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Garage Sale Update


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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