My gingerbread roof in a collection!

It was a nice surprise to be included in a curated collection at Artfire. Mine is the gingerbread roof photo on a magnetic bookmark for $2.50. Middle column on the third row. Come check it out and look around for some great stocking stuffers!


Art & Craft Shows well underway

Excitement is in the air! ’tis the season for the art and craft shows. Time surely flies since I started being at art and craft shows only one year ago! One of the things I love about Vancouver is that people are open to new things and if those are also one-of-a-kind and handmade, then it is usually well received.

I’ve been keeping busy with my graphic design business called Third Leaf Designs but I’m ready for my art’s busiest season! I finished one show last weekend at the Ukranian Community Centre in Richmond, BC. It was pouring rain but it was nice and cozy inside. I am so pleased that my bookmark magnets are well received and so are my art cards. I sold out on most of them that I had to reprint more for this weekend’s show! Besides getting the reprints, I have included a few new ones and I’m excited to bring them out as art cards. And of course my new batch of original art pendants are great gift giving idea!

If you are in the area, drop on by to any of these events coming up:

West Point Grey Community Centre
Aberthau Mansion 30th Annual Holiday Craft Fair
4397 West 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC
(2nd Ave & Trimble)

Nov 20, Saturday9:30AM to 4PM

Westminster House
1653-140 Street, Surrey, BC

Nov 26, Friday – 10AM to 4PM

Lonsdale Quay Market, 2nd Floor
North Vancouver, BC

Dec 18 & 19, Sat.& Sun – 10AM to 8PM

Happy shopping! and thank you for supporting your local artists.

Art Trading Cards Show

I attended my very first art trading card show last Saturday night (Feb 27) primarily because I was one of the 50 artists at Carded!It started at 8:00PM and we would have been on time if only I remembered to bring the exact address. By the time we actually found the place, it was close to 8:30PM and the place was packed! I introduced myself to the curators and as they thanked me for submitting they also gave me a stack of my very own trading card. It did not long before someone asked if I have something to trade. Before I long I was trading cards and ended up having 18 different cards from traders and artists! It was a lot of fun. It was also fun to have “fans” request for me to sign my card and talk a little bit about my art. I would have stayed a little longer if I was not feeling unwell due to my allergies and having a cold AND also the fact that my dear husband and (by then sleeping) daughter were waiting in the car for me. Although my husband was not a big fan of the event, he is my greatest fan and supporter, and he came along “just in case I did not have anybody to talk to at the show”. It was also very nice to have a ride home instead of taking transit.

It is always inspiring to meet other artists and their art. I’m looking forward to attending this fantastic event next year and perhaps even submit for their other show, Hot One Inch Action, where they trade buttons instead of art cards. These are great events for artists and art collectors alike or even just for a social event and meet other people who enjoy art. There were even a few kids present and trading cards already!
Here’s a pic of the packed gallery at around 9PM.
Pardon the angle on the picture since I did my best to get the camera as high as possible.
Here’s a pic of the piece I submitted hanging on the wall.
Here’s a close up view.
You can also look at my other silhouette art on my web page. Please feel free to leave a comment if you are so inclined. Check out the Carded! website for all the 50 art trading card entries.

Connect Community Art Show

As mentioned in my previous post, I am on this show from February 5 to Mach 20, 2010. Here are six of my artwork installed at this show.

There are 2 more interactive art workshop:
609 Helmcken Street, Vancouver
(use the second entrance to the gallery on Seymour Street)
6:30PM to 8:00 PM
March 11 – Photography
March 18 – Drawing
NB: I sold the “Swinging Fall” on the last day!