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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Creativity Can Help

A Word About The Recent Elementary School Shooting in Connecticut

I have been wondering how best to address the recent shooting at the Elementary School in Connecticut. It is such a great tragedy and at first glance seems so out of place to talk about on this blog and yet I don't think it is our of place, because it deals with children and with sorrow.  My heart goes out to all the innocent children and teachers who lost their life's that day, as well as to all the surviving children and teachers who are still with us. What do we do in times like these? How do we cope with all the emotions and thoughts we have? I am a strong believer that art and creative projects can play a big role in helping us make it through hard patches in life and help us recover from traumatic experiences.

With so much tragedy in the world I have made Draw Me A Lion my mission to focus on the positive things in life. And even though many problems are permanent and can't be solved Creativity can be of help in overcoming the harder obstacles in life. Even sorrow.


The Crayon & Watercolour Repel Technique

Here is a drawing I made between ages 6-8. Me and my mom did lots of crafts together. This was one of my favs. The crayon & Watercolour repel technique. For a nice wintery scene like this one, draw with a white crayon a winter wonderland. Then go over everything with with blue watercolour. The crayon will repel your watercolour and your picture will look great! After the watercolour dries you can add some extra touches like these houses here with coloured pencil.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Two Holiday Markets Left & A Stolen Bike Trailer

I've been loving all the fantastic fairs we're part of this year. They have been a real pleasure, even last weekend when I noticed 1 hour before I had to be at our venue that our bike trailer got stolen right from my porch (locked up two times) it turned out to be a fun day in the end. After an initial freak out of how to get all of our wares to the fair a fantastic friend drove me there on short notice and armed with our business credit card went and bought us a new one so that by the time the fair was over a new trailer was already at my house awaiting to be used the next day. It's so great to have good friends! Now if the credit card could just magically pay itself off everything would be perfect of course. Nevertheless we did really well at all fairs so far and I'm having a really great time meeting so many new people who are all so enthusiastic about the Draw Me A Lion line. You guys are the best!

If you haven't come to visit us as a market this season make it be this weekend because these are our last two fairs before the Holidays! Come and get one of our market priced deals to put in your stockings this year! BLIM Market on Saturday & The Great Canadian Craft Fair on Sunday. Ho ho ho!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Print Mix Up!


Did you buy either of these two long format prints this Friday and Saturday at TOQUE or this Saturday at GOT CRAFT? 
If so, please check to make sure that you received the right one! 
A few accidentally got put in the wrong tubes in the hustle and bustle and we big time apologize for that. If you have received the wrong print please get in touch via phone or email. 

We'll be sure to mail you the correct print immediately and of course you get to keep the one you already have.

Thanks so much for understanding! 
So sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. 
All my best,