2016 Creative Finds video promotion #1!

…and now our annual silly video promos begin!!! Enjoy!

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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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Jesse

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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Jesse

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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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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A Mini Morsel of Megan…just for you!

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Meet the lovely Megan

I love art. I love painting and creating. I always have and I always will.

One of the most exciting things for me is to see that excitement, that fire come to life in others. I have been fortunate, Art has always been apart of my life.

Creating started when I was wee, in my folks backyard armed with finger paints and sun dyes….(what was my Mom thinking!) I jest…She was igniting the passion of an artist. I was able to further my artist passion when I attended Emily Carr University. There, I was able to expand my knowledge of colour under the tutelage of Tom Hudson and his amazing and intense theory colour classes, begin to discover the possibilities of Mixed Media Art and fuel my love of book arts under the guidance of Nick Bantock. I was so fortunate.

Megan: Saturday ~ Connecting with your Creative Muse!

Saturday Workshop ~ Connecting with your Creative Muse!

Life proceeded on as it often does and I became a Mama. A Mama to three and then two more yup, that’s 5. Throw in a couple of dogs and cat with a whole lot of ‘tude and you have some crazy, busy times. Not so much art, but, then things began to shift, nestlings began to grow up and art wriggled right back into my life and Mama became Mama Crow (that’s me!). For 10 years as Mama Crow, I was blessed to have a eclectic shop and art studio full of all things bright and shiny. I was able to surround myself with creativity,(not to mention paint, beads and a few peacock feathers thrown in for good measure) Here I discovered my passion for igniting the creative soul in others and have recently, refocused all this yummy artsy juju and opened a funky little art studio…The Crow’s Nest Art Studio. Here I can teach and share the things I love. Mixed Media, Encaustic, Painting, book arts and some jewellery making (‘cause a girls gotta have a little bling!).

Megan: Friday ~ Creative Collective Catcher … A Journal!

Friday Workshop ~ Creative Collective Catcher … A Journal!

I have been teaching and encouraging artistic endeavors for over 11 years and I love the feeling of creating. I love to help others connect with art through creative expression and exploration. Creativity is in all of us, we just all have different ways of expressing it and I look forward to seeing your creative side. Who knows the artsy trouble we can get into.
Megan Anderson 

We are over the moon to have Megan teaching again this year at our second Into the heART Art Retreat! To see a more detailed description of the workshops she is offering this year, please CLICK the photos of her artwork.

We look forward to seeing you this October!

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1 & 2 Day VENDOR Spaces available!

BACK by popular demand… we now have 1 day vendor spaces available at our 9th annual Creative Finds Winter Marketplace held at the historic Sullivan Hall!!!!

CONTACT US TODAY to reserve your space!button APPLY Winter

(All items must be handmade by the vendor themselves

or supplies used to make handmade creative goodness!)

2015-vendor-search* If any existing Vendors have questions regarding the one day or two day vendor spaces, please feel free to contact us and update your vendor preferences , if need be.  FYI: We will be mailing out promotional cards at the beginning of September.

Happy Crafting!

 

A great deal for our neighbours in the U.S.A.

According to GOOGLE, our bank exchange rate is now an enticing marketing tool for you to register TODAY and attend our next Into the heART Art Retreat!google-exchange-rate-26July

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JUST FOR YOU …. a sneak peak into Jesse’s world

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Spend two fabulously creative days with Jesse this October!

REGISTER TODAY!

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