Thursday, July 30, 2015

New work: Yellow Rosie Roses pattern

  I drew this design with a pencil and was very happy with the loose quality I achieved. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New: Beep! Beep! Pattern

Created for for kid's wallpaper, bedding or apparel.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

New illustration: Ginger at the Beach

Inspired by J crew woodcut geo bathing suit and my love of halter tops!

#illustration #fashion #pattern

New illustration: City shorts

Based on some shorts I bought at Joe Fresh
(I don't wear them with these kind of sandals. :-))
#Illustration #Fashion #FashionIllustration #Pattern #Collage

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Oxford Set available on One King's Lane

My 2 drawings of oxfords are now available as a set on One King's Lane. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

NEWS: Collaboration with Papyrus

I recently worked on 3 different projects with Papyrus in California: boxed holiday cards, wedding wrapping paper, and a wedding gift card.
I worked with wonderful Art Directors Wuin Hopkins, Ed Hakari and Katri Haycock.
Can't wait to show you in 2016!

Working on New Patterns

My Doggie pattern reworked in Orange + Grey

 My Doggie pattern reworked in blue and grey

#pattern #wallpaper #doggie #whippet #beagle #bulldog #frenchbulldog

Friday, July 10, 2015

Tattly Give Away

I'm giving away 2 sets of 10 tattlys. 
To enter Like on Instagram or Twitter.
Winner announced next Monday. 

#illustration #surfacedesign

Photos from Spain Part 3: San Sebastian

San Sebastian/ Donostia by day.

San Sebastian/ Donostia at Night
Tres Glam!

 Hotel Maria Cristina

 Lion mailbox at Hotel Maria Christina

Bar at Hotel Maria Christina
Fantastic interiors and cocktails.
The Beach

Pintxos! (Tapas)

Leaving for home
Space age looking Bilbao Airport designed by Calatrava
Very groovy!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Photos from Spain Part 2: Barcelona

Housed in a stunning 19 Century apartment building with modern furnishings.
Perfect combo of old and new.
Can't say enough about it. LOVED IT.

 The floors at Hotel Praktik. Love. #Tiles
The bathroom. Loved the green tiles.

 A fantastic bookstore in El Ravel.

Fantastic lunch at La Central with Luci Guiterrez' book.

 The ceiling at La Sagrada Familia by Gaudi.

 Visit with Luci Guiterrez. :-)

 Ricardo in his fantastic bookstore Abracadabra.

Gaudi's Park Guell.
Unfortunately over run with tourists and selfie sticks!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Photos from Spain Part 1: Araceli's Wedding in Munilla

 We flew into Bilbao and then drove 2 hours to my friend's ancestral home
in the teeny tiny village of Munilla (population 100!)

Detail from a doorway in Munilla

Incredible tiles in Araceli's house

The groom, bride and guests pitch in to prepare dinner in the 14C piazza.

Dinner in the town square the night before the wedding

The groom's socks and shoes. #styley

The kiss!
Mr and Mrs. Adams.

Araceli and the very fun Louis at the reception

My Studio Sale May 31st

A few photos from my Open House + Sale last month.
(Better late than never!)
Thanks to everyone who came by and made it a fun afternoon. xo 

If you couldn't make it -
you're welcome to make an appointment to pop by my studio.

 A favourite collector: Janet Piper who works at Penquin Books
and in the bkgd my dear customer Alan who comes to every sale.
Alan you're the best!

 Lydia and friend who went home with my framed Empty Belly print

 Sarah looking very happy with her framed ranunculus print.

Brian who purchased the last Orwell Down and Out title

#sale #silkscreen #prints #art

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

STUDIO SALE: Sun May 31st 12 - 6pm

This Sunday!
Prints/ Artist proofs/ Great Deals/ Drinks + Snacks/
And... Snooping around my loft!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Custom Martini table for the Design Exchange Auction

The Design Exchange is holding their first ever Design Auction on May 29th. 
I was asked to collaborate with West Elm and create a custom item. 
Voila: My Hemingway Martini table. 

Process shot: I wrote the quote out dozens of times using india ink and a paintbrush.

There will be some incredible stuff on the auction block including these Wegner chairs!
Tickets for the auction are 50.00. Hope to see you there. xo

#surfacedesign #handlettering #illustration #Hemingway   #quotes #TorontoDesigners #DX

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Behomm: Home exchange for Designers and Visual Artists

I joined Behomm last week. It's an invite only home exchange for Designers and Visual Artists and has some stunning homes on offer.
This is my page.  I'm hoping to do exchanges in Spain, Montreal + Morocco - to start!
One can dream!

Friday, May 8, 2015

New lettering work

#lettering #type #handlettering #quote #illustration #Cicero #read