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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!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

We always feel the summer is too short. We try to cram an infinite number of events into a very small, finite time frame. We practice the art of staying up way to late, then sleeping in ’til noon. This summer we had leisurely conversations on the porch eating our first meal of the day as MR CFO came in for lunch. And although the summer was awesome, and I love them to death — it is so nice to get those children out the door & back to school!

I am back on track and creating up a storm! I am very happy to share that my canvases are now available at a lovely little store in Uxbridge called Elemi Organics.  They offer naturally-made aromatherapy products ranging from soaps, bath salts & eco soy wax candles to cleaning products for the home. My kindred spirit, Ms Over-Analzyer, bought me my first Elemi product back when the store opened.

Owner/founder Ginny van Veghel has created a wonderfully, relaxed & tranquil setting in her store and I am so thrilled that my canvases have found a home there!

Here is one of my latest canvases and its corresponding greeting card.


Both will soon be in my etsy shop or contact me for further information or custom enquiries.

Although today is a sad anniversary of a horrible day, let us remember, but look forward to tomorrow.

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I’m in Canadian Scrapbooker!

It arrived in the mail in a plastic protector. It sat face-down in a pile on the counter, amidst flyers for furnace cleaning and fast food coupons. When I finally began to sort through the mountain of to-be recycling, I squealed. My kids came running — “another bear?!” [That’s another story for another day.]

We stood at the counter, everyone leaning in to get a good look, as I slowly turned the pages of the FALL 2012 CANADIAN SCRAPBOOKER.  

My initial excitement began to allow self-doubt to creep in. Turn slowly, it may be so small a picture we might miss it, I thought. I knew Miss Know-It-All was mind-reading because she caught my eye with a sympathetic look. The more pages I turned, the more anxious I became. Then BINGO, page 109 and my canvas took up the WHOLE PAGE!

We admired the page, there was a round of hugs given, and then everyone went back to their day. Me too, except with a huge perma-grin on my face!

I will be teaching mixed-media canvas in September at Pointer. Hope to see you there!

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Canvas crazy!

If you are close to me, whether you like it or not, you are probably going to end up with a canvas from me. I love experimenting with different themes and really try to personalize the project to reflect the individual I’m making it for.

For my Mom on Mother’s Day, I created a canvas using a beautiful print by Toronto artist Nancy Falconi that I purchased at the GACAG in Sutton. My Mom loves elephants and so I chose the word “strength” to be the simple statement, reflecting her and one of the themes elephants symbolize. I used a wooden cradle frame with a chunky 2″ frame. It can stand alone or be hung on the wall.

On his birthday, I gave my buddy Mr Rock Star a Pearl Jam canvas made on canvas board. If you’re into Pearl Jam, this will make sense to you. If you aren’t — you should be. I chose this shape of board because I thought it would be conducive to the stick man. There is a lot going on in this canvas. The bigger the fan, the more you’ll see.

 

This weekend, Miss Know-It-All and I are off to the bustling metropolis of Buffalo to attend the Creative Keepsakes Convention to take some classes, volunteer and of course — shop!

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