The Quilliad is pretty close to our hearts at Apple of my Odd Eye, since all of us have contributed to the publication at some time, and I myself am the editor-in-chief. The goal of The Quilliad is very similar to this collective’s aims, as the publication strives to make the amazing talent of Canada’s emerging and established writers and visual artists accessible, and to pay contributors for the privilege of publishing their work. The Quilliad‘s staff believe in respecting the creativity and hard work that go into writing, painting, and photography by compensating the writers and artists the publication works with. By supporting us through Kickstarter, you can help make the dreams of these talented people come true–and you can be rewarded for doing it! We have art prints, poetry on demand, pinback buttons, and, of course, copies of The Quilliad available as rewards for backers. Think of backing us through Kickstarter as preordering your copy, with a little extra on the side.
There are only three days left of The Quilliad‘s fifth-issue Kickstarter, and we hope you check it out.
Everyone at Apple of my Odd Eye is involved with The Quilliad somehow (I’m the editor-in-chief), and we love to see the talent of other Canadian artists within the journal’s pages. The fifth issue of The Quilliad will feature several of Eden’s pieces (as for which, that has yet to be decided). Eden’s style is very much in the spirit of what we try to do aesthetically–after all, we are trying to appeal to those with an “odd eye” for art!
Check out The Quilliad‘s artist profile on Eden if you’d like to see more of her work and learn more about her. The Quilliad is still looking for submissions of art and writing, and the Kickstarter for issue 5 is running until March 22, so there are a few ways to get involved if you are interested.
While yearning for warmer weather, I happened to notice the wintery beauty of the remains of this year’s herb garden. Waste not, want not–I grabbed my camera and snapped some shots. These are the ones that turned out the best. Some feel hopeful, others melancholy, while the last, “Nightmare”, feels a bit menacing to me. While I was going for very specific focal points with the other images, this last one works for me precisely because of the indistinct threat it seems to hold (the background on the right looks a bit like a blurry wolf-monster to my eye).
If you like any of these images, you may wish to know that parts of this series are now available as backer rewards for The Quilliad‘s fifth issue Kickstarter. The Quilliad is a local, small press journal of art and literature that all of us at Apple of my Odd Eye are involved with in some way. Devin and Ashley have also supplied The Quilliad with some prints for Kickstarter.
Today is our last craft show of the year, and it’s a great one. Last year’s Frostbite edition of the Bazaar of the Bizarre was one of our first and most successful shows, and we’re looking forward to what today will bring. As anyone who’s perused our recent posts will know, our version of the holidays is a little Nightmare Before Christmas. Keeping with that theme, here’s another necklace from Sarah:
If you’re in Toronto and want to drop by, we’ll be at the Pia Bouman Ballet School (6 Noble Street in Toronto) from 11-8. The show is full of art, clothing, jewellery, books, and other crafts by local creators.
Tomorrow is the Bazaar of the Bizarre! We’re excited, as it’s always an interesting show. Among the new pieces we’ll have on display (and for sale) at the show are these rose and ribbon necklaces:
Sarah is our cat person at Apple of my Odd Eye, so it isn’t surprising that her latest cards are cat-themed. Here’s today’s Christmas artsy-crafty feature:
We’re nearing the end of our 30 days of Craftmas (just made that up–sorry) leading up to our final show of the year, the Bazaar of the Bizarre: Frostbite Edition in Toronto on December 14 (this weekend!) at the Pia Bouman Ballet School in Toronto. Today’s feature is this new painting by Ashley Pleasant:
“Sky (Serenity)” – Ashley Pleasant
We seem to have a bit of a sparkle theme going on lately, and we’re okay with that. The photo doesn’t really do this piece justice, but you can see it at the BotB show this weekend.
Today we’ve got a few more octopus necklaces as our holiday crafts, courtesy of Sarah’s obsession with sea creatures:
The ribbon is a new style we’re trying out. So far, we’re fans.
Today’s craft is this set of painted masks by Ashley.
Painted mini-masks by Ashley Pleasant
They’ll be available for sale at the Bazaar of the Bizarre: Frostbite Edition on December 14 in Toronto, a show that we love both as vendors and as guests. If you’re into dark and/or unusual arts and crafts, this is the holiday craft show for you.