join us for Give local for the Holidays on Nov 24th and 25tH!
THE SOARING QUILL - AMY THIBODEAU
The Soaring Quill, started by Amy Thibodeau of Barrie, On., features handmade jewelry, and fine art made from as many reclaimed materials as possible. Some of the featured materials include deer hide, porcupine quills, bone, and seed beads. TSQ aims to be a zero waste studio, and is committed to keeping textiles and unwanted items out of landfills, by making something totally new.
Find The Soaring Quill on Facebook. Etsy store coming soon!
Angela Aujla is a local artist specializing in drawing and mixed media visual art. She has exhibited widely throughout Simcoe County and in Toronto and her works are held in private collections in Canada, the US, the UK and the Netherlands. She will be featuring a selection of vibrant original artwork, greeting cards, and prints at Give Local this year.
Jenna Stewart is an artist and author. After publishing a short story in 2014, There Is This Place, she dove into creating art as a means of representing a kind of magic that she believes exists all around us. Her art is inspired by the rugged and wind swept landscape of Muskoka; for in the wild of the wind swept pine tree there remains a strength and confidence that stands proud against the raging winds. Magic at its finest.
She works in mostly acrylic on board but she is known to return to her roots, putting pencil or pastel to paper. You can purchase original art, limited edition prints, her prose There Is This Place featuring a collection of artwork as well as a variety greeting cards. Add a little of natures magic to your home with some original art.
Sophia St. Apothecary
Green by hand
The Northern Appeal
The Northern Appeal is a bi-annual, non-profit literary journal native to the region of Simcoe County and Muskoka Region of Ontario. Founded by Victoria Butler, and Will Crosson, the journal showcases poetry, short stories, photography, and artwork, from Northern Ontarian artists and writers.
Mission Statement: To identify and share with the world, through literature, that all lives are beautiful and ethereal by observing and transcribing the elements of personal happenstance
As one of the co-founders of Art In House, Mar embraces the idea of exploring many types of artistic expression. Mar has begun a series of mushroom watercolours stemming from her love for the often overlooked details in nature. She is also having fun crocheting warm and cozy cowls to help keep you warm while enjoying this season.
Melissa & ann-marie tabler
Dainty Lace and Spider Webs is the joint creative effort of sisters, Melissa and Ann-Marie. They create a little bit of everything; eco-friendly toiletries, accessories, jewelry, candles and home décor. Using all of the skills they were taught as children (sewing, crochet, wood burning) and some they learned along the way, they strive to create unique, functional and durable items for everyday use. Ask them about customizable options! They love to personalize items and make them completely yours!
Melange & yhdessa olive oil
Artworx Glass Studio… Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads & Jewellery …. My husband & I are the proud owners of Artworx Glass Studio. We are a couple of creative self-taught artisans that enjoy specializing in Dichroic Art Glass. Dichroic’s are where Creativity meets Science…
To summarize it all for you, all of our pieces are made with glass that has Titanium Oxides & Quarts Crystal embedded in it... This causes the finished piece to sparkle, shimmer, glitter & shift in color. All of the colors are made up by the amount of titanium deposited on the glass.
When there is a pattern or design inside the piece, it is not something we just put in there ( no decals are used ) …We are removing film to create the designs & patterns in our work…. it is all custom & not something that can be found elsewhere. Any imperfection is part of the process of making & only adds to the natural charm of the piece, we feel it makes the piece truly... Original.