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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 webpage here for show details.

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 here

Customers get in for FREE!

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!

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 this is not an art sale)
~ Retail items at retail price
~ anything not art or craft related.

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

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

In just ONE WEEK….

the 10 year anniversary celebration of Creative Finds begins!2016-craft-show-advert-final

LIVE MUSIC on Friday by the very talented Duncan Minett!
250 mini celebratory cupcakes from Frosting Cupcakery each day!!!
$1 entry gets your name in the door prize & a mini cupcake (while cupcakes last).
Lovely hot TIM HORTON’s coffee free to the first 300 adult clientele.
Festive flower PHOTO WALL by Blooms & Paper to capture your fashionable poses and/or ‘fabulous’ holiday sweaters on Friday!

We would love it for you to invite your local Facebook friends, if they also enjoy markets focused on quality handmade/locally designed products! 🙂 Thank you

NOTE: We will be uploading our new funny promotional videos onto our Youtube channel early in the week.
Have a fabulous week & we look forward to greeting you on Nov 11 & 12!

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JOIN US! It is time to CELEBRATE

our 10th anniversary of sharing creativity & community!

Our first handmade Winter Market was only open for one day & was held on Saturday December 1st, 2007 and we had 32 fabulous vendors join us.

We have a few fun goodies planned to help you celebrate our 10th anniversary with us! Such as retro vendor table rates, LIVE music, CAKE and other fun surprises!

This year, we will be open on Friday & Saturday (not on Sunday), Nov 11 & 12, 2016!  The LIVE MUSIC and CAKE will be shared with you on Friday from noon until 6pm!2016-craft-show-advert

We look forward to receiving your vendor applications !

Please keep in mind that we are only accepting vendors selling & showcasing their very own handmade wares, be it art, craft, food, music, etc.CLICK HERE to APPLY

The truer we become with our desires the more we attain them..

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(An excerpt from Jesse’s website): 

The following is an overview of my concepts and techniques on painting

Things to think about and remember..

This entire process is based on working in reverse, and out of time with our thoughts. This method forces us to learn to see. Meaning we see what is, rather than the idea of it. It’s easy to get caught up with the ideas in ones head. We aim to learn that a plan is just a starting point at best, and it’s always ok to change our direction. A rigid plan can confuse us with let downs and expectations. Just because things aren’t going as planned doesn’t mean they are going poorly. I’ve found in my past that sometimes even when things are working out better, it’s easy to still be confused and frustrated based on the idea that things are not going as planned. Best to not look at the plan, but rather what’s happening so we don’t miss anything..

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This class is not about painting a specific thing or outcome. It’s more about how we create that is important. the techniques can be applied to any style of creation as well as living life.. by watching what happens we can see what is happening above expectations and thus make clearer decisions about the future.. changing direction rather than following a preconceived idea we came up with before any of the steps had taken place..

I like changing my mind. Especially when I don’t like my first choice.. if somethings not working out it can often be far more productive to drop it and start over then forcing broken pieces together..

Once we realize this, our ability to learn becomes less painful and limitless. When mistakes are just encounters to be corrected, learned from, or left as the perfect accident, we learn not to fight or fear our actions. I like to use approaches that shouldn’t work. This takes away our desire to expect immediate results. We expect less and get more. This brings us back to learning to see rather than expecting to see. This is crucial to opening us to new experiences, and in turn rewards us with unexpected results in the process. This will in time break down our ideas and fears of the unknown, allowing us to encounter new things with greater ease and less fear..

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Jesse

The truer we become with our desires the more we attain them.. finding what you want in yourself can be the hardest part. After this it’s basically not giving up and pushing forward.. if we move in this manner we eventually get where we want to go. Frustration distracts us and pushes us back. Fun and excitement move us forward.. this is why I look for techniques and approaches that are stress free, physically and mentally fun.. constantly learning to try something new, look, see, wait, and then decide with a fresh eye what you really see.. it’s amazing what a fresh look can show you.

Within this process it is the questions you ask yourself that are most meaningful. Let these guide your creativity and help you find what you’re looking for. Learning to know your steps when you see them. Changing your mind and direction when needed.. make choices patiently, deciding what exactly is not working and what is, then move forward by eliminating what doesn’t work with a new choice.. continue in the this manner and your work will inevitably move forward and work itself out organically and naturally. Overtime you will develop a style and techniques that are meaningful and very much your own.

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By searching out meaningful directions and imagery you will maintain excitement and reward in your creations. It is meaning that creates the feeling of accomplishment.. we accomplish things that mean little to us every day and we don’t recognize or care to remember them. It is the interaction with meaningful outcomes we remember. when we include this level of meaning and importance in our work, it becomes very powerful. We gain confidence in our work, as well as ourselves and even learn to see ourselves more clearly.

Learning by mistake is easier.

Using the wrong brush, hand utensil, etc is always a good idea. It insures low expectation – the reward of getting more than expected is very motivating. This will also force us to learn to look clearly and stop us from expecting to see something else. It’s easy to overlook things when we have expectations. Using awkward utensils develops technique by default. Color inconsistency using small brushes for large areas creates diversity of color without even trying an organic active field is created effortlessly while blocking out we create depth and variation. In the opposite direction using a large brush for a small area forces us to be very focused. In time it breaks us from thinking everything needs to be so exact. It forces our details to come out loose no matter how tight we make them. After reviewing enough work created in this way it will be easy to see and understand that it’s not so important or productive to be tense and exact when seeking to achieve something that is loose, fluid. More emotional than precise. Once you get over not doing what you expect you will see very free renderings of your intentions.. CFE-Retreat-POST-CARD-low

Mixing color. mixing color.. mixing color. You don’t end up with variation of color without mixing. The quickest way to engage in this is on surface mixing. Dipping between two or three colors, mixing each time you go to get more paint, is a good idea. the colors will be similar, yet vary, keeping things from looking flat or drab. It’s not necessarily a lot of extremely different colors that make things brilliant, it’s a few with a lot of subtly. To create distinct separation, use of opposites is always good.. For me it all breaks into hot against cold. red, yellow, orange, pink, against blue, or green.

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JOIN Jesse for a fabulous 2-day workshop this OCTOBER in the lovely seaside resort area of White Rock, B.C.!

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This is the time

CLICK the line below for workshop details :

Jesse: (2 day workshop) ~ Freedom to Create – just a few spaces left!CFE-Retreat-POST-CARD-low

Oct 8-11, 2015 ~ Art Retreat EVENTS  PACKAGE includes:

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

  • SHOW & TELL Saturday after class!
  • FRIDAY NIGHT Art In ~creative gathering to create, journal & giggle with your kindred spirits.

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Evolve in a mad way

CLICK the line below for workshop details :

Jesse: (2 day workshop) ~ Freedom to Create – just a few spaces left!CFE-Retreat-POST-CARD-low

Art Retreat EVENTS  PACKAGE includes:

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

  • SHOW & TELL Saturday after class!
  • FRIDAY NIGHT Art In ~creative gathering to create, journal & giggle with your kindred spirits.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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Show me what you can do

when you mix your colour palette and art signature with Jesse Reno’s techniques!

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 almost time to save your spot for a get away to meet fun, talented artists!

PAINT, JOURNAL, CREATE with an unleashed soul surrounded by the beauty of Mother Nature in beautiful British Columbia! Immerse yourself in what you love, share stories with kindred spirits and have the time of your life!

CLICK the line below for workshop details :

Jesse: (2 day workshop) ~ Freedom to Create – just a few spaces left!!!

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Jesse

Art Retreat EVENTS  PACKAGE includes:

  • SWAG bag filled with creative goodies to swoon over!
  • Welcome night reception Thursday night… where the  TRADES happen!
  • Two 6 hour classes with a sought after Artist! (one class on Friday & one class on Saturday)
  • Two lunches

  • SHOW & TELL Saturday after class!
  • FRIDAY NIGHT Art In ~creative gathering to create, journal & giggle with your kindred spirits.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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I found the BEST video!

A sneak peak of what your experience will be like in Jesse’s fabulous 2 day workshop this October! (warning minor verbal profanity)

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 almost time to save your spot for a get away to meet fun, talented artists!

PAINT, JOURNAL, CREATE with an unleashed soul surrounded by the beauty of Mother Nature in beautiful British Columbia! Immerse yourself in what you love, share stories with kindred spirits and have the time of your life!

CLICK the line below for workshop details :

Jesse: (2 day workshop) ~ Freedom to Create just a few spaces left!

Art Retreat EVENTS  PACKAGE includes:

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

  • SHOW & TELL Saturday after class!
  • FRIDAY NIGHT Art In ~creative gathering to create, journal & giggle with your kindred spirits.

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Register by Aug 23rd to secure your workshop choice!

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We look forward to having you join us this Fall, as we are going to be creating some wonderful memories that you will cherish for years to come!

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