3 months ago Comments Off on Fall Pop Up Shop!

Fall Pop Up Shop!

It’s been a while since I have posted but it’s that time of year when I make and share my love of mixed media art and vintage ephemera for holiday craft shows.

This years first show is organized by the brilliant Nancy Benoy, artist and founder of OwlFinch Boutique which is an instagram shop for upcycled clothes.

This Pop Up will feature 6 excellent vintage and vintage inspired artisans.  We would love to see you there!


1 year, 1 month ago Comments Off on Handmade Hamilton! This weekend! Doors open at 11!

Handmade Hamilton! This weekend! Doors open at 11!


1 year, 7 months ago Comments Off on The Sneak at the AGH Design Annex

The Sneak at the AGH Design Annex

Part of ART CRAWL: Lisa Pijuan-Nomura, Blue Ceiling dance and Angela Blumberg and Jillian Peever bring their imaginative, moving three-part show The Sneak to Hamilton!

A sneak peek at three ways of interweaving storytelling and dance, from no words to some words to lots of words, always with vivid, unabashed performances by the dancers.

Tickets $10 members, $15 non members
All tickets are available at the door

June 10th
Two Shows! 7pm and 9pm

Art Gallery Hamilton Design Annex
118 James Street North, Hamilton ON
T: 905-667 6620

1 year, 8 months ago Comments Off on RED: A Night of Live Performance This Thursday!

RED: A Night of Live Performance This Thursday!


1 year, 9 months ago Comments Off on Handmade Hamilton Holiday Show Vendor Call!

Handmade Hamilton Holiday Show Vendor Call!

 A Holiday Arts and Craft Show at the Staircase Theatre Wants You!


When? Saturday November 26 and Sunday November 27, 2016

11 am to 5 pm.


A one of a kind show that celebrates 32 of the finest local makers of art and craft.

Handmade Hamilton celebrates it’s 5th year in Hamilton and it’s 3rd year at the Staircase.

 The show is organized by The Staircase Cafe  Theatre and Lisa Pijuan-Nomura of GirlCanCreate.  Pijuan-Nomura is the founder of Movies and Makers in Toronto, one of the co-founders of Queen and Jackson in Hamilton and is especially interested in bringing together the best creative makers in beautiful vintage buildings.  Together with the hospitality of The Staircase Cafe, Handmade Hamilton showcases great makers, local community and good food, all under one roof

Handmade Hamilton is looking for a variety of makers.

If you make jewelry, clothes, art, stuffies, zines, buttons…we want you.

Please note that we cannot accept any makers of food or drink due to building health codes.


The deadline for applications is midnight on June 30, 2016.

All applicants will be notified of participation by July 20, 2016.

Please email all applications to curator Lisa Pijuan-Nomura

Applicants must submit the following:

  1. Information
  • Company Name

*  Primary Contact

  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Contact
  • Detailed Description of what you create (250 word maximum)
  • Price Range of Goods
  • 3 to 5 digital images of your work

(please keep files under 500k in JPEG or GIF format.)

These photos might be used for as on screen promotion at the Staircase Theatre. If you have a logo please include that.

  • Website (Etsy, Artfire, Blog, etc)
  • Table Request

6ftx2.5ft table-$165

4ft x 2ft table-$115

Please note that there are 3 separate rooms in the building that will be used for the show.

Unfortunately the building is not fully accessible, only partially accessible.


Upon receipt of your application you will receive an email confirmation.

We will contact all applicants by email by July 20, 2016.


Once accepted all vendor payments must be submitted by August 15, 2016. If payment is not received by this date acceptance will be withdrawn. If accepted payment info will be sent out along with your acceptance letter.


Once accepted into Handmade Hamilton and your payment has been submitted, your participation fee is non-refundable.

Questions/Contact Information

Contact Lisa Pijuan-Nomura at girlcancreate [at] with any questions.