* * * OPEN STUDIO * * * Join me on Saturday, October 25 for my 'Studio Warming' & Art Sale 351 Crean Crescent, Saskatoon Hours: 11am-4pm & 6pm-8pm
please note the Hours of Open Studio - 11am to 4pm, and 6-8pm. (closing up for our family supper form 4 to 6)

* * * The MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina SK & the SK Craft Council Boutique, Saskatoon carry my work.
* * * Prairies juried fibre exhibition Oct 2 - Nov 28 @ DOW Centennial Centre Fort Saskatchewan, AB
* * * Young at Art - Visiting Artist Sessions for 5-10yr olds presented by the Children's Discovery Museum in Saskatoon. sign up via Picatic (linked)

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Things I Love Thursday

I love when things come together.  I am officially done creating what I wanted to have displayed at my Open Studio / Studio Warming on Saturday.  I love working.  I love creating.

I have 20 new postcards ready to display.  THIS one is MY FAVOURITE!  The yarn you see was from some packages I bought at the Grandmothers for Grandmothers sale last weekend.  Isn't is simply perfect on this card!??

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I just love yellow skies.  There's something about yellow that makes me happy.  There was a little trail I found that was so soft and lush with teeny spots of yellow within the grasses.  I snapped a photo and put it into my 'to stitch' folder.  Lastnight I decided it needed to be done.  And I did it!  Here it is:

It's very small, but it's very sweet.  I love it.  Part of me wants to keep it.  : )  I have a lot of framed art too, so I think I'm all set!

Well folks, the next 2 days are cleaning, decluttering, hanging the work, prettying up the studio, preparing the food.  I do not love cleaning, but I do love a freshly cleaned home.  : )  Maybe we'll see you Saturday?

Studio Warming & Art Sale October 25 
351 Crean Crescent, Saskatoon SK
11am to 4pm  &  6pm to 8pm

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Work in Progress (pass the mustard?)

I finished this one up.  It was rectangular, but do you think I have a frame to fit?  no.  It's a teeny edge shy of a 5x7" mat.  SO, 5x5" it is.  I have heard that square art has a more intimate feel than rectangular art.  I will make this one again though, because it was so enjoyable, and because I like the feel of the open horizon being longer.

If I'm wrong, I'll be corrected (go for it), but I'm pretty sure these are Mustard flowers.  Here's the original photo I took below.  My version is a little brighter, and simpler by intention.  I love the clean look of it so very much.  It has a very delicate feel.  It was a beautiful scene to begin with.  I loved how the background blended.

I will have this one for sale at my Studio Warming on Saturday.  Most of the art I have right now is small - both threadpaintings and chunkier yarn embroideries.  I'll also have some postcards, snow globes, and art-print greeting cards too.  Please stop by if you are looking to do some holiday gift shopping.  I'll likely deactivate my Etsy shop items for the weekend as I have the cards for sale here.

p.s.  this little sweetie needs a name

linking to TN&TN for WIP Wednesday

Monday, October 20, 2014

My Open Studio & Art Sale Saturday

It's official.
I already announced it on Facebook and now people will come.  

Save the date!  My 'Studio Warming' (like a house warming) will be this weekend!

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~ Studio Warming ~
Art Sale

at the home of Monika Kinner-Whalen

351 Crean Crescent in Saskatoon

* Saturday October 25th, 2014 *

11am - 4pm  &  6pm to 8 pm
** We will be closing from 4-6pm for our family's suppertime **

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I'm thinking if you want art, you might want to come earlier.  If you want to catch up and drink wine, you could come later.  I really have no idea how busy it will be.  I suppose it depends on the weather.

Please be aware that my new space is down one flight of stairs.  I know that's an issue for two important people in my life.  Also, we have a dog in the house, but he is terrified of stairs and has never been in my studio.  The studio is pet free.

I need to announce here as well that this weekend's Art Sale at my home will replace my December Solo Show & Sale at the Centre Mall Galleries.  It would have been my 5th annual exhibit.  That's a big deal and a little bittersweet.  However, with building the studio over the summer and having stacks of commissioned art to complete before the holidays, I felt this was the right decision.  It's all good though.  I have handed over my December booking at the Centre Gallery to my friend Elizabeth Cuming.  She is an award winning established quilt artist who focuses on historical buildings around the province.  I am sure you will enjoy her work very much.

See you on Saturday - I guess I had better get prepared!

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