It's time for another blog giveaway prompted by giveaway day on Sew Mama Sew tomorrow! Please visit their site to enter a number of other giveaways that are happening in the same time frame. It starts at tonight and runs through until Sunday, Dec 12th at 11:59pm MST. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on any one of my previous blog posts between Wednesday through Sunday. So, scroll through my blog and have a look around before picking a post to leave me a comment on.
There are two different prizes to be won, the first is this trinket box with a henna design on it.
The second prize is a painted hanging wooden plaque.
The winners will be randomly chosen from all the entries and the prizes will be shipped out by the following Friday. Happy surfing through my blog and good luck!
Amm's Art will be in Balzac for the next market.
What: Seasonal Delights Hearts & Crafts Market
When: Saturday Oct 10th, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Balzac Community Hall
Handcrafted vendors and local businesses on 2 levels
100 swag bags for first 100 adult guests
Hot drinks available from the Tea Wagon
Face painting ($5) and colouring crafts for children
Donations accepted for Heart Beats - a local charity that helps families with children who have congenital heart defects.
NO ATM: There is one located opposite the hall at the gas station if needed. I accept credit cards.
I know that this is a few weeks late but I just realized that it's my first year blogiversary!!! I've been blogging for an entire year now and there have been quite a few changes along the way. Thank you to everyone who has supported my experimenting- those of you who have given me advice and feedback on my website/work, helped me at markets, and helped shape Amm's Art into what it is today. None of this could have been possible without all the guidance, love, and support.
I'm in a happy and positive mood right now and, as a token of my appreciation, I'd like to do a little giveaway- this is the first one on my blog- yay!
The first items I'd like to give away are a set of 3 wood burnt spoons that have henna inspired designs burnt into them. These are usable since the designs have been burnt into the and wood they won't wash off. The spoons that you get will look something like these:
Next, I have a hand painted wooden sign with a metal hanging chain attached to it. There is a little bit of space on this (above the leaf) for me to add a word or name if the winner likes.
And the final item to give away is an original acrylic henna inspired painting.
In order to enter in the draw for the giveaway please leave me a comment below. You can enter from anywhere in the world and I will leave the give away open for two weeks- so that's until Midnight on Monday Sept 7th [12:00 am Mountain Standard Time (MST)]. The winners will be chosen at random and announced on the following Saturday.
© Ammara Cokar 2015
What: East Village Street Fair
When: July 1st, 2015 9:00am-4:00pm
Where: East Village 8th Av & 5th St SE
Amm's Art will be at the East Village Street Fair on Canada Day! Come down and get some henna'd merchandise or get a temporary henna tattoo done. I'll be on the corner of 8th ave & 5th street SE.
I was at the YWCA last week doing henna for some lovely ladies. It was really amazing seeing how something as simple as henna can bring so many people together.
Here's a sample of the hands that I did.
A wonderful lady named Dianne also shared her cancer story with all of us while she had her head shaved and then henna'd. She requested not to have any pictures of her posted online, so I am honoring that. The amazing grace and dignity she told her story with was so riveting/touching. She laughed and cracked jokes while she told us about how she went from being a professional working woman to becoming homeless and then finding out that she has stage three lung cancer.
I can honestly say I'm at a complete loss for words when trying to describe what I felt observing all of this. It wasn't a large event, it was an intimate gathering of a few ladies at the YWCA with whom she wished to speak openly about her challenges. Dianne was inspiring to say the least. Her journey, and the way she spoke about it, really made me take a few moments to reflect and I realized how easily I sometimes let small things in life drag me down- yet here was a beautiful woman who has been through so much and she's still smiling and not feeling sorry for herself. There's a lot to be learnt from moments like these and I thank Dianne for sharing her struggles and stories so candidly, and wish her the best of luck with her treatments and recovery.
Amm's Art will be at the Calgary Dollars Re-Localize Fair next Saturday April 18th, come down and check it out.
Amm's Art will be at a number of Christmas Gift Markets and Events this holiday season. Please check the Classes & Events tab on this website for more information on each event:
What: Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association Annual Holiday Gift Market
When: Friday Nov. 28th (7PM-10PM)
Address: 1320 5 Av NW
Entry Fee: Free entry
What: Beddington Co-Op Christmas Craft Sale
When: Saturday Nov. 29th (10AM-4PM)
Address: 8220 Centre St NE
Entry Fee: Free entry
What: Cedarbrae Community Center Christmas Craft & Bake Sale
When: December 6th 2014 (10AM-4PM)
Address: 11024 Oakfield Drive SW
Entry Fee: Accepting Food Donations for our Veterans
What: Bridge's Holiday Market
When: December 13th 2014 (12PM-4PM)
Address: 917 Centre Ave NE
Entry Fee: Free Entry
What: Symons Valley Ranch Market Christmas Fair
When: December 29th 2014 (10M-5PM)
Address: 14555 Symons Valley Road NW
Entry Fee: Free Entry
I launched my first market table for Amm's Art yesterday at East Village for the Fall for East Village Event. It was an extremely LONG day, I loaded up my car the night before the event and headed out the door at about 7:15 am the following day. By the Time I was back home and my car was unloaded it was almost 8pm (everything is still sitting on my floor and it needs to be put away). Not to mention the time that I spent running around all week to Rona and Home Depot to figure out just how I was going to set my booth up. I feel that presentation is very important for drawing people in to your booth and I wanted my display to work with the theme of my products without overpowering the products themselves.
There were definitely a lot of lessons learnt from this event. I'm going to highlight a few of the major ones:
© Ammara Cokar 2014
AmmsArt will be at the fall harvest festival on RiverWalk™ Plaza and in the East Village Event Tent, Saturday October 11th. There will also be a live music stage from 11:45am-5pm. As well as an art space with art projects for adults and kids, a photo booth, a pumpkin patch where a donation to the food bank allows you to pick out a pumpkin and bring it home. We have other autumn activities such as a leaf pit, bobbing for apples and other fall fair games. YYC Food Trucks will have four of their trucks on site.
More information here.
I'll be teaching some 3-4 hour long workshops on a few Saturdays starting this month through November at the U of C Women's Resource Centre in Mac Hall.
Saturday Sept. 27- Introduction to Mendhi Design
Saturday Oct. 25- Art Journaling 101
Saturday Nov. 15- Mixed Media Canvas
Click on the events tab to see the details of each class and to register.
Arts & Crafts
I love creating stuff. I also get bored easily. So, on this blog you'll find my experiments with various mediums and techniques along with some of my students' creations from classes that I teach.
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