Hey everyone, it’s Sarah here today posting about my trip to Gabriola on this fine Thanksgiving weekend!
This weekend was Gabriola’s Thanksgiving Studio Tour! The weekend where artist’s open their studios and let people roam around their spaces and ask them questions and chat. I love Gabriola and art so I was so exited to be able to get to tour some studios yesterday! I headed over on the 12:00 ferry with sunny skies and some Taylor Swift blasting. I was armed with my Gabriola Studio Tour map and circled my must see’s while waiting for the ferry.
My first stop was Lynch Studio which had the most beautiful jewellery and interesting mixed media pieces. It was also a lovely property! Driving around Gabriola is a sight on its own. The roads meander and the sun was amazing yesterday. (I came to a crawling stop to take this photo, nobody was harmed in it’s making!)
My next stop was Artworks in Folklife Village for a look around and a coffee! I splurged on a cinnamon soy latte and started to browse the shop. A lot of the islands artists sell their work at Artworks so it was nice to see lots of art altogether! I bough a pink scarf with anchors on it and put it on right away and wore it the whole day and then continued on my adventure :) I made stops at #9 and then #20 and a few in between. These are some others shots from some of the stops. Some of them were painters, other were felters and others were quilters.
And finally in the line-up to come back to the big city of Nanaimo with my new scarf! Seeing all the artist’s reminded me that sometimes by dropping what I am ‘supposed to be doing’ and picking up something that I ‘love doing’ could lead me places I never dreamed of. I feel inspired to pick up the things that I love doing and do them everyday! Some of these things include making patterns and painting landscapes. So that is what I will do!
I hope that everyone had a lovely thanksgiving weekend spent with people they love!