3 things I’m excited about

3 things I'm excited about

First off, I am finally getting back to my kinda normal after the Spring One of a Kind, and working on some great custom canvases that patrons at the show requested. One of the best parts of this show is meeting fantastic people, both patrons & exhibitors. Yes, and of course, buying stuff.

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My cow, Annabelle was a big hit at this show. People were very attracted to her and loved the background colouring. I am pretty sure she is now hanging in the office of a lovely lady. I definitely plan on creating more canvases using this style. By the way, Annabelle is now available as an 8×10 print at my OOAK Online Shop.

3 things I'm excited aboutNext, I am thrilled to announce that I have been asked to be part of the 2016 Joggles Design Team!!! Joggles is an on-line art & craft store that has fantastic supplies, as well as great videos & tutorials. Look for exciting projects from this very talented Design Team starting this month. I can hardly wait to start playing!

Finally, I am excited that Miss Know-It-All has survived her first year of university and will be home VERY soon! I have actually talked her into accompanying me to the Creativ Festival this weekend, on our way home from moving her out of residence. For those of you who are local, I have many art back in stock at the GACAG, Energy Flow Yoga (Keswick location) & Daylyn. Remember if you can’t find what you are looking for, just contact me!

Enjoy this very fine weather we are having!

with gratitude…nadya

OOAK Spring Show giveaway!

OOAK Spring Show giveaway!

This weekend, I will be at the Inaugural Love Project Art Show & Vendor Sale at Belinda’s Place in Newmarket. Belinda’s Place is a York Region/Salvation Army facility that supports women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. This event aims to raise funds & awareness for Love Project & Belinda’s Place. It runs on Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Admission is $2. Please drop by if you are in the area.

I’ve been enjoying creating these little notebooks that will soon be on my One of a Kind Online Shop.

OOAK Spring Show giveaway!

The Spring One of a Kind Show is only 23 days away! If you would like a pair of tickets to the show, be the first person to email me with the words, “bunny” in the subject.

with gratitude…nadya

top 3 projects on the go!

top 3 projects on the go

On this blustery February day, I am happily in my studio creating with lots of colour. I can’t quite believe that I am heading into my 4th One of A Kind Spring Show! If you plan on attending, please use my OOAK link to save money on your online ticket purchase.

So what’s currently on the go you ask…

#1: I am creating many mixed-media canvases, including my whimsical girls, Buddhas & mermaids. New & old quotes, different backgrounds, experimenting with assorted art supplies, all this & more can be found in my canvases. This great quote is from the very wonderful, Tina Fey.

#2: I have been working on this project for a while now. Using old barn board & my photography, I have created unique little wooden houses. Whether they bring back memories of your travels or simply entice you to dream of creating new ones, these petites maisons are pretty perfect!

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#3: Finally, I too have got mono print fever and have chosen to create some collage animals on canvas.

top 3 projects on the go

Let me know what you think!

with gratitude…nadya

Hope to see you at the Christmas One of a Kind Show!

FullSizeRender-4-2It’s time for the Toronto One of a Kind Show in Toronto! I am at booth Q36. Come say hello and see my latest canvases, prints & cards. I will be at there during the first 5 days, from Thursday, November 26th through to Monday, November 30th.

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Would you like discounted tickets to the OOAK show?! Just click on the link below to save $3 off on-line. Feel free to share this link with your family & friends.

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Hope to see you at the show!

with gratitude…nadya

beyondCRAFT show & sale

beyondCRAFT show & sale

Once again, it is that time of the year! The beyondCRAFT show & sale is right around the corner. Everything from pottery & glass, to mixed-media, metalwork & more — there is something there for everyone on your list (including yourself!).

Some of my latest items you will find there:

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“wherever you are, be all there” girl, blank card with kraft envelope

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wedding couple, dr suess quote 8×10 print

These cards & prints can also be purchased here.

Stay tuned for my booth number at the Christmas One of a Kind Show!

with gratitude…nadya

The big unveil!

mister rabbit-2 thrive with passion girl-2I am so excited to introduce limited edition prints of my canvases — premiering this weekend at the Georgina Studio Tour. Once again, I will be at Homestead Orchards in Sutton, Saturday & Sunday, 10am until 5pm. Drop by to see my new work, meet fellow artist Thelma Sellers and discover the yummy apple treats of the orchard.

with gratitude…nadya

Back to School: Dorm Living

dormlivingWhat a sight it was to see my work featured on the One of a Kind OnLine newsletter! And how appropriate, since Miss Know-It-All is headed away to school!

I am in the midst of updating my OOAK Online Shop, so please contact me if you have any questions.

Coming soon… a new product to be unveiled! Stay tuned!

with gratitude… nadya

 

Shows in 2015

15-m22Last week, I was part of Blossom & Bloom in Markham, an outdoor market that showcases Canadian creative businesses, local florists & artists. I was there as part of Artrepreneur, a program sponsored by the York Region Arts Council. I am halfway through the Artrepreneur program & not only am I learning how to equip myself with business skills to help my creative process, but I am meeting, sharing and collaborating with some extraordinary people. I decided to showcase this new mixed-media canvas, my biggest to date, a 15″ by 30″ mermaid — and she sold!

June is always incredibly busy, and this one is no exception. Both my kids are graduating next week -The Juicer is getting ready for high school, and Miss Know-It-All is graduating from high school! When you are young and you hear people talk about time flying, you never believe them, but boy are they right!

I am very happy to  announce that I will once again be an exhibitor during the first 5 days at the One of a Kind Show in Toronto this Christmas — yes, I know you don’t want to here that word right now, just place it in your iCalendar and forget about it.

But until then, I will be doing 2 summers shows, a small art show this Sunday in Vaughan, and during the PAN AM Games at Markham GlobalFest in July. I then do a few shows in the fall leading up to my 4th beyondCRAFT SHOW in November. All the details are located under the, “EVENTS & LOCATIONS” section of the website.

with gratitude…nadya

Your Purpose Driven Life Retreat

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Thank-you to all of you I saw at the Spring One of a Kind Show in Toronto in March. Once again, it was 5 great days of meeting great patrons & fellow exhibitors, not to mention doing a little awesome shopping!

mala necklace (mn4)Now I am gearing up for the summer, which along with warm weather (which we ALL deserve), means art & craft shows. I will be updating my “Events & Locations” page here at my blog, as well as announcing new projects. Which brings me to my exciting news. The incredible Jenn Pike & Laura Foster are presenting a Women’s Retreat at the Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre in Wyebridge on September 25-27, and they have invited me to be part of it!

I will be leading a Mala Making Workshop at the “Your Purpose Driven Life Retreat” on the Saturday night. Please watch the video below to find out more about this incredible journey.

You may notice over the next few months that I am gradually changing my name from “lil’things by nadya” to “nadya edwards”. Although I love the former name, I feel it is time to  streamline & simplify.

with gratitude…nadya

OOAK ticket Giveaway!

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Happy first day of Spring! I am getting so excited about the show next week. Here are a few of my latest creations. Let’s celebrate with a ***GIVEAWAY***.

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If you are in the Toronto area next week, to win a pair of tickets to the  Spring One of a Kind Show,  you can do one of two things, either:

1. LIKE & SHARE my Facebook page, or

2. LIKE my blog & SHARE this post.

The winner will be announced Monday. Good Luck!

with gratitude..nadya