Friday, October 7, 2016

Reprinted! The Intelligent Woman's Guide

Due to popular demand I've reprinted my sassy Bernard Shaw title.
Available thru my shop
Reg price:  795.00
Moving price:  675.00 (Until Oct 20)

Great gift for the brainy kick ass women in your life.

Thursday, September 29, 2016


Dear Readers,

With much horror I've just discovered that I had posted the image for my sale with the wrong date on it! 
I do hope no one showed up on Sept 25th.

You're warmly invited to:
The last Open House in my Artscape Loft 
This Sunday October 2nd 
38 Abell St. Apt 209
1 - 6 pm

Prints Artists Proofs Cards Wrapping paper Great deals
Sips and snacks
And Last chance to snoop around my loft

Please RSVP if you know you're coming so I know how much wine and cheese to buy. :-)

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Viewings set

Hi There!

A new set of viewings for my loft are set for next Thursday Sept 9th 9:30 am and Friday Sept 10th at 4:30.
Please contact Liam at Artscape if interested in attending.

Monday, August 1, 2016

News Flash: My Loft will soon be for Sale

As some of you may know I've purchased a new home with my partner Myles so it is with bittersweet feelings that I announce that I'll be selling my Artscape loft.
It'll be extremely hard for me to leave my beloved Suite 209 and my wonderful neighbours + neighbourhood as I've put my heart and soul into making my space my own and truly adore The West Queen West neighbourhood. However I truly adore Myles more (!) and it is time for us to merge our lives so onward we go!

ps. Photo credit:  Jodi Pudge for Covet Garden.

If you are interested in purchasing my loft you need to:

1. Qualify as an artist (working in any creative field - theatre, music, writing, visual art, dance etc)

2. Put your name on the Artscape waiting list. 

I know for certain that there are some people already on the list who are interested in my loft and will have first dibs... but! it doesn't hurt to add your name to the list if you're interested.
Showings will begin the third week of August with a closing date planned for October or November.

Below are some photos of my loft with brief descriptions.
Feel free to email me or leave a comment below if you have any other questions.

Approx 980 sq. ft loft
located within a wonderful Artscape community
in the heart of the Art and Design district
Restaurants, cafes, shop, the workroom, The Drake + Gladstone hotel steps aways
TTC stop (Queen car) outside my door

Loft has:
Wide plank Rustic Neue hardwood flooring
Newly renovated kitchen
with Kitchen Aid Stainless Steel Fridge and Stove
Storage Unit above kitchen
Air conditioning

 with high gloss IKEA cabinets, stainless steel Kitchen Aid appliances, white subway tile, 
pot lights, butcher block counter and large storage area above 
(Microwave not included - just FYI)



Another shot of Kitchen
Entrance way
Nice and wide!

The Drake Hotel is directly across the street
Fantastic breakfast brunch dinner cocktails.

Stephen Bulger Gallery down the street plus a plethora of cafes, restaurants, galleries, + shops.

Gladstone Hotel - 3 minute walk. 
Many book launches, lectures, and design events happen here.
The Ossington strip and Parkdale - each full of more restaurants, cafes and shops are both a 5 minute walk away. 

Best neighbourhood in the city methinks.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

New Papyrus wedding paper - now available on my shop

I've created wedding wrapping paper for Papyrus. It's available in Papyrus stores through out North America and in my shop. 

As there is an impending Canada Post strike + shipping is 6.00 I suggest pick up at my studio if possible.
#wedding #illustration #surfacedesign #weddingcake 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

New pattern

A Few of my Favourite Things pattern

copyright Alanna Cavanagh 2016

#pattern #wallpaper #surfacedesign #licensing #saulsteinberg #inspired

Paula Grief ceramics

The current thing most inspiring to me is Paula Grief Ceramics. Absolutely love the thick stripey line and relaxed vibe. Inspired me to do a sketch.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

New Neiman Marcus work

Illustrations currently appearing on Neiman Marcus in store signage + in newspaper advertisements.
#illustration #drawing #advertising #mensfashion #dandy #shoes #brogues

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Brooks Brother's Suits on Sale for Father's day

My Brooks Brother's Suits are on Sale until Father's Day June 19th. 
See my shop for details. 

Squiggly lamp and Morning sketching

I am trying to get back in the habit of sketching each morning
As an illustrator it's so important to keep the drawing muscle flexy and also to do personal work along side commissioned work.

This morning i stumbled across this fabulous squiggly crunchberry lamp by Straydog Designs.
Immediately inspired me to  do some sketches - and to also hopefully make time this summer to do some paper maché which my heart has been longing to do.

The Crunchberry lamp from Stray Dog Design.
Isnt it fabulous?
So squiggly.

Morning sketches.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Branding Brilliance and Civic Pride: We The North

Love this photo
Look at all those skin colours baby.
Absolutely love the We The North slogan/logo/campaign created by Ad Agency Sid Lee. It was immediately embraced by Toronto and is now seen in some form throughout the streets of Toronto on a daily basis.  
It makes my heart swell.  

 #yescorny #citychanging #inclusive #racialminorities #notwhite #wetheother #heartfelt #wow #thesix #Raptors #missingtheraptors

You can learn more about the brilliant thinking behind the campaign in this video featuring Sid Lee's Executive Creative Director Tom Koukodimos. 

And here's some other great info  showing how for many Torontonians the three words mean alot more than just basketball.

#Toronto #iloveToronto #JeremiahMcNama   #AndrewMcPhee #TomKoukodimos #branding #thesix

Friday, May 13, 2016

#gamine #maeve #illustration #drawing #fashion #flats #handlettering #type

Sunday, May 1, 2016

New work with Neiman Marcus

I just completed new work for the Neiman Marcus website. You can view all the illustrations here

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Framed prints Available

Greek jug silkscreen print 
framed in beautiful antiquey looking beaded frame

Marnie print framed in beautiful black shadow box frame 
Pick up only.
Sorry no shipping available.

Unframed Marnie print 40.00

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


To celebrate Spring I'm giving away this City Bike print. 
To enter visit my Instagram. 
Winner announced next Wed April 6th 2016.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

New Work: Happy Birthday card

 Experimenting with layering my line work over opaque colour.
Likin' the effect.
#pattern #drawing #repeat #surfacedesign