Monthly Archives: October 2015

Forged in Fire

Forged in Fire

In the past month it has come to light that a child, in the circle of people that surround me, has been sexually abused. All is being dealt with appropriately, but that doesn’t mean much when you are suffering.

I created the piece pictured below as a guttural response to this trauma. She is called “Forged in Fire”. For I believe that this child will be an amazing survivor. The child is surrounded by family that cares and that love.

It is not much – but I know that the family could use all the support that can be offered.

In order to support the family, I am auctioning off this piece and all funds will go to the family. It is a small thing that I am doing but I hope that we can make it into a much bigger thing.

The auction will be held on my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/graceworksartstudio, it will be comment style on the pinned post on the top of my wall.  It will run until October 30, 2015 and bidding will close at 9pm MST. Starting bid is $5.

All proceeds will go to the family. If you are local you can pick it up, if you aren’t local I will ship the piece to you at my cost.

This piece is valued at $150.00 I hope that we can send more than that to the family.watermarked

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What’s new around here!

What’s new around here!

It has been a full and busy year around my place. We have been doing a lot of work in our back yard and basement to make it a better place to be! This has meant that my time in my studio has been limited. But that is changing!!

I have (with the help my husband) been able to rearrange my studio so that I will now be able to teach classes of 3 or 4 in my home studio space. This is a dream come true! The space isn’t perfect (yet!!) but with plans to continue work throughout the coming year I am good to go as it is.

This means that I am available for more dates to teach! Which means there will be more choice for you!

I have put new class dates and projects up (go to the Upcoming Classes page and Class Descriptions) to see what is up.  The classes are for the end of November and beginning of December. But if you want a class on date not listed just call me and see if we can arrange something that fits your schedule.

This year I am participating in the Christmas @ CASA artisan market November 20 (5-9pm) & 21 (10-5om). Admission is free so come and take a look, do so Christmas shopping and enjoy all the local talent in and around Lethbridge!

I look forward to reconnecting with you in the coming months!

Joani