About lilthingsbynadya

I am fairly certain that given paper, paint, ink and a canvas, I could save the world.

I’m moving!

Hi Everyone!

No I’m not leaving the forest, but I am excited to announce that lil’things by nadya has launched a brand new website! So without further ado, click here:

http://lilthingsbynadya.com

Please make sure you are signed up for my blogs – you will find the sign up box in the side bar on my new site.

Thanks!

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When Simplicity Yoga offered to have my canvases on display at the studio, I started thinking in terms of incorporating spirituality into my art. What blossomed were my Buddha and lotus flower canvases. I enjoy making the petals of the flower out of interesting papers, like glossy, embossed & even newsprint.

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In yoga, the lotus represents the Lotus Pose or Padmasana, where the feet and legs represent the petals of the lotus flower. It opens the hips, strengthens the back and creates flexibility in the knees and is a base pose for meditation, chanting and pranayama (breathing techniques).

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lotus lotus lotusHave a great weekend!

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Scrapbooking Revisited

nadya & kelly purkeyThe day after the storm I drove to Crop & Create in Markham to take a class with awesome Ms Kelly Purkey. I had not scrapped in a while, so it was nice to plunge in and learn some new techniques.

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My profile is up on the One of a Kind, Meet the Artisans website. You can access me via my name, Nadya Edwards or under lil’things by nadya. Check out the other wonderful artisans that will be there!

Hope to see you at the Show!

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Another Snow Day!

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Outside my kitchen window. This is Howard, our resident woodpecker. He & Beth his wife don’t mind my camera at the kitchen sink. But our bigger set of woodpeckers, Fred & Ginger are easily spooked.

Major snow day today. Love it. Until I have to drive tomorrow…

All white outside, but colour blooming on the canvas.

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The Countdown Has Begun!

Beautiful winter day. Snowed in. Kids home. Created all day.

The countdown to the Spring One of a Kind Show is on. Two months less a day — but who’s counting! The next couple of weeks I will blog more often, say less, show more. Please tell me what you think!

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Stayed tuned for coupons to the show!

So very excited!

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I am ecstatic to announce that I have been accepted to the 2013 One Of A Kind Show! I stepped off the cloud I am currently floating on to let you know. This Spring Show & Sale will run from March 27 -31 at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto. I am grateful, overwhelmed and so very excited to be on this journey! I will showcasing my canvases, cards & tags.

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This on the heals of being featured in the January edition of SNAP Georgina. I was interviewed a few months back for the “In The Limelight” section, which highlights local artists in the Georgina community. Since being interviewed for the article, my canvases, cards and jewellery have also found a new home in Keswick at the Lingerie Boutique.

Now off to create!

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Home, Sweet Home

Happy New Year to every body out there!

Our family decided to not be home this Christmas, and the Edwards Xmas Road Trip was created. We left home December 22 and headed south. We spent several days in Nashville & New Orleans, then headed for the Florida Keys. Arrived in Key West on December 29, where we met up with our best friends with whom we had rented a beautiful house right in the heart of downtown. Parked our vehicles and there they sat for almost a week. We wandered, ate & drank really well, napped and in general, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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Edwards in front of Third Man Records, nashville

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We live to travel. Miss-Know-It-All has determined that she needs to have a successful profession so that she can afford her travel addiction. Road trips are in our blood. Although a now well-seasoned air traveller, Mr. CFO grew up taking all family vacations via wheels. I have memories of coming home from school on a Friday and my parents telling me to pack because we were headed to New York for the weekend. I cut my teeth on road maps, learning to read them as my uncle, grandmother and I headed to New Orleans, even though I had just come back from there with my parents!

The French Quarter is one of my favourite places in the world. From the beautiful architecture to the sumptuous food, the music, the art, the people — I love it all. There are many places I will go to and never visit again, but the French Quarter is not one of them.

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Key West was the party place, full of colour, seafood and key lime pie!

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Alas, it is always great to come home to familiar surroundings. There really is nothing better than sleeping in your own bed. As for the rest of the house, the cat, lizard and fish survived during our absence, but sadly, the same can not be said for the quails.

Joyfully back to some routine, sane eating and the gym!

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