Monday, July 27, 2009

Here's to the people!!

Chilean Dream 12x24 oil on canvas BUY NOW

Last week at the pier street market, Impressions Gallery hosted an art show and sale, where works could be purchased and votes were cast. There was an impressive collection of work, and some lovely artist about. Among the works entered in the sale was some amazing and unconventional portrait work created with cross stitch... it blew my mind...and some beautiful mirrors inspired by our shore lines... What an inspired community!

I am very flattered to announce that Chillean Dream won The Peoples Choice!
Thank you every one for voting, and a special thanks to Impressions Gallery too! It was a very special to be selected.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Amu Designs was featured on The Creative Jar!!

Thanks Jodi! I Heart trees too!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

the River keeps growing

A few weeks ago at the Pier Street Market I had the pleasure of meeting Gina Forsyth, a writer for a local networking site linking Campbell Riverites.

This week Amu Designs was featured on the site!  Please check out our feature, and have a perusal of this cool site! We were accompanied there by my favorite market neighbors Bob & Heather of Oyster River Rustic! They have some beautiful new furniture that is worth coming down to pier street market to check out!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Leave it to... Beaver of course!

Norma of Beachcombers Cove, included me in her treasury!  It is a really cute and clever collection that made me giggle out loud!

For a look at all the beaver inspired treasures check out this charming Etsy treasury!

For more info on the eco-friendly Beaver Lodge Forest painting, visit my Etsy site

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Radio Show!

This Sunday is a big day for Amu Designs! Not only will you find me at the Peir Street Farmers Market, but between 4 & 5pm, July 12th, you can tune in and listen online to a radio  interview with me!  

Robin Carneen, a member of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, in La Conner, WA. is the host and producer of the NAMAPAHH First People's Radio, broadcasting from the Swinomish Reservation. 

Robin came to Vancouver at the end of May to see one of my Portobello West shows, and to do an interview with me about my work, history, and influences. It was a very cool experience, and very different than anything I have done.  It was an honour to be inaugurated into the world of radio by such a talented speaker.

intense interview action shot!

NAMAPAHH First People's Radio the place to find Native American News- Views & Music NAMAPAHH First People's Radio is a talking circle for Natives & non-Natives! 

NAMAPAHH stands for: Native American Multi-media; Activism; Performance/poetry; Art;Health/Humor/History.

If you are unable to tune in on sunday, but would like to hear the show, you can access it in the archive and listen to it at your leisure!

Are you are an artist? Musician? Activist? Performer? Powwow participant? Poet? Health professional- including traditional Medicines? Humorist- Native American stand up comic? Historian- especially the untold version- truthful and re-educational? 
please contact Robin at:

Got a new music release? Press Kit?
Robin Carneen
c/o NAMAPAHH First People's Radio
P.O Box 1551
La Conner, WA 98257

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Summer in the city

If any of you Vancouver Island Locals, are looking for something fun, relaxing and inspiring to do tomorrow, I know of just the thing!

The Campbell River Pier Street Art and Farmers Market is the place to be!

It is this (and every) Sunday from 9-2, and you will find every thing from art and jewelry to rustic furniture and buffalo! Our quaint Island City has much to boast about-hosting this renowned market which has been ranked in the country's top 10 by NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVEL EDITION.  

Amu Designs will be there with  framed prints, unframed prints, framed originals, and the ever popular art magnets!

I hope to see you there!