It is the perfect combination. A beautiful small West coast town and a fine art show. The Sooke Fine Arts Show runs from July 26th until August 4th. This show is well worth a visit to lovely Sooke on Vancouver Island.
I am excited that one of my platters was selected for the show.
For more information check out the website
A couple of years ago we planted lavender at the artfarm. We had originally dreamed of row upon row upon row of purple bliss. What we ended up doing was putting about 200 plants in the ground. They are now 2 years old and still growing strong. They love their sunny south facing slope and are just prime and irresistible these days. I have been picking and bundling, drying and giving away. Lavender is marvellous in tea and ice cream.
We have a few tipis staying at the farm at the moment. This one looks nifty between the lavender and the barn.
Thanks to everyone who came to the ARTFARM during the 10 day Visions Tour. It was great meeting you at our beautiful ARTFARM. I enjoyed every minute of it.
The draw for the two little dishes was won by Margaret deWeese. Congratulations Margaret!
If you would like to come back for more of that lovely country air and peruse the clay works again, my studio remains open throughout the summer.
Looking forward to seeing you.
Margit Nellemann Handbuilt Ceramics
8350 Richards Trail
North Cowichan, BC V9L 6B4
250 748 3811
Gallery hours: Thursday-Sunday 10:00 – 4:00 pm
For the second year, I was part of the Visions Art Studio Tour. The Visions Art Studio Tour runs throughout the Cowichan Valley every summer in July. This year there were 24 studios with 37 artists and artisans. I had two guests artists here who had their work in my studio for the duration of the Tour. Françoise Moulin is a multimedia artist whose love for colour and spirit is manifested in her brilliant and lively creatures. Angela McDiarmid makes fantastic & colourful tea cozies made from antique sari silks.
I thoroughly enjoyed having people visit the studio and the ARTFARM during the tour.
Many of the studios on the tour remain open for the season.
Go to www.VisionsArtTour.ca for maps and more tour information.
This season seems to be an amazing year for artichokes. I have three plants right outside the studio. Prolific to say the least. We have been eating lots, harvesting and giving away as well. Now I am going to let some of them flower. Curious to see what purple show that will be.
Welcome to my new blog. I am excited about my new website. It has been a long time coming. And now I will be blogging as well. What great fun! This is all very new to me so please bear with the blogger in training that I am.