to you in living colour by Quietfire Design
August 2006 - Issue 56
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Jonathan Mahood has been drawing and writing cartoons since his brilliant sixth grade breakthrough "An Ant Alphabet".....
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Quietfire 2006 Retreat
Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday, July 21-23, 2006
Thanks to everyone who came out to the 2006 Quietfire Retreat! Here are a selection of photos from the weekend. Boy, it was hot! In spite of the heat, the artwork was spectacular! It was just amazing to see things go together to make very unique books and boxes.
Click on each photo to see it larger!
The Happy Retreaters!
Due to the extreme heat over the weekend of the Retreat, we didn't do the beach and forest walks to collect treasures! My husband and I had done a forest walk the night before battling bugs to collect up branches for the box handles and Leslie, my assistant collected up beach goodies on a trip to Parksville.
The massages were replaced with pedicures and the spa night with a BBQ at our place. Thanks to all the participants for being such delightful guests!
A huge thank you to the following people and businesses for contributing to the Goody Bags!
Anne Atkinson, Saanich BC : folded
2006 Current Schedule
The Altered Book Project
There is still room in this class the last time I checked. Treat yourself to a weekend get away and make art all weekend!!
A Free Memory-based workshop
program for seniors
Drop-ins are welcome at every workshop
Here are the classes I will be teaching:
Calligraphy Then and Now. Bring your favourite text with you to this workshop and our guest artists will show you how to celebrate your text in beautiful or captivating text. The variety of techniques taught means there’s a way for anyone to make text come alive. Workshop participants will choose some of the works created to include in the Art in Living Memory Book and exhibition. GUEST ARTIST: SUZANNE CANNON Wednesday, September 20th Noon - 3:00pm JWorkshop#163820 BCC Artist Studio
Showing Off: Designing the Exhibition and the Memory Book This workshop involves the design and creation of the Art in Living Memory exhibition. Workshop participants and guest artists will create a dynamic and compelling exhibition from the work done by the participants of all the workshops in this series. The exhibition will be in the John Braithwaite Community Centre. GUEST ARTISTS: DWIGHT KOSS, SUZANNE CANNON Wednesday, September 27th Noon - 3:00pm Workshop#163823 JBCC Artist Studio
Now why is this called the Great Rolodex Swap? Good question. I was in a mood....
It's all Darla's fault! She suggested it and I thought it sounded like a really fun idea. So 13 of us daring souls decided to venture into the artistic unknown and try something new.
You know what a Rolodex is - one of those twirly things for your desk full of boring contact information.... Well, we put the fun into a Rolodex! My intention is to have continuing rounds of The Great Rolodex Swap, in the hopes that one of these days I'll have a Rolodex filled with incredible art. I've got a fabulous start!
Thanks to everyone who played! Click on the thumbnails below to see each card larger.
Violet ATC swap
Beth Ann continues to hostess a 3 for 3 swap of Artist Trading Cards! Our recent challenges were Red, Orange and Yellow, Green, Blue and Indigo (and you can see those ATCs in the previous issues of byhand). Beth Ann says she is going to put us through the whole rainbow of colours!
Thanks Beth Ann for being a wonderful hostess - and thanks to everyone who played.
(ATCs are Artist Trading Cards which measure 3 1/2" x 2 1/2")
Click on each on to see the larger version.
What came in the mail
-or was handed to me! Thanks very much - I love them!
Artists whose work is shown in this newsletter retain the copyright on their own work.
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2006 Suzanne Cannon
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