After a couple months of touring with friends, I have managed to settle down for the season in the lovely Dawson City! After a long, adventurous summer, I await the grip of winter, ready to learn at SOVA, and ready to hunker down and focus on creating and becoming a part of the Dawson community.
My, oh my, how the months fly by! They only are going to get more exciting from here onwards. Summer adventures await, but first, here are some lovely spring time events to watch out for…
Friday, May 30th: THCH SPRING ART FARM: A DIY Arts ‘n’ Crafts Sale/Trade Event
Spring is here, and it is the time to share and celebrate the many works of the artists in our community
Come peruse tables filled with creations of all kinds, from zines, prints and patches to teas, baked goods, textiles, etc! DIY crafting has no limits! (Bookworms, Please Note: Izzy will also be selling a bunch of her used books at a table!)
We hope to line the Thigh High Clubhouse backyard / back ally with tables ( also if you have tables we can borrow please let us know!!!!!)
If you are interested in tabling please get in touch with Jess or Izzy with a brief description of your work // what name you would like to be listed under!
STAY TUNED FOR RADISH FEST 2: June 20-24th
Drawin Wolf’s first release (a ten-track album) is now available for download on the Drawin Wolf bandcamp! Download the album and Lyric Zine PDF for free/PWYC, and/or order handmade cd’s patches and zines!
Hello, friends! Today we finished up the recordings for Drawin Wolf’s first album, Write About the Childhood Coat, to be released within the next couple weeks! I will be releasing a zine of lyrics and drawings when I make the album available for download on my bandcamp! You will be able to purchase it online for $10, and for $7 in person! I am very excited deeply appreciative of everyone who’s helped make this project possible, and enjoyable!
Dreary Weather is a Thematic (and somewhat experimental) Creation that uses various symbols to convey and discuss impacts of weather on our minds as humans of the earth. Moths, children of the night, are drawn to and guided by the moon’s light, the mother of cycles. The cyclical nature of seasons affects our emotions and mindsets as it does the air we breathe, the ground we walk on, the trees we lie under. As fall quickly nears its end, I witness my friend’s falling under the gloomy spell of winter, as a moth falls under the deathly spell of the light it so desires.
Song: November by Willie Stratton (Willie Stratton.bandcamp.com)
Animated & Filmed by Izzy Burgwin
Monica and I got together with Preston this weekend and recorded a demo on a cassette recorder to tide things over until we finally get around to “properly” recording a full-length! So here y’are! Some low-fi silly goodness!
Ps. I’ll be recording Drawin Wolf stuff next weekend in London, so stay tuned!
Dreampipe Collective made an Etsy shop the other day, where you can purchase our latest patches, zines and herbal remedies.
We’ve been busy in the Dreampipe so far this season, and we’re really excited about where we’ve gone and where we’re going with our work. On October 20th, we had an art show and open mic at the Herbal Clinic & Dispensary. It was cozy and intimate and all other kinds of wonderful. Days later, on the 25th, we brought our suitcase and instruments to a bridge in the east end and we played and enjoyed a chilly evening (with occasional warmth provided by Caela’s homemade veggie stew, a bonfire and multiple layers) under the bridge with friends. Click here for more photos!
Dreampipe Collective will be tabling and playing a set at LoveHoldLetGo’s Toronto Show on Nov 6th
I will be presenting my art at Etobicoke School of the Art’s Portfolio Day and Portfolio Day After-Party/Art Sale.
Here is what I am up during my favourite season of all
Fall Issue of Izzine
I have completed and will soon be printing the fall issue of Izzine! This season features an interview with artist Noel’le Longhaul of Providence, Rhode Island, aswell as the work of local Toronto Artist, Monica Creep. This issue also shares recipes for spicy potatoes, calming herbal teas and some of the poetry and art from Sienna Ingham, of Toronto. (PDF version coming soon!)
My goal, with this zine, is to spread word of local-and-beyond artists who I believe have much to contribute to radical communities through what they create and share with us. Email me if you are interested in purchasing a copy!
Dreampipe Collective’s First Art Show
Come enjoy an evening of art, food, live music and more in the back of the Herbal Clinic & Dispensary in Roncesvalles Village!
Art, zines, prints, shirts, patches and a further plethora of curiosities will all be for sale. Otherwise, the event is totally free. Of course, we expect attendees to treat one another and the space with respect. Come enjoy art and music with your community.
Dreampipe Collective table for LoveHoldLetGo
Dreampipe Collective will have a table of prints, patches, zines, bathbombs, teas and more knick knacks available for purchase at LoveHoldLetGo’s Toronto stop on their Canada Tour. “LoveHoldLetGo is a touring DIY theater collective that intermingles spoken word poetry, folk music, and animation to create multimedia shadow puppet plays that bring bring communities closer to each other,and to the Earth.” (Facebook Description)