In honour of FEBRUARY festivities Mama says: Put A Hat On! is offering a sweet deal. BUY a hat in combination with another Put A Hat On! product (hat, pouch, body-pouch, wishmark card set) and receive a delicious bottle of a mouth watering fruit-based liquid treat and a discount coupon from STEAM TEA HOUSE (aka Nolan the tea-guy). The custom Adinkra designs featured on the two hats above are Osram Ne Nsoromma “the moon the star” a symbol for love, faithfulness and harmony. West African Adinkra symbol influences are part of my original designs.
Happy New Year- Gung hay fat choy- Feliz Año Nuevo-Aide shoma mobarak- Bonne année – Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu- Xin nian yu kuai- Buon Capo d’Anno
AND…did you know that –FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH
February is also Groundhog day, Valentine’s day, Ash Wednesday and locally a public art project called A SIGN FOR THE CITY is rebranding the nightly nine o’clock canon blast linking it to various BC history.
some of the stats in this video are significantly dated (i.e. population now 1,000,000 vs 500,000 quotes) put the spirit of the message rings true. For another look at African-Canadian History via government PSA: Proud of our History – Blacks in Canada
Mama RENEWS the triple challenge as a collective NEW YEAR’s resolution.
- DO SOMETHING – random and kind for someone else (near or far)
- GO GREEN- reuse/ recycle /repurpose EVERYTHING POSSIBLE (incl. wrappings)
- BE MINDFUL- Make something or Buy something locally handmade (hint – hint)
WHERE TO FIND Mama…
Mama says: Put A Hat On! and book a home Mad-Hatter-Party (performance and product showing) with a Valentine, Un-Valentine theme throughout February. You can find Mama storytelling at various community events in February. Saturday February 18 between 12-2pm at Trout Lake Centre’s GRAND opening. Sunday Feb 19 at 1pm at Collingwood Neighbourhood house. Some are not open to the public so contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for other listings as there may be some near YOU.
continuing in– WHERE TO FIND Mama…
Hear ye hear ye- calling you to Kali trading Co. boutique on Commercial Drive where you can find a lovely supply of Mandala Wishmark card sets ($7.50 ea/ 3 for $20). Kali has a wonderful and eclectic collection of international and local treasures. FOR UNIQUE AND OFTEN HANDMADE GIFTS this is a must-shop-stop whatever season.
Mama says: Put A Hat On! Mandala Wishmark card sets ($7.50 ea/ 3 for $20) have landed at “LAND“. 110-243 Union St (between Main & Gore). Perfectly paired with Mama’s environmentally conscientious Mandala wishmark sets, LAND is all about creating a healthier, less stressful & wasteful world. LAND features recycled, re-loved materials like towel bars made from driftwood as well as Koo Koo Design’s organic loungewear, towels, blankets and other affordable green accessories and gifts.
- West African Adinkra symbol chart. These symbols influences are part of my original designs
Mama says: Put A hat On! is open to taking NEW orders ready 1-2 weeks or less. Contact us via email: putahaton(at)gmail.com