Art and Entertainment

The Principles of Art Part 4:Movement

So far, we’ve looked at balance, contrast, and emphasis. In this fourth segment of my seven-part series about the Principles of Art I want to talk about one of my favourite tools in the composition quiver: movement

Posted by Michael Hepher on Mar 19, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

Nurturing Creativity: Embracing the Process in Early Childhood Art

In the tender years of childhood, creativity acts as a blank canvas, ready to be filled with vibrant colours and imaginative strokes. Art, particularly process art, emerges as a crucial tool in nurturing this innate creativity. Process art emphasizes the journey of creation over the final product, encouraging children to explore materials, express themselves freely, and engage in sensory experiences. 

Posted by Marcelle Poulain on Mar 06, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

SNCKS

Hello world, we are SNCKS (pronounced “snacks”). I’m Chantel Vincent, and this is Stephanie Tomney. We are a DJ duo based in Fernie, BC.

Posted by admin on Feb 29, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

WiFi Standard

This month, a new wireless standard, WiFi 7 (802.11be), will be released. Unless you’re an avid techie or gamer, there’s a good chance you’re still running under WiFi 5 (802.11ac), as that was the dominant standard when everyone was moving to WiFi about ten or so years ago.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Feb 19, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

Ponies and Planks Skijoring - Know Before You Go

As the first annual (hopefully?) Ponies and Planks Skijoring Fundraiser fast approaches, we asked one of the organizers, Simone Bourassa for some tips on how to make the most out of this great afternoon in Fernie!

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Feb 15, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

Unleashing Creativity Stitch by Stitch

In an era dominated by technology and mass production, the enduring allure of fabric and fibre arts stands as a testament to human creativity, skill, and tradition. From the modest origins of needle and thread to the intricate tapestries and garments of today, the realm of fabric and fibre arts has evolved into a rich and diverse avenue for expression.

Posted by Louise Ferguson on Feb 15, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

Emphasis

Creating a compelling composition is a complex thing that requires shifting from right to left brain and back again a hundred times. Understanding and using emphasis is another great tool in the toolkit to engage people with your art. There’s no one way to accomplish the correct emphasis so be bold and creative and be diligent at sorting out where you want to direct the viewer—working until it feels settled—I can’t emphasize enough how important  emphasis is.

Posted by Michael Hepher on Feb 12, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

Palentine

A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies. 
-Aristotle

Friendship is a sheltering tree.
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Feb 09, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

February 2024 Astrology

Fairies are everywhere! They offer practical guidance and help with everyday issues such as relationships, health, and finances and know how to work the planet’s energies in safe, loving, and magical ways! Fairies support those who are kind to the earth and its inhabitants. They don’t expect you to be perfect, they just want you to try your best. 

Posted by Kim Stokie on Feb 04, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

Becca Davies

Within my printmaking, I create work that is inspired by travel and special moments close to my heart. As a seller, it makes my heart sing when people find joy from the stories told within my compositions. One of my best sellers - Morag features a kooky highland ‘coo’ offering a mouthful of flowers - I like to create a certain kind of comedy and whimsy that people respond to. Comedy is important, people like to laugh.

Posted by admin on Feb 01, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

Contrast

Making art is good for us; it contrasts joyful creation with the day to day drudgery of our lives. Everyone should make something, good or bad doesn’t matter, just make it—make it for yourself, but take every chance you get to learn to make something better. That’s what the Principles of Art are all about, learning how to grow as a creator.

Posted by Michael Hepher on Jan 19, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

How to Socialize Your Puppy

We all want our dogs to be friendly and get along with people and other dogs. That starts with socialization. Breed type, genetics and early learning play a strong role, but once we choose a puppy, our job starts with socializing.

Posted by Valerie Barry on Jan 17, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

New Year Security

A new year is a good time to consider your computer security. Because so much of our lives are happening in, on, and around computers these days, it is simultaneously necessary and daunting to tackle computer security. But fear not, it doesn’t have to be a giant task.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Jan 17, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

Air

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Jan 15, 2024 in Art and Entertainment