Tag Archives: Canada

Where to find me on the Web & Where to buy my ART


If you’re looking for more Art content you can find me sprinkled across the world wide web at these locations.

Like and Follow me to keep up to date on what I’m making and where I’m exhibiting! 😊🎨

🎨Instagram at milke.amanda for a photo collage of all my in progress creations.

🎨Twitter at amanda_milke for featured art, musings and whatever else has struck my fancy that day

🎨Facebook at Amanda Milke Artist for all my in progress art, art classes and exhibits. You can also msg me here and purchase art or arrange a commission 🖌💳💱

And Finally for all your shopping needs my new

🎨🛍Etsy Art shop where you can purchase all my ready to hang artworks which more being uploaded on a regular basis.

Check it out at Amanda Milke Artist

You’ll find paintings & Gifts like these listed for sale

So when you think the blog is slow you can get your Milke Art fix at one of these locations while you patiently or not so patiently wait for more of what goes on behind the paint brush posted here.

Cheers!

Amanda

Where to find me on the Web & Where to buy my ART


If you’re looking for more Art content you can find me sprinkled across the world wide web at these locations.

Like and Follow me to keep up to date on what I’m making and where I’m exhibiting! 😊🎨

🎨Instagram at milke.amanda for a photo collage of all my in progress creations.

🎨Twitter at amanda_milke for featured art, musings and whatever else has struck my fancy that day

🎨Facebook at Amanda Milke Artist for all my in progress art, art classes and exhibits. You can also msg me here and purchase art or arrange a commission 🖌💳💱

And Finally for all your shopping needs my new

🎨🛍Etsy Art shop where you can purchase all my ready to hang artworks which more being uploaded on a regular basis.

Check it out at Amanda Milke Artist

You’ll find paintings & Gifts like these listed for sale

So when you think the blog is slow you can get your Milke Art fix at one of these locations while you patiently or not so patiently wait for more of what goes on behind the paint brush posted here.

Cheers!

Amanda

Snowy Good Friday…a reflection 


People ask me all the time where my inspiration comes from and it can be the simplest thing…today on this Good Friday it was the snow. 


I was reminded that Jesus died for my sins on a cross in a most cruel manner spilling his blood, giving his life for me. Let me tell you most sincerely that “I” didn’t deserve it and honestly there’s been times in my life that I didn’t want it. I didn’t want the son of God’s blood on my hands. I didn’t want to be the source of his suffering. But most of all I didn’t want to let HIM down again by screwing up. 

But here’s the thing. Jesus didn’t stay dead. It wasn’t in vain. It wasn’t death and that’s it. He conquered death, He washed sin away so that I could know Him, have a relationship with Him, walk my life with Him. You can’t do that with a dead man only one that’s truly Alive. God knows that I’m not perfect, He knows that the whole “Free Will” thing will still get me into trouble. But my mistakes aren’t the end. He gave up His life for me out of love not to abandon me when I screw up next, but to help show me a better way. This overwhelming Love and True Forgiveness is what makes me so Thankful that He remembered ME. While he hung there dying in pain on that cross WE were in His thoughts, in His heart. WE were why He died and I thank Him for it. 

In a world where true unconditional love seems like a fairy tale it’s hard to accept, but my life is testimony that it exists. He took my brokeness like these stain glass pieces and He put me back together, He washed my sins white as snow and made ME a new creation, a wonderful made piece of Art that Hopefully like light through glass will reflect His Love to others and for that reason I will gladly and humbly accept His Blood on my Hands ❤

Happy Easter

Create & Teach


Let’s ignore the fact that I haven’t posted for awhile….

I’ve been fairly busy on a teaching and creating kick must be that new hand 😉

This is one of my newest classes and artistic endeavors. I’ve been on a 3D Mixed media kick lately. I’ll be offering it again in 2017.

So here let me flood you with some pictures of what I’ve been doing these last months. The advertised piece is complete and the rest are one layer away from being finished.

I seem to be in good standing with my artist muses as of late so pardon me while I get back to it 😉

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If you’re in the Fort Saskatchewan / Edmonton Alberta area and want to give the gift of ART to that creative person in your life I have a promo going on.

Shoot me a msg on my Facebook page to take advantage of this gem of a deal 🎨

Cheers 

May your days & nights be creative 🖌

A

Rain, Gardening & Industrial Wash


Good Morning Everyone,

Hope everyone had a nice relaxing weekend.
Over in our end of Alberta, we had some great weather and much needed rain though not enough to get rid of the current province wide fire ban sadly.

I spent the weekend visiting with Hubby’s extended family and gardening and delivering a painting to a local customer.

Those of you who follow me on Facebook may know already that every year we plant a sizable garden and this year is no exception. If you’ve never grown your own food I highly recommend it. Not only is it environmentally responsible but you’ll never look at grocery store produce the same once you’ve tasted home grown! And really who needs a lawn?! If you’re an apartment dweller you’d be surprised the things you can grow in containers 🙂

This year our harvest (assuming everything grows well) will consist of: Beef steak Tomatoes, Garlic, Chives, Raspberries, Strawberries, Blueberries, Rhubarb, Carrots, Purple Haze Carrots, Peas, Green Beans, Scarlet runner Beans, Beets, Cucumbers (regular & pickling), Rutabaga, Parsnips, Lettuce, Squash & Spaghetti Squash, Zucchini, Peppers and Japanese Daikon Radish.

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I asides from working in the veggie garden I also planted a few Gerber Daisies and Geraniums this weekend to add a bit more color to the yard.
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And as I mentioned above Sunday I had the pleasure of delivering my painting “Industrial Wash” to a local collector.
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If you’d like to get the details about this piece you can click here to visit the original blog post.

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Cheer’s
Amanda

Wild Orange–Gig Town Commission


So, back in 2014, I was approached to do another commissioned guitar that I’m going to share with you today.

Why am I only posting about this now, you may ask?

Simple.

I was asked to keep it on the down low because it was for a company that was, at the time, in the final stages of app development and would be launching a beta version soon and hadn’t made an official public announcement yet.

So, I kept it Hush-Hush.

Until today, that is, as I see they are fully up and running and downloadable.

Now for the details.

Last October, I received a message from Andy Altman the now CEO of Gig Town, in San Diego, California, asking if I could do a guitar for him as he had seen my other pieces online and thought they were “awesome.” *Yay!*

He wanted it for the headquarters of his new biz and asked that it include their logo (another reason I couldn’t share pics ’til now).

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Of course I agreed because I love a challenge and I love painting, so it was a win-win. Plus, it gave me one more piece to add to my Colour of Music series.

After working out all the boring details & layout, I was given free rein to start work on the piece.

A few weeks of serious painting later, (from which I’m still finding paint splashes in my studio) I was finished and ready to ship in early November.

Without further ado, here is Wild Orange–Gig Town’s Commission.

Also, here are a few pics that Gig Town has used.

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I’d love to hear what you think of the piece! 🙂

Also, go check out Gig Town and Download their App to explore lots of awesome musicians!

Oh, and if you want to commission a custom painted guitar, I’m your Gal!

Here are some of the other pieces I’ve had commissioned and sold.

Snow much Fun


Things have yet again become a bit crazy in the Milke household since my last post primarily due to two factors: 1) DST (daylight savings time) and 2) Teething.
So most of my time has been spent adjusting schedules & soothing gums until yesterday.
See one of the basic stereotypes about living in Canada is our Snow and plethora of it.

(Which is fine by me because I love the stuff, though my husbands thinks that’s primarily because he does most of the shoveling)
But in good Canadian fashion we got a good ole blizzard style dump of 25cm yesterday so I thought why not take munchkin out and experience God’s snowy white canvas.
So I bundled her & I up and we tredged in the yard to play. For Munchkin that meant becoming an abominable snow baby, so to give her more mobility I plunked on her sled and pulled her around.
But of course I had to shake it up a bit cause it’s me, so I grabbed a spray bottle added a bit of vinegar so the nossel wouldn’t freeze, filled it with water and food colouring and we set off to paint the snow.

It was fun.
She seemed to enjoy watching the snow burst into colour and shapes.

I would have done more colours other than blue but I only had the one spray bottle on hand at the time.
I’ll have to pop into the dollar store and stock up for next time.
But just one more easy way to do colour and sensory play.

Cheers til next time, whenever that may be.
Amanda