Having trouble finding a special gift for the mama’s in your life? Mother’s Day is this Sunday and as the holiday draws close, we wanted to give you a little inspiration. This year, why not tap into your creative side? Try creating a handmade gift- OR why not make something together? Here are a few ideas;
Saturday May 11th, 2013 - Floral Arranging Workshop
Join instructor Sara Klaiman for this great Saturday afternoon workshop just in time for Mothers Day! The focus will be on composing flowers in a modern style, perfect for a table centerpiece or a bedside arrangement. Learn all about basic floral composition and care and leave with 1 completely finished arrangement.
You made them when you were a kiddo, but don’t forget a homemade card is always a thoughtful gesture no matter what age! Keep it simple, and try to use some recycled materials – think old maps, books or cool wrapping paper that you’ve been holding on to. Here is a great little tutorial from the folks over at Travelettes
Gel Image Transfers
Here is a great tutorial about Gel Image Transfers. Gel transfers are a great way to create translucent images that can be incorporated into your artwork as a collage element. Once you get the basic concept down, you can go off in all sorts of directions with these transfers. Why not try this technique with photocopies of family photos?
We spent a long time searching for artist quality palette designs and have found it in the New Wave Artists Palettes- and you know how we came across these? Through the help of an awesome customer who spent some time sharing his expertise with us! Time and time again, it has been through these small exchanges that we have been able to find our voice. You guys rock.
But more about these awesome palettes…
Each palette is handcrafted out of hard white maple by a Mennonite owned woodshop in Lancaster County, PA. Utilizing a three-point anchor system that evenly distributes the weight of the palette between the painter’s hand, arm and torso or hip, the result is a tool that is easy to balance and comfortable to hold. Another great thing about these palettes- they are available for both the right AND left handed painter.
AUGUST STORE HOURS
We’re slowing it down for the month of August so that we can do some of this…
and make lots of these…
and have more of these…
and to practice this to the MAX
We’re suckers for beautiful notebooks, and this one just came in this week. The Toscana journal gets better the more you use it. Come take a look! Then, find a good tree to lean on, and get to work.
Big thanks to NOW Magazine for featuring us as the store of the week!
To read the article, click here
We would like to send out a big thank you to Sheridan Journalism student Anne MacRae for taking an interest in the Junction and our shop! She approached us about making a short video about ARTiculations shortly after we opened and we were excited about the opportunity. Great job Anne- thank you!
We just received one of our last orders before the holidays filled with great books and kits for grown-ups and kiddos. We’re busy here at the shop but I wanted to show you a few of the items that have come in! Happy shopping folks!
We’re hosting our first Open Studio tonight from 7-9pm
What is Open Studio?
a) an awesome printmaking centre / gallery in Toronto…check it out already! Open Studio
but we’re talking about
b) Open Studio: The all knowing Wikipedia defines it as A studio or workroom which is made accessible to allcomers, where artistic or creative work can be viewed and created collaboratively. An Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression.
I hated to see the cardboard box installation go, but it was time to say goodbye (have we told you how much we like cardboard??)
I quickly got over my sadness when we started working on the new display- it looks great with our new piece of furniture that we picked up from down the street at World Headquarters.
Come take a look and pop in for a visit while yer at it!
Yay! Our new sign is up and we’re in love …. So perfect