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Sparkle Collective Q + A

We had the pleasure of interviewing Sparkle Collective
Britt Saunders is the creator of Sparkle Collective. Based out of Toronto, Canada
Sparkle Collective is fuelled by donuts, and inspired by cats and magic.

Sparkle Collective Artist Q & A:

How did you start?
My background is in graphic design, but I’ve been drawing since I was a kid! I was always kind of shy and apprehensive about sharing my artwork with others, but back in early 2015, I stepped out of my comfort zone and created an Instagram account to post some of my illustrations online. I really wasn’t sure what to expect, but I ended up receiving so much encouragement that I decided to start selling stickers and handmade brooches just a couple of months later. Since then, I’ve expanded my product line to include enamel pins, patches, and apparel.

What is your process? What art tool could you not live without?
I usually sketch out all of my ideas on paper or my iPad, and then I refine and finish them in Adobe Illustrator. The art tool I probably couldn’t live without is my Apple Pencil!
I use it almost daily.


Where do you get your inspiration?
So many things! I’m continuously inspired by everything I loved when I was a kid, including rainbow colour palettes, outer space, and all things magical. My cat (and all of his cuteness/sassiness) also inspires me on a daily basis!

Is there anything you are currently working on that you are excited about?
I’m currently working on my upcoming fall collection, which I’m hoping to have available by early October. I’ll have lots of new pins as well as a few other fun surprises!

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PEDESTRIAN SUNDAY

Addelle McCauley is a Toronto based artist and screen printer. Her work explores the the relationships between corporeality and transcendental states of mind through the themes of ritual and ceremony.

Jackie Lee is a printmaker who specializes in screen printing and independent publications. As well as enamel pins and patches and other fun printed goodies. She also runs extremely fun inclusive/free/diy community arts newspaper called OCCASIONAL DISPATCH

CraftyPawws is a small DIY art works shop with a unique collection of various prints, patches, embroideries and upcycled apparel created by Lauren Eliza Boyko, a small multidisciplinary, freelance artist and musician.

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PEDESTRIAN SUNDAY

Stop by August 25th to see this months featured Pedestrian Sunday artists.
Vicky To, Alexandra Tustin, and Sidney Nielsen will be out in front of
Kid Icarus selling their beautiful merch!

Sidney Nielsen is a Toronto based illustrator and screen printer.
A lover of colour her pieces reflect this. Come see her works of curiosity and whimsy.

Vicky To is a Toronto based artist that specializes in Plastic Fabrication, Printmaking, and Illustration. She’s often hidden away in a shop or studio working away on a new experiment to
combine the three specialities together.

Alexandra Tustin is a freelance illustrator & designer whose work explores analogue media, texture, and digital synthesis. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, she recently graduated with a Bachelor of Design, focused in Illustration, from OCAD University.

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Call For Vendors

Think handmade accessories, screen printed greeting cards,
fine crafted ceramics, original art, and best of all —
mystery loot bags at the door.
The Handmade Holiday craft show is a curated event showcasing
20 exclusive indie makers from across Toronto.

Calling all makers!!
We are now accepting applications for the Handmade Holiday Craft Show!

If you are a local artist and you want to take part please visit:

https://kidicarus.ca/handmade-holiday/

The event will take place at St. Stephen-in the-Fields Church on December 8th.
The Application Deadline is Sunday November 11th!

 

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New Worker Bee Supply

Honoured to announce the release of the latest Worker Bee Supply Co art print!
This inspirational quote (by astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison) is paired with local illustrator Jackie Lee.
Jackie’s work is largely influenced by comics.
She has a variety of planet themed prints in her inter-planet transit commission series.

This out of this world print is 2 colours and can be purchased at our shop for $40 each.


For more info on Jackie Lee or if you would like to see the making of video check it out here

 

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Emily Taylor (Cabin Journal) Posters

We had the pleasure of screen printing these lovely botanical posters
for local designer & illustrator Emily Taylor (Cabin Journal)

If you’re head over heels for these pinky florals – don’t wait! We have but a few in stock.
These prints are currently available for purchase at our shop.

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Prints for Sandra Dumais of Moon & Sparrow Illustration

These gorgeous tender hearted designs by Sandra Dumais are hot off the print table.

Anatomy of a Mother’s Heart is available in two different colour-ways; red & grey. Both can be purchased at our Kensington shop, retailing for $22 each.

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Prints for Rachel Cameron Burns

These large format 22″ x 30″ prints by Toronto designer Rachel Cameron are super stellar.

A couple weeks ago we wrapped printing on these limited edition currently sold out prints. The two styles, both peach and blue, came out looking very lunar.

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