MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR
President and Editor-in-chief www.arabelladesign.com
WHEW! Here is another issue of ARABELLA out the door and into the hands of our favourite people, our readers. We made it - Volume 10, Issue 2 – over ten years of publishing ARABELLA. A significant achievement in these days and while at times I contemplate running away, not answering the phone, and throwing my computer out the window there is always someone who brings me back to the reason why we do this magical piece of art.
INSPIRING THE INSPIRED Just last week as I listened to my phone messages there was one from a reader in Alberta wondering when the next issue would be out. She had just straightened out her office and had all the copies of Arabella for the last ten years lined up. After going through her copies another time she needed a fix. She wanted to know if I realized what an inspiration I was and how the beauty of the art and the stories inside made her life a better place. What a great motivation speech to get me back at my desk working away. While I love the thought that I inspire people – it is not me, but the amazing talent of the artists, designers and architects that grace our pages with their beautiful work. We at ARABELLA just search them out, collect them, interview them and with the hard work of a lot of fairies and magicians – presto – another issue hits the newsstands. Of course I joke, because it is a very labour intensive process and creativity and colour are the defining instruments of success.
NEW IDEAS AND OLD FRIENDS With each issue I hope you, the reader, will start to notice a slight difference in the issue. We now have a “SHORT STORY SECTION” and we hope all writers will think of us as a place to publish their treasured literary work. Our “ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN SECTION” is growing and for next issue “FABULOUS FINDS” returns after a rethink. We hope to amaze you with some very cool stuff and wonderful treasures in both food and design. Here again we are looking for you, the reader, to send us your finds so we can help spread the word. In this issue we introduce our new “GALLERY CORNER” comments and musings from three galleries and their owners. This will be a regular feature in our magazine from now on and we hope to introduce you to some old and new wonderful art galleries.
FEATURE STORY Our feature story “NATION BUILDERS” is a wonderful project put together and inspired by Farsad Kiani, founder of Galerie Q and The Kiani Foundation. He has long held an admiration for the accomplishments of the leaders of the people of Canada. He feels that these leaders, and their leadership, are worthy of attention, and they were remarkable in their scope of capabilities. It is the importance of their work, their results and successes that have made it important to know who they were, and what and how they did what they did. He feels this information must be brought to a