All posts by Carole Milne

Tips for Removing Stuck Paint Tube Caps

Keep a small pair of pliers or some nutcrackers handy for easing off stuck caps. Or place a clothes pin around the cap, hold firmly and twist.
 Use a small piece of non-slip rubber shelf liner to get a grip on the top of the tube. It works better than pliers and doesn’t damage the cap.
 If you can’t get the cap off, snip off the bottom of the tube to get the paint then close it again with a bulldog clip.
 Invert the tube and soak it for a few minutes in a cup of hot water.
 Apply Vaseline around the top of the tube or inside the threads of the cap before you put it back on to prevent sticking.

Beginner and Intermediate Acrylic Techniques with Janice Robertson -Full

THIS WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS , 2 DAY  WORKSHOP,  Saturday March 5 and Sunday March 6,  9:30 am – 4:30 pm each day, South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre, Visual Arts Room,

14601 20th Avenue, Surrey, B.C. V4A 9P5

 15 participants allowed.  Cancellation deadline is  January 5, 2016

This workshop has one spot open

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Did You KNow

Did you know..?

These fun facts have nothing to do with art but are interesting anyway:-

Gold is the only metal that doesn’t deteriorate, even if its buried in the ground for thousands of years.

Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached only at one end.

The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in our ear.

The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.

Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent.

Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.

Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn’t smoke unless it’s heated above 450 F.

Nine out of ten living things live in the ocean.

The commercially grown banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.

Strawberries are the only fruits that grow their seeds on the outside.

Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.

Due to Earth’s gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters.

Everything weighs one percent less at the equator.

The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year.

The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.

If you could get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you would see stars, even in the middle of the day.

Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.

A comet’s tail always points away from the sun.

In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.

The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times when knights in armour raised their visors to reveal their identity.

Coast Capital Theatre

South Surrey and White Rock Art Society


 The Coast Capital Playhouse Exhibition and Sale of Paintings

October 3, 2015 to mid January 2016

This is an ongoing rotating art exhibition of paintings,

in the lobby of the Playhouse,
and all paintings, on display, are for sale.

The new members for the changeover are:

Carole Milne, Eileen Fong, Diane Shea, Mary Ellen Johnston

Shelly Stewart, Linda Morris, Brenda Mickleburgh

Mary Sanchez, Alyson Thorpe, Gary Fox, Mary Lake

Chiao Chiao Yang, Ashley Jackson, Pat Vickers

 Coast Capital Playhouse Address:

1532 Johnston Road, White Rock, BC

Phone: 604-536-7535

Tuesday – Saturday 1:00 – 5:00 pm

November Art Challenge

Catherine Robertson , Lee Caulfield , Violet Smythe

 We were challenged to create a piece of artwork interpreting the given title ‘In Between’. There are no restrictions as to size, colours, or media .  The challenge was a doozy, but you let your imagination run wild!  The winners are:   Catherine Robertson; Lee Caulfield and Violet Smythe.  Congratulations!