INSIDER ITINERARIES: Danielle Folkerts

INSIDER ITINERARIES: Danielle Folkerts

“Maybe you’ve seen some of Danielle Folkerts’ work gracing window displays along Princess Street, taken one of her immersive workshops or watched her tirelessly hop from one community project to another. Known for her beautiful watercolour workshops and being on the pulse of Kingston’s arts community, Danielle is also the marketing and programming coordinator for the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning.”

We asked her to name her top ten favourite things to do in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. 


Painting at the Cat Cafe

Painting at the Cat Cafe

I could not anticipate how difficult and hilarious it would be to simply “set up” for a workshop with 10+ cats! If it fits, it truly sits. Oh a piece of paper? Chew. Oh a box that you are trying to unpack? Sit. Oh a glass of paint water? Lick. Oh a jar of paintbrushes? Spill! Oh you’re trying to talk? Let’s whack those toes! It was quite the experience! And we can’t wait to do it again. 

Women in the Workplace Interview

Women in the Workplace Interview

Hey friends, today I'm sharing a recent interview I had with Sumer, a fashion communications student at Ryerson University. She's working on a capstone project, a magazine and website for "the working woman". It's a rather lengthy interview, and I thought I'd share it with you today, as it has some valuable stories and tips for entrepreneurs and artists! Enjoy. 

Weaving - Where to Start?

Weaving - Where to Start?

Welcome! If you're here, it's likely because you are curious about weaving, or you've just picked up one of my Weave & Go Kits! If you've followed along for the past few years you've likely seen me weaving up a storm. Once you start it's hard to stop! I am a huge advocate for incorporating art making + creativity into your daily routine. Weaving is SO therapeutic, it's relaxing, it teaches you patience, and it's just plain fun. Plus, it's an amazing way to use up any scrap yarns you've got laying around the house (any knitter's here?) OR it makes a fantastic excuse to treat yourself to some luxurious hand-dyed yarns (do I have a yarn problem? Yes). 

Breathe It All In - Lululemon Installation

Breathe It All In - Lululemon Installation

For Lululemon Kingston I created a vibrant, intricate, and clean art install. The painting itself consists of thousands of expressive brushstrokes, blooming out in a stunning translucent color gradient. I hope this installation captures your attention from afar, inviting you closer, to appreciate the small details and take a look at what’s inside. One of my favourite elements of this installation if how much it changes from the inside and the outside, depending on the time of day, it's mesmerizing....

Travel Vancouver Island

Travel Vancouver Island

I was so beyond excited to head out west again with my other half! This summer has truly been a whirlwind. We drove out to Vancouver Island, stopped in Victoria and Nanaimo, and slowly made our way up and through the island all the way to Campbell River and Strathcona Park. We visited friends along the way, jumped in the water every single day, enjoyed a multi-day kayaking trip, and made some pretty incredible memories. Vancouver Island never ceases to be one of my favourite destinations, and a place I look forward to going time and time again.

Vancouver Island Summer 2015

Vancouver Island Summer 2015

It all transpired rather rapidly, one minute I was welcoming Andy home from being on course, the next we were packing our bags and waking up at 5 am to hit the road. With a lengthy drive under our belts! Spotting orcas on the ferry ride over started the trip off with a bang. Vancouver Island is one of our favourite places, its home. 

Vernon Artist Residency

Vernon Artist Residency

Vernon, BC is a darling city nestled in the Okanagan.  I was fortunate enough to return to one of my favourite spots for a month+ long artist residency with the Caetani Cultural Centre. A week in and I was amazed at what I could accomplish working in the studio full time. A lot can happen when you step away, and really focus on creating...

Craft Show Checklist

Craft Show Checklist

So you are a maker/artist/creative entrepreneur and you've just signed up for your very first creative market? Maybe it's not your first rodeo, but your second or third, or maybe you are seasoned pro. Regardless, our Market Day Musts List looks quite similar!  Today I'm sharing with you a helpful checklist for you to cross-off the next time you are prepping for an upcoming event. I always find creating a list keeps me focused, organized, and less frazzled leading up to any event.

Your Creative Book List

Your Creative Book List

I love reading! I especially love reading quality books and magazine's that dig deep, inspire creativity, hard work, and celebrate the spirit of true movers and shakers. It's refreshing and and good for the soul! I'm excited to share a few of my favourite books with you, we can call it a "Creative Book Club!"