Behind the Art: The Winter's Tree

November 22, 2020


Living in Canada, seeing trees like this can very much be a reality you live with for 6-7 months out of the year. But there is a delicate beauty in the way the branches look without their leaves, especially when there is a layer of hoar frost blanketing each one -- it's one of my favourite beauties of winter.



Read It: Moon of the Crusted Snow

November 15, 2020

Taking place in an Anishinaabe community in Northern Ontario, Moon of the Crusted Snow tells the story of a man learning, growing, and finding his place within his community in a time of immense uncertainty (this is very vague, but I don't want to give away any details!). 

I would be lying if I said this wonderfully written, thrilling novel from Waubgeshig Rice didn't have me on the edge of my seat the whole time. It is one of only a few times in my life that I have read so quickly and urgently. I also liked that it gave me a window to a part of Canada that I know nothing about, especially because it gave me a little taste of Anishinaabe culture (the language is peppered throughout the book) and life on a reservation.

I never knew what was coming next, or even what to expect from certain characters (and I'm usually pretty good a figuring things out or finding patterns). I have so many questions about the book, but am very excited to have just found out that there will be a sequel that, upon learning about it, cleared up some of those questions.


Shop Update: Virtual Markets 2020

November 03, 2020

This socially distant year calls for a socially distant approach to shopping handmade markets for the holiday season. So, we will be participating in two virtual markets this month in the hopes to help you find the perfect gift or holiday card for your loved ones (for those you'll see in person, and from a social distance). 

The first virtual market is the Etsy SK Market (you can find it here) that will be taking place this weekend, Friday, November 6-7.


The other virtual market that we will be taking part in is The Wren's Virtual Handmade Market starting Saturday, November 21 and ending Sunday, November 22.

We've shopped some virtual markets this year already, and absolutely love how quick and easy it is to shop and find what you're looking for, but we will very much miss being able to see you in person and visit with all the shoppers that come to the table. 

Stay safe and have fun perusing!

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