Brina And Friends Artwork – Free Instant Download Art Print File


Want some free art? You can instantly download “Unimpressed Giraffe” at for the next week. Use it as a colouring page, print it for you art wall gallery or for your kid’s bedroom or rec room. It’s an SVG file, so it can be printed as large as you like or as little. Enjoy!


Upcoming Event : Hearth Annual Holiday Sale 2017

Hearth 2017 - Holiday Craft, artist sale in Fernie BC

Life On Etsy – Our First Sale

Etsy first sale - mobiles, wall hangings, suspended art made in Fernie, BC

Let’s focus on what’s really important here, it’s something to celebrate and remember, we made our first mobile sale. How sweet the first sale is! I was a little worried because we’ve been on Etsy for just over a month and there has had lots of activity but no movement. Here we go, world! We’re getting pumped.

Quick and Easy Banana Snack

Kid's Quick and Easy Snack - banana, honey and cinnamon treat

This isn’t my usual kind of post but my kids love this snack so much, I was tempted to let everyone know about it. Plus, my problem with my kids eating a whole banana is the frequent and tiring game of “what’s that smell?” where I look for 1/2 eaten bananas around the house.

No doubt, this isn’t something you’ve never heard of before. It’s probably in the same family as Ants on a Log but here we have something that would be named Sticky Discs, Spiced Pads or Interstellar Circles, I’m not sure what to call them. But it’s just sliced bananas, sprinkled cinnamon and a slight swish swash of honey. Try it. Your kids will be sticky disc happy. My friend Mandi was the first to give Spiced Pads to my kids, sometimes with various nuts or seeds on top. You have her to thank.


The Play Room News

My friend Emma runs The Play Room in Fernie, BC, a cool, safe little place to bring your kids and friends. Now they’re offering kids clothing consignment AND a nice and easy 3 punch pass for $10…but lets get back to the consignment clothes.

“Have some kids clothing in EUC? Save yourself the hassle of posting online and having people come to your home and bring them on in to The Play Room next time you come to play and make a little extra cash.”

Do You Enjoy Opera? Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg Screening


Friday, November 3 – 4:00pm
Opera screening at the Arts Station, 601-1st Avenue, Fernie

Die Meistersingers von Nurnberg

In Die Meistersinger, Wagner’s comic masterpiece, he sets aside gods and goddesses to tell a touchingly human story about the power of art. When an impetuous young singer arrives in a proud German city determined to dazzle the townsfolk and win the love of a beautiful woman, his attempts to prove himself find sympathy in a wise cobbler-poet.
Wagner drew on Schopenhauer’s philosophical theories that music is the highest of the arts and a means of escaping sufferings. Wagner wrote this opera as a life-enhancing celebration of wisdom, art and song. McVicar’s staging stokes the fires of the human heart.
Gerald Finley, Marco Jentzsch, Johannes Martin Kränzle,
Anna Gabler, Alastair Miles
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Conductor Vladimir Jurowski; Stage Director David McVicar

German with English subtitles; 2011, 4.45
By donation

BC SPCA East Kootenay Branch Cat Quarantine


“The cat population at the East Kootenay BC SPCA in under a precautionary quarantine due to potential exposure to the Panleukopenia virus. The Branch will be closed until Tuesday November 7th and we will not be accepting any new cats or kittens into our care until the quarantine is lifted. The canine and small animals populations are unaffected by this quarantine.

We can still be reached at (250)426-6751 or if you require assistance.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for you patience and understanding.”