Sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows, and everything that's wonderful, that's how we feel when people get to express their true selves without judgement (and have bodily autonomy, wtf).
Rhetorical question: Is one month for a simultaneous mainstream feature of Indigenous History and Pride (with oodles of superficial corporate rainbow-washing) enough??
LOL. Of course not.
But it seems like designated days and months are important steps toward sharing truths and hardships and celebrations that have been brutally sidelined, so we'll just go ahead and use them as a reminder that learning about harsh realities past and present, taking concrete steps toward reconciliation, and promoting love and acceptance has got to be our jam every day, all year long.
An extra special thanks this month to all the fabulous Indigenous and queer makers who allow us the privilege of showcasing their incredible work.
Here's hoping your summer will bring you some quiet reading time, rainbow-infused dance sessions, and actual real-live parties of a kind where we can be more awkward than ever, but also be filled with the warm fuzzies of re-kindled community nonetheless...
And now, a few exciting shop updates for you:
As you might have already heard, Stoney Lake Textiles is six years old, and the celebratory sale continues for the entire month of June, and we're guessing the graduates, teachers, and havers-of-birthdays will be pretty chuffed to open one of Emerance Baker's gorgeous, impeccably made, endlessly useful accessories. 20% off *everything* she makes.
All macramé is 20% off too! Including DIY kits.
The Gallery of Sorts
Bethany Davis had a fabulous opening night at First Friday Ptbo, and her powerful, haunting, beautifully executed digital prints will continue to delight gallery visitors until the end of the month. (Large and small prints for sale!)
On July 1st and 2nd (including First Friday) we'll be hosting another fantastic local artist in the Gallery of Sorts with screen printed posters aplenty on offer. Here's a preview of the graphic design work of Peterborough's Josh Morley:
Hats off to all the students and teachers and parents who have somehow made it through these last few years intact. And hats off to the ones who are still falling apart. It's been tougher than tough, and we hope we can help you celebrate every small win with some very special locally made gifts.
Did you read this far? You did? Okay, for the remainder of the month, you get 10% off any purchase (in addition to current sales), in store or online, with the code: YOUDIDIT. We're proud of you.
Anna & Erin & Cornelius