Category Archives: The People

Rick Kennedy Silent Auction

If you want to bid on any of the items for Rick and Kim’s silent auction on Facebook, the link is below. Lots of items to bid on and more being added daily. This community is a beautiful thing in the face of tragedy.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/799056620460717/

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When Things Start To Make Sense

Have you ever had an experience working on something for a long time and then all of a sudden it just makes sense? That’s way too vague. For instance, I’ve been drawing for years, maybe twenty years or more, although my art has taken on various forms and gone in many directions. Until recently I never really knew what I wanted to do. I kept trying different styles, searching for my own artistic voice…which is very hard in a world full of incredible artists. And then I did this little handsome bird:

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And I said to myself, in my head because out loud I’d look even more crazy, “yes! I think I like this.” Handsome Bird lead me to pieces like this:

And I’m starting to build a catalogue of illustrations that I’m so proud of. There’s a uniform look and feel and it’s all making sense. It’s a nice place to be.

For more art head to www.annexcollections.com or check out the Fernie Arts Co-op where I’ll be selling my illustrations in the near future. We will also be selling our Annex Suspended mobiles! Whoop Whoop!

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Terry Nelson’s Book Launch, Today At 3

Terry Nelson Hiking Trails Book Launch in Fernie BC

Fernie On Instagram : Snow Valley Lodging Rebranding

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A Christmas Story

Orphan Christmas in Fernie BC - a small house, 7 families, loads of kids.

For days leading up to Christmas I was a bit worried about having 29 people at our small house for Christmas day dinner. 7 families, 14 kids, 15 adults, many beyblades ripping. I was worried there wouldn’t be enough food. I was worried the kids would be so crazy and wild, we wouldn’t be able to think straight. I was worried I didn’t have enough for people to do. All for nought! The party was great, the kids were civilized, the food was amazing and somehow, almost like a miracle, there was way too much to eat. My dessert plate was just as full as my dinner plate. I love when things just work out, with the help of 29 other people, that is. I’ll try and worry a little less because every holiday ends with a magnificent feast and fabulous company.

None of us have our families around but it’s much less noticeable when you have such a great Fernie family. Merry Christmas, everyone!

The History of Fernie Heritage Library

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If you want to learn about the history of Fernie Heritage Library, I suggest taking a few minutes to do so because the story is fascinating, to say the least. When I read the history of the library I was surprised at how much of a community effort it was and continues to be so to this day.

The very last part was my favourite:

“Community Commitment:

Fernie Heritage Library is a monument to Fernie community spirit. Hundreds of thousands of dollars and uncounted hours of volunteer labour turned a worthy but tired city property into a legacy for future generations of Fernieites.”

I love it when people come together, and in this case through many generations, to create something beautiful. Who knew that community, the thing I tried to get away from as a 20 year old, would be the thing that makes my eyes teary – in a happy way.

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Fernie Arts Co-op Sale & Social

Fernie Arts Co-op Holiday Sale and Artist' Social on December 8th