Monday, September 28, 2009

Arts & Crafts at 165th Richmond Fair

Richmond, Ontario, is about 1/2 hour of drive by car south-west of Ottawa. And for those who didn't know, Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. My in-laws moved to Richmond early this year, so that gave us a reason to visit Richmond often.

Richmond is a quiet little town surrounds by farm lands and nurseries. Every year in September, the town host a 4 days fair. This year, they celebrate 165th year of the Richmond Fair from Sept 17th- 20th. The Fair is surprising big for being such a small town. There are lots to do, and lots to see.

One of the many highlights at the fair is arts & crafts show. Pictures here are just a small portion of they have at the arts & craft show. They have quilt crafting, photo art, flower arrangements, and arts and crafts from local schools students as well. Aside from all these fantastic arts and craft show, they also have arts and crafts sales. A lot of neat and pretty crafts for sales. Read up on my hubpage about 165th Richmond Fair, or to see more photos from the fair on the hubpage.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Amazing paper crafted Castle.

I just want to share a site that i found for this beautiful Castle that is entirely crafted from paper only. It is done by Wataru Itou, a university student that spent over four years to craft this master piece. He named it “Castle on the Ocean”. It even complete with electrical lights and a moving train. This entire piece measures 2.4m by 1.8m and is 1m high. This is truly an amazing arts & crafts combine! Definitely on my list of things to visit when I go to Japan.

Paper crafted "Castle on the Ocean".

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Craft Idea

Ordinary into Extrodinary.

Ever have any thing plain laying around the house collecting dust? Why not craft them up and make them more attractive and be the center of attention.

Here's one example of a fairy statue for your garden display. Since weather is starting to turn cold and winter season will soon be upon us. It is time to clean up the garden in the Fall, and start bringing in more fragile plants or statues (like this fairy here) into the house for over winter. Of course, rather then letting the fairy statue collecting dust during the winter season, you can craft it up as a centerpiece for others to admire. All I did was touch it up with flowers and greenary leaves that I have left over from other craft projects. It now becomes a display piece to brighten your home. After you crafted it up, it can stays like this in the house all year round of course, it doesn't have to be use as a garden accent at all. And if you really into painting, you can always paint the statue. Picture below is the same fairy statue I gave to my mother in-law. As you can see, she painted the statue and display it as an ornament in her house. So there are many things that you can do to turn an ordinary object into an extrodinary object. These are just couple of examples of alternative ways to display your garden statue. Happy crafting now. :)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Painting: Child of the Universe

Aside from doing crafts, I also enjoy doing visual art. Problem is that I can't seems to finish a drawing or painting when I'm out of inspiration. Yup.. I have a quite a few unfinish art work. lol And the art works that I do finished usually ended up given away as gifts. I actually kind of regret not keeping most of them now. lol Majority of the arts I've done was during my high school years. I was quite good at it. I know my arts teachers were disappointed because all their best students did not persue arts as a career.

I just want to share one of the paintings I've done long after the high school years. Most of my creativities come in a whim, and I'd be overwhelm by the urge to make it comes to life whether it's an art work or a craft idea. I called this painting Child of the Universe, because the universe is this fairy birth place. I just suddenly got the idea one day and started painting. I've always fond of fairy creatures, and the universe never sieze to wonder me. Yes.. before you ask, astronomy is also one of my passion as well. I hope you'll enjoy the painting, or inspire your creative ideas.