Autumn Shows

Autumn Shows

Looking forward to wonderful weather this coming weekend for the Georgina Studio Tour! I will once again be at Homestead Orchards in Sutton. I am there with the talented Thelma Sellers, and we are just upstairs from the yummy goodness of the Orchards baked goods, apple cider and of course apples!

If you are in the city the following weekend, please come to The Yoga & Wellness Show, taking place at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Hall C in Toronto. The show runs September 29 to October 1st, and to entice you, print out the ticket below for FREE ADMISSION to the show!

Autumn Shows

Enjoy the rest of your week!

with gratitude…nadya

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So excited to see my third project on the Joggles blog! To see how I created this house, head over by clicking here.

I am working feverishly on getting ready for the Waterfront Artisan Market June 18 & 19. It will be a great Father’s Day weekend in Toronto on the picturesque Queen’s Quay. Stay tuned to my Instagram account  (@nadyaedwards) this week as I send out sneak peeks of what I will have at the show.

with gratitude…nadya

OOAK Spring Show giveaway!

OOAK Spring Show giveaway!

This weekend, I will be at the Inaugural Love Project Art Show & Vendor Sale at Belinda’s Place in Newmarket. Belinda’s Place is a York Region/Salvation Army facility that supports women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. This event aims to raise funds & awareness for Love Project & Belinda’s Place. It runs on Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Admission is $2. Please drop by if you are in the area.

I’ve been enjoying creating these little notebooks that will soon be on my One of a Kind Online Shop.

OOAK Spring Show giveaway!

The Spring One of a Kind Show is only 23 days away! If you would like a pair of tickets to the show, be the first person to email me with the words, “bunny” in the subject.

with gratitude…nadya

OOAK ticket Giveaway!

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Happy first day of Spring! I am getting so excited about the show next week. Here are a few of my latest creations. Let’s celebrate with a ***GIVEAWAY***.

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If you are in the Toronto area next week, to win a pair of tickets to the  Spring One of a Kind Show,  you can do one of two things, either:

1. LIKE & SHARE my Facebook page, or

2. LIKE my blog & SHARE this post.

The winner will be announced Monday. Good Luck!

with gratitude..nadya

 

 

Floral patterns

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It has taken me forever (2 months) to find the perfect plant for my linen storage container from bookhou — one of my favourite OOAK artisans. Now the trick is keeping this orchid alive… (suggestions are welcomed!)

A chance to wander in the garden with my camera. Luckily I was able to do so before the bugs made their first appearance of the season.

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Enjoying the burst of colour springtime has brought us. Enjoy your weekend!

with gratitude…nadya

 

 

 

OOAK Coupon

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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Simplicity Malas

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Rudraksha beads & turquoise convertible necklace/bracelet.

Happy New Year Everyone! The last few months have been full of challenges, and I am repeatedly reminded of the dichotomy of the human spirit. We never really know what we are capable of until we are forcibly confronted with a situation that makes us battle with a strength we never knew we had, yet at the same time we are constantly reminded of how fragile we are. We can be stronger than we ever imagined yet we can teeter on the edge of the rabbit hole, hoping not to fall in, but fearing that we might.

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108 rudraksha bead necklace with turquoise pendant

With that in mind, it is interesting that I was approached by Jenn Pike to create mala beads for Simplicity Yoga. I agreed and hurriedly rushed off to figure out what a mala was! Once I realized mala or prayer beads can be regarded as very spiritual, I  immersed myself in this world in an attempt to create jewellery that was as authentic as possible. Along the way, I learned a lot about the stones I like to use in my jewellery making. I usually work from an aesthetic point of view with semi-precious stones — I use what I like the look of, but finding out the potential healing powers of stones like rose quartz, amethyst & turquoise, both physically as well as mentally has been a real eye-opener.

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I have enjoyed learning about & making mala bead jewellery, and although I have a few pieces at the yoga studio, for the time being I will only be creating made-to-order items. I get the rudraksha beads (the brown seed or pods) directly from India, so I currently have a limited supply. The necklaces are generally ~ $60 and the bracelets $30. If you are interested, please email me.

My main efforts for the next several months will be getting ready for the One Of A Kind Spring Art Show in Toronto, running from March 26-30th at the Direct Energy Centre. This will be my second year, but the first time in a booth! More space, more canvases, new ideas. Better get back to work!

 

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Now available in Toronto!

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Miss Know-It-All & The Juicer contemplate the lunch menu

I am very excited to announce that my cards are now available in Toronto at The Pink Grapefruit, located at 106 Queen St East near Jarvis. This new cafe specializes in gourmet munchies, coffee and prepared meals for breakfast, lunch & dinner seven days a week. The shop owner, Tatiana, contacted me after finding my cards on-line, thinking they would be a nice addition to her store. The shop is bright with white walls & warm exposed brick, and it’s staff are friendly & helpful. After setting up my wares, the kids & I enjoyed a tasty lunch of peameal on whole grain flat bread, skewered shrimp with rice & steamed bok choy – a haven surrounded by fast food.

with gratitude.. nadya

I had to face the facts.

DIna WakleyDon’t you hate being the last person to the party? Last year, Dina Wakley, a fabulous favourite mixed-media artist came to Toronto, and by the time I found out about it, all of her classes were completely booked. So this year I was rock-show-quick to secure my spot in her class at Bizzy B. And to compensate for previously missed classes — I took 2!

face sketchI have always been afraid of faces — drawing them that is, so I signed up for Facing the Facts, and I couldn’t believe how the faces just came to life! I’m not sure why they seems angry, but I will work on that. I was so inspired I think I will take the 100 Faces in 100 days challenge started by that class on FB.

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Next, in Graffiti of My Life, I created an art journal using techniques like colour field wash, confined collage & book binding with acrylic paints & ink on watercolour paper. It was intense!

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I will definitely use some of these techniques I learned at the GACAG KidzArt Saturday Connection art class I am teaching Saturday, June 29. If you would like to know where I will be this summer, check my EVENTS page for upcoming shows.

with gratitude, nadya

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