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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

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