The one and only person that had registered for today’s Art Studio Bike Tour had canceled yesterday, so I had no idea how many people to expect when we rode to our starting point, the Bandstand in Memorial Peace Park, this morning. But what a wonderful day it turned out to be! I got some help with promoting the ride from Colleen of the Let’s Go Biking blog, and we had two people show up from Vancouver and two from White Rock for our ride. In total we had 13 people…a nice group!
Do check out Colleen’s blog. You’ll find lots of great ideas and tips for rides in the Metro Vancouver area and beyond.
Here are some photos of today’s Art Studio Bike Tour:
|Just the right size group for our bike tour!|
|Win Seaton’s studio was hidden in a garage in a back alley|
|Kerry McLaren’s studio is any artist’s dream. She shares it with Donnae Bell.
Both create beautiful clay art.
|At Creations by Sisters we saw beautiful pottery by Diane Wooldridge
and gorgeous jewelry by Barb Barringer
|We were not the only people arriving at Osprey Village by bike.
Stomping Grounds is the perfect spot for a gourmet coffee.
|Artist in Residence Rebecca Fisher showed us her age-old techniques for dying fabrics.
Every piece she creates is truly unique.
|Kristin Krimmel is an amazingly versatile artist
with many years of experience and lots of art work to show for it.
|Kat Wahamaa is another Artist in Residence, with many amazing talents.
Kat’s Finnish and played her guitar for us and sang us a lovely finnish song.
This is Kat beside one of her favorite paintings. It was inspired by a tree.
|Last but not least we visited Alexandra Lanzarotta’s studio.
She makes the most amazing jewelry, and I also liked husband Ron’s wrist bands made of kangaroo leather.