Published Oct 25 2018 in
I probably say that at the beginning of each season, I just love them all!
It's an artists dream just looking out at beautiful British Columbia’s stunning landscape. The warm hues of fall foliage line the streets with withering leaves turning from the greenest of green, to stunning reds, bright oranges and the brightest joyful yellows.
The air is crisp and sharp. I took this photo a few weeks ago on a hike up in Garibaldi Provincial Park. What a day!
Then fog rolls in and makes for a moody and mysterious feel. It’s the perfect time to start lighting the fire, warming your toes, sipping on a warm cup of coffee or tea, all the while reading your favourite book, possibly Klee Wyck by Emily Carr.
This time of the year also brings tradition, which continues down at Vancouver's waters end. Crafty, talented and hardworking artisans come together for one of Vancouver’s oldest shopping traditions spanning over four decades, Circle Craft. Over 300 artisans are carefully selected based on their talent and diversity, coming from communities such as Whaletown, Quathiaski Cove, North Vancouver, Vernon, Duncan, Gibsons, and many other cities and towns from all across Canada, to showcase their exquisite works of art. I am blessed to be one of them and honored to be among so many talented artists.
Besides being able to personally meet this diverse and talented bunch, you may also have the chance to watch some of them in action, making their goodies right there in front of you and to speak with them about what inspired their creations. Featuring upscale clothing designers, potters, wood and metal workers, glass blowers, jewellers, toy makers, candle and soap makers, and so many more. As one of the most successful organizations of its kind in North America, you can bet that these artisans are exceptional and second to none.
Not only is Circle Craft the kick-off to your holiday shopping (a tradition in Vancouver spanning over 4 decades) it’s your chance to support local; Local artists, local businesses and supporting them means supporting your local economy. Connecting craftsman with our community is an important part of our economic growth and what better way to support them than by heading down to this amazing market. If you like to support local artists, or if you simply like unique, high quality works of art to share with your family or friends then come take a look. These gifts are made to last, made with sweat (and sometimes tears!) but most of all made with love by some amazingly talented individuals.
I’m so excited to be bringing some new pieces into my collection which will be showcased during Circle Craft. A few original works of art, leggings (of course), along with some special winter pieces adorned with my artwork will be there during this fabulous week. Come on down (or up) and visit me to see what I’ve been up to this year, it’s been a busy one that’s for sure, but one that I couldn’t have gotten through without YOU! Yes, you are part of the #HeidiTribe, and I am grateful for you and your support.
As always, it’s all made for you, with love by me, Heidi, in Whistler, BC Canada.
CIRCLE CRAFT MARKET DETAILS
November 7-11, 2018 | Vancouver Convention Centre West
Wednesday-Friday 10am to 9pm
Saturday 10am to 7pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm
Here is special code for you, why? Because you’re AWESOME and you deserve it. Enter ticket promo code CCM for $3 off the regular adult ticket price when purchased online
*Come visit me and mention that you’re part of the #HeidiTribe for your chance to enter into a draw to win one of my original pieces of art, ready to hang on your wall.
Published Oct 09 2018 in
With a wide range of associations, the colour black has been linked with magic, elegance, fashion trends and of course art. As one of the first colours used in many art periods throughout history; Prehistoric cave drawings of animal and human interaction, by the Greeks who developed a sophisticated silhouette painting technique on clay pottery, and masters of Eastern “ink wash painting” where only black ink was used to capture the moment of a scene, black has always been present in art.
However, the colour black does come and go in fashion trends. Spring brings pastels and subtle colours, while fall brings a deeper shade of green, orange and those colours associated with nature and the changing of seasons. I'm not looking at the trends however, I am looking for a staple in your wardrobe, a piece that can live throughout the seasons and time. A piece that can be paired with any other item in your wardrobe. The start to your minimalist capsule which can be brought out during any season and mix and matched with your other staple pieces.
The birth of Coco Chanel’s LBD (Little Black Dress) brought an easy to wear, simple, yet elegant piece to every woman’s wardrobe, just as the Inkpot Legging will. Printed on the blackest of black recycled fabric, you won’t see any whiteness or fading from this pair. You asked for flattering and I delivered. Smoothing out your bootylicious form, offering shape where needed and showing off a silky flattering finish, the Inkpot Legging is a must for any wardrobe. But you couldn’t possibly imagine that I would leave out colour on a pair of leggings... look for a copper finish of the Heidi logo elegantly placed on the back of this LBL (Little Black Legging). Only you might know that this little piece of subtle shimmer is there, but it will give you that feeling of style and grace and make you hold your head high and confident as you strut your stuff.
Ink has been around since before 23rd century BC and made from a mixture of many different sources such as minerals, plants, tar, soot and iron salts. Along with the pen which changed from a single reed straw to a quill, ink helped changed humanity and is regarded as one of our greatest inventions. Although the Inkpot Legging may not be a new invention, I do think it is a game changer!
With any Heidi piece purchased you are making a difference in our fashion industry. I support slow, local fashion where pieces are created for purpose and made to last. If there’s one staple for your wardrobe this year, this is it!
Made with love and elegance for you.
Published Oct 04 2018 in
The days can be sunny, but most likely gray during this time of the year. Our sky opens up and showers us with heavy rain drops, day after day leaving more than the petrichor emanating from the ground. Sweet moss glimmers on the trail, mushrooms begin to sprout and the lingering scent of fir and pine fill the air and help awaken our senses.
A sprinkle of snow on the mountains brings a smile to us all. Fall is here with Winter just around the corner ! She’s come fast and fierce.
Squash, pumpkins, crunchy leaves and heartwarming soups are what we think of during this time. And warmth, from a crackling fire, fuzzy slippers, or an oversized sweater. We know how to keep warm during this time of the year and take comfort in knowing our leggings will do more than just that.
You’ll blend in on the trails with the FALL leggings, attract the Whiskey Jacks with the FEISTY BIRD and well, with the newest legging to come, you’ll be blending right into the night sky...
Among The Rocks
Oh, good gigantic smile o' the brown old earth,
This autumn morning! How he sets his bones
To bask i' the sun, and thrusts out knees and feet
For the ripple to run over in its mirth;
Listening the while, where on the heap of stones
The white breast of the sea-lark twitters sweet.
That is the doctrine, simple, ancient, true;
Such is life's trial, as old earth smiles and knows.
If you loved only what were worth your love,
Love were clear gain, and wholly well for you:
Make the low nature better by your throes!
Give earth yourself, go up for gain above!
- Robert Browning