Featured Artist: Sweet Coffee Club

Written by Lyss & Jeannette

Sweet Coffee Club is an interdisciplinary creative collaborative between two friends. We create surrealist photos based on original poetry. It’s a project we’ve been working on for almost two years, over the course of both of us becoming mothers alongside one another. Sweet Coffee is one of the first poems we worked from.

Sweet Coffee Club is unapologetically feminist. This work is about the lived experience of the women we are. It’s political and personal all at once. It’s soft and mean and spiritual and firmly grounded. We are white, and queer, and cis, and anxious, and sore, and tired, and settled, and vulnerable, and honest… but we don’t want Sweet Coffee Club to be just about those perspectives.

Our work aims to find connection, care, and empowerment through creative expression that centres our relationship with our Selves, our bodies, and a relationship with the earth.

You can join Sweet Coffee Club. Show us, however it makes sense to you, how you, in your body, find connection, care, and empowerment through your relationship with the environment around you. Mention us and hashtag your posts and stories #sweetcoffeeclub .

https://www.facebook.com/sweetcoffeeclubart@sweetcoffeeclub

Having recently had our work exhibited at Happenstance Coffee Pub in Port Hope, we are proud to share a selection of that exhibit in a live show we will share over Facebook live at 3pm on Sunday, February 28. We’re calling it, “Targets For The Shadows.” We invite you to curl up and listen to live performances of nine original poems while the images we created to go with the poem are projected behind the performance. We will collect audience prompts before the event through the Facebook event and our Instagram and will create a poem and accompanying photo based on one of those prompts LIVE at the end of the event. Witness our process and join us in creating during these wild times.

Lyss Warmland is an interdisciplinary artist and activist. She is a writer, podcaster, producer, director, performer, and abstract visual artist. Mostly, she’s interested in the way people choose to tell their stories and how it keeps them well.

Lyss:
@nothingexistsradio
www.nothingexistsradio.org

Jeannette Breward is a surrealist photographer with an academic background in fine art, photography, and film. Jeannette is also an avid crafter and visual artist. She’s passionate about capturing the truth of you.

Jeannette:
@ohnettie
www.jeannettebreward.com

Published by JenniferAnneBurke

Yogini since I was 17. Certified yoga instructor since I was 24. Totaling over 20 years of experience. Thousands of hours of practice, teaching, learning, sharing, loving, growing. I believe yoga needs to be made accessible to all people, even if that means simply practicing breath work. My business is named "The Gentle Way of Hatha" because from my personal experience it is the gentle practice that has been the most liberating, and what I wish to share with others. The essence of yoga: inner peace. Finding your calm in the chaos of life. Artist my whole life. Failed OCAD (well I didn't really give it a chance, I dropped out after one semester). Continue to create regardless. Check out JenniferAnneBurke.com to view my work. I love to travel, and hope to make it to Iceland in 2020 for an art adventure.

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