• Women as Muse

    Any creative type knows that inspiration can come from anywhere; an old movie, a beautiful building, a new city, even a conversation. I've always loved the concept of inspiration and am continually surprised by where my own come from. In Greek Mythology the goddesses of inspiration were known as the Muses and were considered the source of knowledge of literature, arts and science. Later on the term "muse" was used in popular culture to mean a person (usually a woman) that served as the main source of inspiration for any type of creator. Some of my favourite muse-creator pairings that come to my mind: Edie Sedgwick to Andy Warhol, Audrey Hepburn to Hubert de Givenchy, and Yoko Ono to John Lennon. 

    Women have long been muses and even the one's not recognized by popular culture have had huge effects on their subjects. It's with this idea in mind that stems behind an upcoming fundraiser for the Women's Centre of Hamilton. On November 22nd, Muse Fest will showcase local female artists and musicians in a night of entertainment. The event benefits the Women's Centre, which is a program run by Interval House of Hamilton. All the proceeds from the evening will go directly to the Centre which offers programs and support services to women in need at no cost to them. Organizer Annie Horton has planned an exciting event with great local performers and positive vibes. 

    We're excited to attend and support the centre and our friends at Interval House. To help raise funds for the event we'll be having a bake sale this Friday at the Art Crawl. Keep an eye out for us and our famous baked goods! Nothing like eating sweet treats for a good cause!

    You can get your tickets for Muse Fest online here: Eventbrite or in person at Mixed Media. Hope to see you all there for a night filled with inspirational muses!

  • Kumbaya

    This Friday we'll be hosting a special summer event with awesome deals on clothing, treats and tunes...all for a good cause!

    We recently heard from a group that runs a non-for-profit girls empowerment camp in Dunville, called Camp Stella Puella. Their goal is simple: provide fun and encouraging summer programs for girls grades 5-9, with a strong focus on self-esteem and social action. Each summer they take applications for less-fortunate campers seeking scholarships to attend camp. The camp starts this upcoming Sunday and there are still a few girls, located in Hamilton, on the waiting list for sponsorships. Help us get them there!

    We'll be running a fundraising bake sale on Friday from 6-9 in shop, and after 9 at the Art Crawl, located outside of Hawk and Sparrow (126 James St N). 

    And now some nostalgic camp photos to remind us of the power and magic of camp, friendship, and summer!