Thursday, July 10, 2014

My new favourite thing

is comedian Hari Kondabolu.
So smart and funny.
See here.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Home Inspiration : Sarah Jessica Parker's West Village Brownstone

I don't blog as much as I used to (more on that later!) so you know when I do I'm excited about something! This morning I found a Vogue video which provided a sneak peek inside Sarah Jessica Parker's West Village Brownstone. It was everything I expected: filled with layers and layers of painting, books, collections, soft lighting, and a great bar cart! Total Home Inspiration. SIGH.


SJP welcomes the interviewer at her Classic Brownstone door. 



GASP. Love all the layers of art, books, textiles and what a great bar cart. 
Not sure about the cerise throw on the couch tho. :-) tee hee.
Love this cozy arrangement in the entrance way - especially the black and brass lamp.

#SarahJessicaParker #Decor #NewYork #Love

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hot off the Press: Boxed note cards for Te Neues


 Arrival of big box of samples today from te Neues. Ooh ahh exciting.

 Last winter I created some Victorian Birdies notecards for one of my all time favourite stationary companies: te Neues and they are now available!

Here's the details
  • 16 notecards and envelopes, 8 each of 2 images
  • Packaged in a corrugated flip-top box
  • Cards printed on a luxurious uncoated paper stock
To purchase on line go here:
http://www.teneues.com/shop-us/stationery/new-products-fall-2014/victorian-birdies-greennotes.html

Sketch: Latest Bike trend: Equestrian helmets

Spotted at Dovercourt and College this week... The Latest Bike trend: Velvet Equestrian helmets in place of regular Bicycle helmets. Tres chic. #VeryBettyDraper #AustralianBoots

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Working on a custom Penguin Book print


Am working on a custom Penguin Book print this week for a very special customer. 
The first + second passes of black and orange ink are complete as is the tea staining.
Next step: Screening in the new title.

For Custom title pricing please see my online shop.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Spotted: My Scissors print in Katherine Yaphe's stairway

Designer Katherine Yaphe of Oliver Yaphe sent me this photo today of her home. 
Am happy to have my work hanging out in such a gorgeous space.
(Check out that sleek kitchen!)

Saturday, May 31, 2014

News: Cabbagetown Festival Sept 5-7th 2014

I'll be exhibiting my work at
The Cabbagetown Festival 
Art in the Park Show
Sept 5th 6th + 7th

There'll be lots of new prints including a large print of this Ranunculus bouquet drawing.
Pop by and say hello. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Book Love

Found this drawing of M reading on a book blog today.
Love the Raymond Carver which the author matched with it.
I often have an urge to stay in bed all day and read. :-) Especially on rainy days.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

New Illustrations for THE KIP

For the past few months I've been working on illustrations with the fantastic Communications Firm 52 Pick up.  The gig was for a new condo development in the West end called THE KIP.
Their website launched last Wednesday and you can now see all the illos here.

I was really happy with the limited palette in the illos and how the designers matched up the colours in the type treatment. Also love the KIP logo. Very fresh!








Friday, May 9, 2014

Artscape Salon 2014

Some photos from the Artscape Salon this past Wednesday.
It was a very fun night.
 Great crowd enjoying pre dinner cocktails and music at the beautiful Wychwood Barns. 

 Me and AGO's Matthew Teitelbaum (who was also a speaker) in the Green room before dinner. 

 Hi jinks in Green Room with Gary Taxali and Company.
 Opera Singer Ambur Braid's incredible tights and shoes.
Gorgeous diningroom set up in Wychwood barns.
 
 Gulp.

And below some of my favourite guests.

 
 Randi Bergman + Jacquelyn Francis of Fashion magazine
proudly showing off their Tattlys

Adorable couple Alan + Doreen Saskin
I just thought he had the best smile....
 Peter Caldwell and Carolyn Vesley of Ontario Arts Council

Thanks Artscape!

Monday, May 5, 2014

CBC love

Some Twitter love from two of my favourite CBC fellas: Brent Bambury + Matt Galloway.

#thrilled #iloveCBCradio #late #3weeksago #betterlatethannever

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Artscape Salon next Wed May 7th

The Artscape Salon is coming up next Wed May 7th.
 I'm again participating as one of the featured salon guests.
Whoops my head is cut off. :-)
he he.

There's a fantastic list of guests this year including Principal dancer of the National Ballet of Canada Sonia Rodriguez, Actor David Sutcliffe Fine artist + Illustrator Gary Taxali, Director of the AGO Matthew Teitelbaum and musician Maylee Todd. (and me... with a full head!)

The evening:
During the cocktail hour you'll mix and mingle, and have a chance to purchase art + auction items. Next, while you dine on a fantastic 4 course menu, the 20 speakers will move from table to table in a speed-dating-like format (ooh ahh)  igniting conversations with all guests about topics at the intersection of art and the city.

Next Wed May 7th
6pm - 10pm
Artscape Wychwood Barns

It's gonna be fun. Watcha waiting for? 
Buy tickets here.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New Eloise print

My new Eloise print is now complete.
She was printed on two different papers: 


 Eloise printed on Cream Somerset paper. 
This paper has a lovely weight (300 GSM) and has a great texture and deckle edge.

 Eloise printed on White BFK Rives paper. 
This paper also has a very good weight (270 GSM) with a smooth finish and deckle edge.
 This photo gives a good idea of the deckle edge.

Eloise measures 9" x 12"
She is part of an edition of 40 and is numbered and signed. 
She is 150.00 and is available now in my shop.

Below are some process shots.

 Mixing the orange ink for Eloise purse.
(trying to match it to the print out)
 Print after Pass 1 (grey) and Pass 2 (orange) are completed
 Registering (figuring out the placement) of the 3rd pass with the acetate.

Applying the black ink to the screen for the final pass.
Completed print!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Globe and Mail: My favourite Room

In yesterday's Globe and Mail my livingroom appeared in Deidre's Kelly's My favourite room column. You can read the online version here.


This photo originally appeared in Covet Garden magazine.
Thanks to Co-editors Lynda Felton + Jessica Reid for styling the room and Jodi Pudge for taking such a gorgeous shot.

If you'd like to see the rest of my home (and a bunch of other really interesting + creative spaces) you outta pick up a copy of Covet Garden!  You can buy here or here.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Uppercase magazine: Special Surface Design issue

The latest issue of Uppercase magazine is out and it's a great one.

It's a Special Surface Design issue and includes interviews with all the big names in the surface design world:  Michelle Bencsko of Cloud9 fabrics, Marie Perkins of Print and Pattern, Stephen Fraser of Spoonflower, Victorine Lamothe of Te Neues* (who I just worked for - yay) and the always inspiring Lotta Jandotter. If you're interested in breaking into the world of pattern and design this issue is a must.

Issue 21 also includes a gallery of 100 surface designers. Below is my inclusion. 


*My boxed note cards for Te Neues will be out in June. 
They're called Victorian birdies and I'm looking forward to sharing them with you.