Posted by: h2okay | February 16, 2008

Gift Gallery Open

It has been a year in the making, but we celebrated the grand opening of our wire sculpture gift gallery on Valentine’s Day.

h2okay creative gift gallery

13380 McClure Place, Summerland, BC, CANADA Hours: Tues – Sat, Noon-5pm.

Come in and say hello! We’re just off the highway. If you can’t stop by for a visit, you can always shop online at h2okay.com.

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Posted by: h2okay | January 3, 2008

A busy year!

Wow! Here I am doing a little online housekeeping to start out the new year, and I realize that I have been an inactive ‘blogger’ for pretty much the whole year! Sounds like a resolution in the making, don’t you think???

Well, since a picture tells all… You can see what I’ve been up to this year. Here is my last wire sculpture of 2007, “Rythm”, created from a single continuous strand of copper wire:

I hope to post more artwork here in the coming months… works in progress, reference photos, etc.

Posted by: h2okay | December 13, 2006

Winning Tree!

This past weekend, we participated in a fundraising event for the local food bank. About a dozen businesses were challenged to decorate trees. The actual live trees were donated by a nursery, and the location and power supplied by a local winery.

Our tree was decorated with handcrafted wire ornaments that we made the week before the event. It was a big success! Our beautiful shiny tree fetched a nice bid for the Food Bank, and we won a case of wine for the voter’s choice.

What an awesome idea!
Winning Tree

Posted by: h2okay | October 27, 2006

Pumpkins Got Bling!

Check it out! This year we avoid the yucky mess of carving jack-o-lanterns by decorating our pumpkins with wire.

pumpkins

Give it a try!
Happy Halloween

Posted by: h2okay | August 20, 2006

Kids wire art workshop

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Wow! I just spent a week at the local art gallery teaching a summer arts workshop on wire sculpture. I had so much fun, and it was such a great bunch of kids.

I have put together a little video of some of their work, and invite everyone to check it out at Let the Wire Inspire

Posted by: h2okay | July 4, 2006

Sales Were Soggy!

Well, we survived our first outdoor market of the season… barely!

Two years ago, we set up shop on the shores of Okanagan Lake, only to be blasted by unbelievable winds carrying sand from the beach. It was after that market that we decided not to do outdoor shows any more.

I can’t recall now what it was that made us weak… that allowed us to actually pay our hard earned money to someone for the opportunity to battle nature from our tiny tent lined up on a path with dozens of other poor ‘artisan’ vendors hoping to sell their wares. But, we apparently had not learned our lesson.

This time, we were all ready with our sandbags and tiedowns. That did not matter. The wind and the rain came anyway. In fact, the thunder and lightning and hail came too! It was not a pretty site. All that kept going through my head as we packed our soggy product into its containers for the soggy ride home was “I thought we weren’t going to do outdoor shows any more???”

Ah well… just another adventure, I guess!

Posted by: h2okay | June 29, 2006

Summer Artisan Market

The warm weather here in the Okanagan means lots of tourists, and also lots of markets. We have signed up as vendors at a local Night Market. This is a new concept for our community. It runs from 4:30pm – 8:30pm to catch the after work crowd and those out for an evening stroll.

We bought a fancy new pop-up tent to sell our wire creations from. We are quite excited to bring some of our functional wire art (fridge magnets, bookmarks, etc.) to the public, as well as some of our jewelry which has been a big hit in other areas.

Our first market is next Tuesday. I’ll share that experience next week!

Happy Canada Day! and 4th of July!

Posted by: h2okay | June 7, 2006

Wire Art Accepted

In a small Canadian town (population = 10,000) a small victory for wire sculpture…

“Ben and Jerry”, a wire sculpture depicting a team of plow horses working a field, created from a single, continuous strand of aluminum fencing wire was created to celebrate the 100th birthday of the artist’s community of Summerland, BC. The piece was accepted into the Centennial Art Show and will be on display with other local artists’ work at the gallery for the month of July.

To view more of artist Angela Hook’s work, please visit www.wireinspire.com

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