Let’s Colour! Colouring book Release!

Let’s Colour! Colouring book Release!

Back in April 2020, I was inspired and dismayed by the results of COVID lockdowns, I wanted to give others the gift of creative time. I had to think of something accessible for all. And so I began releasing weekly colouring pages and hosting “Let’s Colour” virtual live sessions. First as live sessions on social media then I set up workshop events and hosted through zoom. Who knew we would all become experts at video conferencing! This was my way to connect and give back to the community. I am a big believer in the power of creativity, and love to encourage others to make time for themselves and find some zen in spite of struggles.

The colouring pages were created weekly and were a way for me to set my own creative time. My illustration style tends to be uncomplicated and of course, a fun Whimsical style! Sometimes I would ask for a suggestion for the coming weeks subject matter but luckily inspiration easily finds me. I really enjoyed sharing them each week, feeling the connection with all the comments, and of course, with those that joined my live colouring sessions. So thank you to those who did!

My belief in creativity and self-care at any time made me think. A colouring book would be a natural expansion of this idea! I carefully chose paper that would expect the tools you likely have in your home; crayons and pencil crayons, illustrated a few more pages, and chose a local printer to produce my book. Supporting local is an important part of the studio and of my personal values. Colouring is an easy and accessible activity that embraces creativity and serenity. Simply find crayons, markers, or other supplies you have on hand and away you go! Colour outside of the lines even! Doesn’t matter – this time is for you – and the end result does not need to be a masterpiece. Happy Colouring! 

Please share your in progress or completed colouring pages on social media. Remember to tag @redraspberrystudios and use the hashtag #LetsColourFun.

Intro Price! $8.00  

 

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Red Trillium Studio Tour – Fall 2020

Red Trillium Studio Tour – Fall 2020

My very first studio art tour! And I am very excited to host visitors in my studio despite COVID! Speaking of which, studio tour guidelines are as follows: Visitors & artists are expected to wear masks indoors, or when adequate social distancing might be difficult. Hand sanitizer will be available at all locations. Studios will restrict the number of people inside at any time and request that you not handle the merchandise unnecessarily. With your help, we can all be safe!

 

Red Trillium Studio Tour is a long-running tour going through the beautiful area of West Carleton – March located in the west end of Ottawa, Canada. There are 10 stops and 16 artists on this tour with Red Raspberry Studios being stop 10 on the tour. You will see a wide variety of work including Pottery, Stained glass art, Eco women’s clothing, Watercolours, Acrylics, Woodturning, Wire-wrapped gemstones, Handmade glass jewellery, Glass art, Stained Glass, Fabric Sculpture, Painting, Fine Art Textiles and of course, Illustration! 

 

Below is the listing of the artists that will be on this addition of the tour. Please see map at https://www.redtrilliumst.com/map/. You will notice there are interesting points of interest along and nearby the Tour Route. So make it a weekend of exploring in West Carleton-March there will still be some fall splendour to enjoy! 

Special note about the studio, there are 2 flights of stairs leading to the studio, see photo.

Hope to see you next weekend!

 

Be Whimsical, Share Your Sparkle, Be Sassy!

Barbi

Launched!

Launched!

Welcome to Red Raspberry Studios newly redesigned site! Which now includes an online shop! You will discover the shop with its joyful products for home, gifts and fashion. I will share behind the scenes and news from the studio via the blog. You will see my continuing art series and illustration designs. And of course, there will be stories and inspirations shared. 

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Be Whimsical, Share Your Sparkle, Be Sassy!
Barbi 🙂