While in my hometown of Toronto over the Easter weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting up with the marvellous Colette Copeland. Artist, teacher and now friend. We met at Bizzy B's, a "stamp and scrap" shop near High Park where I got to buy a couple of Colette's fabulous stamps. She has designed a line of stamps for Stampington called "Carved by hand" and many of you may know that she is a frequent contributor to the Somerset publications. For example, Colette can be found in the current Somerset Studio magazine.
Here are a few of Colette's creations that I have collected over the past year.
I love that I have been able find vintage frames for her pieces from my frame collection at home.
We had such a lovely visit. I also received a gift from Colette as I was her 300th sale in her Etsy shoppe - this lovely creation using vintage paper and lace on salvaged wood. It's perfect for me! Thanks so much, Colette!
I'm already looking forward to seeing dear Colette again when I'm back in Toronto this summer. This time I'm hoping to visit Colette in her studio and maybe learn a thing or two from this wonderful, delightful and generous artist. Lucky me!