Your Purpose Driven Life Retreat

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Thank-you to all of you I saw at the Spring One of a Kind Show in Toronto in March. Once again, it was 5 great days of meeting great patrons & fellow exhibitors, not to mention doing a little awesome shopping!

mala necklace (mn4)Now I am gearing up for the summer, which along with warm weather (which we ALL deserve), means art & craft shows. I will be updating my “Events & Locations” page here at my blog, as well as announcing new projects. Which brings me to my exciting news. The incredible Jenn Pike & Laura Foster are presenting a Women’s Retreat at the Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre in Wyebridge on September 25-27, and they have invited me to be part of it!

I will be leading a Mala Making Workshop at the “Your Purpose Driven Life Retreat” on the Saturday night. Please watch the video below to find out more about this incredible journey.

You may notice over the next few months that I am gradually changing my name from “lil’things by nadya” to “nadya edwards”. Although I love the former name, I feel it is time to  streamline & simplify.

with gratitude…nadya

Lotus Flower Workshop

Back in November I ran the Buddha Workshop at Simplicity Yoga. It was a 3 hour mixed-media class in which students started with a blank 8×10 inch canvas and ended up with a beautifully collaged, painted & inked uniquely theirs piece of art. Fun was had by all, and even though it was scheduled for 2 hours, we really needed the 3 hours to really enjoy the process.

I will be running another workshop on February 6th, this time we will be using the lotus flower as our focus. So if you missed out on the first class, you have a second chance! There are still a few spots left. Contact Simplicity Yoga.

SimplicityLotusWorkshopwith gratitude…nadya

 

Buddha Art Workshop

Buddha Art Workshop

I am pleased to announce I will be teaching a mixed media workshop at the Simplicity Yoga & Fitness Therapy Studio on Saturday, June 21st. I will take you through, step by step each technique used to create a Buddha canvas complete with an inspirational quote of your choice. The class will run from 2pm until 5pm, and includes all materials needed. Perfect for all levels of artistic experience. Contact Simplicity at 905-476-9200 to reserve your spot now!

Miss Know-It-All needed thank-you cards. Others whip up cookies — I whip up stationary.

thank-you collage

Have a great weekend!

with gratitude… nadya

Donna Downey Workshop

DD & me

Donna Downey & me

 Last Friday night, I had the pleasure of attending the lovely mixed-media guru Donna Downey‘s “PanPastel Painting” workshop in Cambridge at The Art House Studio. I had never been to Karen Ellis’ store and after walking in I wondered why it had taken me so long to get there! Her shop is definitely a mixed-media supply haven, with wonderful art from previous classes decorating the walls.

I would have gladly spent the whole weekend there taking classes, but since I had limited myself to only one, I decided to try something completely new to me, which I had no previous experience with. PanPastels are soft pastels packed into solid cake form. They come in 80 beautiful colours and are quite addictive.

nadya art panpastel 1

During the 5-hour class, I was able to create these 2  11×14 canvases, which I still can’t believe I was able to accomplish. No drawing, no sketching, just application of these luscious colours with blending tools.

nadya art panpastel 2

Let me know what you think! Now that I have conquered trees, any suggestions as to what I should attempt next?

with gratitude…nadya

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