Small inuksuk by Canadian Intarsia artist Larry Holden

Mini-inuksuk by Larry Holden

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Just in time for Mother’s Day Larry Holden has created these interesting and exquisite mini-inuksuks! They are made with a variety of exotic wood and can be placed anywhere as a reminder of your love and dedication to your favourite maternal figure. There are only two of them so order now to avoid disappointment.

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Pottery In The Forest Open House

Pottery In The Forest Open House

Are you looking for something special to do on the May 3, 4 weekend? Why not drop in to Pottery in the Forest and take a look at the wonderful new pottery available to purchase? There will be an assortment of handmade functional stoneware that will simply delight you.

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Bernie Nicholson, the artist at Pottery In The Forest, combines the colours and symbols of nature with the functionality of her pottery creations. If you are into sangria you really need to take a look at her sangria pitcher and stoneware mugs to match. Or if you have a passion for nature why not h

er “frog” adorned bowls or fishbone patterned stoneware?

Come out and enjoy the drive to a wonderful forest setting and indulge in the great snacks. Bernie_invite-2

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Sunday May 11th, Mother’s Day 2014, is just around the corner and it is time to think about what you will get for that special maternal figure in your life. MadeInHaliburton.ca is full of wonderful gifts that would please mother’s of all interests. Here are but a few suggestions to get you started:

Pottery jewellery container by Canadian Potter Susanne James

Pottery jewellery container by Canadian Potter Susanne James

The newest item in our inventory would be especially appropriate for a busy mother who loves jewellery. Why not give her one of these wonderful handmade, pottery, jewellery containers by Susanne James? She can display it in any room in the house and have it handy to deposit her frequently worn jewellery items. The container will beautify the room and make it simple for mom to find her beloved treasures. They come in a variety of glazes that will ensure there is one that suits her decor.

Branch Necklace by Paradigm Studio

Branch Necklace by Paradigm Studio

If you love the idea of the jewellery container why not add a piece of handmade jewellery to the gift thereby giving her something really special to put into the container. This necklace with a branch design is the perfect example of art imitating nature. There are lots of other jewellery options .. check out these artists for some inspiration:

 

If jewellery is not your mother’s “thing” then why not try this wonderful sculpture by Kim Warne, called Mother’s Delight? It’s smooth lines and intertwining images of a mother and child provide a keepsake that will remind your mother each time she looks at it that you love her.

Mother's Delight by Soundings Studio

Mother’s Delight by Soundings Studio

Canadian Painter Gord Jones Finds His Inspiration In The Haliburton Highlands

Gord Jones, a Canadian painter who was recently elected member of the Canadian Society for Painters in Water Colour, gains much of his inspiration from his nature encounters in the Haliburton Highlands, Ontario, Canada. The attached video depicts the process he uses from inspiration to completion.

Art Adventures — Some Like It Hot April 21st

Whether or not you like it hot you will love this one day art adventure designed and offered by Yours Outdoors, a company that designs experience packages to help you become acquainted with the beautiful Haliburton Highlands and its artistic community.

Some Like It Hot -- Glass Blowing

Some Like It Hot — Glass Blowing

This package introduces you to glass blowing and results in you taking home several self-made pieces. Click for a full description of Some Like It Hot . Make sure you watch the video to get a better idea of what is in store for you as this one of a kind experience heats up! 

 

Maple Blues Award Winner David Vest at Dominion Hotel Mar 22nd

Buy your tickets now to ensure you get a seat for this amazing concert Sat Mar 22, 2014 at the Dominion Hotel, Minden, Ontario.

Keyboard Legend David Vest

Keyboard Legend David Vest

Although he now calls Canada home, Maple Blues Award winner David Vest is an authentic, Southern-bred boogie-woogie piano player and blues shouter. Born in Alabama in 1943, David grew up in Birmingham, not far from Tuxedo Junction. He played his first paying gig in 1957, and by the time he opened for Roy Orbison on New Year’s Day 1962, he was a seasoned veteran of Gulf Coast roadhouses and honky tonks.

Frog Bowl by Bernie Nicholson

Frog Bowl by Bernie Nicholson Canadian Potter

Frog Bowl by Bernie Nicholson Canadian Potter

Bernie’s pottery style integrates the natural world with her understanding of the elements of clay resulting in unique pieces of functional pottery that can be utilized to brighten your day while you create in your kitchen.

Many of Bernie’s pottery items can also be used as decorative pieces to add an earthy feel to any room in your home or cottage. Why not try out a piece for yourself or think about gifting one to a friend?

Sangria Pitcher by Bernie Nicholson Canadian Potter

Sangria Pitcher by Bernie Nicholson Canadian Potter

Keyboard Legend David Vest is Coming to the Dominion Hotel

Keyboard Legend David Vest

Keyboard Legend David Vest

Keyboard Legend Coming to the Dominion Hotel and tickets are now available.

West coast native David Vest is a force of nature and one of the best boogie/blues keyboard players in the world. The Toronto Blues Society voted him their 2012 Maple Blues Keyboard/Piano Player of the Year.

Vest is a fabulous foot-stompin’, house-rockin’ boogie piano player who can also play beautiful ballads with jazz and country blues influences; and he’s coming to the Dominion Hotel in Minden on March 22nd, as part of the continuing Canadian Blues Legends series.
Now a B.C. resident, Vest tours extensively. Born in Alabama in 1943, David grew up in Birmingham, not far from Tuxedo Junction. He played his first paying gig in 1957, and by the time he opened for Roy Orbison on New Year’s Day 1962, he was a seasoned veteran of Gulf Coast roadhouses and honky tonks.

He’s played with the likes of, Ace Cannon, Jimmy Dorsey Band, Big Joe Turner, Faron Young, Jimmy T99 Nelson, and Miss Lavelle White. Vest also wrote the first songs ever recorded by Tammy Wynette.

David’s obvious influences include Memphis Slim, Champion Jack Dupree, and Amos Milburn. Although he’s a bluesman to the bone, his playing also reminds people of early Fats Domino and Jerry Lee Lewis.

David Vest is an authentic, Southern-bred boogie-woogie piano player and blues singer with a nicely-weathered, unpretentious voice which perfectly complements his playing. For the Dominion Hotel gig Vest will be backed by a top-notch band featuring the great Teddy Leonard (Fathead) on guitar, Gary Kendall (Downchild) on bass and Mike Fitzpatrick (Downchild), on bass

 

A River Runs Through — Haliburton Forest Paintings by Carole Finn

1-Going Up Fallen Logs 3-Going up Birches 4-ViewFromTheLedge180 5-View from the Ledge Blazing Glory 6-Rock Rubble 7-BoulderFromTheSummitMadeInHaliburton.ca is pleased to announce that you can now purchase limited edition (25) prints of Carole Finn’s spectacular paintings of the Haliburton Forest. Carole is meticulous in the development of her giclee prints and has reviewed each “byte” of the file from which they are printed and has ensured that they are printed on high quality paper. The result is a giclee print that looks exactly like the original painting and even appears to be a painting rather than a print.

The buyer can choose from 10 paintings, including 3 that form a tryp tych. The prints come mounted with a 4″ mat — all you need to do is frame it to match your decor. If the size of the prints as listed are not to your liking custom sizes can be produced providing the desired size is proportionally the same as the original. Just email or call to enquire about pricing.

Capturing the beauty of the Canadian Shield from this remote private forest is a real feat — Carole has done a superb job and now more people can enjoy this hard to reach landscape on a daily basis from the privacy of their own home or cottage!