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And The Winner Is…

SOS SaskMade Draw-wThrough the month of December, all who purchased copies of Sketches of Saskatoon at SaskMade Marketplace were eligible to drop their names in the draw for a framed original watercolor painting by yours truly.

Here are Candace Ippolito (CEO and Owner of SaskMade) and myself with the draw box and the prize painting, about to choose the lucky winner from the many entries.

Congratulations to Stan Miko, the lucky recipient of the painting, Road To Somewhere.

Thanks to all who dropped by SaskMade Marketplace here in Saskatoon to make their purchases. And a special tip of the Santa hat to Candace and the good folks at SaskMade for partnering on this promotion.

Merry Christmas and best wishes for a Happy New Year to all.

Luck Of The Draw!

SAskMade Markteplace-wHere’s wishing you the luck of the draw!

Between now and December 22, each customer at SaskMade Marketplace who buys copies of Sketches of Saskatoon, will receive both a beautiful book and also an entry form for a special draw.


Road to Somewhere-Outlined-wThe winning prize in the draw is an original watercolor painting by Patricia Katz titled, Road To Somewhere. It’s 8″ x 10” in size – matted, framed and ready to hang.

Be sure to drop on over to SaskMade Marketplace at 1621 8th Street E in Saskatoon, to pick up your copies of Sketches of Saskatoon, and pop your name in the draw.

Sketches of Saskatoon makes an awesome gift for friends, family, employees, colleagues, and clients – near and far.


SOS Featured by SaskMade Marketplace

SAsk Made Lawson SOS-wThanks to Amanda Wilkins and the fine folks at SaskMade Marketplace for featuring Sketches of Saskatoon in their pop up shop at Lawson Heights Mall during the pre-Christmas shopping season.

Sask Made Marketplace does such a great job of profiling and promoting Saskatchewan ‘born and raised’ products – including books and works of art.

Be sure to drop by their main shop on 8th Street here in Saskatoon and check out their food goodies, too. Mmmm….Saskatoon berry this and Saskatoon berry that, amongst them.

Looking For Something Sask Made?

SAskMade Markteplace-wSketches of Saskatoon certainly fits the bill.

All of the images were created here in the city by yours truly.

Each and every image was scanned by the great folks at J&S Picture Frame Warehouse. Thanks, John & Sherry for the digitizing work – and for carrying the books in your shop! You can find their shop at 121D Jessop Avenue.

The narrative in the book was edited by a Saskatchewan born and raised editor by the name of Barbara McNichol. We’ll still claim you as our own, Barbara, even though these days you toast your toes in Tucson!

And, finally, all forty images were teased and cajoled into an awesome layout by a tremendously talented graphic designer – and artist in his own right – Mr. Brian Kachur.

What’s more, if you’re so inclined, you can pick up your copies of the book (along with some great Saskatoon berry tea and chocolates) at the SaskMade Marketplace on 1621 8th Street East!

Thanks Amanda at SaskMade for stocking these great books, so your customers can stuff their stockings with them for Christmas!