Monday, July 28, 2014

GIVE AWAY

GIVE AWAY TIME! 
I'm giving away 1 set of my new boxed notecards published by teNeues. 
Contains 16 notecards and envelopes. 
To enter visit my Instagram page here.
Winner announced next Tuesday August 5th.

Getting Away...

A favourite place to be.
Maggie and Pete's cottage in Quebec
Family, lake, birds, G+Ts, big dinners with lots of wine, and many cozy spots for reading.

Homemade raspberry pies made with raspberries picked from the garden.

I loved this film

A great doc on the life of Roger Ebert.
One of the themes that really got to me was the power that art + work has to safe one's life.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cabbagetown house for Cabbagetown Festival

I am working on creating a set of boxed Holiday cards with this image of a cozy Cabbagetown house.
They will be for sale at The Cabbagetown Festival September 5, 6 and 7 and throughout the 2014 holiday season.

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