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    Copious HQ Happenings

    dr death season 2, joni mitchell autobiography, death to 2020, helping with homeschooling, denim conscious heart sweaters

     

     

    What I have been listening to...

    DEATH

    Season 2 was just as crazy as the first, with a doctor worried about his ego and his bank account more than his patients. Dr. Fata was the subject this time around and instead of curing his patients he often lied to them about their diagnosis to keep people sick and himself making money. It is a great example of how we should vet our doctors.  

     

     

     

     

    What I have reading... 

    RECKLESS DAUGHTER

    This autobiography was so beautiful, if you are a fan of Joni, I highly recommend picking up this read. Her life and her experiences are heard throughout her songs, but this book goes further in depth. It dives into how much the industry hurt her creatively, making money the ultimate goal and as the decades changed how she felt lost from her own music.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have watching... 

    DEATH TO 2020

    This was a necessary laugh considering the year 2020 turned out to be. My personal favourite was Hugh Grant, who brilliantly kept me laughing throughout this recap. I know this year has been bizarre and at times horrible, but humour can help a lot and trust me this is all about mocking 2020.

     

     

     

     

    What I have been doing...

    HELPING w HOMESCHOOL

    My nephew just started back to school but before that I was getting extra play time with him. To make sure we all got to put some work in, my sister, my mom and myself juggled the days to make sure he got his schooling done and got to get outside for some fresh air. It was lovely to have some days with this cutie!

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have been working on... 

    DENIM x CONSCIOUS HEART SWEATER

    Last Spring when I launched my Bucket Hats, I could already see scraps building up, plus Lauren from Ellemairco had lots of denim scraps to contribute to this eco-conscious project. Denim is such a strong and durable fabric and I loved repurposing these scraps into the Patchwork Denim Hearts.

     

    Copious HQ Happenings

    fugazzi, exodus by leon uris, pose FX, puzzling and thrifted fashion

     

    What I have been listening to...

    FUGAZI

    The last month of the year is always work, work, work, but it is usually me scrambling from one show to another, barely able to catch up. This year, although still busy, it was nice to be in the studio every day listening to my music and plugging away at orders. I have been rocking out to the Fugazi discography non-stop.

     

     

     

     

    What I have reading... 

    EXODUS

    This book was incredible. Impeccably written, from the character development, to the research done and historical facts laid out, it is one of my top reads of 2020. It dives into the Israeli-Palestine conflict and uses fictional characters to lay out decades of struggle, hardship and hard work the Jewish community did to claim their own space in this world.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have watching... 

    POSE

    I didn’t really know what this shows’ premise was before watching, but had heard good things and was happy when it was about drag ball culture in the 1980s. I have been on Drag Show withdrawal and this show totally fills that gap, it is fun, powerful and the fashion is incredible. Highly recommend.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have been doing...

    RELAXING

    Who else does a million puzzles when winter hits? We pretty much always have one set up at my grandma’s house and her and I have been through them. As well as puzzles I have been catching up on movies, tv shows and books that were put on the back burning during Nov. and Dec.

     

     

     

     

    What I have been working on... 

    THRIFTING FOR 2021

    Once the Canada Post deadline hit, orders slowed down and I used that time to expand my thrifting bubble and I found SO many great pieces. I am already designing a new THREADED edition for early February and I can’t wait to share it with all of you. Using existing clothing will become a big part of Copious this year and I am excited for that challenge.

    Copious HQ Happenings

    Death Punk Rock Band, Dune Frank Herbert Book, Laurel Canyon Documentary, THREADED Collection

     

     

    What I have been listening to...

    DEATH

    This is one of my favourite albums and lately I have been listening to it every day. Written in the 70’s, it is dark, moody and punk rock. The album is full of political songs and just questioning the way life is. During the process of making THREADED, I continually was pushing my creative boundaries and this album was my soundtrack for that process.

     

     

     

     

    What I have reading... 

    DUNE

    Not sure why I never read this before, it is definitely my type of book. With the reboot coming out next year, I figured it was time to dive into Frank Herbert’s world. It took me a minute to get into, in the beginning he just throws you into the Arteides world without explaining a lot, but after I got through that I was committed to the journey with Paul and Jessica. 

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have watching... 

    LAUREL CANYON

    This doc was SO good. It is a beautiful history of artists that lived in Laurel Canyon in the 70’s. It talks with artists from The Mamas & The Papas, Linda Ronstadt, Buffalo Springfield, The Doors and so many more, about what it is was like to live in such proximity to the greatest artists of the decade.

     

     

     

     

    What I have been doing...

    CELEBRATING MY NEPHEWS BDAY

    If 2020 had gone how we all planned I would have been at OOAK last week, this year I got to be here for my nephews birthday! He got to have a sleepover with Auntie; we played, took his new scooter to the skate park, made homemade pizza and watched cartoons, a perfect Birthday Celebration!

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have been working on... 

    THREADED

    I am SO in love with this Collection. Edition 3 was about me pushing my own creative boundaries. I wanted to expand my embroidery skills and practice designing the embroidery art around the existing piece. The future of fashion is working with what we have and this collection help me break into that role even more.

     

    Copious HQ Happenings

    Daisy Jones & The Six, Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller, Schitts Creek, Halloween Movie, The Femme Sweater

     

     

    What I have been listening to...

    DAISY JONES & THE SIX

    I highly recommend listening to the audio version of this book, it has multiply actors voicing the band members and the people interviewed, it makes for a dynamic listen. It has all my favourite things, set in the 70’s, music, fashion & people trying to find themselves. I adored this book and can’t wait for the series to be out.

     

     

     

     

    What I have reading... 

    TROPIC OF CANCER

    This book won’t be for everyone, but if you like seeing the evolution of literature, like me, you may enjoy this. TOC is the reason we have free speech in literature today. It was dubbed as overtly sexual in1934, but really reading it today, I felt sad for a man who couldn’t look at himself honestly and used sex to hide. The last few pages are the best, because he finally sees himself.

     

     

     

     

    What I have watching... 

    SCHITTS CREEK

    I have no idea why I waited SO long to watch this, but now I LITERALLY (Moira Rose voice) can’t stop thinking about and gushing over it. It is simply put BEAUTIFUL. It is what television should be, characters that become a part of your everyday, a world that you want to be in & an ending that makes you warm and fuzzy.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have been doing...

    WATCHING HALLOWEEN MOVIES

    I love October, the beau and I screen LOTS of Halloween movies including: Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Interview with a Vampire, Dracula, SCREAM. Which ones do you watch? 

     

     

     

     

    What I have been working on... 

    STITCHING FEMME SWEATERS

    This year has been insane, but I am all about looking for the positive in things. I keep coming back to if these were normal times I could never offer The Femme Sweater for holiday gifts. I just would not have time between sewing and markets. Being trapped at home has its perks, like stitching these babies up for all of you, they have been a welcomed distraction.

     

    Copious HQ Happenings

    slow burn podcast | vernon subutex 2 | black mirror: striking viper | closing the cottage down | new fall sweaters

     

     

    What I have been listening to...

    SLOW BURN

    This series has been incredible. S1 highlighted Nixon, S2 highlighted Clinton and I assumed S3 would highlight Trump. But it took a different turn and brilliantly highlighted Duke and his affiliations with the KKK and effort to become an elected official. Without pointing at it, they showed where Duke failed, Trump succeeded and we should all take that very seriously!

     

     

     

     

    What I have reading... 

    VERNON SUBETEX 2

    The second book in the trilogy did not disappoint. It picks up with the lead character, Vernon and his band of followers, they have become cult like in their devotion to him. Since becoming homeless he needs only one thing, music. It has always been the constant in his life and he uses its power to transport people out of theirs.

     

     

     

     

    What I have watching... 

    BLACK MIRROR: STRIKING VIPER

    I have watched no Black Mirror episodes until this one and WOW! This is one of the greatest episodes of TV I have ever seen. It takes society’s views on relationships and flips them upside down. It asks us to look more deeply at what our attractions are and what brings us pleasure and why would we shy away from that?

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have been doing...

    SHUTTING THE COTTAGE DOWN

    Shutting the cottage down is always bittersweet, but we had the most gorgeous season! Literally 4 months of bbq’s, swimming, boating, enjoying the sun and playing with the kiddos. We do one last big feast out there, while we shut the cottage down, do some cleaning and get the boat ready for winter.

     

     

     

     

    What I have been working on... 

    NEW FALL SWEATERS

    Typically, I would order Fall Fabric in March, but then this year happened, so I made the decision that I would work with the end rolls of fabric I had. This is a small step in the direction I want to move Copious, buying less fabric. I am so excited to share this mini collection of Sweaters, soon you will get to see the Milly, Jordan and James Sweater.