Summer is here!

NEA_1437You know those precious weeks of summer are officially here when the calendar begins to quickly fill up. Remember to slot some time in for relaxing. We get so busy running around scheduling fun that we are often exhausted by the end of it.

Here are a few photos of a custom canvas I created for the wonderful Gillian. She gave me a few requests, and then left the rest up to me. I was honoured. After learning a bit about her life & plans, I got to work. I hope that as she views this piece over time, she will keep noticing little things I have layered onto the canvas.

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Gearing up for the Purple Turtle Art Festival happening next weekend at The Briar’s in Jackson’s Point. It’s a beautiful resort & the show brings together some amazing artisans, so if you are in the area, drop by. Check my EVENTS section for more info.

with gratitude…nadya

Open for business!

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The One of a Kind Online Shop is now open! Now you can buy handmade 24/7. I often leave the show thinking, “I forgot to get…” or worse, “I really love that — which aisle was it in?”. No more. From the comfort of your computer (jammies & coffee) to your phone or tablet (travel time — when someone else is at the wheel of course!), you can peruse makers, designers & artisans from all across Canada. Click on the above logo to get to the main website. Click on either of the photos below to get you directly to my products.

New! Prints of many of my canvases are available in blank card format. Now they are printed on thick 16pt, sustainably sourced paper stock with a light satin coating on the outside, and uncoated on the inside for easier writing. Included is a thick, white envelope.

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They look & feel awesome! The cards are roughly 4×6 (105mmx148mm). Choose from girls, homes, buddhas & more. Buy 4 cards & get 1 free! I also have some new, original canvases on the site. Take a look.

For the month of May, I will be offering FREE SHIPPING on everything in my shop.

Let me know what you think!

with gratitude…nadya

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Below is a link to purchase discount One of a Kind Show tickets online:

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Fox with a blue scarf.

with gratitude…nadya

 

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I am so fortunate to be surrounded by awesome people! This weekend, while my friend Pete Nema was up at my place photographing my new ink for neither snow, he took some head shots of me. I am very happy. I have decided to use one of them in my One of a Kind Profile. What do you think?

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Here is a fox canvas I finished a while back. The quote is from the fabulous movie, Fantastic Mr Fox. Have a great week!

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with gratitude…nadya

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beyondCRAFT 2013

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Once again, my jewellery, canvases & cards are at the beyondCRAFT Show & Sale in the Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, from November 14th to 17th. I have been experimenting with all sorts of supplies like Big Village recycled glass fair trade beads from Ghana, West Africa for my jewellery, to Shiva oil paintstik’s on my canvases. My cards are now available in sets of 4, and come in assorted, girls & spiritual themes. I have been playing with bigger canvases, and although it takes me much longer to complete, I am loving the process.

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This is a great show, showcasing local talent and an awesome spot to start your holiday shopping!

with gratitude…nadya

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Girls’ Day Out

The last few weeks have consumed my time with filling custom orders from the show, replenishing stock at Elemi Organics in Uxbridge & Simplicity Yoga in Keswick, teaching classes, confirming summer art shows & a little jaunt to Greece!

I am so inspired, renewed and ready to experiment!

A few weeks back, Miss Know-It-All and I had a girls’ day out. You might be expecting mani-pedis, clothing shopping and a chick flick. Maybe for other people.

We spent hours in the newly opened art supply store, DeSerres in Richmond Hill. I think we conquered every aisle with diligence & efficiency, leaving no product we found the least bit interesting undisturbed.

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After doing a fair bit of damage there, we then headed off to a late lunch/early dinner, bought shoes (OK, a little girly), then topped the day off with the new thriller, “The Call” with Halle Berry. I am quite surprised we didn’t end up with a plus one in bed that night!

Next, let’s see what I can do with all my new art supplies!

with gratitude, nadya

 

 

 

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Scrapbooking Revisited

nadya & kelly purkeyThe day after the storm I drove to Crop & Create in Markham to take a class with awesome Ms Kelly Purkey. I had not scrapped in a while, so it was nice to plunge in and learn some new techniques.

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If you are planning on attending the One of a Kind Spring Show, look no further for tickets at a discounted rate. Just click here. The promo code below will instantly offer a $1 off saving from online adult admission ($12-$1 = $11). This is a savings of $3 off regular onsite adult admission, which is $14!

My profile is up on the One of a Kind, Meet the Artisans website. You can access me via my name, Nadya Edwards or under lil’things by nadya. Check out the other wonderful artisans that will be there!

Hope to see you at the Show!

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Waiting for Baby G…

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My niece Mrs G is expecting her first baby. Not to say she will have more — or not. Remember having a baby? You’re still walking funny and people are asking when you plan on having the second!! I am assuming her close mommy friends have already prepared her for the onslaught of unsolicited advice and backseat parenting she will receive when Baby G makes his or her appearance next week.

Anyways, we are waiting for the call, email or text. Bets have been made on the exact date of arrival. Also the very scientific needle & thread data tells us to expect a girl. We collected most of the data at a shower held a few weeks ago. I offered to make a diaper cake. I had made one for The Analyzer’s baby shower and wanted to take it on again. And yes, the first one had turned out completely awesome, so I wanted to experience some more awesome.

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Fall is Show Time!

It’s that time of the year, craft shows, conferences, exhibitions — I want to take part in  everything!!! Alas, there is only one of me….  Click on these images to enlarge.

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Friday, October 12 to Saturday October 13, I will be with Pointer Gifts & Crafts at SCRAPFEST in Oshawa. I will be doing make’n takes Friday from 5-7:30pm, and Saturday from 1-3:30pm, and of course, shopping.

I am very proud to announce I was selected to be a participating artisan at the beyondCraft Show & Sale, November 8 – 11, 2012, located at the Latcham Gallery in Stouffville, Ontario. I will be displaying my jewellery, custom cards & mixed-media canvases.

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I will be teaching  mixed-media canvass classes at Pointer on October 18 & 25 from 5 – 8pm. In November, I will also be teaching this class at the Georgina Art Centre & Gallery. When the date is finalized, I will post it.

My next post will showcase the jewellery I have been inspired to make. A teaser to leave you with – think, turquoise, copper, silver, leather…

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

We always feel the summer is too short. We try to cram an infinite number of events into a very small, finite time frame. We practice the art of staying up way to late, then sleeping in ’til noon. This summer we had leisurely conversations on the porch eating our first meal of the day as MR CFO came in for lunch. And although the summer was awesome, and I love them to death — it is so nice to get those children out the door & back to school!

Happy WomanI am back on track and creating up a storm! I am very happy to share that my canvases are now available at a lovely little store in Uxbridge called Elemi Organics.  They offer naturally-made aromatherapy products ranging from soaps, bath salts & eco soy wax candles to cleaning products for the home. My kindred spirit, Ms Over-Analzyer, bought me my first Elemi product back when the store opened.

Owner/founder Ginny van Veghel has created a wonderfully, relaxed & tranquil setting in her store and I am so thrilled that my canvases have found a home there!  Just click the images to enlarge!

Here is one of my latest canvases and its corresponding greeting card. Just click the images to enlarge.

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Both will soon be in my etsy shop or contact me for further information or custom enquiries.

Although today is a sad anniversary of a horrible day, let us remember, but look forward to tomorrow.

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