Monday, March 17, 2014

New Release: Far Away in Time by Maria Savva

Presenting...

Our lives are a series of stories, and we are the characters with the starring roles. The memories, regrets, secrets, and struggles that fill these pages are at once unique and relatable. These stories belong to us all.

Eight unforgettable tales reaching out to a place Far Away In Time...


Author Bio:

Maria Savva lives and works in London. She studied Law at Middlesex University and The College of Law. She is a lawyer, although not currently practising law. She writes novels and short stories in different genres, including drama, psychological thriller, and family saga. Many of her books and stories are inspired by her years working as a lawyer, although she has not written a courtroom drama to date. She has published five novels, the most recent of which is Haunted, a crime fiction/psychological thriller. Far Away In Time is her sixth collection of short stories. You can find out more about her work at her official website: http://www.mariasavva.com



Available on Kindle

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Group exhibition at The Archer and Horseman

Hello,

You are cordially invited to a group exhibition at The Archer and Horseman Gallery presented by Raymond Chow, a well-known Vancouver artist.

Thursday, March 20th, 6-9 pm
208 East 16th Avenue (near Main Street)
Vancouver, BC

View Great Paintings, Prints, and Drawings by:
Peter, Carl Baird, Wayne Wong, Maya, Raymond Chow, Thomas Lehmann and a piece by Sandra Yuen

Their website is:
https://www.facebook.com/TheArcherAndTheHorseman

To contact the gallery, please call: 604-336-7773

Thanks! Hope to see you there!
Sandra

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sandra Yuen on ARTBOMB

Hello all,

One of my paintings will be for auction, Thursday, March 13th, 3 am to 8 pm PST on ARTBOMB, a Canadian online art auction site.

If you like what you see, you can subscribe to their site and receive daily emails of original artwork for sale.

Monday, February 10, 2014

2014 Year of the Writing Fiend

When January rolled in, I had a meltdown over the issue of lost files on the computer. Alas, it was human error and 'unintentional', but they happened to be files I had drafted. My relative happened to click the wrong button and vamoose! The files disappeared. No backup. Just gone.

It took me a good three weeks to recover from this incident, but who can blame someone for an 'accident'? And how many times have other people lost files? 

So by the beginning of February, I'm back on keel after a very strange January which triggered many bizarre thoughts in my schizoaffective mind, followed by emotional whiplash.

Last year, a writer friend of mine in New York, James Young, sent me newspaper clippings of a novella that ran in the Metro newspaper titled Temp by Douglas Coupland, a fellow writer/artist who lives in Vancouver who you may be familiar with. It was a stellar collection of chapters about this temp and the company she worked for. Humorous, ironic and current. As a result, I went to Book Warehouse and bought more than a few Coupland novels. (I take a long time to read books, so why not pay for them and relish them for awhile?)

I had also just completed reading Banana Boys by Terry Woo who I met at the LiterAsian Festival, which showcased Pacific Rim Asian Canadian writers. Believe it or not I found these two authors' work complemented each other and inspired me. I found myself eager to start writing a novel.

Starting December 7th, I wrote like a fiend, until my eyeballs could no longer focus and my neck developed a serious pain issue. I sat at my computer in the basement for 6 or 8 hours a day until my feet froze and my legs became icicles. Still I persevered.

My New York friend is also a published writer. He has had three books published including Rerun, Time Passages, and Bounty Hunter. He aided me in the editing process and wrote an entertaining commentary with his responses to my story.

So lo and behold, about two months later, I find myself with a novel length manuscript. My intention is to let it simmer awhile longer, go over it a few more times, look for changes, and then eventually approach agents or publishers.

Sometimes in our darkest moments, we find out what we're made of.


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Espresso Gang - Winter Art Show

Tis the season for snow, celebration and reflecting on the year. I was asked to participate in a group show with others in the Espresso Gang. We meet and draw, share conversation and laugh together. Jaz Pawa has organized this show for us.

Espresso Gang - Winter Art Show
Opening night: Saturday, Dec 7th, 7 pm
Caffe Rustico
3136 Main St, Vancouver
contact: Jaz Pawa 778-235-7969
Show will continue through December



Saturday, November 9, 2013

The Art Studios Winter Sale Video


The members appear in this video about The Art Studios and our upcoming Winter Sale. Thanks to Waynes World Studio for putting it together and helping us out.

The Art Studios Winter Sale and Silent Auction

Another great sale of pottery, paintings, cards, jewelry, textiles and more!

Thursday, Nov 21st, 12-8pm
Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Admission by donation.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Canon C100 'The Chair'


Waynes World Studio explores a conceptual approach in this video 'The Chair.' It's a taste of what's to come in one of Wayne's projects. I'm excited to work with Wayne and Susie Lee, a talented actress. Check out his blog to see more of Wayne's artistic work including a Conceptual Photo Test Shoot about schizophrenia which utilizes themes, atmosphere and symbolism.