Category Archives: events

Home Parties!!!


The other thing that has been keeping me busy with limited blogging time has been this “Home Party” initiative that I’m rolling out!

I figured after setting up at so many venues and meeting so many wonderful customers it was time to bring the venue to them. So be it ever so humble or virtual Parties are now an option!

Hosts can earn free Jewelry and have it custom made & designed specifically for them.

Theme parties are also available.
Celebrating a Birthday (kids & adults), Girls Night, Wedding, Graduation, Christmas, etc. Get Jewelry designed to suit your special occasion.
Make & Take Party Packs are also available (must be booked 2-3 weeks in advance to allow for supplies on hand)

If you’re in cyberspace and want your friends worldwide to participate then you can host a virtual party, get a unique code for your party and shop online through my Etsy shop. Best of all you still earn all your Host rewards and your guests receive free shipping or some other discount for participating. Great way to get inexpensive or custom Gifts. *hint hint Christmas* 😉

Even cooler, make it an ART & Jewelry Party. Have a soirée, serve some appetisers, glass of wine and have a private Art viewing with your friends plus earn a discount towards a custom piece of Art.

The possibilities are endless.
Contact me to book today!

Falling into Autumn


Don’t you just love Fall!
Spring & Summer are great but there’s just something about Fall that’s lovely.
Crunch of crisp leaves, red, orange, yellow & brown earthy pallet of colours, cool fall air and the smells of Harvest with its baking & preserving. Yep definitely my favourite season.

But with the arrival of Fall we have to bid adieu to Summer and with it the end of the Farmers Market.
This Thursday is our last Farmers market for the season.

image

It’s been a great year with so many wonderful customers! I look forward to next years…though admittedly I am looking forward to the break from setting up my tent and being at the mercy of Mother Nature..(who I swear saved all her “colourful” weather for Thursday nights).
But all the same it was a wonderful summer, met some wonderful customers and worked beside some talented vendors and best of all got to watch my girls grow and experience the excitement of the weekly market.

As the saying goes, there is a season for everything and as we bid farewell to Summer with its outdoor markets we now move into Fall with its indoor venues and upcoming Christmas sales.

I’m especially looking forward to working on new inventory! So check back often as I start to showcase some new creations and post about my upcoming venues. It looks to be a busy & productive season.

So Hello Fall!

Cheers,
Amanda

Spring Coupon, Sale & FREE GIFT Promo


Just thought  I would put a little treat  in everyone’s Easter Basket 🙂

easter eggs

Use coupon code SPRING2014 and receive 10% off everything  in Shop including Clearance items until  the end of MAY.

AND

as a special to all my Blog followers, leave me a note in the comment  section of your  order saying

Sunshine” and get a FREE GIFT with every order.

Happy Easter!

 

 

 

Holiday Shopping local & online


Local

If you are in the Edmonton/Fort Saskatchewan Area this Saturday then you must stop in and check out the Christmas Marketplace.

More info here: http://www.fortsaskchamber.com/index.php/events/christmas-marketplace

There will be over 100 vendors and I will be at Booth #49 as soon as you walk in the doors!

Updated Xmas Map copy

If you plan on attending this event, I have a special Christmas treat for you.

Print off the coupon below and bring it to this event to receive 15% off your purchase

coupon

 

Online

For all my online shoppers I am having a week long Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale on my Etsy site.

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/AMilkeArtStudio

Spend $40 before shipping charges and use coupon code
CYBERMONDAY2013SALE
to save 25% off your order. This is a great time to stock up on
Artwork or place an order for a custom painting.

Either way it’s a great weekend to get some Holiday shopping done.

Enjoy the Holiday!

Cheers,

Amanda

 

Busy Busy Busy


No I have not dropped off the planet…again.

I was away visiting family and since returning home I have been inundated with prenatal appointments for baby #2.

On top of that I been posting like mad to my Etsy shop uploaded a whole bunch of fun and colorful jewelry.

You should go check it out:

www.Etsy.com/ca/shop/AMilkeArtStudio

So yes I’ve been working on jewelry, no I haven’t been working on much Art.

That’s primarily because I have 3 Jewelry related events coming up in November that I’m working away at getting inventory stocked up for.

So if you’re in the area come check out these Events:

November 16th, 2013

“Something Special Craft and Gift Sale” held at the Fort Saskatchewan Legion in the Normandy Room.

November 23rd, 2013

Is the “4th Annual Christmas in the Country” held in St. Michael, St. Michael Rec Centre.

And Finally

November 30th, 2013

Christmas Marketplace” hosted by the Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce and is being held at the Fort Saskatchewan’s Dow Centennial Centre

I will be at Booth #49 as soon as you walk in the doors!

If you plan on attending this event, I have a special Christmas treat for you.

Print off the coupon below and bring it to this event to receive 15% off your purchase 🙂

coupon

 

I plan on having tons of goodies in stock for these events including pretty much everything you see on my Etsy site for Jewelry as well as some lovely hand painted bracelets, bookmarks and pendants, sure to be one of a kind.

Hope to see tons of you out to these wonderful events!

Cheers for now!

Amanda

 

 

 

Making Press


Just had to share with everyone that I made it into today’s copy of “The Record“, Fort Saskatchewan’s local paper.

Here’s the article:

Abstract artist takes over DCC art gallery this month

Posted By Jordie Dwyer / Record Staff

February 19, 2010

Opening minds to new and different aspects of artistic expression is what art galleries are supposed to be about. And this month, the Alberta Lottery Fund Art Gallery at the Dow Centennial Centre is expanding its boundaries and, for the first time, featuring work that pushes the line on abstract art. Amanda Milke, originally from Moncton, N.B., but now living in Fort Saskatchewan, approached the gallery about how to get an exhibit and was excited when she learned they would show her work this month. “I’m not really big on realism,” Milke said, who came to the city with husband Jonathan — who grew up in the Fort — about two years ago. “Some of the work I’ve done is simply my life experiences put on canvas. Other work is religiously inspired and some is just a means of venting.” Milke began painting around 15 years ago and quickly found doing still life rather boring. “That’s when I moved into abstract work,” she stated. “Some of my work are a definite departure, while others are done on the spur of the moment.” The exhibit, which runs each Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Feb. 26 as well as prior to all Shell Theatre shows, is Milke’s way of getting out into the community.”This show is fairly groundbreaking, as it is the first time the gallery has shown abstract work,” Milke said.”My hope is that it breaks the perception of what is considered art and that helps people be more open.”As for reactions to her work, Milke explained she’s had a very mixed review so far.”Everything from people saying they really don’t like it — sometimes in a little more colourful language — to one little elderly lady saying, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s wonderful,'” she said. While the exhibit ends next week, Milke’s work can still be viewed on her website.

Neat! 🙂

I’m hoping to grab a hard copy of the paper sometime today.

Cheers,

Amanda