FBFA Newsletter March 2010


March 2010

Design Trend  PlayMake

Of all the trends this year, PlayMake is the most optimistic. Its the year after the recession and our world has been very serious. We feel no remorse for the economy since it was not from our doing and we are already working towards a more sustainable earth. In the meantime, however, we need to have fun! There is a desire to be free and spontaneous  to release our creative spirit. We are now ready to be creative in designing our future in the form of colourful playscapes of our inner child, resulting in an explosion of good humour and bright colours.

Freedom and spontaneity is released from impulsive creativity in scribbles and sketches, through strong colours and naive, pictorial designs creating dynamic, animated picturescapes. Graphic fascination breathes life into functionality. Concepts are never over thought but simply quick manifestations of whats immediate from pen to paper, or pen tablet to computer screen. In patterns, we see elementary motifs and colourful kaleidoscope effects, geometric designs and clear colour contrasts.

Featured Medium  Wallpaper

People just cant get enough of our Wallpaper! This versatile medium allows for creative expression with your wall as the proverbial canvas. Whether you decide on an updated version of a traditional damask in bold new colours, or youd like Farmboy to create a custom pattern for you, our wallpaper is great way to reinvent your space.

To see all of Farmboy's mediums click here.


Olympic Madness!

At Farmboy we are lucky to be situated in downtown Vancouver, the host city of the recent 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The energy in the city has been amazing with locals and international visitors alike soaking in all that Vancouver has to offer. Wed like to extend a big Thank you! to all the volunteers and athletes from around the world that made the Games possible!


Featured Farmboy Artist  Michael Lane

After retiring from a busy life as a professional forester in British Columbia, Mike Lane sailed with his wife to Alaska on a freight boat. Only a few passengers were on board, and they all exchanged photography tips. Mike was still shooting with film at that time, but a fellow passenger was using digital. We took the same photos, but he was immediately able to look at his in the lounge on his laptop computer. He knew then that he had to go digital and as soon as he got home he went out and bought an early Olympus digital camera.

Mike fell in love with digital photography and has been shooting seriously now for a number of years. He was shooting a wedding when one of the guests complimented him on his photography and recommended Farmboy Fine Arts as a business that might appreciate his photography skills. Mike contacted us and showed off his sample portfolio. He now contributes his photos to the Farmboy Stockyard when hes not entering regional and national photo contests or taking photos for magazines and local businesses.

Farmboy Props

This months props go to account manager Dana Bays niece and our youngest fan, Emma Bay. Nice coordination with the undershirt!

Get published! Email us your best Farmboy picture!

Farmboy Staff Picks  Zoe Mackoff

We asked Farmhand Zoe Mackoff, one of our Account Managers here at Farmboy, to choose one of her favourite images from our Stockyard collection and tell us what she likes about it.

Who is the artist?
Tohar Sade, TTS.400.00003

Why do you like it?
There is something ethereal about it. The composition is really interesting and seems surreal somehow  like the dripping paint is an extension of the trees. I want to keep looking at it.


As always, The Stockyard features some of the latest stunning
imagery from Farmboy Fine Arts to help you create custom artwork.



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Farmboy Quote of the Month:

“Nothing great was ever achieved
without enthusiasm."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson




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