Okay I just saw this on NOTCOT and had to get it. It's been a long fours days and two craft shows of selling, shipping and packing my new winter collection at both Make it and Royal Bison, which I send thanks to both to and I needed something to remind me that I am sometimes AWESOME! Read more...
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Please join us the Thursday night for the biggest SpeakEasy event of
SpeakEasy's Annual Holiday Sale
Chestnuts roasting, sleigh bells ringing,
and the season starts a-swingin’!
Join us for holiday cocktails, a few good tunes,
and another fantastic show at The Gladstone.
The annual “SpeakEasy Holiday Sale” will be held on Thursday,
at The Gladstone Hotel, from 7 pm to 11 pm. It’s an evening of arts,
crafts and seasonal fun. It’s a chance to shop for hand-crafted
It’s an opportunity for the public to see the work of 47 local artists
ranging from quirky one-off ceramics to handmade soap, jewellery, books
and hand painted Christmas cards.
Time & Space:
Thursday, December 2nd, 7pm-11pm
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen West
Second Floor Lobby + Studios Rooms
Pay what you can at the door ($4.00 Donation Suggested)
Alicia Mansillo, Bags
Torched Studio, Jewellery
Alison Ruth Designs, Wool Accessories
RedHen Craft, Handmade Notebooks, Bookmarks and One-of-a-kind
Jen Tsuchida, One-of-a-Kind Felted Accessories
Jennifer Buckland, Suede Children's Shoes & Accessories
Julia Burton, "White Squirrel Club" T-Shirts & Xmas Ornaments
Grace Design, Bags And Wooden Brooches
Joey Suriano, Stuffed Toys, Bags & Accessories
Alex Russel, Jewelery
My Fairy Uncle!, Children's Book
100% Dandy Knits, Hand Knit Accessories
Beadmarket.Ca, Beaded Jewellery
Kaia Naturals, Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloth
My Secret Music Box, Musical Jewellery
Dear Ms. Tanushka, Handcrafted Jewellery
Kempton Jones, “Owlies of Ontario”
MIKA Design, Handmade Bags, Crafts & Accessories
Natalie Draz & Sheila Jonah, Printmaking & Photography
Baited Hook Handmade, Handmade Happiness
Deedeebird, Hand Picked Feather Accessories
The Lime Shop, Handmade Accessories
The We of Me, Handmade Notebooks
Wayne Murphy, Christmas Figurines & Ornaments
Agent Honey Reclaim, Reclaimed Leather Handbags & Accessories
Willow Dawson, Art Prints, Cards & Graphic Novels.
Black Currant Jewelry
Anneke van Bommel, Touch the Dutch, Jewellery, Prints & Objects
Offcutstudio, Cameron Maclean
Suzie Saxx, Handpainted reusable cotton tote bags
Kathryn Rebecca, Jewellery Designer & Goldsmith
Helga Rudolph, Hand-Knitted Clothing & Accessories
Anne Solomon, Machine Embroidered Items
Soap Scum: Soap for dirty people
THE SPIRIT OF HELDER, Greeting Cards
Mod Rox, Jewelry
Picture It Picture Books
Sweet Leaf Bath Co., Fair Trade Certified Artisan Bath & Body Products
Shareen Woodford Jewellery
Cozied Up, Handmade Feel Good Items
Yien-Wyn Yip - Yien Prints, screen printed clothing
Bibu, Baby Quilts, Bibs, Pillow Dolls & Huggable Toys
Bauble Box: Hand Made Glass Fancies!
Enfleurage Organics, Organic Soaps
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Just getting ready for my first Make it show with Gabs and it is a big mess here. Gab has some awesome scarves going on and me I have a lot of sorting to do with my textiles. Ooooh the folding not the folding! Read more...
OMG please check out this awesome indy game Capsized that will be released on Steam by Alien Trap. which my friend Jesse McGibs is the illustrator for. The release on PC and consoles will be available next year. This is so amazing! Read more...
Monday, November 22, 2010
OMG it's almost time for the Royal Bison in Edmonton! Me and my good friend Gab will be sharing a table at one of the loveliest craft fairs out west where we'll be showing our new clothing and craft items this season. Hope you all can make it! Read more...
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I'm almost finished packing for Edmonton yay and am going through a pile of drawings I cut out from this year's collection. May I present Branches - something I will be painting rather than screen printing later. Read more...
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wow it was a busy day! Just finished a photo shoot of my new winter collection for the upcoming craft shows. Thanks to my good friends Melissa (model) and Karen (photographer/photo assistant) for a long day of hard work! Read more...
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Just to let everyone know I'll be back in Edmonton for Make it next from next Thursday till Sunday. I'll have some new designs that I'm just finishing up right now. I really hope to chat and see all my favorite Edmontonians there! Read more...
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
I just updated my website with another info graphic I did for a company a few while back. The topic was some of more outlandish deaths at Carnivals and wow I found they could either range from super tragic to super silly. There was the ride in China where six people died and eight were injured or a USA Ferris wheel where the ride stopped, the guy panicked and then tried to climb out, it was three stories high. Half the work was spent on online research, wow there was a bit to go through, and the rest was on the info graphic. The finished product took a total of five days, including research to complete. Read more...
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Just finishing the remainder of my 2010/2011 collection and came over some designs that I really couldn't use. I have this adorable fawn is that is so CUTE but alas had no place in my collection this time. Read more...
Friday, November 12, 2010
I was browsing for some new music to listen to when I happened onto the Hatsune Miku concert in Japan. Hatsune is a singing, digital avatar created by Crypton Future Media that customers can purchase and then program to perform any song on a computer. I thinkg the concept is brillant, like attending a 3D movie, and if they ever use it for bands like Gorillaz I am sound. Now the singing on the other hand - is like listening to my old cell phone ring - tingy and a little annoying. Read more...
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Please check out one of my new obsessions - Nancy Zhang - a concept designer from Berlin. She does the most adorable fashion illustrations that she pairs side by side with herself in a pseudo fashion shoot. OMG this is like my two most FAVORITE things put together. Read more...
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Whew... I'm in the middle of screening and craft for the next few craft shows coming up, Make It, Royal Bison and Speakeasy. Please wish me and my fellow vendors good luck! And now my new bag design for the give away totes I have. Read more...
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I just saw this comic off notcot a few days ago and instantly fell in love. Red face is a horror comic from artist Emily Carroll with slight tones of Edgar Allen Poe and an amazing art style and layout. Though Halloween is long past, it is definitely worth another read through. Read more...
Monday, November 8, 2010
I just updated my website with an info graphic I did for a company a few months ago. Now I'm not a player of MMO rpgs, my last one was when they were still text base, but I learned so much interesting information about the financially more successful companies and top games. Half the work was spent on online research, wow there was a bit to go through, and the rest was on the info graphic. The finished product took a total of five days, including research to complete. Read more...
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Recently I was introduced to the lovely Jane Lui from a friend. She has a knack for collaborations and a smooth and utterly melodic voice for all you jazz/contemporary fans out there. Her album is available for downloading at her site. Nothing like some easy listening as I try to ink my way through 7 clothing designs!
Friday, November 5, 2010
It's Friday - yay - which means I get to show a little bit of my work-in-progress for the Truth About Unicorn cover.
I initially did three roughs based on an art brief from the art director.
After that and a bit of nit picking here and there, we decided on one particular rough and modified it a little bit.
Then came time for the final work:
a) I did some finished ink work from the final rough
b) Added some watercolour and texture for the hair.
c) Played around with the composition of the trees.
d) Then after some back and forth - voila - instant art.... yes I am summarizing here.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Please check out this awesome book that my friend Rosemary is part of. All the artists are wonderful but her story is soooo funny and cute you'll (almost) forget that it is yaoi, cept for the "special" scenes of course :D Read more...
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Just a heads up, my good friend Melissa is having an art show this upcoming Friday
"The Hero of My Own Story" and features six new paintings (acrylic paint, paint marker, and woodburning on wood panel).
If you are free Friday afternoon between 1:00 and 4:00 and happen to be in the Dundas and Dufferin area, why not come by Zoots Cafe please see her wonderful work! Her show is up until January Read more...
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
I've been going through some older jobs from the summer and I have a lot of things I'd like to show!
For a project I really enjoyed, I finished a book cover for a story, The Truth about Unicorns, which is about a family and the occult happenings which deeply, darkly effect them for Wing Ko.
The premise of the cover is a mysterious force, one of the more stranger female characters, shrouds the forest in which the story takes place in.
The medium I used was a mix of ink, watercolor and digital. The style suggested is a simple, flat and Muchas-esh feel.