"Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people" Leo Burnett
The Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter (TNSC) of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) are hosting their annual Art Show and Sale. One of my favourite things about the event is the Passion for Painting Demos that are put on by signature members of the FCA where they talk about and demonstrate techniques they use to … Continue reading Federation of Canadian Artists TNSC Chapter – Annual Art Show and Sale
Every once in a while, you meet someone that you know you need to listen to; someone who has insight that you are seeking; whose experience and results speak for themselves. That is how I felt on Tuesday at the Blind Bay Painters session when invited guest Lisa Figueroa came to speak to the painters … Continue reading Lisa Figueroa – Faith over Fear
Spring is in the Air and it's a time for colors to become alive and for planning. Planning gardens, planning summer trips & visits, planning for the art shows and events here in the Shuswap. I've listed a few of the upcoming events on our art event page...check out the potential workshops and art markets … Continue reading Spring is in the Air
The great escape can take the form of many things. For many, it's a trip to a warmer climate to get a break from the cold and enjoy some sunshine, and new scenery. For others, it's enjoying some new activity or taking a course, something that gets those brain cells focused on something interesting. And yet for others, it can be simply looking at winter a little differently...finding that special hike or view spot that reminds us that winter can be colourful and beautiful. Or maybe, it's looking at inspiring art ......
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One of the advantages of being amongst a large group of artists in a community is that you learn so much from everyone. Each person brings unique experiences to the table and in an open environment that promotes sharing, we all become better artists! Yesterday we had the privilege of having Fran Lewis present a … Continue reading Color Mixing Demo
Winter in the Shuswap brings about different activities and views that are not as well known as the boating, swimming, and water sports in the Shuswap, but still fun and beautiful in their own right. Nothing looks more Christmasy than frosted cedars, large snowflakes falling, or the holiday decorated halls and markets that scatter the … Continue reading Winter in the Shuswap
The words from the tour guide director were emotionally charged. She explained in layman terms, how multiple armies, the French army and the British army, while fighting Germany during WWI, were unable to hold back the Germans in their progression through France. Then the Canadian Army was sent. All four Canadian divisions were sent together as a unified fighting force for the first time under the command of General Arthur Currie. While 3,598 Canadian soldiers were killed during the battle, the impressive victory over German forces is often cited as the beginning of Canada’s evolution from dominion to independent nation. France would be forever grateful and...
There are several art events, including the Cedar Heights Artisan Market/Bake Sale; Artistry Christmas Gift and Bake Sale at Blind Bay Hall, and Artist Talks and Demos at Teyjah's Den in Salmon Arm, in the month of November! Here are some advertising for them! Great time to pick up gifts for family and friends or … Continue reading Art Events in November