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Granville Island Artists

Granville Island artists

Granville Island artists. I’ve been writing about all of the wonderful places that I have visited in my travels, so I decided that it was time to focus on my own city again. Today was one of those spontaneous days where, after a nice leisurely breakfast, we hopped a little ferry and wound up checking in on the  Granville Island artists. Not a real island,  it’s a place where you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables from the farmer’s market, browse stand upon stand of jewelry and where amazing artists converge.

Granville Island artists

Although I’m not an “arts-and-crafts” person in the traditional sense,  I do love to create. I see beautiful fashions and styles and I get inspired. I love walking around to all the studios where you not only see the finished product, but the work in progress as well. I think that it’s really easy to forget how much work goes into a piece that might take only a minute to buy. The history of an item always intrigues me. Most of the  artist’s studios are located on Railspur Alley and in seconds I can visit a glass blowing studio,  a leatherworking studio, a jewelry studio, and see accessories made of felt.

Granville Island artists

Granville Island is also the location for one of Canada’s foremost art and design Universities.  With all of that creative energy in one place, it’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement. I walk through the aisles of an art store and I immediately want to buy paint. I see fabrics and leather, and I get a nagging  feeling that I want to open my own shop and fill it with bags, shoes, jewelry and hats.

I would love to know if you feel the same way I do. Does an art supply store inspire you? When you see an artisan hard at work do you want to join them?

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! I for one, can never get enough of  Granville Island artists

*For more on Granville Island artists please visit with me on twitter and pinterest*
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26 Comments

  1. Jenifer Balatico

    I must admit, I don’t have the talent for craft but when I see someone doing it with all the passion and enjoyment shining from them I get inspired 🙂

    Hugs and kisses from ♥ missJHENZ

  2. My dear Caroline, I’m fascinated as well by this kind of places where you see the artist and the art piece. However, as I’m not a crafty person at all, it never crossed my mind to join them. However, I enjoy the feeling of breathing art and craftsmanship and I have great admiration for creative minds and hands:-) thank you for another unique and beautifully written post. It’s always a pleasure to read your magazine
    xoxo
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    1. Oh thank you so much for that lovely compliment! I’m always tempted to join but I’m definitely not very crafty…
      xo

  3. Supply stores get me every time…especially fabric stores. Makes me want to start ‘designing’ my own clothes. Love the post!

  4. Yes, I feel the same way! I love watching someone in the creative process- very inspiring!

  5. beautiful pics dear!
    vale

    La ragazza con la valigia | Facebook | Most Popular! | Last post

    1. Thank you!
      xo

  6. I feel the same way, especially in the summer when I’m at the farmers market. I’m one of those people that will just sit and watch the artist at work. I’m not that crafty so I think thats why I love to watch them at work. It’s always inspiring.
    xo, Jackie
    http://www.stylemydreams.wordpress.com

  7. increible look estas monisima me gusta muchisimo tu estilo.tambiem me aria ilusion te pasaras por mi blog y si te gusta podriamos seguir mutuamente besosss. http://dolcevirginia.blogspot.com.es

  8. increible look estas monisima me gusta muchisimo tu estilo.tambiem me aria ilusion te pasaras por mi blog y si te gusta podriamos seguir mutuamente besosss. http://dolcevirginia.blogspot.com.es voy ahora a echarle un bistazo a tu blog

  9. That ring is gorgeous!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

  10. Nice pics!

    Happy Monday! =)

    addictbeiconic.blogspot.com

  11. Hi Caroline!! thanks for the post I completely agree we manage to forget how much creativity and hard work goes into making one piece. It’s them giving us a piece of their life essentially!!! Thanks for sharing & it’s great to see you doing well!! <3 <3

    Kris
    loveyouduh.com

    1. Oh thanks for the awesome comment!
      xo

    1. Thanks!
      xo

  12. I do, I do! I saw a glass blower at work once and it sent me straight into my studio to do some glass fusing! It’s always inspiring to see someone else who is inspired at work!
    : signe
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    1. Yes! That’s exactly how I feel. I would love to try glass blowing sometime, it looks so fantastic!
      xo

  13. granville island is one of my absolute favorite places, and a must visit on any vancouver trip! thanks for sharing.

    ps-check out my James Jeans giveaway!

    1. Oh yay! It’s one of my fave places in Vancouver.
      xo

  14. I can understand perfectly cause I felt the same when a weeks ago I visited the Loewe studio. Do you remember that post Caroline? I so sorry when they didn’t bring my camera with me for the visit!! 🙁 But I remember how the craftsman was working on the Amazona bag and how many hours they spend to finishing!!!
    Great post dear!! 😉

    xoxo
    Lady Trends
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    1. So you feel the same way I do! That’s so great
      xo

  15. Same here..love to create but not really “crafty”…

    http://jezzdallasmakeup.blogspot.com/

    1. Oh good, it’s nice to hear that I’m not the only one!
      xo

  16. I love arts & crafts & am constantly inspired by things I see! Beautiful pictures!

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