Wednesday, December 23, 2015

More Edibables

A reader reminded me of a blog post that I had see in my search for Edibables. I know that Leah Skulski was not German as this post suggested but I am not sure about the rest of the story. I have talked to Leah's son so I am hoping to get more photos in the new year. Thanks to Kimberly for the heads up.

"Back in the 1980's there was a company in Vancouver, BC called "Edibaubles". The woman that originated the line was German. She made food for dollhouses out of a new product from Germany. This plastic modeling clay was baked in the oven. Fimo and Sculpey are so common place now. She was invited to a party and decided to make some toe rings. That as they say is history. She ended up selling all over the world. This necklace is one of her larger pieces. I found it in a second hand store about ten or more years ago."  
If you want to see the original posting here is the link.

AN ASIDE - The sun set at 4:15 this evening and will not get up until 8:06 tomorrow, but fro now on the days get longer. Here comes the sun baby! This always makes me happy. HAPPY SOLSTICE!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Bowling with the Stars - Mari O'Dell

"To the wise, life is a festival"

I have re quoted Mari O'Dell whose work is truly a festival of line, form and colour. The little bowl on the left can to me in a bowl exchange. Mari has used translucent opac clay in extruded canes to make this tiny exquisite lotus bowl. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

GI Moment - Westcoast Gnomes

Little frog on a 4 inch leaf.
One of my neighbours this week is Darrell Perfumo, the maker of Westcoast Gnomes. Gnomes are shy but luckily you can see their charmingly ugly little faces at Darrell's face book page.

The Gnomes are made each hand sculpted by Darrell of ceramic clay. No two are the same, but then what gnomes are.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Before the Cut

Obi pattern before the cut.
I spent a short time at the studio this week. (A short time when my son or husband manned my table at Granville Island - Thank you.) I did a clean up of the little bits of flower and leaf canes that were hanging around my table. I like to set them on a red back ground because it reminds me on a kimono obi. Such improbable juxtaposition of colours but some how it seems to work.  I almost hate to cut it up the sheet for lockets and barrettes.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

GI Moment - HIM Creations

Waiting to be put on the table.
Yesterday morning I arrived at the market to find that the table next to me was beginning to be inhabited by the wonderful felt creatures. If you want to feel happy go to Shima's website. It is soft fuzzy and wonderful and may even inspire those devoted to polymer clay. This week end Shima will be at the Shiny, Fuzzy, Muddy Show at Heritage Hall.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

GI Moment - Tree of Lights

Last evening I set up for the Public Market at Granville Island. I tried to take a picture of a tree made completely of lights with my phone. Poor little phone was not quite up to the task but it gives you and idea of what Granville Island looks like this season. The rain  makes it look all the more like a fairyland.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Bowling with the Stars - Kim Korringa

Kim's bowl - inside and out
Another dark and rainy day in Vancouver but just looking the little bowl that I got from Kim in a bowl exchange cheers me up. 

Kim Korringa lives in sunny California, a fact that is reflected in her work. I tried to find a sight in the net that does justice to her work but ended up with an image page of Kim's work.

Kim is just as lovely a person as her work reflects. I have visited her studio and it is a sunny happy place.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Make It - Made It

Thanks to everyone who made it to Make it Vancouver this year. A record attendance in spite of the wind and rain. Such hardy souls!

I hope to be a Granville market December  15th to 17th and maybe more. See what the fates bring..

This week end I will be checking out a few craft fairs in Vancouver. It will be wet outside but a little rain never stopped a Vancouverite.

Update - I will be at the market this week from Wednesday 9th to Sunday the 13th and  probable part of next week too.

Go out! Buy local where ever you are!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Second Day of Make It

The calm before the rush
I am endlessly fascinated at how these shows appear and disappear. These pictures were taken Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. By Sunday evening it will be back to an empty room. So three more day and 250 plus vendors to  make your shopping easy.

I have lovely short bread cookies behind me and craft vodka being sampled and sold across the aisle. Eat, drink and you add the merry and you are good to go for Christmas.

Make it Vancouver

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Starting Thursday - Make It Vancouver

Get a dollar of at the door load this to your phone.
I'm setting up tomorrow for Thursday.
Thursday Dec.3 - 11 AM to 9PM
Friday Dec. 4 - 11AM to 9PM
Saturday Dec.5 - 10 AM to 7PM
Sunday Dec. 6 - 10 AM to 5 PM

Looks like I am tucked conveniently near the concessions and the food area so come and see me when you are pausing for a shack. There are over 250 stalls of handcrafted awesomeness so this is one of the best shopping opportunities of the season.

Admission is $7at the door with a dollar off with this coupon and you can get a reentry pass to shop all week end. Not bad.

At the PNE Forum 2901 East Hasting St. Vancouver, BC