Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sleeping With You

your eyelashes are still black and gold
even when I’m so scared i don’t know
what to do 

your chin and cheeks and nose are still so quiet 
when you sleep so deeply i get scared,
i get scared.

i check your chest to make sure 
and i feel like dying right now just to 
postpone my awakening

your hair points in the middle like a v
they call it a widows peak
and sometimes when you sleep i want to cut it off
because the idea of being your widow
makes me weep
makes me feel
too weak

inside it’s awakening.

(written for Andrea Hawkins (my now wife) in 2015). 

Subway Leigh

Portrait of Leigh Bowery, Watercolour, 2017.

Birthday Leigh

Portrait of Leigh Bowery, Watercolour, 2017.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

KW Zine Library Titles

Here are the current titles in the KW 'zine library! If you would like to submit a zine, or learn more about the library, please write to me! ellieanglin@gmail.com

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Dream Visions : An Exhibition Of Collages by Ellie Anglin

At Jane Bond in Waterloo, from June 15th - july 20th

Frida Falls, digital print on wood, $100

More below...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Parkdale plaques

Throughout 2012, as part of the Parkdale BIA's community garden initiative, four new historical plaques were created and installed in Parkdale.

My friend and incredible artist Joel Hentges did the graphic design, and I wrote the copy and chose the photos.  I think they turned out really well, and it was so interesting to learn about Parkdale's history!  You can find them throughout Parkdale sprinkled around the Queen and Brock area, but you can also check them out here: 

This one is located on the South West corner of Queen and Elm Grove (by The Mascot). 

This one is located on the North East corner of Brock and Queen, by an umbrella tree.

This one is in front of 1313 Queen Street West (South side).  

This one is in the garden beside the Coffee Tyme where old men sit silently sipping coffee all day.

Wish I knew how to post the better quality versions of these on here, because I am really proud of what I wrote - I even slipped a couple of jokes in them. When I finished working at the BIA, I felt kind of bad about myself because they gave me a really wonderful opportunity to fill in as Executive Director over the summer, and my ol' self esteem issues made me feel like I was really incompetent, but whenever I see these plaques, I remember that I did do at least one good thing for Parkdale, and they'll be there for a couple of years at least.  They don't have our names on them, but I know who made them!  Next time you're in Parkdale, take a look!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Emily Anglin

A poem by Emily Anglin.


When you have swaddled your head in vermillion
linen to block a glint that widens like a coo
into a dim room striped with amber light;
when you have lain below a sink, hooded by an apron of
mauve lace, and peeped through eyelets at high panes
dappled with yellow and lime;
when you have sat on a bathing house step in the late-winter sun
and bundled your brow in a rough wool scarf
steeped to a sea green as the wind rushes;
when you have leaned against the bleached stone lion that guards
the coast, and wound yourself in sacking, 
binding your own wrappings
with twine,
as the gusts lift past a scrubbed seawall—then,
and laid out on the cool salt shore,
flat under bright sun you can slowly tune
a white light for shut lids to become.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Tender Buttons Launch

I am proud to announce that my first book, for which I received the TAC grant for Emerging Artists, is being launched this weekend!

The book is called Tender Buttons, and it is a fusion of flash fiction and collage. Please go here if you want to learn more about Tender Buttons.

If you are in Toronto this week/end, I would love it if you would come help me celebrate. 

On Thursday November 29I will be reading Tender Buttons, accompanied by projections of the collages at the Neck of the Woods Art Show at the Norman Felix Gallery (627 Queen St West, Toronto), from 7 to 11 pm.

On Saturday December 1st, 2012, I will be displaying and selling Tender Buttons and my 2010 ‘zine Kitty Doodles as part of the Parkdale Bazaar at St. John’s Church at 186 Cowan Avenue, from 11am – 5pm

If you ain't in Toronto, or otherwise can’t make it but would still like to buy a copy of Tender Buttons, it can be purchased:

1)      by writing to me (ellieanglin@gmail.com)
2)      in store at Art Metropole (1490 Dundas Street W, Toronto)
3)      or from my Etsy shop (I’ll mail it to you and seal it with a kiss!)

Each copy is $12, and is signed, numbered, and comes with it's own one-of-a-kind collaged dust sleeve. Postage is $3.

Thanks so much y'all!  I love you!


About Tender Buttons

Tender Buttons is a fusion of collage and flash fiction and was lovingly created by Ellie Anglin. Each full-colour booklet is numbered, signed and hand-bound by the artist, and has a one-of-a-kind collaged book sleeve.
After surviving a mysterious and dark childhood, an emotionally stunted narrator struggles with mental illness, self-injury, and to reconcile her queerness with her strange spiritualism.  Our deeply repressed and simple heroine’s true sadness is only glimpsed at through frequent cracks in the delirious, slavish narrative about her prized Button Collection. The accompanying collages serve to open these cracks wider, giving a literal glimpse of her true desperation. If you like flash fiction, collage, and strange, sad women, Tender Buttons might be the one for you.”
Self-Published in Toronto, Ontario in 2012. 
76 pp. ISBN # 978-0-9879898-0-2, $12

Tender Buttons can be purchased from Ellie at ‘zine and art shows throughout the city, as well as at Art Metropole (1490 Dundas Street W, Toronto), or online at etsy.com/shop/ellieanglin

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Get Ya Tenda Buttons Heah!

Tender Buttons now available in my Etsy Store.

Or directly here!

Hot Off The Press

These twenty tender booklets are all buttoned up, ready to go off to some publishers in the hopes that someone will help me to make more of these little Tender Buttons.  They each have their own individual dust vest - not quite a jacket.  I am very happy with how they turned out.  Thanks to everyone for your support.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Two Women

My 100 word story that will be featured in the upcoming collection 100X100, published by LA's Marco Polo Arts Magazine.  

Two Women: 

They met working in the Margarine Factory – Irene worked there from 1975 to 1990 and Helen from 1967 to 1992. They both loved The Family Circus cartoons so they became friendly.  Helen’s biggest pet peeve was when people rode their bicycles on the sidewalk and would come swooping up behind them when they walked home at night and would nearly give them their death of fright.  Irene was very honest and considered even sarcasm to be lying. For the sake of economy they shared an apartment together until in 1992 when Helen died as a flower does: petal by petal.