Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Glimpse Of Art From The Images Show This Last Weekend ~November 22-23, 2014

"The gift of an image is that it provides a place to watch your soul."  ~James Hillman

This is just a few photos of some of the artwork at the Images Show this past weekend. These were taken just before opening on Sunday morning.  I am very pleased that my painting Harvest Time has a new home. Thank You Joell!   Please note, the photos shown here are in no particular order.  

Harvest Time, Watercolour & Ink by Laura Leeder  SOLD 

Images Art Show & Sale, November 22 and 23, 2014, Creston, BC

More paintings by me (Laura Leeder)

Pottery by Gunda Stewart, Quilt by Ute Bachinski

Pottery by Gunda Stewart, Painting by Eileen Hirota

Paintings by James McDowell

Painting by Elaine Alfoldy

Paintings by Andy Alfoldy

Paintings by Karen Arrowsmith

Paintings by Carol Schloss 

Paintings by Eileen Hirota and Ute Bachinski

NEXT Week on Monday ~ I will be participating in a Blog Hop Around The World.  I hope you will stop by again.....

THANK YOU, have a great week!
Laura Leeder, Creston Valley Artist

My artwork can be purchased on-line through my website or Etsy Shop:
or Shop by Phone 250-402-6599

Monday, November 17, 2014

YOU ARE INVITED! Images Art Show And Sale with guest artist Laura Leeder

"Spirit flows from the painter outward to the painter's audience of viewers. In today's often insane world, art can be a positive force that offers balance to both the artist and audience."  ~Lisa Chakrabarti

Images Art Show & Sale
November 22 and 23, 2014 ~ Creston, BC

I am excited to be invited back to participate once again, as a guest artist with this talented group.  If you will be in the Creston area this coming weekend please stop in to see the show and meet all the artists.

The show & sale takes place at the Rotacrest Hall at the Rec Centre Complex
230 19th  Ave. N. Creston, BC

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 ~ 9:30am to 5:00pm
Sundlay, November 23rd, 2014 ~ 10:00am to 5:00pm

Please join us for our reception on Saturday, November 22nd from 3:00 - 5:00pm.  

A sneak peek at some of my paintings on exhibit:

©Original Watercolour by Laura Leeder
Cherries On Lace
Framed: 14.75" x 15.75"
Retail: $400

©Original Watercolour by Laura Leeder
Golden Mums
Framed: 16" x 15.25"
Retail: $275

©Original Watercolour by Laura Leeder
Queen Elizabeth Rose
Framed: 13.25" x 14.75"
Retail: $265

©Original Watercolour by Laura Leeder
Harvest Time
Framed: 17" x 22"
Retail: $365

 ©Original Watercolour by Laura Leeder
Dogwood Blossoms
Framed: 16.5" x 15"
Retail: $265

Several artists will also have a selection of notecards for sale, myself included.

I hope to see you at the show this weekend!

Thank You for stopping by, your comments are always welcome.....

Creatively Yours, Laura Leeder, Creston Valley Artist

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Autumn In The Creston Valley ~ Through The Eyes Of An Artist

"When the trees their summer splendor, change to raiment red and gold; When the summer moon turns mellow, and the nights are getting cold; When the squirrels hide their acorns, and the woodchucks disappear; Then we know that it is autumn, loveliest season of the year." ~ Carol L. Riser, Autumn

There is nothing quite like a walk in the countryside on a warm, fall afternoon and yesterday was just such a day.  With camera in hand I set out to capture some of the autumn colours that we enjoy here in the valley.  

All photo's by Artist Laura Leeder, November 2014 ©  


An example of Natures patterns in complimentary colours...

An abundance of cattails in various stages of decay greet me from along the road side, providing an interesting display of spiky, textural seed pods.  


My walk takes me through the countryside along the edge of town with the mountains providing a beautiful backdrop to the scenery unfolding before me.    

I just love the lacy, burnt orange foliage and deep red berries of the Mountain ash at this time of year.  They attract entire flocks of birds that can devour the berries completely from one tree before moving on to the next.  It's quite a site!  

Mountain Ash up close....

And still one more.....I love this colour combination of blue sky and red berries!

This colorful shrub is in abundance in the ditches along the roadside.

This leafy shrub displays a rich variety of yellow greens......


And the Wayfaring shrub boasts shades of purple red leaves.

Just one of our many local market farms.....

And this just might be my favorite photo from yesterdays walk.

Thank You for stopping by and taking a walk with me through the beautiful Creston Valley countryside.

With a "thankful heart", 
Laura Leeder, Creston Valley Artist 

Your comments are always welcome!

My artwork can be purchased on-line through my website or Etsy Shop:
or Shop by Phone 250-402-6599

Sunday, November 2, 2014

And Just For Fun......Trick or Treats?! Good Bye October!

"Of all the seasons Autumn offers the most to man and requires the least of him"  ~Hal Borland

Trick or Treats anyone?  Good Bye October... Hello November!

October 31st, 2014     Kenya heading out on Halloween. 

I've been busy in the studio working on a commissioned painting and framing the last of my work for the upcoming Images Art Show & Sale this November.  So, it was time for a little fun.....

First stop was Creston Valley Winecrafters where Kenya bottles beer with her dad.  

Then it was off to some scary places.......

Watch my back mom, I'm going in!

Searching for treats......bones, actually!   And then it happened.......

A fierce pirate came out of nowhere brandishing his sword, threatening all manner of harm.  A mean witch looked on cackling gleefully.......

With heart racing and treats safely stashed, Kenya and her jockey raced to safety. 
A perfect ending to October!     

Wishing you a warm and colourful November,
Laura Leeder, Creston Valley Artist

Thanks for stopping by, your comments are always welcome.

I hope to resume regular weekly blog posts and social media updates in December 2014. 

My artwork can be purchased on-line through my website or Etsy Shop:
My Website: www.lauraleeder.com
Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/lauraleedersart 
or Shop by Phone 250-402-6599
Laura Leeder, Creston Valley, BC Artist
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