If you live in Canada, Highway 1 is the TransCanada Highway. It goes from coast to coast. The 90 minute stretch of it between the town I live in and the next city over has a whole row of communities with talented artists. A couple of years ago a group of them got together to arrange a studio tour and the 2010 edition runs September 25 and 26th.
I’ll be posted at the historic train station in Herbert along with my friend Louise Perrin of Skyswept Designs. This means you get at least a triple whammy – my art, Louise’s lovely hand-dyed work and the neat train station. If you’re lucky, you can sit down and have faspa with the sweet volunteer ladies at the station. Faspa is the traditional “tea” for the Mennonite immigrants who settled the area at the turn of the last century and is usually a light helping of cheese, bun, sliced meat and then tea and sweets.
Also in Herbert will be Holly Lightfoot and Hedi Gossweiller. The rest of us will be spread along the length of the highway. Drive over, visit our studios, get your tour passport initialed and be entered to win some fabulous pieces of art.
I added the little boxed necklace and earring set to the tour prize – the beads are from my latte run and a pretty neutral. The painters, potters, photographers and fibre artists of the tour have all added their own treasures.