACEBOOK event LINK)

Have a great day!

Keep smiling and Creating!


Greater Vancouver Craft Shows

Happy November Everyone!

Time to start checking out all your local craft shows!


The photo featured on today’s post is of the latest commission piece I have completed, which is actually being picked up this weekend!

The cushion was originally one of my multi stage peices I had to have completed for the filming of my feature on HGTV’s “That’s Clever”. She was drawn out in permanent black felt and had only her skin tone painted in.

Now to get cracking on my Holiday Card designs! ….

CRAFT SHOWS: Here are a few I know about at the moment that are in Greater Vancouver BC:

(Please help me build this list up for Nov & Dec, as it is a great way to also see what shows you might want to be in next year.)

Nov 02 – Langley Lodge – 5451 204 Street Langley – 10 – 3:00 pm.

Nov 07-11 – Christmas on 24th Avenue (Final Year) 16809 – 24th Ave, South Surrey

Nov 08 – Sullivan Hall – 6302 152 Street, Surrey – 10 – 4:00 pm.

Nov 08 – 2nd Annual Carson Graham Craft Fair & Market – Carson Graham Sec School, 2145 Jones Ave, North Vancouver 10am-4pm (ctc:

Nov 10 – Fleetwood Community Centre

Nov 11-16 Circle Craft Chrstmas Market – Vancouver Convention Centre, 320 900 Howe Street

Nov 14/15 – Kabalarian Craft Fair – 5912 Oak St, Vancouver (3pm-9pm & 10am-4pm)

Nov 14-16 – Elgin Hall – Deck the Halls – 14250 Crescent Rd. South Surrey

(Fri 12-8:00pm; Sat 10-5:00pm; Sun 10-2:00pm)

Nov 15 – Sullivan Hall – 2nd Annual CrEaTiVe FiNdS – 6306 – 152nd St, Surrey (9:30am-5pm)

Nov 19 – 22nd – Homespun Holidays at 6127 – 184th Street, Cloverdale 9:00 – 9:00 pm.

Nov 20-23 – One of a Kind Vancouver (OOAK) – BC Place Stadium

Nov 23 – All Etsy Sale at the Cambrian Hall (just off Main St & 17th Ave) 11am-5pm

Nov 22/23 – The Fab Fair – Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street (

Nov 22 – White Spot Pipe Band Craft Fair – 9167 Glover Rd, Fort Langley Community Hall (10am-4pm)

Nov 22/23 – Eastside Cultural Crawl

Nov 28-30 – Winter Craft & Gift Show – 12958 – 19 Ave – White Rock

Nov 29 – Sunnyside Elementary – HoLiDaY sHoPpInG at SuNnYsIdE – 15250 – 28th Ave, South Surrey (9:30am-5:30pm)

Nov 29 – Greybrook Academy Craft Fair – Greybrook Academy in Pitt Meadows (10am-4pm)

Nov 29/30 – Urban Artisans Fair – 181 Roundhouse Mews (Davie & Pacific), Vancouver (10am-5pm)

Nov 30 – PortobelloWest Market -Rocky Mountaineer Station – 1755 Cottrell St, Vancouver

Nov 30 – Seamrippers at the Ukraian Centre (pender/ east vancouver) same day as the Portobello sale.

Dec 06-07 – Earl Marriot Secondary School – White Rock – 10am – 5:00 pm.

Dec 07 – Got Craft – Royal Canadian Legion 2205 Commercal Drive (at E 6th Ave), Vancouver

Dec 07 – Green Christmas Market at Cambrian Hall (on 17th, just east of Main St, behind the Granville Island Toy Company) 11am-6pm

Dec 13/14 – PortobelloWest Market -Rocky Mountaineer Station – 1755 Cottrell St, Vancouver

Dec _?_ Blim Gallery