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The Sale Is On!




Well, folks, the weather report is for sun tomorrow, so all systems are go.  This is going to be a huge sale, so come visit us and join in the fun.  If you’re a seller, please post an ad on Craigslist.  You can put it in the garage sale section or the arts and crafts section.  The more advertising we have, the more people show up!


Sticker Dresser 2

Remember I told you about the umpteen million rolls of adhesive vinyl I’ll be selling tomorrow?  Well, I was perusing a DIY book from the library and found the above project.  It’s a dresser decorated with circles punches from this vinyl.  See, stickers are not just for kids.


Austin Kleon

One of my customers turned me on to Austin Kleon’s weekly newsletters.  They’re fantastic.  Every week he sends out a list of 10 things he thinks are worth sharing.  I think his newsletter is definitely worth sharing!



A couple great sites I found on Reddit:

Free Documentaries:  Documentary Heaven

Looking for a good movie to watch?  Well, where else would you look except at A Good Movie to Watch dot com?  You can’t view the movies here, but they recommend highly rated movies that are not well-known.



The annual Toronto Offsite Design Festival has put out their call for submissions.  The final date is October 2 and there is no cost to submit a proposal.  So, go for it all you artsy fartsy people!


Louisa Boyd

Pamela Zagarenski‘s lovely illustrations

Collage and Mixed Media by Roberta Marks

Louisa Boyd‘s amazing book art and gorgeous watercolours



Garage Sale Update


mystery seggs
Less than one week to the Artsy Fartsy Garage Sale!

There is now a Facebook Event page.  Feel free to post pictures of anything you’re going to sell and definitely feel free to invite all your friends!

I had fun going through old boxes last night. Just to whet your appetite, here are a few things from them that will be for sale:
1970’s Mystery Comics Digests
1970’s Chatelaine magazines
Retro recipe cards
Old admission tickets from European travel trips
1940’s weigh scale fortune cards
1950’s Hallmark Date Books
1950’s linen postcards
Russian painted, wooden eggs, including some miniature ones in little, wood baskets.

That’s all I’m going to list for now.  I might tempt you with more later in the week.  Just know there will be a TON of stuff for sale.



So, you’re in the mood for a road trip, but can’t take the time off work.  Why not drive up to Whistler?  ArtWalk 2015 is on right now, until August 31.

There’s an eclectic array of work by more than sixty local artists displayed in forty pop-up galleries throughout Whistler’s cafes, hotels, shops, community centres and restaurants.  And, hey, it’s such a beautiful drive.



 And, don’t forget the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver this week.  Always a fabulous event.



Hey, folks, be aware of the water restrictions on right now.  Our water supply is dangerously low and everything you can do to conserve this invaluable resource helps.  Don’t forget our animal and plant friends, either.  They’re having a very hard time right now.  If you can, put out bird baths and bowls of water.  Take your grey water and hydrate the trees.  It’s important.



Although Revision isn’t happening this year, the wonderful Janet Lee is still sending out her newsletter with links to upcycling artists.  Here are a few:

Aaron Foster‘s license plate art
Elisabeth Lacourt‘s map dresses
C. Kabiru’s strange spectacles
– A pavillion made from broken umbrellas and bike wheels
Jewellery from old skateboards
Thomas Althaus makes jewellery from tin cans
– B.C. student makes her grad dress from old homework, then auctions it for charity.
Susanna Bauer‘s incredibly beautiful art created from nature
Accessories from inner tubes
Laura Lein-Svencner uses found objects in her assemblage work.  Check out her gorgeous collage pieces, too.
– Going to Florianopolis in Brazil? Why not stay at Cabana Floripa; a house made completely from recycled materials.
–  Amazing forests sculpted from cardboard by Eva Jospin