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Brandy Ink
Get Inspired! Brandy Ink is a blog written by Brandy Dyer. Join Brandy as she sets out on a journey to find her true, creative, self. Follow along as Brandy recreates her life through photography, drawing, painting, and writing. She’ll share her thoughts, her heart, a little wisdom and a lot of inspiration along the way.
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We've decided that a wonderful way to spend mother's Day this year would be to sip on a delicious specialty beverage, and make some art with your child/children. Don't worry, this process is fool proof and you do not have to be a seasoned artist for this. Each mother and child group will be provided with one 12"x12" canvas. Together with your child, you will learn how to make some beautiful crayon art. The process is fascinating and the kids will LOOOOVE this. You will take home a vibrant masterpiece to hang on the wall and also the know-how to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Brandy Ink
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Nothing says “I love you mom” like a relaxing afternoon spent together drinking wine and making art, right? This mother’s day, why not treat your mom to an artistic and cultural experience? Brandy Dyer is hosting a Mother's Day afternoon at Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery. Spend your Mother's Day participating in a guided wine tour, and tasting, followed by a creative workshop where Brandy Dyer will guide you and your mom in making a beautiful, hand-painted, wine glass to take home! There will be lots of colors and designs to choose from. You will create something to be proud of. No... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Brandy Ink
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I don't care what anyone says, Valentine's Day deserves a little extra special effort. Wouldn't it be fun to make your own Valentine's Day Cards this year? Brandy Dyer will guide you during this one day (two hour class), giving you a chance to explore all mediums and create 30 homemade Valentine's Day cards to give to your friends and family. These beautiful tiny pieces of art will measure 2.5"x3.5" which means that if you have some left over, you can keep these and start your own collection of Artist Trading Cards. Sign up today! All classes run 3:15 -... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Brandy Ink
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Students will learn how to draw the very trendy Minecraft characters. Both boys and girls are welcome and they will be instructed by Brandy Dyer in this three week course. They will be taught how to draw a Creeper, Wolf Dog, Ocelot, Stampy, Ghast, Enderman, and Chicken. Oh my! Sounds like fun, doesn't it? Fridays, September 11th, 18th, 25th 3:15 - 4:15 at Creative Fix Ages 8-12 $59 plus tax Supplies are included. Sign up today by email or phone. You must pre-pay to secure your spot. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2015 at Brandy Ink
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Most of you probably don't know that I've started interior decorating. Here is my most recent work for a client. I was lucky to have an incredible client that gave me free reign to do what I wanted. She inspired me by sharing her style preference, and the rest was up to me. Fun! The job actually started as a commissioned furniture job. She wanted me to make a headboard and paint her bedroom suite. But upon our initial meeting she decided to hire me to decorate the entire room. I started by painting her two wooden nightstands and headboard... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Brandy Ink
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We're pleased to introduce the Gelli Plate workshop... instructed by Win Dinn of Creston, BC. This is an excellent workshop that teaches you how to create beautiful backgrounds in your art journals.... and it is also useful for collage, fabric swatches, card making, and much, much, more. What is a Gelli plate? It's a gelli-like surface used for print making. If you've even heard of silk-screening... it's similar to this but so much easier and no need to deal with nasty chemicals, and difficult clean-up. The gelli plate is a new-aged print-making technique suitable for beginners to experts. It's fast,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Brandy Ink
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We have an amazing workshop planned for this weekend and still a few spots left! Would you like to learn how to leave your inhibitions behind and just cut loose? Do you want to create art but sometimes get stuck or lack inspiration? Are you a beginner? Well, this course will be perfect for you! You'll learn how to create texture, add embellishments, and you'll even learn about color and design. The talented and professional instructor Win Dinn, will guide you through up to 20 techniques on how to create your background, midground and foreground. She'll show you what mixed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Brandy Ink
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I don't care what anyone says, Valentine's Day deserves a little extra special effort. Wouldn't it be fun to make your own Valentine's Day Cards this year? Brandy Hunt will guide you during this one day (two hour class), giving you a chance to explore all mediums and create 30 homemade Valentine's Day cards to give to your friends and family. These beautiful tiny pieces of art will measure 2.5"x3.5" which means that if you have some left over, you can keep these and start your own collection of Artist Trading Cards. Sign up today! All classes run 3:15 -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at Brandy Ink
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Are you lacking technique, but have the soul of an artist? Looking for a fun way to stretch your creative muscles? Do you art journal but lack skills or inspiration at times? This course is for you! You'll learn 10 ways to create a surface for your painting, as many ways to add new layers and found objects, and the steps necessary to complete your painting to archival standards. We invite you to join us as instructor Win Dinn teaches this weekend course. Previous participants have said this about the course: "Feeling creative but stuck in a rut? Take the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at Brandy Ink
We, at Creative Fix, believe that you can never have enough creativity in your life. That’s why we’re offering you The Creative Life. Whether you’re already an artist or someone that aspires to be more artistic or creative, becoming a member of The Creative Life for 2015 will leave you feeling inspired all year long! This will also make an excellent gift for that creative person or creative "wanna-be" in your life! As a member of The Creative Life you’ll enjoy the following privileges: • Upon sign-up, you will automatically become part of the very exciting Creative Life Project* •... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at Brandy Ink
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Above art print by Win Dinn http://windinnart.blogspot.ca PRINTING MAKING - Kids and Teens Creative Fix has a new obsession. Gelli Plates. Oh my goodness.... soooo much fun. What is a gelli plate? Well, kind of exactly how it sounds.... an 8x10 gelli-like surface that is used to makes prints. You start by spreading paint on the gelli plate and then make impressions onto paper. To create texture in the paint you can use stencils, paint brushers, brayers, texturing tools and other strange objects. You then press your paper onto the plate and voila, you've made a print! Once it's dry,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Brandy Ink
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Above art print by Win Dinn http://windinnart.blogspot.ca Creative Fix is pleased to introduce the Gelli Pate workshop... instructed by Win Dinn of Creston, BC. ***Warning: You're about to get hooked, whether you're a mixed media artist, a quilter, a fabric artist or you just love to play with colour. The Gelli plate is a durable surface for mono-printing onto paper, fabric, canvas and body parts, if need be! In this evening playshop, we'll use it with paper and mat board, but all techniques are transferrable. Useful for collage, backgrounds, fabric swatches and much, much more, you'll have more fun than... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Brandy Ink
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I think it is safe to say that everyone is intrigued by stencils. They're ooh la la so pretty... but what are the different ways you can use them to create amazing things? Join Brandy Hunt while she shows you over 15 techniques of how to use a stencil. Whether you are an art journaler, scrapbooker, cardmaker, artist, or hobbiest, you'll love this workshop! Your head will be spinning with ideas and you'll leave the class feeling inspired to stencil at home! Creative Fix is now selling a line of art supplies so you can leave the class with your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Brandy Ink
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Course Description: Back by popular demand... the course is excellent if you are an aspiring photographer, new to DSLR cameras, or a beginner all together. This two day workshop is designed for you. The workshop covers many topics which include: - DSLR care - Getting acquainted with the essential controls and menus of your DSLR - Understanding the camera's automatic settings, when and why to use them - How to set up your camera for shooting - Understanding how to take full control of exposure - The creative effect of shutter speed and aperture - Controlling Depth of Field -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Brandy Ink
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Creative Fix is now carrying Seattle's Chocolates. And this is not just any chocolate.... this is "Creative Fix Approved" chocolate. We've got high standards and refuse to sell a product unless we LOVE it. Here's why we love Seattle's Chocolate... Seattle's Chocolates are thoughtfully crafted from farm to finish. You can feel good about eating the bars because every aspect of their craft – from the origin of their cocoa beans to the innovative flavor inclusions – are carefully curated and chosen to meet our rigid quality standards. They continue to adopt sustainable sourcing practices including eliminating palm kernel oil... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Brandy Ink
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Art journaling is a huge fad that has caught on globally. An art journal can be a record of your daily thoughts, a travel journal, a memory diary, a dream journal, a place where you jot down your goals or to-do lists, or... well, almost any record that you'd like to keep in a book or notebook. What makes it an "art journal" is when you add any kind of illustration or embellishment to the pages. Students will be instructed by Brandy Dyer in this four hour course, using all sorts of different mediums in their art journals. Brandy will... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at Brandy Ink
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We've decided that a wonderful way to spend mother's Day this year would be to sip on a delicious specialty beverage, and make some art with your child/children. Don't worry, this process is fool proof and you do not have to be a seasoned artist for this. Each mother and child group will be provided with one 12"x12" canvas. Together with your child, you will learn how to make some beautiful crayon art. The process is fascinating and the kids will LOOOOVE this. You will take home a vibrant masterpiece to hang on the wall and also the know-how to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at Brandy Ink
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Course Description: If you are an aspiring photographer, new to DSLR cameras or a beginner all together, this two day workshop is designed for you. The workshop covers many topics which include: - DSLR care - Getting acquainted with the essential controls and menus of your DSLR - Understanding the camera's automatic settings, when and why to use them - How to set up your camera for shooting - Understanding how to take full control of exposure - The creative effect of shutter speed and aperture - Controlling Depth of Field - How to affectively control ISO to reduce noise... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at Brandy Ink
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Art journaling is a huge fad that has caught on globally. An art journal can be a record of your daily thoughts, a travel journal, a memory diary, a dream journal, a place where you jot down your goals or to-do lists, or... well, almost any record that you'd like to keep in a book or notebook. What makes it an "art journal" is when you add any kind of illustration or embellishment to the pages. Students will be instructed by Brandy Dyer in this three hour course, using all sorts of different mediums in their art journals. Brandy will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Brandy Ink
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Art Journaling for Kids - Ages 6-12 Students will learn how to create and keep an art journal. Art journaling is a huge fad that has caught on globally. An art journal can be a record of your daily thoughts, a travel journal, a memory diary, a dream journal, a place where you jot down your goals or to-do lists, or... well, almost any record that you'd like to keep in a book or notebook. What makes it an "art journal" is when you add any kind of illustration or embellishment to the pages. Students will be instructed by Brandy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Brandy Ink
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Are you lacking technique, but have the soul of an artist? Looking for a fun way to stretch your creative muscles? Do you art journal but lack skills or inspiration at times? This course is for you! You'll learn 10 ways to create a surface for your painting, as many ways to add new layers and found objects, and the steps necessary to complete your painting to archival standards. We invite you to join us as instructor Win Dinn teaches this four week course. Previous participants have said this about the course: "Feeling creative but stuck in a rut? Take... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Brandy Ink
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I'm so proud of the kids that took part in the Valentine Card making class this month. They did such a wonderful job of their cards and they were little sweethearts too! Great job girls! You're going to be the envy of all your classmates when you hand out these little gems on Valentine's Day! Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Brandy Ink
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Get your "Creative Fix" this month by joining Brandy Hunt and Lori Littlejohn as they combine yoga and art in a 4 week course that will be sure to get your creative juices flowing! The course will take place at two of the newest coolest spaces in Creston, Buddha Vibe and the lounge at Creative Fix. Every Sunday night starting on Feb 16th we will meet at Buddha Vibe for an all levels, fun flow, yoga class of 45 minutes. Our classes will combine Asanas (yoga postures) and yoga ideology. Each week we will have a new focus or intention... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at Brandy Ink
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Here are the art classes for February. Art Journaling - Ages 6-13 Students will learn how to create and keep an art journal. Art journaling is a huge fad that has caught on globally. An art journal can be a record of your daily thoughts, a travel journal, a memory diary, a dream journal, a place where you jot down your goals or to-do lists, or... well, almost any record that you'd like to keep in a book or notebook. What makes it an "art journal" is when you add any kind of illustration or embellishment to the pages. Students... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at Brandy Ink