Saturday, September 20, 2014

North Shore Culture Days


Next weekend is Culture Days...

Join me for a fun painting activity "Doodling with Paint" on Saturday
September 27th, from 11am to 4pm. This activity is suitable for ages 8 and up and... adults are welcome too!


What is Culture Days?

Culture Days is a collaborative coast-to-coast volunteer movement to raise the 
awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and
cultural life of their communities. Here on the North Shore, community members of all
ages and artistic persuasions are invited to participate in a wide range of FREE,
hands-on activities over the Culture Days weekend in North and West Vancouver.

Come by for a visit! ~ Sharka

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

We'll Be Hangin'Out at the Farmers Market

Painting & life seem to have been much busier than usual these days, even though I'm really doing much of the same stuff.  And that’s why I haven’t blogged for the longest time!

As a blogger I fear writing the first post after a break. What should I say? Should I fill you in with every little detail from the last four months? Well, maybe just some…

Back in February, because of the delay waiting to jury for the Circle Craft Summer Market, I decided to go ahead and jury for the Harmony Arts Festival (HAF) instead. The Circle Craft Summer Market, which takes place outdoors at Jack Poole Plaza in downtown Vancouver, starts tomorrow, and I’m happy to be going as a spectator.

On April 21st I got the news that I was not chosen to participate in the HAF in August.  I had 10 cow paintings finished with 20 more planned. I stopped painting and prepared for the North Shore Art Crawl on April 26-27. It was a great weekend, and it was so nice to meet new faces and have some sign up for my card making workshops.

Because I didn’t get into HAF, I’m starting a new adventure. On Sunday, August 3rd and August 10th, I will be selling my art at the Ambleside Farmers Market - which is actually held on the street right beside the HAF.


My new 10ft x 10ft white tent arrived today. My husband made me a portable painting display. We’re getting prints, and calendars, and greeting cards prepped and packaged. My paintings are being bubble wrapped and everything (knock on wood) is coming together nicely! And for the weather, well from past years it’s usually a sunny hot weekend and I’m looking forward to that!

If you’re around West Vancouver on August 3 or 10 - be sure to stop by and say hello! 

PS: Look at the treats I found at Costco ~ Sharka                                                       

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Watercolour with Stamps Card Workshop

If you would like to explore watercolour with stamps, I am offering a card workshop where you can create works of art that can also be given as gifts. 

It’s a simple and fun way to make a watercolour image! The only limit with these sets is your imagination...

Watercolour with Stamps?

I purchased some 'Try’folds stamp sets (by Art Impressions) and used supplies I already had to colourize the images. With watercolour techniques I painted the stamped images and was pleasantly surprised by the results!

For this workshop we are making 4 cards. It doesn’t take long to create these wonderful little watercolour scene greeting cards for any occasion.

This workshop is open to all... Register with a friend!

Workshop dates are
Tuesday, May 13th, 6:30-8:30pm
Saturday, May 24th, 10:30 am – 12:30pm

Class Size: Minimum of 2 - Limit 4
Cost: $30.00 (includes all material to make your cards)

Email me to sign-up

What to Bring: Please bring the following with you - double sided tape/adhesive, sharp tipped scissors for fine cutting.   If you have a water brush, please bring that with you as well.

Let me know if you have any questions! ~ Sharka

Friday, February 7, 2014

Getting Ready for Summer Shows...

Well, it’s already February, the shortest month on the calendar!
Deadline for this year’s Harmony Arts Festival is April 11th and there is still no news whether Circle Craft will be having their Summer Market. So what is my decision??? I was going to choose to participate in one or the other and there may be no decision to make.

I have 4 cow paintings so far, with number 5 and 6 started… 


Cowmooflauge, 10"x10" 

B/W, 10" x 10"

 Wrigley, 10" x 10"

Sophie, 10" x 10"
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Thanks for coming by today. Have a Moo-velous weekend! ~ Sharka