21 September 2010

Ransack the Universe

I've taken a box full of prints and cards to a very cool store in Toronto.

Located at 1207 Bloor Street West, in the 69 Vintage Collective building, Ransack the Universe is on the lower level, and you can follow their blog here. The whole building is worth checking out, full of really cool vintage clothes, bags, shoes and decor.

14 September 2010

Whale Thank you box set

A customer just ordered 20 Whale Thank You cards so I thought it would be nice to deliver them in a little box. I made the box out of some thin cardboard, covered it in blue linen paper and pasted one of the whales on the lid. I hope she likes it.

07 September 2010

Cabbagetown Arts and Crafts Sale, New Prints!

This weekend is the Cabbagetown Arts and Crafts sale. It will be my first time participating and I'm excited to be a part of it. The show opens Friday September 10th at 1pm and runs until 6pm, and is open Saturday, Sept 11th and Sunday Sept 12th from 10am to 6pm. Admission is FREE. All other details can be found on their website.

I've completed a new set of original lino-prints. I was inspired by William Morris, as I often am. I used three Canadian birds and wildflowers. These were some of the most complicated lino-prints I've ever worked on. Each print used two blocks, and each block was carved down twice to equal four colours for each print. It was really hard to get the registration to work out. Then I hand-painted in some final details. I think they turned out well and I'm proud of them. I've just posted them in my etsy shop and they will be available for sale this weekend at the Cabbagetown festival, framed and unframed.

Canada Warblers and Buttercups

06 September 2010

Drawing is fun

I've been way behind on my daily drawings. I knew it would happen! I've been busy working on commissions, new prints, wedding stuff, and preparing for the Cabbagetown Arts and Crafts sale coming up this weekend... Anyway, here are four new drawings.