August 31, 2011

play/art/toy : a new exhibition

Come play with us on September 10th from 5-8. Fabulous fun art in abundance and the ususal good times at artstream gallery! Can't make it? Shop online after September 6 ... of course you will have to play by yourself though.

Old Faithful Shop

photograph: old faithful shop
I am already feeling the nip in the air and wanting to bring outside inside for the (winter) next seasons - whispering that word ever so softly so summer doesn't hear! So, how beautiful would this large size hanging terrarium look in my house? Extremely so. Get one here at this incredible place in Vancouver called Old Faithful Shop

August 26, 2011

design sponge summer newspapers are here!

They're here! Come in and get one while they last! If you love design*sponge the way we do here at artstream, you will love seeing it in print! 9-6 today tomorrow 10-2. Also making a drop at Lucy's Art Emporium in Dover this morning with a stack.

August 24, 2011

My book cover reveal!

Here it is on the promotional postcard Quarry made... It's a big step to the finish line and I couldn't be happier with the cover. Busy hands in the studio today - we are setting up a brand new clay and 3D studio so there will be no more mixing clay with watercolor or vice versa! Pretty exciting too that we will also have a second 2D studio finished when classes open up on September 12th. (scroll down on that last link to find a hilarious photo from an art birthday party!!) Have you taken a look at what we are offering this year? Click through to view... and hurry - Adult Clay class is filling fast!

August 21, 2011

Summer weddings

.... in simple settings are the most romantic, beautiful events ever ...
Our good friends got married last night in their backyard, which has beautiful wild gardens and backs up to a stand of trees. Rainer took photos for them and this shot gives you an overview of the pretty site. The tables were set with her mom's Wedgewood plates and blue eggs in little nests, hydrangeas and pretty hand embroidered napkins. It was intimate and special in every way.

August 17, 2011

What did the mail carrier bring ...

It was a great week away - and it's always like a holiday when you return to new goodies in the gallery. We have some new glass in from Heather Palmer in the beautiful new color aqua - and some Smart Glass jewelry which we have admired for years and decided to finally take the plunge and carry. The above necklace is made from recycled sake bottles and could not be any prettier. There are matching earrings too. So beautiful and as always, one of a kind!

August 14, 2011

my two sweeties

my two sweeties by artstreamstudios
my two sweeties, a photo by artstreamstudios on Flickr.

back at the beach the waves were wonderful and the air was aromatic with salt and we had a wonderful time. home again home again jiggity jig!

August 09, 2011


Hollyhocks! by artstreamstudios
Hollyhocks!, a photo by artstreamstudios on Flickr.

A sunny shot of our hollyhocks in our backyard... away for a few days resting our brains and recharging our batteries. August is such a beautiful moth to do that in, don't you think? Working up some new ideas too ...

August 05, 2011

August song

all time favorite, Diana's Baths
the beautiful river at the Inn
happy, though we don't look it...
top of Cathedral Ledge, prior to three climbers popping over the face to greet us!
on the top of Mt Washington - clear day 6288ft.

So, a few days have passed.. my birthday did too, including a special weekend away with my love and a whole lot of back to nature time. Just what was needed! Swiming for an entire day in a river was the grandest of luxuries I could imagine. The bonus was being surrounded by mountains and sheer quiet. bliss!
But back to work and luckily for me, I love that a lot. The last week of summer classes is always a fun time, this summer was no exception! Everyone worked so hard and the process was exciting to all and the results were delightful.
We just finished rounding out our Fall/Winter/Spring 2011-12 so that should be posting up on our site right here today.
Don't forget to stop by our Art Stroll on Saturday night from 5-7 p.m. as well to see Out of the South! It's jammed with incredible works in a wide variety of media. New little works are coming in this next week too. Stay tuned!