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Peterborough Garden Show April 8 – 10

I will be at the Peterborough Garden Show with my paintings on April 8, 9 and 10 at the Evinrude Centre, 911 Monaghan Rd. – come by and say hi!

This is the first time I’ve participated in this show and I’m really looking forward to it. It is put on by the Peterborough Horticultural Society and the Peterborough and Area Master Gardeners. Proceeds from the show are used for scholarships to students studying horticultural related studies, supporting Master Gardeners in training and grants to Community Gardens.

There are over 100 vendors and exhibitors – gardeners, landscapers, growers, teachers, designers, non-profit organizations and artists. There will be garden displays and demonstrations, and garden experts speaking throughout the weekend.

I love this show because it means spring is here! This time of year I get itching to get outside into the garden and the show is full of new ideas and inspiration. I wonder what I will find for our oasis this year.

Show hours are Friday April 8 – 5pm to 9pm; Saturday April 9 – 10am – 5pm; and Sunday April 10 – 10am – 4pm. Admission is $8 for adults or $12 for a weekend pass. Children under 12 are free.

Hope to see you there!




Back to Artrepreneur

I’ve been invited back to Artrepreneur in Peterborough! Last year I was on a panel and I thoroughly enjoyed the day of networking with other artists. You can read about my experience last year here.

Artrepreneur will be held on February 12 at Market Hall in Peterborough. I’m on a panel with two others and we’ll be discussing the unexpected career path. It should be fun!

The day is themed how to make a go of your business with all the changes to the marketplace. The keynote speaker is Tom Street of Seventh Fire Records who will be talking about what to do when your business model blows up. He’ll give some insight into the new reality of the music business and how they have become successful.

Will I see you there?


Preparing to put my best foot forward – Day 37

Brenda Stonehouse business card

My new business cards!

I did some more early morning painting today. I love being up early and watching as the day arrives, getting lighter as the sun comes up. I find I can get an hour or two of painting in before I head off to work which starts the day off quite well!

Tomorrow is ARTrepreneur in Peterborough and I’m participating as a panelist. It’s a full day of presentations on the business side of the art world and features some great speakers. The panel I’m a part of will be talking about how to create unique client experiences and develop business through word of mouth. There is also an evening networking event that I’m looking forward to.

I’m working on my intro which I’m finding pretty tough. It’s hard for me to write about myself! It’s also difficult because I’m not sure how the other presenters will be doing theirs. Luckily the panel is up later in the day so I’ll have the chance to meet a number of people and participate in some sessions before I’m on stage.

I recently had full colour business cards printed that feature one of my paintings and I’m really pleased with them. I think having a great business card is important for a professional image. I’m looking forward to giving a whole bunch of them out tomorrow!