Thursday, December 30, 2010

Art For All Canada announces the upcoming AFAC 2011 Conference for Artists and Art Show

This was sent to me from Sheila J Mitchell, she is doing amazing work with her non-profit! Check out the details below on a call for artists and an upcoming conference.

Happy and Healthy 2011 to all.

Art For All Canada announces the upcoming AFAC 2011 Conference for Artists and Art Show
a not-for-profit event for artists by artists. The Conference will be held March 5-6th, 2011, 10am-4pm; and Art Show: March 5-12th at Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I am inviting you to circulate this email to your members and students about the conference.

This is an annual event run by artists for artists to promote artistic products and artist self-marketing advice.

Our website is
The conference agenda is at:

Please let me know if you need more information.
Best regards, Sheila
Sheila J Mitchell
Executive Director
Art For All Canada, Inc.
a not-for-profit organization ~ run by artists, for artists

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A day in the life- it sounds bad but I wouldn't have it any other way!

A typical day. I'm not sure if other entrepreneurs would agree on the hours, maybe it's my dyslexia that slows things down or the scope of my project (which is vast) but my days are very packed. I'd love to hear from others out there on their typical day.
This is a week where I am preparing for an event so there is more to do than usual, but my average day is at least 12 hours. I know I am a true entrepreneur because even with 12-16 hour days I still wouldn't want to quit and return to the 9-5 workforce- that would be the worst thing I could possibly imagine! This may be different for you. Some folks like structure created for them, I like to build my day when I wake up and go from there.

11:00am wake up- I'm a late riser usually between 11am-1pm. I don't do mornings, mainly because I do late nights, I have a saying- nothing that good happens during the day!

11:00am-12:00pm- Coffee and The Price is Right- my vice, during commericals plan my day. I have an open word file on my desk that I add to throughout the day, it could be for the day, the next day, the week, the month or the year. I find this works very well for me.

12:00pm-1:00pm- Photo shopping images for the Angel Photography

1:00-2:00 Dropping off post cards in the Junction Area- also to Wise Daughter's

2:00pm-2:50pm- I head off to my local Social Assistance Office/ Employment Centre to use their free computers & printer(There are hundreds of these in the city- draw back most have a limit of 10 printed pages per day- but they are flexible if you chat with them) - ink is expensive and still not something I am willing to spend money on, especially when just a few minutes walk away I can get it for free.

2:50pm-3:00pm- Email- there is always a sea/ chat with my friends Deb and Caro while working. Also I find myself apologising alot for not returning calls/ emails. The volume is pretty crazy if folks only knew..... Also folks think that we are a full staff, when we are only me (right now).

3:00pm-3:30pm Update Face book with images for the Angel Sale while being on hold for 35 minutes with Revenue Canada- HST question- round five err no this is six actually.

3:30pm-4:00pm Complete and re-send 211 application- my original format can't be read because I used Open Office- If I had a dollar for things I have to redo on this computer.....

4:00pm-4:30pm Back to the sea of emails/ face book messages- I have two emails accounts and Facebook. I use the two accounts to manage business from personal, but this is the body politics, the personal is the professional

4:30-5:00 A quick stroll to my beloved library- books waiting for me!

5:00pm-7:00pm Imagine Canada Research- It's so incredibly rich with resources- thus dense as dense can be, probably thousands of pages, I need a team to get through this and I'm working on assembling such a team (check email responses from volunteers)

7:00pm-9:00pm- Website work, redo my posting, and yes you guessed it email.

9:00pm-11:35pm Flyering local churches in the area with Angel Supporter flyers....Church/ Angel thought it was a good connect. Cold ass night- cold alert in effect.

11:35pm dinner with my baby

12:00am-1:30am Photo shopping- Create an poster for the Angel Investors (watch a little Jon Stewart while doing such)

1:30am-2:00am- Email checking/ Face book - everyone is sleeping so I can finally clear out my mail boxes

2:00-4:00 working on frames/ painting/ sanding etc.

4:00am fall asleep while reading

P.s. I of course eat through out the day!!!! Usually while working or on the bus/ while out running errands

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Left Wing Pinko's... I'm sensing it's going to be a bit of a bumpy road for artists?

Okay so I'm going out on a limb here but I think we'll need to strongly organize to keeps the arts alive during Ford's term in office.

We are screwed,

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Will you take the blue pill or the red pill, drink the kool-aid, let them eat cake!

Okay not sure how cake fits in but it's the holidays and I really love cake.... Any ways, TWWAN is facing a dilemma, soon we'll have a fundraising committee and I'll have many talented amazing women to ask for advice but now it's just me. I'm excited for discussions with others and yes even heated ones!

The problem is this......
Campaign's such as this, where a creepy company gives away funds to a non-profit, small woman based start-up or targets marginalized people and their need for funding and support.
In exchange for our soul... oops I mean your picture on an Alesse ad!
Everyone is doing it it seems from Walmart to Pepsi.

The Alesse site has a sign-up section, a share with your friends section, and neither had any info that I could find about personal information from this contest being shared with other agencies, for Alesse's own promotion or to sell to third parties. So I wonder how much are they making off of women's personal information, enough to cover a mere $5000.00 prize?Hell ya!

Do me and my non-profit org want to be the face of this re branding of capitalism? That's easy No, NO, I DON'T!

But wait is it that easy in a time of cut backs, fewer grants, fewer dollars for personal donations. Do I smile and hold the pepsi (which in University I began boycotting because of their "use" of East Timorese labour force) in order for women to have a gallery and start earning a living wage.

Do I fill out the simplest grant application ever (The Alesse grant) in my sleep, even though I know the history of developing nations women and the terrible experimentation for first world women?
I don't use birth control, it fucks up my body, it makes me an emotional wreak, the delicate eco-system of Michelle simply can't handle it. Do I pretend for the sake of others? Capitalism is so corrupt, have does one work with money and stay clean, moral and ethical? As as a privileged woman who can contemplate this moral divide and decide not to take money I know I'm truly lucky, but what about groups, clubs or orgs that have no other choice? What happens when capitalism hides in the disguise of socialism? What happens when our non-profits are being directed by capitalism in their missions, objectives and the services they deliver? Will it still be such a party in celebration of women, of transwomen? I'm scared!

So again back to the moral high ground, the empty moral high ground with no gallery and no services for women. Is there a middle ground? 

Broke but morally rich! Lucky me!

4 Hours or Le$$ ~ Soap and Body Care Classes

You love colleen and her soap already! You may not have know that her name is Colleen though. She sells her beautiful soap at the West End Framers Market, in Saurean Park.
Organic delights- I'm a fan of the Aquarius bar- spicy! Now she's going to let you peek behind the curtain, all the secrets you'll learn. Check out the details below.

P.s. Holiday gift idea!!!

Colleen Lowe, The Soap Lady who is owner and developer of organic soaps at Enfleurage Organics, is going to be sharing her secrets during soap making and body care classes in 2011.

At the moment she has 2 locations; 1 in Oakville and the other in Brampton and as soon as That’s Womens Work has taken up space (hopefully real soon!) then there will be classes in the Roncy part of Toronto as well.

Not only do you learn but you take product home when class is over !! how fun is that!

Check out the classes offered at on their Registration Page.

PS: You’d better hurry with your registration as seating is limited and what a great way to start off the New Year with New Knowledge

Call for submissions! Femme paperdoll zine

Femme Paperdolls- Call for Submissions!!!.by Taueret Manu on Monday, November 29, 2010 at 2:17pm.Hey Ferocious Folk!
I am in the process of creating a femme paperdoll zine. I want to immortalize you and your style in all of your femme-gendered fabulousity.

This project will be Femme of Color-centered (What does this mean? It means that FOCs will not be othered! The majority of dolls with be of Color), slutty (want your paperdoll to be naked with just a couple of leather strips and sequined bits as clothes, GREAT!), and all about the amazing style that runs free in our Femmetopia!!!

I want fat bodies, not-fat bodies, grrl bodies, boy bodies, trans bodies, crip bodies. High-end fashion, DIY fashion, stripper shoes, vintage flair, b-grrl realness. Everything in between.

What do submissions look like? Send me clear full body pictures and pictures of your fave outfits, pieces of clothes, and accessories. They can be photos or drawn. But photos are fine! Send me written pieces about your favorite style tips, how you shop, thrifting for fat femmes, your favorite stores, makeup tips for Femmes of Color, body liberation through fashion, and other great things.

The deadline for submissions is February 14th, as I want to get this published by my birthday (release party anybody?!!!).
Please share all over the internet!

OHHH this project is so exciting! Be sure to send something in!
Michelle van Looy

Monday, December 6, 2010


Thanks for an amazing resource Mary Moorehouse!

Below is information on the OCC's new online version of its CraftSource 2011 publication.
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CraftSource 2011: 36th Annual Craft Shows Book + Craft Resource Guide

CraftSource is the most reliable, and accurate craft show and resource guide on the market - and now it's free!
For the 2011 publication, we have worked hard to bring you the same CraftSource that you have trusted throughout the years, but in a new format: as a free, downloadable pdf document. Now you have all the information you need at your fingertips, and at no cost!

Until this past year in 2010, CraftSource has been for sale at a cost of $24.00 for members and $30.00 for the general public. With access to information becoming so readily available on the internet, we decided to produce CraftSource 2011 as a free downloadable publication for the entire craft sector to benefit from. By doing so, we continue to uphold our reputation for compiling the most accurate craft show and resource guide on the market, all while giving you access to the information in a very efficient, easy-to-use format. Added benefits of this online publication include hyperlinks both from advertisements and show listings direct to the related business website. For those of you who’ve always supported CraftSource, we hope you enjoy the new evolution of this publication.

So, without further ado, please go ahead and check out CraftSource 2011:

And if you would like to advertise in our 2012 issue, please take a look at our media kit:
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Friday, December 3, 2010


SATURDAY DECEMBER 4th at 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Talk about a woman at work! Tracey TieF workshops would make amazing gifts for that hard to buy for person:0)

In the newsletter almost everything was a link, my appoligises it didn't seem to transfere. Check out her website at for more info.

Don't forgot to shop local this holiday season,

EVENTS: Love Lab, Soap, Non Toxic Living, Emergency Gift Making, Incense and Perfume, Workshops and Events HOLIDAY FAIRS: Gingerbread Fair, Holiday Art Market, Whimsical Winter Craft Fair & Silent Auction, Dufferin Winter Fair (Come by and save the 13% Tax!)

SPECIALS: Holiday Gift Sets and Specials FREE WORKSHOP for you! Holiday Workshop Promo! DIY and Wholesale Sale! Up To 50% Off! TESTIMONIAL of The Month: Independent Research Group Rates Anarres One of the Safest Manufacturers in the World! Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database (When medical grade alcohol is your ingredient of greatest concern, you feel proud to be noticed!)

NEWS: Essential Oils, Tub Truffles, Hemp Oil! New for December! Thanks and Photos from my trip with the Caravan to Close the School of the Americas

Coming Soon! Rogers TV "shoots" feature on at Anarres and Learns to Make Lotion from Scratch!

BONUS ARTICLE: Homemade Broth: Devil or Angel?

Be the Change You Want To See in the World ACTION ALERT:

Buy the 2011 Bicycle Calendar to support Cyclo Nord Sud and Bike Lanes on Bloor Campaign

Want Alternative Health Care Covered by Insurance and OHIP? The Process Starts Here

As The Harper "Government" Embarrasses The Intelligent Canadian Public At The Cancun Climate Talks, Join the Canadian Alliance for Petroleum Peddlers in thanking the delegates for doing nothing. Gracias Por Nada

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