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BEYOND THE VALLEY STUDIO TOUR-this Saturday & Sunday–10 to 5

May 27, 2010 | Filed under: Uncategorized

This is it! The studio tour is this week end and it is so hard to believe. I think that April and May just whizzed by. I have been staying up late to try and put into concrete form, some of my ideas for different pieces. Always before an event, my head is just buzzing and it is often hard to even fall asleep after a late night. My dreams often revolve around my school days-shows that I am stressed and that those were stressful times.

We have had lots of good publicity for the tour. The group was featured in the Spectator-thank you Michele Steeves for your support. Jeff Mahoney’s column made note of it. Altho it would be nice to have an article. After all we are the longest running tour in this part of Ontario and all the rest of the tours are based on our example. But nevertheless-thank you Jeff!
We appeared on morning television this past Tuesday as well. So all in all what more can be done. The public will let us know soon enough.
Our garden is looking quite lush and the irises are magnificent. I think that the poppies will “pop” on Saturday which will add to the wonderful colour. Next week, I will be adding my annuals and can’t wait to get started. We have palms in front of our porch and those darn ants having started farming aphids on one. Yesteray the palm was sprayed with a mixture of veg oil, dishwashing detergent and water. Looks to be successful but the palm looks very sad. Hopefully it will recover.

Now for coffee and back to work.

Posted by Stephanie @ 4:36 pm | Comments

Circle Arts Gallery-Tobermory

May 25, 2010 | Filed under: Uncategorized

We got back from Tobermory the other day having spent 5 days at my eldest daughter’s cottage. Life is good. My other daughter has a cottage at Wasaga which is also lovely and we get to spend time there too.. We are a reverse family-our children have the cottages whilst we just visit. I think that this is a winning situation for us.
Circle Arts Gallery in Tobermory opened for the season with a wonderful collection of new work by 65 artists. Check their website thru the link at the right of my home page. I have 30 pieces on display there and beautifully displayed it is. The Gallery has 2 storefronts and the collection is amazing-furniture, paintings, photographs, pottery, textiles, glass, and of course jewellery. This gallery was a Niche Award winner as one of the top 24 retail gallery establishments. Visit and you will see why!

The Beyond the Valley Studio Tour is this week end-Saturday and Sunday. Am I ready? I never think that I am!!

My guest Michelle Guitard will be exhibiting new floral paintings and I can hardly wait to see them.

I will, of course, have many, many new pieces with stones and pearls and corals that have not been offered before. If you were watching Morning television on Channel 11 today (thank you Steve and Cameraman Phil), you would have seen my new Amber necklaces as well as amazing Amazonite-a lovely soft aqua colour. Turquoise is the colour of the year and this shade comes in many hues in a variety of stones. There is Aquamarine, Amazonite, Fluorite, and of course Turquoise itself. You will see all this and can decide for yourself which is your favourite.
I was on air for a minute and a half which seemed much longer, but then had to be cut off because time ran out. I do love to talk about stones!!! This morning on Channel 11, all the studio members of the tour had an opportunity to speak about their work. I am still amazed at how many people watch this early morning show which starts at 6 a.m.

Now back to work. I am setting up my displays today!!

Posted by Stephanie @ 11:00 am | Comments


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