journaling the journey

journaling the journey

Currently, I am on a journal-making frenzy! I was asked to make a large travel journal as a wedding present for newlyweds travelling around the world on their honeymoon. I loved the finished product so much, it gave me a bit of travel fever! I love to re-use old books, tons of ephemera as well as incorporating my art into the pages.

I will have a brand new batch of them November 12 in Uxbridge at the USS Drama Students Fundraiser. Check out my events page for more information.

Currently, my art is also on display at beyondCRAFT at the Latcham Gallery in Stouffville throughout the weekend.

with gratitude…nadya

beyondCRAFT show & sale

beyondCRAFT show & sale

Once again, it is that time of the year! The beyondCRAFT show & sale is right around the corner. Everything from pottery & glass, to mixed-media, metalwork & more — there is something there for everyone on your list (including yourself!).

Some of my latest items you will find there:

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“wherever you are, be all there” girl, blank card with kraft envelope

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wedding couple, dr suess quote 8×10 print

These cards & prints can also be purchased here.

Stay tuned for my booth number at the Christmas One of a Kind Show!

with gratitude…nadya

Shows in 2015

15-m22Last week, I was part of Blossom & Bloom in Markham, an outdoor market that showcases Canadian creative businesses, local florists & artists. I was there as part of Artrepreneur, a program sponsored by the York Region Arts Council. I am halfway through the Artrepreneur program & not only am I learning how to equip myself with business skills to help my creative process, but I am meeting, sharing and collaborating with some extraordinary people. I decided to showcase this new mixed-media canvas, my biggest to date, a 15″ by 30″ mermaid — and she sold!

June is always incredibly busy, and this one is no exception. Both my kids are graduating next week -The Juicer is getting ready for high school, and Miss Know-It-All is graduating from high school! When you are young and you hear people talk about time flying, you never believe them, but boy are they right!

I am very happy to  announce that I will once again be an exhibitor during the first 5 days at the One of a Kind Show in Toronto this Christmas — yes, I know you don’t want to here that word right now, just place it in your iCalendar and forget about it.

But until then, I will be doing 2 summers shows, a small art show this Sunday in Vaughan, and during the PAN AM Games at Markham GlobalFest in July. I then do a few shows in the fall leading up to my 4th beyondCRAFT SHOW in November. All the details are located under the, “EVENTS & LOCATIONS” section of the website.

with gratitude…nadya

It’s time to start your LIST!

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I write this as the white stuff is lightly falling outside my window, a gentle reminder of what is to come. And with that said, someone is bound to count the days on a calendar, and start the countdown to the holiday season.

20141103_212332Next week, the beyondCRAFT show & sale begins! I will have many new mixed-media pieces there, as well as new cards, jewellery & a few surprises. This is a great event in a fabulous location.

I was honoured to find one of my mermaids gracing the front page of the Stouffville Free Press, advertising the show. I still can’t believe it’s the front page! Speaking of big, I am in the midst of creating more mermaids on bigger canvases, which although a little scary, seems to be working out well. Below are 2 new canvases I recently finished.

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So start your list & come whittle away at it next weekend!

with gratitude..nadya