12 Jul

Finding Inspiration At RubyDog’s Art House

RubyDog's Art House

RubyDog’s Art House is my favorite place to buy supplies and find inspiration for the collage work I create. I’ve been going there for the last couple of years and I always find something unique and inspiring to take home. The shop is owned by Leanne Bishop and it’s always fun to chat with her while I browse through the store.

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When I dropped by a yesterday to pick up a new book about collage I decided to take a few photos and show people some of the interesting things you can find in the shop. There is an excellent selection of books on collage, book making, painting, and more. I think I’ve bought most of my art books from RubyDog’s because she seems to be the only one in Vancouver to carry as many books about altering books.

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This is Ruby the dog, who can often be found napping peacefully in the corner, and is the namesake of the shop.

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There are plenty of interesting little things to look at all through the store.

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I’ve used these some of these tiny bottles in one of my altered books (that now belongs to someone else).
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I have some of these clarinet pieces in my possession and that have not yet made their way into a collage. Leanne has a HUGE collection of letterpress pieces for collaging or collecting.

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There’s really no end to the variety of things you can find at RubyDog’s Art House, from vintage ephemera to billiard balls. Please check out the shop and help support a wonderful local business.
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RubyDog’s Art House
623 Kingsway
(Kingsway near Fraser Street)
Vancouver BC V5T 3K5

2 comments

  1. I can see why it’s one of your favourite places. I’ll be adding it to my list of things to do when in Van!

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