June 29, 2013

Stinking Fish Artist and Studio Tour 2013

Have you checked out his homegrown – right in our backyard – artist tour yet? Strange Name…Great Idea. Click the pic for the details.

April 18, 2013

Local Etsy Shopping – fave shop No. 1

Lately I’ve been seeing some fantastic shops on Etsy that are located right here in Victoria, BC. So, I figured I would dedicate a few posts in the next week or so to showing you some of my favourite local Etsy shops and maybe you’ll see something you like too?! My first favourite is called […]

November 9, 2012


Remembrance – By Andy Everson

December 19, 2011

Size Doesn’t Matter

  The Christmas Small Art Exhibition is on now until Jan 2, 2012 at the Victoria Massey Gallery. Over 60 artists are displayed and the original pieces sell for between $100 to $150 dollars.  Find a Unique Local Christmas gift and support the arts!   I adore using small pieces to create a gallery wall […]

December 15, 2011

Coastal Coasters

This Holiday Season I’ve been searching for just the perfect gift  for clients… Something practical, beautiful, natural, local, one of a kind and priced reasonably.  Is that too much to ask?   Well I finally found it!  Yay!! Now don’t get too excited because this is going to be a gift for future clients because […]

November 28, 2011

Jimmy Wright

My admiration for the work of artist Jimmy Wright brought me in touch with another private seller this week.  She has two small Polar Bear pieces one red and one navy blue. These could be a good deal, but need to be authenticated by a reputable gallery. I love these pieces and have suggested them […]

October 5, 2011

First Furniture

Last weekend I commented that was disappointed that I didn’t see any First Nations exhibitors at the Interior Design Show.  I saw a display by Sabina Hill, a Vancouver based designer who is inspired by First Nation motifs…and I certainly noticed this stunning chair… …but I didn’t write about it because I’d rather write about […]

July 11, 2011

Bowl of Art

I saw these on facebook this morning (thanks YAM!!) and they really caught my eye.  The Winchester Gallery in Oak Bay is featuring the glass art of Mel Munsen…check it out.

June 28, 2011

Stinking Fish

I am always encouraging people to include local and First Nations Art and objects into their interiors.  I like that they make a room feel authentic and most often the piece has a story behind it / memories attached which elevate it to special status in a home. There is a great oppotunity this summer to acquire your […]

April 21, 2011

Where Have You Been?

I love these old transit style posters and I found a store on etsy that will customize them for you. So for example you could list all the places you have lived, or the places you want to viist…very cool. Check him out! (The pic is the link as usual) Contact me if you want […]

April 11, 2011

Creative Art

As I decorate and furnish this big old house I am always searching for inexpensive ideas and design solutions.  My most recent online hunt involved some art/photography or anything creative that was somewhat related to our life past/present/future.  I started with the obvious (Beautiful BC), and to be honest I didn’t range far from this […]

January 31, 2011


Ever see a piece of art that just grabbed you?  Artist Jeff Lewis has that effect on me.  His artistic influences inlcude Pollock, Miro and Warhol. His work is so alive and vibrant; perfect pick-me-up for a West Coast winter day.   Jeff Lewis : “My painting process is rooted in abstract expressionism and the New York […]

September 22, 2010

Artist Jimmy Wright

Someday I will have a Jimmy Wright painting of my own.  I have admired his work for years and I even found a reproduction of one of his Polar Bears that I could afford… but what I really want is a REAL piece. Sadly he passed away in 2008; Occassionally his work is for sale in a local gallery […]