This may just be the BEST Art & Craft Swap Meet you have ever been to or been involved in!!!!!

Hello to all creative souls,

We hope that you had a fabulous Winter Season and some well deserved rest.
We would like to let you know that we are hosting a Spring Market this year at Sullivan Hall on April 2nd.facebook-banner-cf-spring-fling-2017

This market will focus on helping you clear your study/work space out of the supplies that have been piling up around you that you no longer need. This could also include displays that no longer work with your current product or vision/showcase.
Get your de-STASH on!

Time to spring clean whatever environment you call your “studio” and make a little cash!
Haul out any new and gently used art supplies you don’t want anymore and set up a table or a tent and purge that clutter!

Vendors are allowed to sell any supplies/display items that can be used in a creative world. The list is almost endless . 🙂
Examples of GOOD items to bring:
~ Paint/paint brushes
~ New/reusable canvas
~ Art paper pads (sketch, watercolor, bristol etc)
~ Pens/Markers/Colored Pencils
~ Sculpting/Pottery tools
~ Jewelry making tools
~ Easels
~ Photography equipment
~ Jars/cigar boxes/tins
~ books/magazines
~ scrapbooking/papercrafting supplies
~ ribbon/fabric/Tees for up cycling
~ sewing/needlecraft supplies
~ woodworking supplies
~ frames/hanging supplies
~ Studio equipment/furniture/storage
~ Ephemera: trinkets and doodads
~ Music instruments/supplies/sheet music

Examples of NOT SO GOOD stuff:
~ Completed artwork (some is fine, but remember, this is not an art sale)
~ Retail items at retail price
~ anything not art or craft related.

This may just be the BEST Art & Craft Swap Meet you have ever been to or been involved in!!!!!

02 April 2017 Art & Craft DESTASH
Re-Use, Re-Cycle, Re-Vamp your art and craft supplies this SPRING!!!
VISIT our website for show details: http://creativefinds.ca/2017-spring-market/

The purpose of this market is to re-use, re-cycle, re-vamp the art and craft supplies that have been gathering in your storage areas and will most likely never make it to your production area. Get your de-STASH on!

Vendor spaces are only $45 each (space is 8′ x 5′) inside the hall & cheaper outside!

NOTE: Market details can be found on our application form at www.creativefinds.ca.

Get your de-STASH on!

Time to spring clean whatever environment you call your “studio” and make a little cash! Haul out any new and gently used art supplies you don’t want anymore and set up a table or a tent and purge that clutter!

Remember, this is a SWAP MEET, not a craft sale, so price your items accordingly and be super willing to haggle! Have fun!

We hope you can join us!

Regards,
Nicci & the CFE Team
www.creativefinds.ca

5 days left …

… to secure your WORKSHOP of choice!

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The REVIEWS are in!

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REVIEWS from ‘Into the heART’ attendees of Spring 2014:

  • “Had a fantastic weekend. Loved the classes. Thanks to Nicci Battilana for organizing the retreat. You did an amazing job. Can’t wait until next year.” – Wendy
  • “Had a great time! Took away some amazing techniques and some fantastic memories. Awesome venue, Harrison is a little oasis tucked away in the mountains. Just far enough away to feel removed from everyday life. Loved the pools. Glad to be able to share this with a friend. Both classes from Megan and Michael were chock full of awe , wonder and a few ah ha moments as well. Couldn’t have asked for better guidance to creativity. Will be looking for the next gathering. Thank you Nicci Battilana for making it happen.” – Debbie
  • “Great time! Made some wonderful pieces and gained some incredible knowledge. Thanks Nicci Battilana” – Debbie
  • “Such an amazing weekend! Thank you Nicci for all your hard work! Looking forward to next year.” – Michel
  • “Awesome awesome job organizing , awesome teachers and company lookin forward to next year!!!!!!” – Tammy
  • “It was a great weekend and so nice to meet so many talented people!” – Lorraine
  • “Thank you so much for a great weekend with so many talented people I ended up having to leave sat night as our son had a big tournament this weekend and after missing his Sat event I felt I needed to be there Sun. I wish I could of stayed and kept playing. I look forward to future retreats.” – Kim
  • “What a great weekend! Can’t wait to hear the plans for the next one! Thanks for a wonderful weekend Nicci!!” – Christa
  • “It was by far my favourite art retreat! Loved it! Thank you. Xoxoxo” – Christina
  • “Excellent Event!” – Cheryl
  • “Such a good time and an amazing group of people!!” – Megan
  • “It was a fabulous weekend! You did an awesome job.” – Jeni
  • “I wish I had another week of playing with Andrea Matus deMeng – I was starting to get comfortable with being uncomfortable!” – Kim

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STAY TUNED for details regarding our Fall 2015 Art Retreat!

To keep up to date on all of our events LIKE US on facebook or SUBSCRIBE in the upper right corner of our home page with your email address!

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THANK YOU to my wonderful Volunteers, Teaching Staff, Resort Staff, fabulous attendees  and everyone that has helped spread the word. Without you this would not have been the success it was.

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Into the heART with Megan

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SAVE YOUR SPACE!

Workshops:

Friday May 23, 2014

Saturday May 24, 2014

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All SKILL levels welcome!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER !

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Art Retreat EVENTS  PACKAGE price of just $510.00 pp CDN includes (approx. $465 USD):

  • SWAG bag filled with creative goodies to swoon over!
  • Welcome night reception (hors d’oeuvres)… where the  TRADES happen!
  • Two 6 hour classes with sought after Artists! (one class on Friday & one class on Saturday)
  • Strolls on the sandy BEACH (a great free time option)
  • Use of the Natural Hot Spring Pools (when staying on site)!
  • Handmade VENDOR Market (open to the public) Friday Night!
  • SHOW & TELL Saturday Night!
  • NIGHTLY fun & artistic creative gatherings to create, journal & giggle with kindred spirits.

deMeng & Matus invite you to PLAY!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER !

SAVE YOUR SPACE!

Workshops:

Friday May 23, 2014

Saturday May 24, 2014

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All SKILL levels welcome!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER !

SAVE YOUR SPACE!SANY1203 Learn how to use tools in a new or different way or even how to begin creating.
Try new techniques, and step out of your comfort zone!
Connect with a community of like minded artists at all skill levels!
It’s time to save your spot for a get away to meet other fun, talented artists!

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Art Retreat EVENTS  PACKAGE price of just $510.00 pp includes:

  • SWAG bag filled with creative goodies to swoon over!
  • Welcome night reception (hors d’oeuvres)… where the  TRADES happen!
  • Two 6 hour classes with sought after Artists! (one class on Friday & one class on Saturday)
  • Strolls on the sandy BEACH (a great free time option)
  • Use of the Natural Hot Spring Pools (when staying on site)!
  • Handmade VENDOR Market (open to the public) Friday Night!
  • SHOW & TELL Saturday Night!
  • NIGHTLY fun & artistic creative gatherings to create, journal & giggle with kindred spirits.

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All SKILL levels welcome!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER !

 

You are invited!

Sometimes along our personal journey we get creatively stuck and need a jump start to recharge our batteries or just need to step aside from our normal everyday lives. Have time to breathe, laugh, make friends and take a leap of faith in ourselves.

All SKILL levels welcome!2014 CFE Retreat postcard2 copy

 CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

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CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

Your Host, Nicci ~ photo by John Biehler

Your Host, Nicci ~ photo by John Biehler

Nicci Battilana invites you to do just that. She has organized an event where you may to take a short time out from the ‘norm’.

She has gathered  talented unique individuals to offer workshops just for you.

 

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

SAVE YOUR SPACE!

 

May 22-25, 2014                                                      CLICK HERE for Art Retreat Info
Get away from your daily responsibilities by joining Artist/Organizer Nicci Dot CA and other creative souls at the inaugural “Into the heART” Art Retreat! Besides being surrounded

by creative individuals such as yourself, you will find that you are residing in a beautiful lake side Resort on the West Coast of Canada, just 2 hours drive from Vancouver, BC & one hours drive from the Abbotsford Airport.. 

PAINT, SCULPT, SEW, JOURNAL, CREATE with an unleashed soul surrounded by the beauty of Mother Nature! Immerse yourself in what you love, share stories with kindred spirits and have the time of your life!                          CLICK HERE for Art Retreat Info

 Just $510.00 CDN per person!

  • SWAG bag filled with creative goodies to swoon over!
  • Welcome night reception (hors d’oeuvres)… where the  TRADES happen!
  • Two 6 hour classes with sought after Artists! (one class on Friday & one class on Saturday)

  • Strolls on the sandy BEACH (a great free time option)
  • Use of the Natural Hot Spring Pools (when staying on site)!
  • Handmade VENDOR Market (open to the public) Friday Night!
  • SHOW & TELL Saturday Night!
  • NIGHTLY fun & artistic creative gatherings to create, journal & giggle with kindred spirits.2013-RETREAT-Play-time2-bw-

 

Students:

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

SAVE YOUR SPACE!

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$510.00 CDN per person = Approximately $465.00 USD per person

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Art Retreat EVENTS  PACKAGEprice of just $510.00 CDN pp includes:

  • SWAG bag filled with creative goodies to swoon over!
  • Welcome night reception (hors d’oeuvres)… where the  TRADES happen!
  • Two 6 hour classes with sought after Artists! (one class on Friday & one class on Saturday)
  • Strolls on the sandy BEACH (a great free time option)
  • Use of the Natural Hot Spring Pools (when staying on site)!
  • Handmade VENDOR Market (open to the public) Friday Night!
  • SHOW & TELL Saturday Night!
  • NIGHTLY fun & artistic creative gatherings to create, journal & giggle with kindred spirits.

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All SKILL levels welcome!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER !

SAVE YOUR SPACE!SANY1203 Learn how to use tools in a new or different way or even how to begin creating.
Try new techniques, and step out of your comfort zone!
Connect with a community of like minded artists at all skill levels!
It’s time to save your spot for a get away to meet other fun, talented artists!

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CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

Check your mailboxes!

more Into the heART REGISTRATION confirmations mailed out today!mail-out-promo

 

May 22-24, 2014
Get away from your daily responsibilities by joining Nicci Dot CA and other kindred spirits at the “Into the heART” Art Retreat! Besides being surrounded by creative individuals such as yourself, you will find that you are residing in a lake side resort featuring natural hot springs in the pool and spa areas on beautiful West Coast of Canada. Partake in lots of laughing, two 6 hour art classes of your choice, cocktail welcome party, nightly gatherings and more!  Students: click here for class descriptions.

All SKILL levels welcome!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER !

SAVE YOUR SPACE

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CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

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The courage to do what you love

Sometimes it takes courage to do what you love. SANY1203 Maybe we are afraid that we will not be good enough or just frustrate ourselves and not enjoy the process. These are battles that we unfortunately place on ourselves and only we can take these barriers down and throw them away.

When we say to ourselves that enough is enough and take that step forward, it may begin with trepidation and fear, but then end up with joy, freedom and the curiosity as to why we did not do this earlier in its place.

What would you love to do?:

  • take a few days away… just for you (and maybe a friend or two)
  • A weekend get-a-way from the everyday!
  • use assemblage to create your very own creepy misfit toy
  • learn the vastly growing trend of art journaling
  • create a warm and loved filled painted scroll to decorate your home
  • create a 3D mixed media enigma
  • remake your favorite little bottle into something completely demented and vial
  • adorn your journal cover to reflect the ‘eye of the beholder’. (Mine, your Host, would be a girl looking back at me… of course…lol. Have you seen my art? It’s all glitzy gal girls!)
  • stay up late with some good friends and maybe a glass of wine or two!

 

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Sometimes along our personal journey we get creatively stuck and need a jump start to recharge our batteries or just need to step aside from our normal everyday lives. Have time to breathe, laugh, make friends and take a leap of faith in ourselves.

All SKILL levels welcome!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

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  • SWAG bag filled with creative goodies to swoon over!
  • Welcome night reception (hors d’oeuvres)… where the  TRADES happen!
  • Two 6 hour classes with sought after Artists! (one class on Friday & one class on Saturday)
  • Strolls on the sandy BEACH (a great free time option)
  • Use of the Natural Hot Spring Pools (located on site, when staying at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort)!
  • Handmade VENDOR Market (open to the public) Friday Night!
  • SHOW & TELL Saturday Night!
  • NIGHTLY fun & artistic creative gatherings to create, journal & giggle with kindred spirits.

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CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

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NEW art PACKAGES available!!!!

SANY0808‘NEW’ Art Retreat EVENTS  PACKAGE price includes:

  • SWAG bag filled with creative goodies to swoon over!
  • Welcome night reception (hors d’oeuvres)… where the  TRADES happen!
  • Two 6 hour classes with sought after Artists! (one class on Friday & one class on Saturday)
  • Strolls on the sandy BEACH (a great free time option)
  • Use of the Natural Hot Spring Pools (located on site)!
  • Handmade VENDOR Market (open to the public) Friday Night!
  • SHOW & TELL Saturday Night!
  • NIGHTLY fun & artistic creative gatherings to create, journal & giggle with kindred spirits.
  • NOTE: Accommodation & meals are not included.

Workshops:

Friday May 23, 2014

Saturday May 24, 2014

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All SKILL levels welcome!

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 Into the heART RETREAT Package pricing in CDN per person for Spring 2014:

  • Art Retreat EVENTS only package …………..price: $ 510.00 per person
  • VENDOR table at our Public Night Market … price:  $100.00 per table

All SKILL levels welcome!

SANY1203SAVE YOUR SPACE!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER !

Registration is now open!

Please scan & email in your completed registration form, pay through paypal and then mail a hard copy through the post. Payment details can be found on page 4 or our registration form.

Are you UNDER 19 and want to attend?: We would love for you to join us with your parent(s). What a great bonding get-a-way this would be for you! Contact us for details!

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