Posts Tagged ‘art’

Anna Eidt & Her Vintage Plates for a Modern World

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver

If you’ve ever been scrolling through Instagram, as one does – you might have come across artist Anna Eidt’s plates under the Instagram account name Lousongmade. Her plates are a bit saucy, a bit sassy and a whole lot of fun. One of the very first encounters I had scrolling through her account, was a bright and whimsical donut plate, as documented below. A month or so back, Anna reached out to us, at Fat Girl Food Squad inviting us…

#WomenCrushWednesday – feminist artist Frances Cannon

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver

I’m not going to lie, I don’t remember how exactly I stumbled across Frances Cannon’s Instagram page but one night when I was doing my usual thing of endlessly scrolling through image after image of photos, I came across it. There in front of me was one of her images that stopped me dead in my tracks and for good reason, too. This Melbourne based artist name is Frances Cannon (whose work can be found via her Instagram page and…

A #LiveUncorked moment with FGFS: drink and draw with Campo Viejo

8 Aug, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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Just last week, Campo Viejo posed the question to us as part of their #LiveUncorked campaign, “how do you express yourself and your passion” by living uncorked? Immediately when us gals at Fat Girl Food Squad thought about what living uncorked meant to us, we knew what we needed to do: gather around for our very own drink and draw! It was a bright and sunny Sunday afternoon when Yuli, Vanessa and myself gathered on my backyard balcony with paints,…

Renegade Craft Fair

12 Dec, 2014  |  by Amanda Spinosa

What you’ve been hearing about me is true. I’m a sucker for craft fairs. They’re a great place to meet fellow artists, get ideas and of course buy stuff. Historically, craft has been denied the title of an art form, but thankfully in more modern times, the line between art and craft has seemingly been blurred. This stuff ain’t your Grandma’s needlepoint toilet bowl covers. The Renegade Craft Fair in its eleventh year is bigger than ever. Located in one…

#WomanCrushWednesday — Sashiko Yuen

7 Jul, 2014  |  by Amarina Norris

by Amarina Norris | Photo c/o Wishcandy Sashiko Yuen (aka Wishcandy) serves up really awesome feminist-driven artwork out of the Los Angeles area and is my pick for #WomanCrushWednesday this week. Wishcandy’s work is equally feel-good and feel-weird, often accompanied by short, inspiring blurbs about being a badass. My fave is for her piece Tired of your shit, she writes, Keep going until you can’t stand it anymore. Bring your mood to a boil and let out a shrill war…

Lynx Sainte-Marie talks Performance, Feminism and The Feminist Art Conference

3 Mar, 2014  |  by Guest Post

  “I think the Feminist Art Conference is necessary because it is a way for artists to speak to their feminism[s] and their own experiences of oppression in nuanced and creative ways. I also see it as a way for all of us to do the work in re-examining our society from a very human, emotional standpoint.” -Lynx Sainte-Marie Lynx is a performer in this year’s Feminist Art Conference, and we took some time to speak to them on their…

Lookin’ Good Girl: Etsy – more than just handmade goods

2 Feb, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin

Etsy is an retail web-store focused on handmade or vintage items, supplies, as well as unique factory-manufactured items. Many of the items found on Etsy website can cover a wide range including art, photography, clothing, jewelry, food, bath and beauty products, quilts, knick-knacks, and toys. In Canada, Etsy’s team has taken a pro-active approach to showing that beyond the Etsy brand, each store has a great seller story.  With that in mind, Fat Girl Food Squad went out to investigate how two sellers (Gucci’s…

Friday Foodie Five

1 Jan, 2014  |  by Yuli Scheidt

Every Friday we bring you our favourite foodie sights and sounds. Everything from food packaging and food inspired art, to recipes and reviews.  FOOD ART EDITION! 1. Pink Donut Brooch  by Candy Board Cities on etsy 2. Candy Kaboo     3. Without Ice Cream…   by Old English Co. on etsy 4. Elemental Illustration   5. Melon Pop Art

fART: The Delectable Art Experience

9 Sep, 2013  |  by Ama Scriver

Food and food culture has gathered steam in recent years. Dishes at restaurants are becoming works of art, branding & packaging of food items can be labelled as high-art and we’ve seen a trend where food has led to art and they are now working hand-in-hand together. Meet Inez Genereux and Corey Moranis, who have curated a show entitled fART, taking place from September 5, 2013 to September 28, 2013. Described as a visual playground with mixed mediums being used,…

Guest Pinner: Janine Isabelle of Belle

8 Aug, 2013  |  by Yuli Scheidt

In that round-about -way that is becoming the norm I met a wonderful person on Instagram recently. The story goes that I followed her all but randomly and the very next day I opened my email to see the sweetest email I think I’ve ever received, asking point blank if we could be friends because we so obviously should be. In Janine Isabelle, a designer and web developer working in Toronto, I’ve found an adventure buddy, someone to see Toronto anew…