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CASTANET ARTICLE
by Trevor Rockliffe - Kelowna Correspondent - Story: 94744
Jul 8, 2013 / 7:32 am
 
This year, nine artists are participating in the Studio Tour. They represent almost every field: painting, healing crystals, metalwork, sculptures, photography, prints and books – styles ranging from abstract to impressionism to high-realism.Whether you are an experienced art lover or a novice, the Carr’s Landing Art Tour offers an artistic feast that will fulfill almost every taste bud. At the very least, it’s a relaxing, fun way to spend the weekend. Dates: July 27 & 28 and August 3 & 4From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.Follow the signs along Carr’s Landing Road and visit the website  or call 250-766-4459.
 
 The Artists:
 
 Photo: Contributed - Doug Morgan: Doug Morgan is a photographer and printer specializing in large panoramic prints. Doug's work includes scenes from throughout the Okanagan, the BC lower mainland, Vancouver Island, and various locations in Alberta. Okanagan subjects include many of the local wineries, golf courses, and general scenery. In order to produce large prints of the utmost detail and clarity, Doug combines many individual images into -a single high-resolution composition. Some of the larger works may encompass hundreds of individual frames and billions of pixels which allows his pictures to be printed in a variety of sizes. 
 
 
 
 Dale is unique in how she applies her magic to her variety of Healing Jewelry. As you know crystals, gemstones and organic pieces on their own have healing properties. In addition to that every piece of a creation is tested for compatibility and infused with Reiki, Tesla and love energy . Each piece has a voice. No surprise then that the piece that draws your attention is often the piece that you purchase, It speaks to you.  Photo: Contributed Crystal Creations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Photo: Contributed: 'Gerbers in Glass" Laine Lowe took art courses at the University of Alberta. She settled in Carr’s Landing in 1992 and she has continued her art education since moving to the Okanagan. The area has given her the calm serenity she seeks. Laine’s intent is to capture a moment of light and shadow. The end result is an accentuation of softness, contrast and reflection. She has worked with watercolors, acrylics and oil paints. She has explored the art of printmaking and collage has used it to create mixed media pieces. Laine has been part of local art shows and has shown her work at the Member’s Exhibition of the Lake Country Art Gallery.  
 
Chris Malmkvist: The past year has been very busy and lots of new work. I am working on a “Metal Sculpture” of a Blue Heron – My First Go at Metal Sculpture – work in progress. I had quite the challenge with a commissioned sculpture of a black bear. My first work was going along fine until – I noticed that there was a flaw in the stone, when I worked near the flaw in the stone it split in two and that was the end of that (*&%#). Off I went to pick up another dark stone and work went much smoother the second time and the bear is now in its new home .As always my ongoing work is sometimes very challenging and other times goes as smooth as silk.  Photo: Contributed: 'Wine and Chocolate"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Photo: Contributed: ''Flower Bed" Virginia May has developed a free flowing style of painting ,very much influenced by her muse, the Okanagan. Much of her work is local landscape, with flowers and colour an integral part. She discovered Acrylics after returning to painting following retirement. as a lawyer. She is a social painter.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wendy Klein was born in Sussex England where she began her interest in humerous and conceptual art. After moving to the U.S she began her studies which led to her becoming a successful freelance illustrator. Among her repeat clients were a San Diego Newspaper, Jems and medical magazines and several others. During this time Wendy was commissioned to illustrate a children's book for Capstone Press, as well as T-shirt and greeting card designs for other companies. Wendy also renovated antique movie posters for Sotherbys, which involved working closely with a team of eight. Following her return to France her art was exhibited in several city galleries. Wendy eventually moved to BC Canada in 1999 where she still lives with her Husband Alain, working in her studio and exhibiting her oil paintings, greeting cards, prints and books in her gallery. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Photo: Contributed: "Secret" Tina Koonihuzen's personal creative outlets are painting with oils; either works of children and nature or darker surreal environments depending on how the mood strikes; , photographing conceptual fine art portraits and scenery;  "I am blessed to live in a place where inspiration lives just outside my front door," says Tina and in an attempt to stay true to her creative self, she designs interior spaces for a living. (Home At Last Interiors) She finds great joy and fulfillment in all of these mediums.
 
 
 
 
Among John Waite's new work are a few paintings adding to his series on thickets celebrating the rustic beauty of nature's accidents and irregularities. Also included are scenes from the Oregon coast --battered rocky shores, sea mounds and surf washed beaches. Photo: Contributed: "Harris Beach"

Photography by Tina Knooihuizen

Photos of the day:
 
Embarking on a conceptual photography journey inspired by Brooke Shaden.
 
 
 

Photo of the day. "In the eye of the beholder"

Photo of the day

Flower Power Garden Tour 2013

Flower Power Garden tour 2013. Garden Shed decorated by Home at Last.

Hand Made Magnets

A glue gun and some dollar store magnets turn anything into a decorative fridge magnet.
 
 

Photo of the day

Romeo and Juliet; two local love birds (affectionately named by my family) returned April 16 2013.  Here Romeo is renovating the nest.
I look so forward to watching and photographing them through the summer months.
 
 

One Room Two Looks

One Room Two Looks... and on a small budget.
 
Teen Boys Room
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Teen Girls Room
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boys Room...
 
 
De-constructed Cammo
De-constructed Cammo
Pine ceiling, Green walls, Re-claimed Stained pine wainskoting. High gloss green floors.
 : Curtain and re-upholstered seat fabric co-ordinate.
Curtain and re-upholstered seat fabric co-ordinate.
 : custom lighting with wire plant hanger, and industrial chicken heat lamp and oversized spiral bulb
custom lighting with wire plant hanger, and industrial chicken heat lamp and oversized spiral bulb
 : Making the most of the space. Storage between the studs.
Making the most of the space. Storage between the studs.
 : Birch bark flattened with a wet towel for several hours
Birch bark flattened with a wet towel for several hours
 : Back the storage with the birch bark
Back the storage with the birch bark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Girls Room...
 
 
 : A $15.00 dresser gets a make over with paint, new knobs and legs
A $15.00 dresser gets a make over with paint, new knobs and legs
 : Chandilier made over with white paint
Chandilier made over with white paint
 : Built in storage between studs. Backed with fabric
Built in storage between studs. Backed with fabric
 : Cubbie dressed
Cubbie dressed
 : Girls room chair. Painted white and recovered in same fabric as the headboard.  White painted pine wainskoting and high gloss white floors
Girls room chair. Painted white and recovered in same fabric as the headboard. White painted pine wainskoting and high gloss white floors
 : Desk space. CHALK BOARD PAINTED WALL.  Any Color from Benjamin Moore
Desk space. CHALK BOARD PAINTED WALL. Any Color from Benjamin Moore
 
 
 
 

A trip to Nakusp BC

Floral enemies

Did you know...
I just learned that tulips and daffodils do not like each other.  One will always win out over the other when put into a container together.  Sadly, this tip came too late for this arrangement.  
 
 

Organize the Linen cupboard

Good Idea...
Spring cleaning has begun. This week I tackled the mess that has become my linen cupboard. With four kids digging through to find bedding, order needed to be restored.  So the best idea to organize the linen closet is to put the sets, the fitted and top Sheets and pillow cases together into one of the pillow cases and then stack them.  Worked like a charm, and easy to find all of the pieces. 

Out and about on the search for WOW lighting

This light is SPECTACULAR !!!!
 It is contemporary rustic , referencing the outdoors in a less obvious way. Now to find a client that loves it as much as I do.  This one is Robinson Lighting Kelowna B.C.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Also a take on contemporary rustic with this organic feeling wooden chandilier.  Truly Breathtaking! The photo does not do this piece justice. Country Treehouse Kelowna B.C.
 

Did you know? Eggshell

Did you know?
 
Have you ever spent time trying to fish out a bit of broken shell from a bowl of cracked eggs. You chase the bit around with your finger until the yolk is cracked and finally give up in hopes that no one will notice?
My daughter, Meila was helping me to make breakfast the other morning, when she dropped a small  piece of eggshell into the mixing bowl. Once upon a time, this scenario would have been a bother but after learning this trick, I, with ease I took another shell and fished the loose bit out.  Unlike your finger that repels the shell, another shell attracts it like a magnet.

Climbing the decor ladder

A Ladder for every room.
 
 
 : Garden Tour 2012
Garden Tour 2012
 : HOt HOliday HOmes 2012
HOt HOliday HOmes 2012

Ode to the Butlers Pantry

As I spend time touring beautiful candidate homes for 2013's HOt HOliday HOmes Christmas tour, I see unique and inspiring decor spaces. After seeing my dream butlers pantry come to life in one of the houses, I felt driven nominate the butlers pantry for best supporting room.
Ode to the Butlers Pantry!  
Bravo to the room that shelves the dinnerware, serving platters and linens, conceals the mess of dirty dishes during a dinner party, accommodates the platters of amuse bouche and stores the empty wine and flatwater bottles.   Hurrah Butlers Pantry!
 
 : Butlers pantry
Butlers pantry
 : Butlers pantry
Butlers pantry
 : Butlers pantry
Butlers pantry
 : Butlers pantry
Butlers pantry
 : Butlers pantry
Butlers pantry
 : Butlers pantry
Butlers pantry
 : Butlers pantry
Butlers pantry
 : Butlers pantry
Butlers pantry
 : Butlers pantry
Butlers pantry
 : Butlers pantry
Butlers pantry
 : Butlers pantry
Butlers pantry
 : Butlers pantry
Butlers pantry
 : Butlers pantry
Butlers pantry
 : Butlers pantry
Butlers pantry
 : Butlers pantry
Butlers pantry
 : Butlers pantry
Butlers pantry
 : Butlers pantry
Butlers pantry
 : Butlers pantry
Butlers pantry
 : Butlers pantry
Butlers pantry
 : Butlers pantry
Butlers pantry
 : Butlers pantry
Butlers pantry
 : Butlers pantry
Butlers pantry
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Quilts Etc.

After 2 straight days of searching for good quality douvet covers at reasonable prices; as a client with a Bed and Breakfast needed to dress 5 rooms; our last stop was to Quilts Etc. Orchard Park Mall. Kelowna, where we found 3 of the 5 pieces we needed for exceptionally good prices. Not to mention extremely good customer service!
 
 
 
 
Love this Douvet cover!
 
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