Rosy Creations At The Crescent Beach Artisan Fair

The urge to create is vast ... people are busily gluing, nailing, moulding, shaping or painting physically and/or virtually, diving deeply into their imaginations that often stay hidden from public view until a fair comes along. Crescent Beach businesses, in conjunction with Bayview Arts, said good-bye to Halloween and hello to the Christmas season by hosting an outdoor artisan event. It was a chilly Saturday but spring was in the air with my rosy umbrella and particularly the floral prints and wearable art (pictured below) by Caroline Baasch with whom I shared a spot along Beecher Street. 

A few remnants of the Halloween spirit could still be seen in the community.  

Autumn leaves cushioned the cold ground. 

 My umbrella was a calling card. 

Although it didn’t rain during the event, there were some large puddles and, in other areas of British Columbia, major flooding due to an atmospheric river weather system.

I showcased prints of some of my favorite photographs. The children's book, handcrafted greeting cards as well as prints of Penelope paintings were also on hand. 

Caroline's work (below) made beautiful bouquets at her table. 

Her floral depictions were a breath of fresh air amid the creeping wintry chill.

Each scarf, covering and tea towel was a retreat into a warm welcoming spring garden.

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Still the kid I used to be

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  1. I wish I had been there! This must be one of the best craft fairs ever -- so much talent on display.

  2. Powell River has not restarted many of their traditional holiday events. Like last year there are some online ones to fill in the gap. - Margy

  3. Hello,
    I would love this art festival, so many beautiful pieces of art. Your cards and prints are fun and wonderful and I love the floral and colorful bouquets. Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead!

  4. Love your artwork ~ love the book and other creative works you posted ~ sounds like a fun time at the art festival ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. Lots of things there would make me reach for my purse.

  6. You have so much talent at your fingertips. Loved your artwork and the All Weather Friends are the Best, darling! Enjoyed each and every photo as I always do when I visit. Thank you for the smiles.

  7. I'm not comfortable going out and about these days. happy to hunker down here!

  8. Beautiful pieces, Maria! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

  9. Love your Penelope Puddle art...
    I could use a magic umbrella! :)

  10. That looks really funny ! The cat looks like Rosie when she is angry (almost)

  11. Wow, wow and wow: Her floral prints and your good eye, wheel and umbrella in particular.

  12. You are right, there are so many creative people out there, like yourself, making some great art, enriching so many lives.

  13. I love the cat which reminds me of a Catbus in My Neighbor Totoro. It looks saying “please have a seat on my back.” I love items with floral prints as well as fresh flowers. Your artwork is always fun to see, Maria. The floating various seahorses remind me of its Japanese name “tatsu-no-otoshigo“ meaning “child of dragon dropped from the heaven”.


    1. Like your namesake, you sprinkle a little magic wherever you go, stardust. Not only did I learn about Catbus, I like the idea of the cat crouched down to offer a ride. This is a far more optimistic scenario than my assumption it was creepy and menacing. :)

  14. Love your artwork - you are so talented!

    Happy Wednesday!

  15. Well done with your artwork. In the east we have been watching with consternation as BC gets hit with one disaster after another. It seems to have become a laboratory for climate change, unfortunately.

  16. Gorgeous crafts and love the cards and the painting of the seahorse Beautiful Strange to sea your autumn while we are in summer
    Love your umbrella as well


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