Friday, October 30, 2009

'Tis the season!

The holiday season will be officially upon us, as soon as the last tricker-treater goes home, and as achy as that makes my heart for summers sweet return, there is much to look forward to in the coming months.

With two back to back shows coming up, The Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair from November 6-8th and Courtenay's Charles Dickens Christmas Faire November 13-15th, getting the new studio dialed in, and prepairing for the influx of holiday shoppers, not to mention the commissions on the go, the days are full around here! And inspired!

I have always felt motivated by the fall, and inspired to sink my teeth into all the things I have been dreaming up all summer long. You can all look forward to some new pieces coming soon, as the weather changes, and I am lured by the warm embrace of my new studio!

In the mean time, over at Etsy, Amu Designs was featured in not one but TWO treasuries yesterday! Wooo Hooo!

Heres a little peek at some glorious woodsy bit's to get you excited about the fall (before it passes)! This one posted by Craftydill, entitled Trees



And also The Home posted by Hildes




Monday, October 26, 2009

The Creative Jar


The fish! The Fish! They are back to back at The Creative Jar, showing amongst some very beautiful treasures. Thanks Jodi!

If you are really organized and already have your wheels turning about holiday gifts, keep these in mind for that dedicated angler in your life, they are eco-friendly, and come framed and unframed, and you can also get them in range of sizes, on paper or stretched on canvas!

TiC Update

The Trust in Children's Charity auction was a great success, earning £2000 for the children! Amazing! A "New Sail" print was donated, and earned the charity more that twice it's regular price! Very exciting! Thank you to all the supporters and those who contributed to making this event such a success.



Monday, October 19, 2009

Street side glimpse



Well my first Campbell River show wraps up today, and I thought I'd post a few pics for you out of towners... If you missed it, don't fret... you will be able to see more soon at Corners Custom Picture Framing on Shoppers Row in Campbell River!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

When I Grow Up


If you are in the London area, check out this event!

The Trustees of TiC would like to invite you to When I Grow Up, a free event being organised by Trust in Children (TiC).

TiC is a small charity supporting children in education and non-academic development, including arts and sports, all over the world. This October we are holding an exhibition of art by children who have benefited from TiC support. It will be a unique event featuring paintings and drawings by children from Africa, South America and Eastern Europe, all themed around their ambitions for the future. It promises to be a really fun evening (with no pressure to donate!) and we would be so pleased if you are able to make it.

Some of the children's artwork will be auctioned by Lars Tharp, one of the longest running experts on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, so be prepared to bid!



Amu Designs has also donated a print that will be up for auction, in support of this great cause!

When I Grow Up will take place at the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, next to Bethnal Green tube station (zone 2), from 18:45-21:15 on Wednesday 21 October 2009. Drinks and nibbles will be provided and as part of the event you will be able to enjoy an out-of-hours visit to the museum’s collection (including some incredible toys).

If you cannot make the event but would still like to support TiC by making a donation or becoming a member (£25 a year) you can donate securely via Paypal or cheque by following the “Make a donation” link below.

Hoping to see you on 21 October.

Please visit the Trust in Children website – www.trustinchildren.org to learn more about this great organization!

Directions to Museum of Childhood - www.vam.ac.uk/moc/your_visit/index.html
Make a donation to Trust in Children -
http://www.trustinchildren.org/support.html



Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Impressions Gallery!

Today, Amu Designs' show begins at Impressions Gallery on shoppers row in Campbell River! Arranged by Brooke, you can see originals as well as framed and unframed prints! So exciting!

Located at 990B Shoppers Row, you can view my work and have a visit with the friendly and talented staff until October 20th (well, the staff will still be there after the 20th, and so will the store!)

Pop down if you get a chance!

I will post pictures soon!!