Open studio this past Saturday was so much fun. Linda Casano and myself were busy painting butterflies. Well, in actual fact, she did most of the painting. When I host open studio, there is so much energy and excitement flying in the air. With people walking in and out, I have a hard time to concentrate on a painting or drawing. Its like getting distracted by that shiny object, or squirrel!!!!
Today, I have completed the 7th painting called NightBug. I promised to complete one painting a day in 30 days for the mini butterfly series. Saturday and Sunday I did not paint any butterflies!! To make up for this, I will paint two butterflies tonight and post them for sale tomorrow. This should put the butterfly series back on schedule!!
Stay tuned for more fun insights, about what I will be doing for the Vancouver Culture Crawl in November!! There will be, Live Rune Reading paintings, Nordic Mythology, artistic inspirations and stories from Sussanne.
Its the first day of October, it feels like autumn today. I am enjoying seeing the bright fall colours, This is what inspired me to choose these colours, and it felt a little like fire!! I am excited to introduce the 6th painting in the butterfly series, FireBug!
I am preparing the Studio, moving things around, and creating the butterfly display. Making space for my artist friend Linda Casano who will be painting butterflies with me on Saturday from Noon to 5pm!!
We will both have artworks on display and for sale, online and in person. We accept visa, mastercard, debit and e-transfers.
Vendel Arts Studio will be hosting a live Demo, which will be available on Facebook. We are set to share at between 1pm and 2pm. Our plan B, is to post a video of our fun activities, which can be viewed at your leisure.
Looking forward to connecting with friends, and meeting some new people. See you on Saturday, Oct. 3d from Noon to 5pm.
Vendel Arts Studio, #506, 1701 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC
Welcome VividBug the fifth butterfly in the mini series. It was therapy for myself last night!! There were thoughts & memories that invaded my mind, and once I shared & let them go, it was vividly clear. They are memories, let them be!! It felt comforting to be surrounded by 5 mini butterfly paintings.
When my Nordic ancestors lived the Viking way of life, they carried shields to protect themselves. It is becoming abundantly clear, the butterflies paintings are shields, but in the form of a painting.
Hmmm... something to think about. They are defiantly fun to paint, and each one I paint, I feel a little bit wiser. :)
These mini butterfly paintings are available for sale and range in price from $150 - $250. Paintings can be picked up in person or delivered to your door.
This Saturday, Oct. 3d, from Noon to 5pm,
Vendel Arts Studio is hosting Open Studio
www.firstsaturday.ca Open Studio,
#506, 1701 Powell Street, Vancouver.
See you on Saturday!!
Its a butterfly world here in the studio, and I am having so much fun. I have challenges some days, and that is when I get more creative. Sometimes this life seems like a rollercoaster ride. The highs and lows are evening out. Especially when I change the way I look at things. Today GloBug is lighting my way for new opportunities. Just saying GloBug makes me smile.
It is my intent with this series, to acquire resources, however. this is only a part of the puzzle. The butterflies are helping to see the beauty in the world.
seeing the world through a butterfly....
Wow, I love butterflies and the spiritual message they hold. They have always given me a feeling of hope and that everything will be okay. I had some challenges this past week, and I was facing some fears, and learning to be strong and have courage.
A little like a butterfly when they are hanging out in the cocoon before they emerge as butterflies. When they first flutter their beautiful wings and fly through the flower garden they do so with courage and strength. They know they can fly anywhere and they have their own built in protection of their camouflaged wings. This is why I decided to paint butterflies. I am literally painting my own wings of courage so I can be strong and courageous and face anything life has to give me.
The butterfly is one of totem spirit animals, and I painted my first in 2015, and now I have continued with my butterfly creations!! On Saturday September 26, I painted the first Mini Butterfly painting called JoyBug, and I felt so much happier after. Today, I painted the OrangeBug, and the next one will be completed later tonight. There will be 30 paintings in total in this series, ranging in price from $150 to $250 each.
I am so excited about painting butterflies, and have invited my artist friend Linda Casano to paint with me on Saturday October 3rd from Noon to 5pm. We will have many butterfly paintings for sale. Looking forward to sharing artist expression. Art makes the world a happier place!!
See you at Vendel Arts Studio, #506, 1701 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC
Its the night before I host another open studio here in Vancouver. I have been a busy artist painting the Loveable Self Series, and A Sacred Geometry Series. Both will have 12 completed paintings in each series, when they are complete. I have 3 of each ready to be viewed here in person tomorrow!!
Vendel Arts Studio will host a live broadcast tomorrow on Facebook. This is my first attempt. I will be painting a Rune Symbol & Reading demo. Perhaps I will have a guest or two.
Vendel Arts Studio will be open, Feb. 05 Saturday, from Noon to 5pm tomorrow at 1701 Powell Street, Vancouver. I will be wearing my mask when you arrive. The studio is open and spacious allowing plenty of room for physical distancing. We hope to see you tomorrow for a visit.
Paintings are ready to take home, if you are inspired to purchas.
Private viewings are available, set up your appointment by emailing, email@example.com, Hours are: Wednesday to Saturday Noon to 5pm.
Looking forward to sharing about my passion for art.
Sussanne Hoiberg, Artist
What does the LoveBug and the Loveable self really mean? I wanted to be wrapped in protection. Perhaps this is what others wanted as well.
I meditate before I paint, to make sense of myself and the energies of the world. While I was in my protective Cocoon of the studio, I wanted connection.
I had fears around that!! Connection, because we were in COVID lockdown. While meditating, I kept seeing this blue orb, I was fearful of going towards it or even looking at it. In my meditation, I floated towards it, I faced it! My heart was beating like crazy,.. and then the most beautiful thing happened. When I finally decided to leap, into the orb, it was magnificent and beautiful, purple, green, blue, flowers and trees,.. and this bright light. My fears, when I faced the ORB were transformed....into a butterfly. I was surrounded by this bright light. I knew everything was going to be okay.
Now I look at the painting I created, and I smile. Because, when I finally face my fears, there is an ease, and I know everything is working out. I am surrounded by loving light and support!!
I have started offering special drastically reduced prices on some of my paintings this year only because of COVID. Especially the Cocooned heart, because, if one painting can give someone comfort, then my gift of a discount will help make the world a happier place.
Purchase online or come in person, September 5 from Noon to 5pm, Its First Saturday open studio in Vancouver. I am keeping physical distance and maximum of 4 people in studio at once to keep safe distance, with Masks worn. 1701 Powell Street Vancouver.
Hope to see you on Saturday, or arrange for a private viewing. firstname.lastname@example.org
Intuitively and Artistically yours,
First Saturday Open Studio August 1st from Noon to 5pm. Its so exciting to talk about all the new inspirations I have created. I created the new loveable self, to feel better. It has helped myself to have a positive view on life. Things are always getting better. Life is better when you enjoy art. So why not stop by and see me from Noon to 5pm.
1701 Powell Street (I am in studio 506)
I will be working on some of my current artworks. Watch me throw paint. Its so much fun. Everyone will be standing at least 6 feet apart, so no worries of getting paint on yourself.
There will be plenty of art for sale as well, if you feel inspired. I really enjoy conversations about art and of course anything related to Rune symbols.
If you are hot.... and thirsty, I will provide bottled water, Freezies and popsicles.
See you on Saturday.
Happiness in what I felt when I opened my Art Studio to the public. I had no idea what to expect. My intent for myself during Vendel arts Open studio was to feel happy with everything. If you know me, I look for things to bring a smile.
I listened to my inner Viking Faery Artist Goddess self. I know when I listen to my intuition, and follow that giggle, everything works out.
We had wonderful discussions around intuitive expressive art. From Nyhavn, Denmark, to how to interpret Rune symbols, and beyond that to discussions about the universe, and how the laws of attraction work.
Later in the afternoon, I even did a Rune Reading and a painting for a new friend of Vendel Arts. She was called to paint the Rune symbol Dagaz (breakthrough). A major period of achievement & prosperity is often introduced by this Rune. The darkness is behind you: daylight has come. However, as always, you are reminded not to collapse yourself into the future or to behave recklessly in your new situation. Considerable hard work can be involved in a time of transformation. Undertake to do it joyfully.
Interested in exploring art? Make an appointment to visit Vendel Arts Studio. We are available by appointment Wednesday to Saturday Noon to 5pm.
Onwards and upwards, see you soon!!
Sussanne Hoiberg, owner/artist
Vendel Arts Studio 506
First Saturday Open Studio is tomorrow!! Vendel Arts will be opening the studio to the public.
It will be a safe place to enjoy the intuitive and expressive watercolour paintings, Sussanne, has created. No more than 3 guests at one time, to keep our physical distance. Call/text first.
The studio will be open now every first Saturday of the month.
Check out the artists that have opened their studios at www.firstsaturday.ca/
I look forward to seeing who will be here tomorrow.
#506, 1701 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 5C9
Sussanne Hoiberg, Intuitive & Expressive Artist/painter