Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! If you want more goodies, drop by the Blackberry Gift Shop today... We've spring colours aplenty and loads of eye candy. Open from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Ceramics by Ysabella Choung
Ceramic Garden Markers by Ysabella Choung

Fabric Art by Jane Ostenstad
Hand painted silk by Jane Ostenstad
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wordful Wednesday: If You Go Down to the Woods Today ...

carved bears by bear-wrangler Tom Reid
One of the most alarming aspects to moving from the UK to Canada is the wildlife. Normally, hikes at home might startle up a hare or a fox. Here, I've run into three bears (no Goldilocks) only moments from my front doorstep.

This takes some adjusting to.
I'm using my time in the giftshop for therapy, acclimatising to the non-ferocious nature of Tom Reid's resident ursines.
They don't growl; they don't bite; and what they don't do in the woods is nobody's business (but they are housetrained).

Why not take a bear home with you today?

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April's Featured Artist: Yolanda Cheung

Yolanda Cheung was born in Hong Kong. After studying interior design in England, she immigrated to Canada to live near her family. Yolanda worked as an interior designer, becoming interested in paper art after the birth of her eldest daughter.

Yolanda Cheung folding paper
Yolanda Cheung folding paper envelopes
 "Yolanda began focusing on a variety of paper cutting and paper folding techniques and soon developed her skills in this area. Yolanda enjoys applying her interior design skills to her creations; this passion for design can be found in the way she combines a variety of colours and textures into her work."

"Paper cutting and folding requires a lot of concentration to create flawless and beautiful final images. In her practice, she has made a variety of pieces ranging from larger wall hanging pieces, to greeting cards and fabric cards, as well as other decorations."

Please stop by the Blackberry Gift Shop to see Yolanda's exhibition!

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