This blog moved!!!

Hey everyone!!

I have decided to mesh my business website with this blog!

Please go to

http://www.neawear.com

from now on, as I will be starting to blog more frequently again! Don’t miss out! There is so much talent out there, it’s in need of being seen! :D

I’m so excited of this change! hehe :)

See you thereeeee!!!!!

Janick
xx

http://www.neawear.com

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5yr Anniversary Sale!

If you are seeing this from the http://fonetik.wordpress.com website,
please go to http://neawear.com from now on! This blog has moved there :)

If you read this from the Creativadoration email subscription,
make sure to go to http://neawear.com and register to the email subscription there (top of the right sidebar)!

Thank you SO MUCH for following me around!! :)

Nea is now 5 years old! Well well! WOOHOO! :) Wow, time passes by so fast sometimes!

To celebrate, I am having my annual anniversary 15% OFF SALE in my Etsy Shop! Just use the code “5Bdays” at checkout from August 15th to 21st! :)

I also decided to redo this whole site/blog as a gift to, well, myself!

My now ex-blog Creativadoration had more than 540,000 visits in the past 5.5 years of it’s existence, and that is something I am very proud of! But, I felt it was time for the blog to merge with Nea, so that now everything can be found in one single place!

I really hope you like it! :)

I had much fun designing this new website, my ex-graphic designer past coming in handy! Then the wonderful Paule created some super cute illustrations for me for the header and footer! After the look was done and ready, Valérie took everything and coded it into WordPress, so that what you see right now is exactly what I designed! And let’s not forget that the whole idea of this new merged website/blog was a suggestion from Guillaume and his marketing point of view! Thank you all for working with me on this! :)

Now, go shop 15% off, people! :D

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{ a Photo a Day a Month }

A while back (like years!) I had started a Flickr group called { a Photo a Day a Month }, in response to the year round photo challenge, but for those of us afraid of that big of a commitment! lol :) Up there are some of the pics I had taken in the past during this challenge!

Well we are more than 2 years after the last time I even attempted this, and I’m wanting to challenge myself a little. Plus, I miss photography!!! So June 2011 it is!

Join the fun, yes? You can tag your photos with “aphotoadayamonth”, too.

And if not, you can still follow the group and see what everyone comes up with!!

Good luck y’all!!!! :)

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Wonky

Hey everyone!

Please forgive the future wonkiness of the blog!
I’m updating it into something new! :)

Thanks for understanding, wonderful readers!!

-xx-

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It’s not a joke.

To counter the fact that I hate April’s Fool day (I go paranoid, and fall in every trap possible… I hate it, I’m telling ya! lol), I decided impulsively this morning to offer a 15% OFF everything in my Etsy Shop for 3 days only!

Shopaholics, GO! :)

Promo code at checkout: itsnotajoke

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Pst.
Love that font in my little flyer as much as I do?
It’s Museo, and get 3 weights of it totally free, right here :)

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Crafty Chicks: The Story

5 very different girls.

I always say that my friendships are the most important thing in my life. Without them, I have no idea in what mental state I would be in, seriously. Admit it, you feel the same about yours ;)

If you follow me on Twitter (if not, click right here), you probably already know who some of them are, especially those which I affectionately call my Crafty Chicks, since I regularly tweet with them.

But let me introduce to you properly my favorite Montreal crafty chicks! How we met, a glimpse of how they are, what they do! :D

We are 5, we are all very different (as you can see in the picture above!), and we are all creative fabulous ladies!

Je vous aime donc tout plein!!!!! -xxxxx- *mushy*

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This is Noémie, aka Noemiah.

She is the very first of these ladies that I met. It’s with her that everything started, that my artsy, lonesome at home, world changed. And for that, I will forever be thankful.

Actually, I’m not even sure precisely how it happened, but I think we started messaging each other online business questions on Etsy. And then we started meeting and chatting a little at craft shows. And then, obviously, supply shopping together and coffees and lunches HAD TO happen!

She is one of the most creative and fashion savvy people I know! She’s always browsing the Web to not miss what’s new in fashion, find wonderful vintage clothing items and then let us all know about it! You think you discovered something new? NOPE! She’s soooo ahead of you already and knows all about it! haha! She’s a wonderfully sweet and funny person, as well as a little shy at times, but she’s also always the one to suggest a lunch so we can all see each other again and again and have wonderful times! :D

She makes fabulous feather jewelry, and here are a few of her latest pieces!

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This is Mélanie, aka MelanieFavreau.

One day, Noémie purchased something from Mélanie on Etsy, and since they live like almost steps from each other, they decided to exchange the goodies in person, at their mutual post office. They kept bumping into each other there after that when shipping their sales, and it started a friendship. Noémie then organized a little something, and that’s how I met Mel too!

She is a very caring person, and always has a pep-talk ready for anyone close to her who needs it. She can at one moment tell-it-like-it-is, and then the next moment go completely soft and space out when she sees a kitty (no wonder she has 5!). She’s not one to follow trends: she does as she pleases, and you either like it or you don’t, and that’s just how it is. How refreshing, right? :)

She also creates from scratch awesome sterling silver jewelry, that she models herself in her photos. I’m still impressed, I don’t have that courage! lol

Here are a few:

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This is Tamara, aka ThisIlk.

As Montrealers and fans of handmade, we all like to know what other locals are making, and selling on Etsy, and that is how everyone started noticing Tamara. How could someone not want to meet a cool chick like her, right!? After seeing her work in mutual consignment shops and at craft shows, Tamara naturally joined the group! The first time I really got to know more about her, we were vendor neighbors at the Souk@Sat 2009 craft show for a whole 4 days. It was truly a great show, enhanced by her presence! :)

She is one of the nicest people ever! She will talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime, with a bigggg smile. She always has a kind word or compliment for her friends, and their work. She is well-traveled, passionate about vintage eras, inspired by everything and anything, and super driven: everything life brings is another reason to push forward and improve. She’s definitely a free spirit!

Her jewelry line is adorned by vintage lace, which she totally makes her own!

Here are some pieces in which she unleashes her creativity:

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This is Paule, aka Paule T. B.

On a very brrrr cold winter night last year, Noémie, Mélanie, Tamara and I decided to check out the opening night of an art exhibit at (R.I.P.) Headquarters Boutique. It was a showcase of the super talented Paule. As Mel and I were browsing the gallery, Noémie and Tamara started chatting with Paule about a painting of a girl that, weirdly enough, looked a whole lot like Tamara! The two girls quickly arranged to do collaborations with Paule for their own work. Since they obviously found her super cool, Mel & I quickly got to meet her too in the Spring. We all meshed so good and easily with her, it was a no-brainer to invite her to every meet we had from that point on!

She is truly a hilarious girl: never you will have a dull moment in her company! Oh my, the intense laughs we’ve all had when her quirky humor just bursts out! She is a sensitive person, and she has a whole lot of compassion and understanding for the people she cares about. She can also offer up much needed advice and opinions when she’s asked to (and that is how I learned that when I straighten my hair too much, I look too harsh and it doesn’t match my personality. lol!).

She draws fabulous pieces of art that everyone wants, and so will you:

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This is me, Janick, aka Nea.

I am like this and like that.

And I make this and that.

And my life is truly better since I met these wonderful women.

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Aiguille et Fil

 

Can’t get enough of geometrics, and vintage color mixes!

Get your fix with Aiguille et Fil (which means “needle and thread” in French), held by the super talented Liz.

Tunics, tops, dresses, pants! Wonderful shapes and details that can also be done custom sized! There’s just no reason not to love :D

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