The nights are a little cooler and the plants are just starting to turn. I have been busy in the studio and pottering in my garden. I am in the middle of trying to harvest all that I have grown. I am not an amazing gardener, I just like to plant things and enjoy watching the plants grow. I am told my garden is very British, as it is a bit of a ramble of flowers, herbs and vegetables.
Fall is my favorite time of the year, the light and the colours are always majestic and the cool temperatures are my favorite, because I get the chance to wear a sweater (jumper to my fellow Brits) coupled with a fabulous pair of earrings of my own creation.
Summer has been a busy season for me, and it was my first year of putting myself out there at all the markets. The response has been positive, and it was so wonderful to meet my customers and make friends with new creatives, but I am looking forward to a little downtime before the Christmas madness starts.
I listen to podcasts all the time, while I am creating in the studio. Here are a few of my favorites:
Podcast on the history of fashion, being an ex-fashion designer this is right up my alley.
On how and why things are designed the way they are. The latest of interest was about how the world was designed for men and doesn’t consider that women have different needs and habits. Well worth a listen.
Late night Women’s Hour by the BB
Here is a list of all the markets I will be attending this Fall and Christmas.
Hope to catch some of you there.
Fall / September
Refresh Market – September 13 (4pm to 9pm), September 14 (10am to 5pm)
Location: West Coast Railway Heritage Park, 39645 Government Rd, Squamish, BC.
Over 75 artist and makers, this is my hometown and my first time being a vendor at the market.
The start of Christmas Madness
November / December
Portabello West Holiday Market – November 9 and 10, (11am to 6pm). Location: The Roundhouse Community Center, Yaletown. 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver BC.
2019 Fall For Local – November 16 and 17 (11am to 5pm) Location: The Pipe Shop Venue 115 Victory Ship Way North Vancouver, BC, V7L
Imade – November 23rd (10am to 5pm) Location: 3102 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G7
Art Whistler Holiday Market – November 30 (10am to 7pm) December 1 (10 am to 5 pm) Location: The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler, 4090 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC V8E 1J3.
Got craft – December 7 and 8, (10am to 5pm) Location: Croatian Cultural Centre 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver (BC)
VHS Market– December 14th and the 15th (12pm to 6pm) Location 333 Abbott St Vancouver
Market Collective – December 20-22. Location: BMO Centre Hall C (20 Roundup Way SW)