Art and Entertainment

It’s fitting to mark the end of this seven-part series about the Principles of Art by talking about the tightrope walk between unity and variety. As of the writing of this column I’m working on a series of prints that use blocks of similar shape that overlap each other to form patterns and compound shapes. I’m playing with the opacity of the ink, and several different variations of each shape to create natural forms like flowers as well as textural grids and negative-space play. 

Fairies are everywhere! Because they are so close to earth, they offer practical guidance and help with everyday issues such as relationships, health, and finances. Fairies know how to work the planet’s energies in safe, loving, and magical ways and enjoy supporting those who are kind to the environment and animals. They don’t expect you to be perfect, they just want you to try your best and to take care of one another and our planet. 

Charné Baird Photography

I’m Charné [shar-NAE], a commercial photographer specializing in food, beverage, product, and stop motion photography with over 13 years of experience. I craft exceptional imagery that helps businesses in the food and beverage industry tell their unique brand stories and stand out in today’s competitive market. 

On June 15, 2024, at the Demolition Grounds near Fernie BC, businesses and artists across the country will join forces to support the construction of a Tier 3 Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) unit at East Kootenay Regional Hospital. Spearheaded by The Bearspaw Contracting Community First Society, in collaboration with The Festival Company and the Canadian Country Music Community, "A Night for NICU" promises an unforgettable evening of music and philanthropy.

“Fitting in is about assessing a situation and becoming who you need to be in order to be accepted. Belonging, on the other hand, doesn’t require us to change who we are; it requires us to be who we are.” - Brené Brown

Recently I had to update Mrs Answer Guy’s office’s WiFi and elected to do my own house at the same time. If you haven’t updated your WiFi in a while but have continued to update your devices you may be missing out on much faster speeds and greater support for more devices.

I have written before (back in February) about the evolution of WiFi from 5 to 6 to 6e to 7. If you’re interested in the technical differences I’d encourage you to go back and read it. This month though I’m writing about mesh networks.

We are approaching the end of this series about the Principles of Art. You might notice that we are starting to split hairs a bit, like, what’s the difference between pattern and rhythm? Last month’s column on pattern talked about repeating elements to help cue the viewer, and while patterns require a kind of rhythm, in terms of the Principles of Art, the term rhythm means something a bit more expansive that relies on variety instead of consistency. 

Fairies are everywhere, offering us practical guidance and helping with everyday issues such as relationships, health, finances, and more. They know how to work the planet’s energies in safe, loving, and magical ways! Fairies help people who are kind to the environment and animals, and understand we can’t be perfect, they just want us to try our best. 

As Fernie evolves and grows, so do the options when it comes to events and entertainment. With weekly, monthly and annual events filling the calendar, planning your summer can be challenging! For many of us, some of these events have become nostalgic and part of what makes our summers so special. This year we are focusing on the weekly events we are most looking forward to this summer season. We hope to see you there! 

Like countless other artistic endeavours, mine began in the summer of 2020, spurred by a need for a hobby during the pandemic. Funny enough, I literally spent time googling “hobbies” online, and candle-making caught my eye. Being an avid candle lover, I thought this would be an easy and fun activity. So off I went to purchase my first ever candle-making kit. Little did I anticipate the complexity behind this pursuit. 

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