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

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New work: Pink lace bra set

#illustration #fashionillustration #bra #lingerie #panties #bride #honeymoon #wedding

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

New work: Pink Capris

#Illustration #FashionIllustration #shoes #Fashion #Toronto

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Inspiration: Edith Head

I saw this book in the window of a vintage clothing store this afternoon (69 Vintage on Queen) and for the rest of the day I've had Edith Head on my mind.





She had a Masters degree in romance languages from Standford but 0 design experience when she was hired as a costume sketch artist at Paramount. She's a great example of faking it till you make it.  
Her incredible people skills, PR savvy, + talent all contributed to her huge success.
Total Inspiration

#businesswoman #costumedesigner #EdithHead #AcademyAwards #kickasswoman #inspiration

Monday, April 13, 2015

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the arrival of Spring I'm giving away one of my small white bouquet prints.
To be eligible either like on Instagram or RT on Twitter.
Winner announced next Monday.


Sunday, April 12, 2015

New work: Lacey wedding cake

Lacey wedding cake
Copyright Alanna Cavanagh

#illustration #surfacedesign  #wedding #wrappingpaper #stationary #custom #greetingcards




Tuesday, April 7, 2015

New work: Librarian loafer


#illustration #fashionillustration #shoe #style #surfacedesign #fashion #texture #scritchy

Saturday, April 4, 2015

New work

I'm changing my illustration style abit by adding texture to my drawing and removing alot of the outside lines. Am happy with the results.

 Overlapping butterflies
Parfum
#illustration #texture #silkscreen #surfacedesign #pattern #wallpaper

My fruit tattly's at The White House Easter Egg Roll

Tattly is contributing my fruit tattlys,  Julia Rothman's veggie tattlys plus 2 custom gold tattlys to the White House Easter Egg Roll this Monday. Exciting.
Tattly is excellent at collaborating with other companies and organziations.
I think any small business could learn a lot from their business model. Inspiring.
Ps. You can buy my tattlys here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

My prints in Covet garden magazine

The latest issue of Covet Garden is online and it's beauty!
It features the home of my talented friend Colleen Nicholson 
+ gorgeous photography by Jodi Pudge.


 Photo by Jodi Pudge

My Empty Belly print over Colleen's fireplace. 
How great is that brass turkey? love!!!

 Photo by Jodi Pudge

My espresso pot print over Colleen's sink. 
Really like the mix of textures in this shot. 

#silkscreen #print #art #affordableart #InteriorDesign #Toronto #decor

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New work: Spring Butterflies

I'm experimenting with adding more texture in my illustrations and removing the black outlines.
Am pleased with the results.
#illustration #surfacedesign #greetingcards #bedding #wallpaper #pattern #stationary #art