Thank You, Fernie!

Michelle and I were so proud to be part of such a cool community festival this weekend. Thanks to all at The Arts Station and those who volunteered on the Festival of Lights committee for the support in our bizarre art installation. We had a wonderful time!

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Annex Suspended Art At Blue Toque Diner In Fernie

Starting Friday you’ll be able to get a close look at a couple of our mobiles while you eat a delicious breakfast in Fernie. Tanya at Blue Toque has offered a couple of her ceiling hooks to our collaborative efforts and we are so thankful. She’s incredibly supportive of local artists and we love her…

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A Couple Of Mompreneurs

Michelle and I started this business when our kids’ ages, combined, were 2, 3, 4 and 5 years old. Those are some pretty little kids and no one has time for anything when they’re that small and dependent.

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Annex’s Brina Schenk Paints A Dumpster

What a great way to spend a day! Painting a dumpster with 6 other groups/individuals while the DJ plays music, beer or cider flows and the rain stayed away just enough to keep the event going. Brina’s dumpster won the popular vote and now we’re deciding how this piece can be transformed into a fabulous…

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Sh*t Happens – A Custom Mobile Story

“My dog ate it” is the real honest truth this time around. Annex custom made this beautiful mobile for an expecting Fernie family and in just a short amount of time the family dog ate his felted self. A kelpie ate himself and left the sheep! After a quick reworking, this dog was back to…

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Inspiration In All That We Do

Michelle and I often gather up our families (and other families) and head out on little adventures together.

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A Commissioned Circle Art For A Little Girl’s Room

We were approached about this “Floral Bouquet” mobile (left) recently and realized quickly that the piece was a bit small for the space she wanted to fill. Soon after, a commissioned piece on an 18″ circle was ordered. This is the final piece (below) that is about to go to its new home, an updated…

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Mobiles – Multipurpose

When Michelle and I sold our first mobile we asked where she was planning on putting it (this is most interesting to me when we sell a mobile). Customer number one told me that she’s putting it in her window to prevent birds from flying into it. Brilliant! We love that our mobiles can be…

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Annex In The Media

A local magazine talked to us about our mobiles and snapped a few shots of our work yesterday. It was a pleasure to speak about our mobiles with someone who was genuinely keen on our process. Looking back, we’re not surprised how easy it was to speak about something we love to do (we’re both…

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Art Is Important To The Individual

It’s a life long struggle as an artist, to remember the “why”. Why do we make? Why do we create art? Why bother? And then I look at the pieces in my house and I am reminded so quickly. I have a painting on my bedroom wall, a small piece in a cheap frame, it…

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