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It’s my favourite time of time year. FALL.

Posted by Heidi Denessen on

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!

Fall leaves in Garibaldi Provincial park

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.

Market traditions.

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.

Circle Craft Christmas Market

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.

Circle Craft Christmas Market

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.

Heidi Painting

As always, it’s all made for you, with love by me, Heidi, in Whistler, BC Canada.


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.

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