29 August 2017

Creative Participant Oceanside 500

Creative Participants Friends of Sand & Surf Oceanside 500
Oceanside 500 Friends of Sand & Surf 
Paintings * Beach art * Wood work * 
Quilts * Photography * Jewelry

Sand & Surf
Sand & Surf

What is our creative back-story?
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Sand & Surf - woodwork and crafts
Yodi Originals - Watercolour and craft designs
Connie Glasgow - Quilts
Gloria Dunbar - Ceramics
Kelptown Rope - Mats and baskets
Violet Baker & Shirley Clark - Jewelry

Art by Sharon MacVicar
Art by Sharon MacVicar
Yodi Originals

Yodi originals. My real name is Sharon MacVicar - Yodi is a name my sister gave me that I adopted as my artsy name. I have been drawing, painting and coming up with crafty ideas since a young age and it remains a part of who I am - the desire to create. I took lessons over the years in sketching, watercolor techniques, attended workshops of some of my favorite local artists and paint regularly with other artist friends as it is my passion.I draw my inspiration from nature, the outdoors and Nova Scotia culture and tradition in general. I love to connect with others who love Art as much as I do and my plan is to continue to be inspired by all around me.


Pottery by Gloria Dunbar
Pottery by Gloria Dunbar
Pottery by Gloria Dunbar
Pottery by Gloria Dunbar

Pottery by Gloria Dunbar
Pottery by Gloria Dunbar



Quilts by Connie Glasgow
Quilts by Connie Glasgow
Connie Glasgow:
I am a retired school administrator who started quilting after taking several classes from Ken Grantham at Atlantic Fabrics. I have fond memories of watching my mother make quilts from old clothes that we put on our beds during the winter. It is a stress reliever and an enjoyable hobby.



Quilts by Connie Glasgow
Quilts by Connie Glasgow
Kelptown Rope Mats & Baskets
Kelptown Rope Mats & Baskets

Kelptown Rope strives to recycle used rope from local fishermen to keep it from landfills and give it a new purpose. While each mat has a distinct character, those made from recycled rope have a unique weathered look.

Kelptown cannot be found on a map but in the memory of old local fishermen who frequented the area to gather kelp and seaweed. The area was referred to as "Kelptown" because of the abundance of kelp and seaweed that washed-up on its shores. As it was done in many coastal towns, the rich sea product would be used to fertilize their gardens and insulate their homes. The kelp is no longer used as it once was but its' salty sweet smell lingers in the air in the area once referred to by locals as "Kelptown".


Kelptown Rope Mats & Baskets
Kelptown Rope Mats & Baskets

It is our pleasure to hand make each item in the heart of Kelptown, or, as it is known today, beautiful Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia. We come from long-line of east coast fishermen whose livelihood was dependent on their rope weaving and knot-making skills. We are proud to keep that tradition alive.

Kelptown Rope Mats & Baskets
Kelptown Rope
Mats & Baskets

Kelptown Rope Mats & Baskets
Kelptown Rope Mats & Baskets










Sand & Surf * Mary Jefferson
Sand & Surf * Mary Jefferson
SAND & SURF

I LOVE WOOD! I have always been interested in woodwork and painting, enjoying all aspects of art. With living close to the ocean, I like to create beach themed projects. I use many different mediums and like to make a variety of different things.

Sand & Surf * Mary Jefferson
Sand & Surf * Mary Jefferson

Sand & Surf * Mary Jefferson
Sand & Surf * Mary Jefferson

Sand & Surf * Mary Jefferson

Sand & Surf * Mary Jefferson
Sand & Surf * Mary Jefferson

Sand & Surf * Mary Jefferson

Sand & Surf * Mary Jefferson

Address for the Open Studio Tour:
500 West Lawrencetown Road

Contact:
jeffersonm@outlook.com

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