Springtime Art & Celebrations!

Soooooooo this Spring was a very busy and I cannot wait to share it with you! I have had a fabulous creative time with 4 big events.

#1. I was invited to be a part of a very well organzied Gypsy-Bohemian-Anne of Green Gables day for a lovely young lady and her friends. I hand painted 11 journals, where the party goers were to finish off the eyes, hair and mixed media embellishments . Plus I had some time to create and inspire with these adventure goers.IMG_2507 #2. I had the pleasure of teaching three 1.5 hour workshops with 90 young women of leadership that will be heading into high school next year. I created a mini introduction art/bullet journal for them to work in. I wanted it to be a way of taking some of the stress off of moving up to the older grades and having more classes in their schedules, while keeping it fun and friendly.


#3. NEW Art Instalment: I was invited to create some bright & fun art on canvas to be displayed at our local Menchies in a local shopping area called Morgan Crossing (ADDRESS: 15775 Croydon Drive, Unit 120, Surrey, BC V3S 0G2). The ceiling is very high and the walls are large, so I went out and bought a few large blank canvases and new paints 😉 . All of the painting are for sale and once they sell, I get to instal new painting!!! Therefore I invite you all to come on down to South Surrey, BC, have some refreshing treats and gaze upon the fun work. My largest piece , ‘Clowning Around’ which is 3 feet by 4 feet, is one of my most favourite paintings that I have ever done!

AND THEN #4 after the ART was hung, it was time to play and celebrate my birthday! Thank you for sharing in my adventures and for all of your support! xoxoxo

Creating a Tim Holtz inspired art journal (video)

CLICK photo below for workshop details on Facebook or visit my ‘workshops’ page on this website: facebook-Nicci-cover-Tim-Holtz-Grunge-Journal

I’ve got serious GRUNGE LOVE for Mark Montano…

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CLICK HERE for details 

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)

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You can also SHOP ONLINE 🙂

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Happy Monday everyone,

I hope you had a fabulous weekend!

It is an indoor kind of day today.   What did you do to celebrate your Monday?

Keep smiling & creating, Nicci

…… & it felt damn fine!

Happy Tuesday Everyone, 

I almost copped out on my walk this morning. I had to ask myself “Is this what you want out of life?”, “Do you want to stay as you are, age as you are?”. Hell no, was my response. I stood up to myself & it felt damn fine. We have to stand up to and for ourselves. We are our own worst critics, worst enablers, worst spokesperson.

ENOUGH! This is my time.. Heck, this is YOUR TIME!

Are you happy with your lot in life? Is this what you dreamt your life would be? Do you enjoy and/or get a feeling of purpose from what you do everyday?

In some aspects of my life, I do. In others, ….not so much.

I LOVE my family & would not change them for the world.

I LOVE my job. I am an Artist & a teacher of art.

I LOVE that I was born into a country that lets females express themselves.

What do I want?

I want to feel better. I want to look/feel healthier. I want to feel desirable. I want to share my art & creativity with more of the world…..and more than any of those…. I want to help other people smile.

This is it! Our one ride on the merry-go-round. Some of us get to ride longer than others, but in the end….. THIS IS IT!

What do you want to accomplish before your ride is over? What makes you happy?

Keep smiling & creating, Nicci