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🌿making things that reflect my love for the plants🌱 🌹Queer owned🌹 📍tkaronto! 💕 Comics/ilustration: @deadbirdparty ⬇️Shop now⬇️

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Hello!! Did you want to support the #wetsuweten in their fight against pipelines, a militaristic police force, and the shitty colonial government? Do you believe that we shouldnt be building pipelines on people's land without their consent? Do you also want this yarrow and pin bundle? * * WELL i'm now part of an #artistsagainstpipelines online auction! The link is in my bio if you want to bid on this bundle! It takes the form of a facebook event, so you will need a facebook account. Find the post that has this bundle on it (i think its one of the first posts) and comment to bid! I'll mail the piece to whomever wins! And your money will be going to such an important cause!!!

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So i have a lot of notebooks in my life right now. Some beautiful ones that are gifts from others, sketchbooks, ones i bought because they were cute, and i even have a bullet journal now. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you bullet journal? The idea i think is that you have one notebook for everything, but i don't know if i'm down for that. I love having my main planner notebook but i still need others for different purposes, like one that i keep for all my plant notes, or another one that has a lot of teaching notes. Anyway. This risograph notebook is available in the shop with blank pages inside for sketching or writing notes! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you have a plethora of notebooks too and what do you use them for? or are you one of those keep-it-all-in-one-notebook bujo people??? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #risograph #notebook #bujo

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I guess I never really introduced myself here. I'm Kim! I'm non-binary and have actually no pronoun preference (honestly, she, he, and they are all fine), but I tend to use 'they' professionally. I'm the person who is behind this tiny business. I'm an artist first and foremost. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I make all the art, hand-make all the prints, design all my material, and sometimes I collab with cool risograph printers, patch and pin manufacturers, and small canadian sticker companies to make most of my products. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am kind of loud and impulsive. I'm a taurus sun, with a gemini rising and mercury, and an aries moon. My friend calls me a belligerent bird. I like tattoos and vulnerability and nature. I am sometimes the kind of person who reads one article or listens to one podcast on an issue and thinks that I now am an expert on the topic. I am trying to amend that last thing, I just get really excited about ideas. I also have celiac disease and a couple other chronic mental illnesses! It's not the most fun but whatever. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have my own personal plant-medicine practice but I am choosing not to turn that into a business because I've already monetized one of my life passions (being an artist is my job), and I need to keep something for myself. Its important to have things that are not-work, apparently. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Also, these are definitely fake glasses. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Who are you? Introduce yourself in the comments below!!

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I always forget that you can put stickers on more than just laptops; you can put them on journals, on suitcases, on stationary. What do you all use stickers for? I am thinking of making a new sticker sheet. Yay or Nay?? (The stickers in this photo are available in the shop, link in bio!) * * * #stickers #stickergame #bujo #bulletjournal

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I've been freaking out internally and stumped as to where to get a small inexpensive pegboard to display my pins at shows, when (while tabling next to each other) @sad.luck mentioned that one could easily laser cut them from wood! I had also conveniently just taken a wood laser cut class at @themakerbean , and the maker cafe is blocks from my house. Anyway i designed this smol pegboard and now i am A Designer basically. Have you found a frustratingly simple solution to a problem you've been mulling over for months lately? * * * #maker #etsyseller #lasercut #pins #enamelpins #pingamestrong

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Are you a brick and mortar business who is interested in selling my pins wholesale? Contact me via DM, etsy dm, or email to ask for my wholesale price! :) I'd love to get my pins into some stores! ALSO keep your eyes peeled for more pin designs coming soon! * * * #wholesale #enamelpin #pingamestrong #pinlord

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Surprise! I found two of these old patches while rooting around my super disorganized room! They are up in the shop if you missed out the last time! 🌲🌹💖 * * * #theforagersclub #irononpatches #plantmedicine #plantmagic

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So i opened my shop again yesterday and forgot to post about it and even without advertising i already have 3 orders! 😂 so i wanted to: A) let you all know that my shop is reopened for the new year, and B) thank you all PROFUSELY for this wonderful past year of community and support. I started this business in november 2017 out of a desperate attempt to stay afloat when i could no longer find or work other jobs in this city due to illness and lack of steady, good work. That desperation pushed me to finally make a living off of the only thing i can do sustainably: creative work, and working for myself. * * * Its funny how sometimes discomfort and stress are catalysts to do the things you need and want to do in your life. And honestly this xmas i keep telling friends and family "i make a living off of my artistic practice" in utter shock because its true. Between this shop, illustration commissions, and teaching sometimes i am living off my skills. Its so weird to own a business because nobody ever tells you when you're in art school that you basically have to be a business person, but you kinda do. I still dont entirely know what i'm doing and i am dreading doing my taxes but i am SO THRILLED TO BE HERE WITH YOU ALL and cannot thank you all enough for following me through all this.

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Happy solstice, you guys! I'm taking a break from things for now but will be back in the new year with even more plans and offerings!!

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ARE YOU GAY FOR NATURE?? I got these 2 inch patches JUST IN TIME for queer market @pinkmarketto this weekend!! Come visit me this weekend to pick up your very own! Alternatively, you can order from my etsy!! **I will try my best to send out the orders asap, but with the postal strike, i cannot guarantee when the package will arrive!** #patchgame #gayfornature #gay

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🌿NEW YARROW ENAMEL PIN!🌿 I must be on a yarrow roll these days, (maybe its medicine i need??) because I got these little yarrow pins to add to my medicinal garden pin collection! Yarrow was considered sacred to the irish! Yarrow is a styptic meaning it stops bleeding, (protecting the body's largest barrier)! Yarrow is a good bug repellant (protecting your bubble from insect pests)! Yarrow is also good at protecting your psychic and mental and emotional borders, reminding you to hold on strong to your boundaries!! So wear this pin as a charm to protect your boundaries, or just as a cute accessory of a powerful plant! I know i personally need the energy to guard my own boundaries in this season where everyone wants you to be doing everything!! #yarrow #boundaries #protectyourboundaries #enamelpin #pingamestrong

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I finally got my sample of this bag in the mail and tried to take some selfies with it in the park while running errands. Turns out i feel deeply uncomfortable taking public selfies so i look pretty serious and brooding in all of these 😅. But dont look at my face, look at THE BAG!! Its roomy and printed on BOTH SIDES (which i was not expecting) and it seems pretty strong and durable. The link is in my etsy to buy one for your nature-gay friends (or yourself)! 😎 #naturegay #fashun

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Did you know you can buy these prints as a set of 3 on my etsy!? Gift all three together, or maybe give each one to a different person, or heck just keep them all you deserve it!! #linocut #linocutprint

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I got two new stickers in the mail from @sticker.ism today! Up in my shop now! * * * Common plantain is a plant you have almost definitely seen before; it grows all over the world in the cracks of every sidewalk, its cheery round leaves a big middle finger to the concrete around it. Plantain is resilient, and so are you. * * * Yarrow is a plant that magically, and physically, helps to strengthen boundaries. Medicinally its a styptic, helping cuts to heal and stop bleeding, strengthening the boundary of the skin. Energetically, it helps you strengthen your own personal boundaries too. This sticker reminds you that you have to protect your boundaries!! * * #stickers #laptopstickers #plantmagic #herbalism #commonplantain #yarrow #plantmedicine

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HAHA HI its me again! So i was looking at my shipping prices and trying to consolidate them when i realized that printful, the company i use to print this tote and this mug, had imported a bunch of shipping profiles into my etsy which made shipping ABSURDLY EXPENSIVE for these items!! I thought it was meant to be all automatic, but it messed up the shipping. ANYWAY if you wanted to order any of these products, the shipping prices are now more reasonable. SO SORRY for the confusion. These will also be shipping from the states or from europe, so if you are not based in canada, this can bypass the canadian postal strike! I'm thinking of adding more items via printful if this all goes well, so stay tuned! #printful #gayfornature #theforagersclub

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