Painting a Picnic Bench for the town of Simcoe

Along with other artists, I painted one of five picnic benches which will be placed outside on the lawn at the Norfolk Arts Centre in downtown Simcoe for the ‘Celebrate Simcoe: The Global Garden’ project.

“This is a fun spin on the fact that Simcoe is located in Norfolk County, which has long been nicknamed Ontario’s Garden. Simcoe has a distinctive international culture, which this project aims to highlight. 

Every year, approximately five thousand seasonal workers come to the community from outside the country – mainly Jamaica, Mexico, and Trinidad and Tobago – to work on large fruit and vegetable farms. Typically, on the weekends, the workers come downtown to shop, eat, and socialize. The atmosphere on ‘Town Nights’ is unique, and we want to amplify this experience by adding artwork that celebrates the diversity of the community. Gradually, the murals and picnic table art will transform Simcoe into a true ‘Global Garden’, enhancing the visual landscape for residents & visitors. “

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The look I wanted to create is similar to stained glass or mosaic tiling. When I think of agriculture, our pollinators come to mind, our essential bees and butterflies. On a symbolic level, butterflies represent metamorphosis and freedom. The bees are a symbol of community, they work hard together in unity. The seat parts of the bench include mosaic curved pathways. This illustrates our travels and our life journeys. This also honours the migrant workers, their seasonal voyages and celebrates their colourful cultures.

Art Supplies for Beginners

I found this great set on amazon that comes with easel, brushes, paints, canvasses and more! Great for beginners starting their own painting practice.

  • Perfect for Beginners and Professionals – Comes complete with all the necessary tools for a beginning artist all the way to a veteran. It contains most art supplies for acrylic painting, includes aluminium table easel, stretched canvas, canvas panels, acrylic paint tubes and paintbrushes etc.
  • Sturdy Tripod Easel – The aluminum table top easels come preassembled. Lightweight and collapsible, three-legged structure will hold your painting steady. You can carry them everywhere for your workshop or display purpose.
  • All Excellent Quality – The 15 paint jars came in a sturdy box(100ml /3.38 oz)great volume for the price. Smooth, lightfast and non-toxic. 12Pcs acrylic paintbrushes are soft, flexible. 3PCS canvas panels, stretched canvas and acrylic paper are 100% pure cotton made, acid-free, archival quality. Extra wooden palette, plastic palette and knife set, mix wheel.

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London Ontario Area

For those of you in the London Ontario, I purchase my supplies at Bijan’s Art Studio or Curry’s Art Store


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I like using these Floral stencils I ordered from Amazon. 6 X 6 inches

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You, of course, want as much sacred symbol energy as possible, right? Yes! Whenever you are feeling low energy, stressed, anxious, or just apathetic, look at your Artual Stencils and allow the one that you need to speak to you. Bulk Package – (6) 5 x 7 Stencils + 1 NEW stencil included in the set now for free. It is the “Freya Knot” stencil. A symbol of union and our connection to the infinite.

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I found this great set on amazon that comes with easel, brushes, paints, canvasses and more! Great for beginners starting their own painting practice.

  • Perfect for Beginners and Professionals – Comes complete with all the necessary tools for a beginning artist all the way to a veteran. It contains most art supplies for acrylic painting, includes aluminium table easel, stretched canvas, canvas panels, acrylic paint tubes and paintbrushes etc.
  • Sturdy Tripod Easel – The aluminum table top easels come preassembled. Lightweight and collapsible, three-legged structure will hold your painting steady. You can carry them everywhere for your workshop or display purpose.
  • All Excellent Quality – The 15 paint jars came in a sturdy box(100ml /3.38 oz)great volume for the price. Smooth, lightfast and non-toxic. 12Pcs acrylic paintbrushes are soft, flexible. 3PCS canvas panels, stretched canvas and acrylic paper are 100% pure cotton made, acid-free, archival quality. Extra wooden palette, plastic palette and knife set, mix wheel.

Amazon.ca

Amazon.com


London Ontario Area

For those of you in the London Ontario, I purchase my supplies at Bijan’s Art Studio or Curry’s Art Store


Floral Stencils

I like using these Floral stencils I ordered from Amazon. 6 X 6 inches

  • 🌻 VARIETY OF FLOWER STENCILS: Take your DIY craft décor projects to the next level with these beautiful flower designs – lotus, rose, dahlia, lily, sunflower, orchid, mandala, fleur de lis and a tree of life; measuring 15.2 x 15.2 cm / 6 X 6 inches.
  • 🌻PREMIUM QUALITY- Our stencils are made out of the high quality .25mm PET translucent material that is also food and dishwasher safe.
  • 🌻 DURABLE AND REUSABLE – Due to the high quality of our stencils, they are ideal for repeat usage and can last for years. Use, wash, rinse, repeat
  • 🌻 WIDE APPLICATION USAGE – Made from eco-friendly material that have the ideal flexibility for painting on most surfaces including wood, fabric, walls, canvas, floors, furniture and more

    BUY FROM AMAZON

Artual Sacred Symbol Stencils

You, of course, want as much sacred symbol energy as possible, right? Yes! Whenever you are feeling low energy, stressed, anxious, or just apathetic, look at your Artual Stencils and allow the one that you need to speak to you. Bulk Package – (6) 5 x 7 Stencils + 1 NEW stencil included in the set now for free. It is the “Freya Knot” stencil. A symbol of union and our connection to the infinite.

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