Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I Heart Blue Berries

I've got some catching up to do from the summer... here's some blue berry picking from July in the Vancouver burbs. 


Sunday, December 21, 2014

BIG small

Finally, another short comedy by Jacqueline and I. You could say this is the prequel to 'Golden Wedding'.

BIG small from Toby Pikelin on Vimeo.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

It's a Big Thing

Big things happen in Prince Edward County.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Felted Rainbow Unicorn (not yet on a stick)

Felting got a bit out of control with the rainbow unicorn. What you can't see very well is that it actually has pieces of iridescent rainbow felt.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

New Double Exposures

Robyn tree planting

Sarah during the ice storm.

Gilda double exposed with a sister 
but you can't tell.


View from my tent.


Geese near Wellington on Lake Ontario

Monday, October 6, 2014

A Felted Dancing Pickle on a Stick

unexpectantly became very obsessed with stuff on sticks at Bass Coast this Aug. What was really revealed is that I've actually been fascinated with stuff on sticks at electronic music festivals since I started going to festivals five years ago. This interest was definitely spiked by the extreme joy and comfort my friend Jacqueline experiences when she dances with some sort of staff-like object in her hand. It all came together for me at The Librarian's set at Bass Coast with the goofy banana on a stick. I had to hold it, so I did. Then it was the ghetto skull on a stick. And that was it, I had to have my own thing on a stick. I came across a felted rainbow unicorn ducked taped to a cane - there was something I could actually do. If it wasn't for my fateful t-shirt trade, I probably would have just made the unicorn, but my dear friend Annah - upon witnessing the glory of my new t-shirt - suggested I felt a pickle, which turned out to be much funnier. And so the idea was born.

The following is what little documentation I have from the original pickle (the one that got stolen, see Yes, I Have a Boner - the documentary):

The pickle before he got his legs with a baby cucumber.

Just hours before getting stolen upon arrival at Shambhala.

Very sad. The sign didn't work.

The NEW Pickle reincarnation:

The solution to the unfinished business feeling I had about my stolen pickle (I never even got to take it to the dance floor) was clearly just to make another pickle. I made it on route to Winnipeg in time for Rainbow Trout festival.
Felted Dancing Pickle on a Stick II at Rainbow Trout.

I saw a girl at Rainbow Trout wearing my t-shirt. 
Turns out the t-shirt is not as original as it seems.
Completely shocking.

The pickle was a total hit at Rainbow trout. It was the only thing on a stick and everyone loved it. Back in Winnipeg, I was locking up my bike and a guy rode by and yelled 'pickle' at me. Apparently I was the pickle girl.

To conclude the pickle saga, here are a bunch of poorly taken photographs of friends with pickle:

As a lyrical genius of a man said in my documentary: ''A felted dancing pickle on a stick? How ridiculously crazy great is that?!''.

Saturday, October 4, 2014


I'm pretty into felting these days. Here is a panda I made for Iskra for her birthday. Iskra has always and will always love pandas and raspberries. It's a constant that is comforting.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Yes, I Have a Boner - A Short Documentary

'Yes, I Have a Boner' is a short documentary about people who hold signs at electronic music festivals. I shot it in one day with the help of my good friend Jacqueline at Shambhala this August in Salmo, BC.

Yes, I Have a Boner from shouldercat on Vimeo.

 It was inspired by...

(pure genious)

I traded shirts with this guy (above)that I met at the porto-potties at Bass Coast.We met up at 6am at the Michael Red morning set to go through with our trade. Life changing encounter.


The documentary explains what happened next.
More to come on the felted dancing pickle on a stick.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Ice Storm

Dec. 2013

While everyone else was panicking at having no electricity, I was having a lovely time taking photos and staying at my sister's house. 


Monday, September 1, 2014

Robin for Robyn

My first felting project, made in bush camp for my little sister.