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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sunny Bay Arts would like to wish a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Season’s Greetings to everyone! May your Christmas and holiday be a time of relaxation and reflection and wishing everyone all of their dreams and wishes come true in the New Year 2015!

Photos from Indigo Signal Hill’s Book Gala!

Are you ready for some photos from the November Book Gala at Indigo Signal Hill on November 15, 2014? Here they are! I was at the Book Gala with my mom and author, Barboria Bjarne. It was a wonderful and successful evening with a few book sales, too!

Barboria with her book, 'Quanny and Danny', at the Indigo Signal Hill's Book Gala.

Barboria with her book, ‘Quanny and Danny’, at the Indigo Signal Hill’s Book Gala.

Barboria at her Book Table at the November 15 Book Gala at Indigo Signal Hill.

Barboria at her Book Table at the November 15 Book Gala at Indigo Signal Hill.

Left to Right: Barboria and Barbori at the November 15 Book Gala at Indigo Signal Hill.

Left to Right: Barboria and Barbori at the November 15 Book Gala at Indigo Signal Hill.

Photos from Sunny Bay Arts’ Art Show Fundraiser on October 18, 2014!

Sunny Bay Arts would like to say thank you to the hockey players from the Mount Royal Cougars hockey team who came to our Art Show Fundraiser in benefit of Calgary Flames Foundation for Life on October 18, 2014! Thank you also to everyone who stopped by at our table! Your support was very much appreciated!

Sunny Bay Arts' Art Show Fundraiser

Hockey players from Mount Royal University’s Cougars hockey team and Barbori (centre) at Sunny Bay Arts’ Art Show Fundraiser on October 18, 2014.

Another photo from the art show fundraiser – Barboria Bjarne and I (Barbori) at the Art Show Fundraiser on October 18, 2014, in support of the Calgary Flames Foundation for Life!

Sunny Bay Arts' Art Show Fundraiser.

Barboria (L) and Barbori (R) at Sunny Bay Arts’ Art Show Fundraiser on October 18, 2014.

Photo from Barboria’s Book Reading on October 11!

Barboria’s first reading of ‘Quanny and Danny’ at the Storytime at Crowfoot Library on October 11 went well! There was a very good turnout and both parents and children alike enjoyed the story.

L to R: Robyn and Barboria after Barboria's reading at Storytime at Crowfoot Library.

L to R: Robyn and Barboria after Barboria’s reading at Storytime at Crowfoot Library.

Book Fair & Gala Photos!

It was a wonderful Saturday, October 4, for Barboria as she was at the Parkdale Book Fair during the day and at Indigo Signal Hill’s October Gala in the evening! Barboria’s ‘Quanny and Danny’ was available for sale directly from the author as well as pre-ordering her soon-to-be-pubished second book, ‘Grayson and the Crumbly, Grumbly, Rumbly Cookie’.

Below are a few photos from the two events:

Barboria at the Parkdale Book Fair on October 4, 2014.

Barboria at the Parkdale Book Fair on October 4, 2014.

Left to Right: Barboria and Barbori at the Parkdale Book Fair on October 4, 2014.

Left to Right: Barboria and Barbori at the Parkdale Book Fair on October 4, 2014.

Barboria at Indigo Signal Hill's October Gala on October 4, 2014.

Barboria at Indigo Signal Hill’s October Gala on October 4, 2014.

Take Care of Yourself!

It can be easy to be on the go and work on art projects all the time, not just for artists but for everyone, yet it is important to remember to take care of yourself. Eating lots of fresh and organic fruits and veggies; getting in exercise such as going for a run, playing a vigorous tennis game, or going to a hot yoga class; and letting stress go by reading, taking a bath, or watching a fun movie, all go a long way in keeping you strong and healthy and ready to tackle those projects.

Here is an example of a healthy meal:

A salad meal to help in keeping the creativity up!

A salad meal to help in keeping the creativity up!

Sneak Peek at Illustrations from Barboria Bjarne’s 2nd Children’s Picture Book!

You are all the first to see a couple of illustrations from Barboria’s next book, ‘Grayson and the Crumbly, Grumbly, Rumbly Cookie’!

'Grayson' in Barboria's 2nd children's picture book!

‘Grayson’ in Barboria’s 2nd children’s picture book!

An illustration of the cookies in Barboria's next children's picture book!

An illustration of the cookies in Barboria’s next children’s picture book!

What do you think? To see all of the fun ice cream illustrations and the crumbly, grumbly, rumbly cookie, you will only have to wait until about December 15!

Please feel free to share or “like” if you love the ‘sneak peek’ preview of the illustrations!

Winter Inspiration…In September!

We thought that we would share a few photos with you of the wonderful winter wonderland that is currently in Alberta!

Winter wonderland in southern Alberta!

Winter wonderland in southern Alberta!

Winter on September 9 in southern Alberta.

Winter on September 9 in southern Alberta.

Does this make you look forward to winter? What kind of artworks will these photos inspire you to make? Take out your sketchbooks and canvasses and let the art begin!

Art in the Heart of the Foothills Country

Planning a drive through the Foothills countryside? Would you like to include some art stops along the way? There are many artists and marketplaces to stop by at in the country in Millarville, Turner Valley, and Black Diamond. The next time you take a drive in the country, visit these artisans and marketplaces:

– Millarville Farmer’s Market ( www.millarvilleracetrack.com/farmers-market), held every Saturday from June 3 to October 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

– Marryanne’s Eden ( www.maryanneseden.com), an art gallery located in Black Diamond.

– Bluerock Gallery ( www.bluerockgallery.ca), a store and art gallery in Black Diamond.

– Firebrand Glass Studio ( www.firebrandglass.ca) in Black Diamond.

– Boot Hill Gallery & Gift Shop ( www.berniebrown.com/boothill_gallery)in Okotoks.

– Beneath the Arch ( www.beneaththearch.ca) in Turner Valley

– Diamond Willow Artisan Retreat ( www.diamondwillowartisanretreat.com) near Turner Valley.

The above list features many different artists, musicians, shops, galleries, and marketplaces to visit and see the various art creations of many artists. Make your next country drive an “Art in the Heart of the Foothills Country” experience!

Support Local Art Stores in Calgary!

Being an artist in Calgary truly is wonderful! There are many resources, art groups, and ideas to support us as we create art. With that in mind, we thought we would share a list of local Calgary art stores. These art stores are all in different areas of the city so no matter where you live, there is probably at least one that is close by to you:

Mona Lisa Artists ( www.monalisa-artmat.com)
Kensington Art Supply ( www.kensingtonartsupply.com)
Sunnyside Art Supplies ( www.sunnysideartsupplies.com)
Swinton’s Art Supply ( www.swintonsart.com)
Inglewood Art Supplies ( www.inglewoodart.com)
Colours Artist Supplies ( www.artistssupplies.com)
Sketch Art Supplies ( www.sketchcalgary.ca)

Enjoy the experience of shopping for art supplies at a locally-owned art supply store! You will find lots of great advice, knowledge, and encouragement in each of these stores! If you visit one of the above stores for the first time after reading this post, please mention this blog post when letting others know how you found their store – it goes a long way in building a strong art community!