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Welcome to Dear Thelma, Love Louise (The Blog)!

DEAR THELMA, LOVE LOUISE ~ Snippets of an unconventional lifestyle, often in the company of like-minded people, involving musical, artistic, or literary pursuits, dreamers, wanderers, adventurers, or vagabonds, often expressed through vintage, kitsch, handmade, wildcrafted, and random acts of artsiness.

About Our Name…

The Name Dear Thelma, Love Louise is about the bonds of friendship between two women, and many road trip adventures. It’s about personal transformation, spiritual awakening, and battling through the agonizing constraints of gender, class, place and time. It represents a friendship first formed while living in a homeless shelter and one that went on to become a soul sister bond through many decades.

How It Began…

I am a firm believer that when something is meant to be, things will start to fall in place and usually with ease, and so in 2013 an idea struck me while researching the word “Wanderlust.” The moment I spoke it out, things started to roll…… (literally). I found a vintage trailer in March of 2014 and immediately started to transform it and glamp it up! It became a real family project. And so, Dear Thelma, Love Louise was born! (Making it’s debut in June 2014) A Vintage trailer named Thelma. The shop itself has transformed and morphed into a whole new concept these days after recently retiring Thelma the trailer into a studio and place to daydream.

What We Sell…

We are a one of a kind artsy online Etsy Shop filled with handmade “unique” and mostly re-styled, up-cycled creations such as clothing, jewelry, home & garden decor, stationary, and uniquely sold handgrown or wildcrafted herbs and plants. We also sell paintings, prints and photographs by Heidi Wholeness. (my alter art ego). As well, you will find us to be a vintage and Kitsch Lovers Dream with affordable clothing and accessories, collectibles and items that catch our eye on our many adventures. We offer a line of repurposed, vintage or beachcombed craft supplies and have several Spiritual Online Readings and Packages we offer. IN PERSON: Not only can you shop for some awesome goods…you can find some free ones too on random treasure hunts located around the places we go. New in 2018, A roadside stand offering select treasures, and herbal products on the honor system.

Our Roots…

Back in the 90’s I used to sell my art, creations, vintage, beads, and other artisans treasures from a little shop called BEE’S KNEES ETC. located in Northern Ontario in a little town called Burks Falls. Over the years I also sold my goods at a variety of Markets, Craft Shows, and Eco Events around Ontario, Canada.

My Passion…

I have wanderlust and like to explore cool little places and buildings and wander aimlessly through forests and on beaches almost always with a camera in my hands. I like to grow stuff and paint on things and I love words. ( I am currently writing a novel!) I support sustainable living, Free Food, bartering, and swaps, saving the bees, urban homesteading and social enterprise. I am a self-professed foodie who likes to experiment with all types of recipes as long as I only have to make them once! Life is too short to eat the same meals over and over again.

Also…

I am also living with the challenges of a brain stem tumor which turned my life upside down and inside out and forced me to re-invent myself and which has made me stumble and fall sometimes but also get back up and embrace every moment of this life I have which is a gift and a privilege.
I share my tiny living space with my husband, three dogs, Ruby, Poppy, and Cora, a Budgie named Major Tom and A Cockatiel named Cheeky Birdie, two tanks full of fish, a small forest of deer, raccoons, chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits, and birds and a whole lot of books, art supplies, and instruments none of which I can play very well.

My art and designs are a reflection of my life through my rose-colored glasses!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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