JOIN US at our opening reception August 3, 6-9pm at the Chase Exhibition Room in the Nova Scotia Archives on the corner of Robie St and University Ave. There will be live music with performances by the Koconut Kings! Snacks, wine and a whole gallery of wonderful paintings to peruse and purchase:) Its an art party!
A sneak preview peek at one of my paintings headed to S-Curves Art Exhibition! 30 x 40 X1.5″ acrylic on birch wood. August 3 is our Opening Reception in the Chase Exhibition Room 6-9pm at the Nova Scotia Archives Featuring the work of Sarah Archibald, Suzanne O’Callaghan Visual Artist and myself! YOU are invited!! Here’s a Facebook link to the event -> https://www.facebook.com/events/169901626879173
I will be at Cat Fest this weekend from 10-4 at the Museum of Natural History here in Halifax. Lots of fun things to see and do! I will also be at the Halifax Seaport farmers Market!
I have a show coming up in Halifax for the entire month of August…… stay tuned for more info:)
I am very excited to announce that I will be painting “Live” at Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique in the Hydrostone Market this Saturday, May 13 from 11-3 as part of the “Open City” events. Please drop in and say hi and take a look at all the lovely things available. I will have some extra paintings for sale there too.
My friend M said “Hey! Ive got just the thing” She disappeared inside and came out with a large piece of black foam core and proceeded to fan the wimpy flames.
I stopped her and said what on earth is that, who are they and where did it come from?
She said “Isnt it interesting! I have no idea who they are and didn’t have the heart to throw it out. It arrived with my things after I moved here.
She had put her furniture in storage in Vancouver in 2011 and went to Ireland. The next year she had them shipped to Kingston, Ontario where they sat again in storage for a couple of years and then here to Nova Scotia. Some things were broken and some missing and then there was this picture of a smiling couple with well wishes for a lovely move to BC. The moving company went bankrupt and she had no way of finding the couple.
I said “I wonder if they are still together ?… they would love this back I bet. Let me put out a call on Facebook, post this picture and see if anyone might recognize them.”
It was shared 83 times! A good friend of mine decided to do some sleuthing on her own based on the names signed on the card. She spent an entire morning piecing together a network of connections and relatedness and determined they were now in Ontario and then….. she figured out who they were!! She sent me their facebook pages and even got their phone number! Here they are today! Ed and Barb Stronks from Guelph Ontario!
I now have their address and will ship this off to them next week:) Crazy, it went from BC to Kingston then spent a few years in Nova Scotia and now will go back to Ontario! they are thrilled.The power of the internet!
Today is Easter Sunday but it is also April 16 and in 1746, at Culloden, a terrible battle was fought. The Scots lost their right to wear tartan and almost 2000 men died within 40 minutes! The English wanted the land for sheep which was more profitable. The Battle of Culloden was fought 271 years ago, on a grey overcast Wednesday, cold sleet slashing the faces of those who fought for their families and homes. Bonnie Prince Charlie was up against the Duke of Cumberland, known as “the butcher”, fighting for the survival of Scotland.
The only other memorial cairn commemorating that battle exists here in Nova Scotia at a tiny community called Knoydart near Antigonish. Many displaced Scots moved to Nova Scotia to start new lives after the fallout and each year a service is still held here to honor their fallen ancestors.
Here is a youtube clip of Makem and Clancey singing Sound the Pibroch
Some days are better than others…..
and a GIVEAWAY!
Until April 9. Buy any print in my shop and get another of your choice free. http://www.aliceinparis.etsy.com At checkout…tell me in *notes to seller* which print/prints you would like for free. As a THANK YOU….I am drawing a name from all who purchase during my sale and will GIVEAWAY another 4 prints to someone! ($100 value) Woo hoo! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity:) http://www.aliceinparis.etsy.com
SOLD! Hot off the easel! “March Hares’, available for purchase. 16 x 20 x 1.5′ Acrylic on wood. Send me a message if interested. Available as a print in my Etsy shop, CLICK HERE.