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Putting Eggs In Multiple Baskets

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I thought I’d try something, because you get 14 days free, Brina And Friend’s Art now has it’s own website. Again, I’m throwing myself into a whole new world of trying to figure out how to get people to my website. Here we go! What a fun adventure life is.

 

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Annex Suspended – Making, Building, Selling Mobiles Suspended Art and Wall Hangings

Annex Suspended Mobiles and Suspended Art and Wall Hangings made in Fernie BC Canada

A friend and I recently, about 5 months ago, started making suspended mobiles and wall hangings together. We call it Annex Suspended. I’ve never made mobiles to sell before. It’s a strange thing to enjoy making something, to look beautiful and balanced and imaginative, and to offer that to the world. What you’re offering is a decorative piece of art that, hopefully, someone will connect to like we do.

It’s a tough sell!

But I’m enjoying the challenge. I’m excited to see where this will go and what we will create next. It’s such a fun, creative process and I miss making things with my hands. Plus, my partner Michelle Galway, is a genius with her hands. She can make anything and make it brilliantly.

We started some marketing on Facebook and Instagram. It was good connecting to people we know in town and a few beyond. Then we attended a market at Wapiti Music Festival and it was wonderful seeing reactions and getting feedback. So nice! Better than I expected. Now we’re on Etsy.com selling to the world, or anyone with internet access, and it’s a whole other ball game. I’m always learning and hopefully getting better at this.

Annex Suspended handmade bird wall hanging - brass, wood and felt

The Traveller On Small Town Social

The Traveller by Brina Schenk - storytelling in 20 pages

I’m going to be telling my story over the next week or so on Small Town Social if anyone is interested in reading it. The Traveller was displayed at Wapiti Music Festival and it will be out again during the Chautauqua festival in Fernie, BC. There are the others who are not in Fernie and/or are not attending the festivals and I want there to be an opportunity for everyone to read it. The layout was done fairly quickly, and professional photos are in my possible future, but the story is still there and I hope you enjoy.

There is also a wonderful article about The Traveller in The Free Press. Read the article here. I should probably grab a copy to send to my mum.

The Traveller Is Getting Ready For Wapiti Music Festival

Last year I deputed Shy Girl at Wapiti Music Festival and this year I’m introducing a whole new story titled The Traveller. It’s a simple 20 page illustrated story with few words. I’m hoping the imagery will be enough to grab people’s attention. I’m know I’m in love with the story and I can’t wait to show it in Annex Park on August 11 and 12th.

The Traveller, an illustrated story by Brina Schenk at Wapiti Music Festival

Logo For Local Handmade Bamboo Fly Fishing Rod Business In Fernie BC

Harrison-Edge Cane bamboo fly rods logo - Fernie BC

Have you heard about Harrison-Edge Cane Bamboo Fly Rods in Fernie BC? Peter hand crafts each rod and apparently they’re amazing (I don’t fly fish…but maybe I should). He needed a new logo so I took his scribbles and replicated it on my computer. Done and done.

Brina Schenk’s Illustrations At The Blue Toque

Watch out, Patrick Markle, Brina Schenk is infiltrating The Blue Toque! I’ve always wanted to have some of my illustrations for sale somewhere and Tanya approached me about displaying some ink work on her walls. Of course I do! How cool is it to meet people who loves your work enough to look at it every day.

I hope to replace artwork as it’s sold. I better keep drawing as these are all originals, not prints.

Back At Work…Graphic Work, That Is

I took some time away from my computer while my children needed their mom but now that they’re a little older I’m finding some time to get work done. Here are some samples of work I’ve been doing, in the graphic design world, in the past year.

Fernie Lantern Festival – marketing material
Fernie Seniors – Logo Design
Burma Road Estates – Logo Design
E-Save-The-Date for some friends – local wedding stationery
Bright Beginnings Community Preschool – website and social media

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