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“Hyacinths” by Sarah Y. Varnam

We’ve been quiet at Apple of my Odd Eye for a while, but that’s because we’ve been busy entering art competitions, working on commissions, and submitting to festivals. If you check our events page, you can see some of what we’ll be up to in the future. Today is the reception for the Scarborough Big Arts Book that Sarah’s painting-photography is featured in, and you’ll note that The Quilliad‘s Issue 3 Launch Party and Art Show has been moved to Saturday, June 7.

“Hyacinths” is for the Dupont DIG Flower festival.

"Hyacinths" - Sarah Y. Varnam

“Hyacinths” – Sarah Y. Varnam

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Apple of my Odd Eye at TIAM with The Quilliad

A few of the Apple of my Odd Eye artists were at the Toronto Indie Arts Market over the weekend. In addition to the copies of The Quilliad that we were selling (Devin, Sean, and I are all involved with the publication), we also had some of our chapbooks and notecards there with us:

Notecards

The Quilliad and chapbooks--poetry and art.

The blue and red books are by fellow Quilliaders Jessica Bebenek and Steph Chaves. If you’re interested in either of those beautifully bound books, check out http://growandgrow.ca/ and http://www.jessicabebenek.com/. As for us, we’re still in the midst of applications for spring craft shows. We’ll also be at The Quilliad‘s launch in May (date still tbd).

For more photos from the event, visit The Quilliad’s website: http://thequilliad.wordpress.com/.

Cheers,
Sarah

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Apple of my Odd Eye’s Bizarre Adventures

Apple of my Odd Eye spent yesterday (Sunday, March 30) at the Bazaar of the Bizarre‘s Circus Sideshow 2014. Some highlights from the day included checking out the other stalls, taking candied nuts from strangers, sharing food and conversations with other vendors (including Victoria the goldsmith and the tall, mohawked woman in our photos–see below), and chatting with an adorable little girl in a balloon tutu complete with octopus tentacles (she even gave Sarah a free croissant–for vendors at an art show, a lot of the fun we had seems to have revolved around food . . .).

If you weren’t able to check out the bazaar this time around, we encourage you to drop by another time–it’s a great show (we have trouble not buying everything ourselves, and the company is great–so many fun people). If you were hoping to buy some art, you still can! We’ll be at several shows over the year. You can also find our art for sale at our Zazzle and Etsy stores (more Etsy listings will be up over the next few days).

-Apple of my Odd Eye’s artists

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Sarah’s Art at Hip 2B Square

Some of the Apple of my Odd Eye crew headed down to Goodfellas Gallery near Queen West and Dufferin in Toronto yesterday for the opening of the Queen West Art Crawl’s fundraiser show, Hip 2B Square. AOMOE artist Sarah had a piece up, and we were curious to see what other artists had offered the market. Check out our photos from the event:

As you can see, there were quite a few interesting pieces and a lot of variety.

If you’d like to see more Toronto art (and/or check out more Apple of my Odd Eye art), come to the Bazaar of the Bizarre: Circus Sideshow 2014 tomorrow (Sunday, March 30)!

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Join Us at the Bazaar!

Apple of my Odd Eye will be at the Bazaar of the Bizarre: Circus Sideshow 2014 this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and we think you should join us there. The event is at the Pia Bouman School for Ballet, 6 Noble Street, in Toronto, Ontario on March 30, 2014. There will be art, jewelery, dancers, magicians, and more at the show, so come on out!

The Bazaar of the Bizarre: Circus Sideshow 2014 flyer

The Bazaar of the Bizarre: Circus Sideshow 2014 flyer

Here’s some of the art you can expect to see at the show:

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Art at the Queen West Art Crawl’s Event Hip 2B Square

Hey! If you’re in Toronto next Friday (March 28th), you should consider coming to the Hip 2B Square Art Market at Goodfellas Gallery (1266 Queen Street West). It’s a fundraiser for the Queen West Art Crawl, and my art (among over 100 other 6×6 pieces!) will be available for sale in support of QWAC.

"Roots V" - Sarah Y. Varnam

“Roots V” – Sarah Y. Varnam

The piece I created for the event is a continuation of my “Roots” series. I wasn’t planning on there being a part V, but here it is! It should be a fun evening–hope to see you there.
-Sarah

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“The Arizona Desert” and “The Grand Canyon, Photography by Sean G. Marjoram

Here, we have more stunning nature photography from Sean G. Marjoram. If you like his work, check out Sean’s portfolio. Both of these images are available as prints from Apple of my Odd Eye’s Zazzle shop.

"The Arizona Desert" - Sean G. Marjoram

“The Arizona Desert” – Sean G. Marjoram

"The Grand Canyon" - Sean G. Marjoram

“The Grand Canyon” – Sean G. Marjoram

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Process/Progress: New Art at Apple of my Odd Eye

process detail

Everything is in process right now at Apple of my Odd Eye. We’re prepping for the upcoming spring craft season and working on a few new pieces (including but not limited to the illustrations and sculpture below):

P.S. If you like Apple of my Odd Eye’s work and you’re in Toronto, check us out at the Arts Market at College and Ossington.

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“Pink Cupcake” Painting by Ashley Pleasant

Have a sweet tooth? Love cute (and creepy) things? Ashley’s got you covered. Her work will be at the Bazaar of the Bizarre: Circus Sideshow on March 30th in Toronto as part of the Apple of my Odd Eye collective. Check out her portfolio┬áif you like what you see here.

"Pink Cupcake" - Ashley Pleasant

“Pink Cupcake” – Ashley Pleasant

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New Mixed Media Piece: “OctoPunk” by Sarah Y. Varnam

Hey! I finished this one about a week ago but have been too busy to upload it. “OctoPunk” is something of a companion piece to “Medusa (Octo)”. This one is a little more androgynous than my mostly feminine portraits. I’m hoping to do a few more masculine pieces sometime soon.

"OctoPunk" - Sarah Y. Varnam

“OctoPunk” – Sarah Y. Varnam

“OctoPunk” is available as a pinback button on Apple of my Odd Eye’s Zazzle shop. “Medusa (Octo)” is available as an iPhone case.

-Sarah

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