Thursday, 29 November 2012

Countdown to City of Craft....

City of Craft is just around the corner, and I'm getting pretty excited, and finishing up new pieces, prints and other surprises in my studio, in time for the show.  Here's a post on their blog, curated by Covet Garden. where they feature my work....I hope to see some pals at the show next weekend!  Oh, and here is a great piece by Toronto artist, Julie Moon.

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Julie Moon.


Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Give and Take....

For the second year in a row, I've participated in the "Give and Take", organised by MADE gallery in Toronto.  It's a great fundraiser, and a wondering opportunity to be both charitable and support local designers.  If you can come out to the party, it will be memorable for sure!

I've created a giant, evergreen tree sized version of my wooden axe brooch for the show, hand fabricated in walnut.


Monday, 19 November 2012

Kitten Tattoos and Polish love songs.

Things are rolling along here in the studio lately, preparing for the City of Craft show which rolls out the first week of December (looming!), and trying to keep up with all of my custom orders and standard shipments this time of the year. 

I just finished up and shipped a custom order to Brooklyn, New York for a couple who incorporated crushed stones into rings that they dreamed up.  I hope to post some photos of them soon!

I'm working on some new cards for the city of craft show, several new jewellery designs, and some postcards that will make you smile.

Two super exciting things this weekend:

My Harriet Grey kitten tattoos arrived on Friday in the post, just in time to wear to my friend Gillian Batchers jewellery studio opening, at Jewel Envy in my hood, Roncesvalles, in Toronto.  It was really great to catch up with some pals at both Cardinal Rule, and Intersteer as well, over the weekend. 

Harriet Grey is an illustration artist, who drawings are soooo delicate and detailed.  She works out of the UK, and recently launched a series of temporary tattoos, based on her illustrations and drawings. The last photo in the post is from Harriets Etsy page:  The other two are madness in my kitchen~!

I'm inspired to make some of my own, in the near future...yet not kittens.  I'm thinking of a series of Canadiana tattoos...stay tuned!

PRE ORDER temporary tattoos - set of three fake cat tatts - 7designs to choose from - realistic tattoos - mix and match

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

No one does it like you, Fall....

Oh that's's that time of the year again...

Directed by Canadian darling sweetie rootbeer painting artist, Marcel Dzama, who I certainly crush on, not only for style, but for serious content.  A founding member of the Royal Canadian Art Lodge, the group dissolved in the late 2000's but were inspirational during my early post grad days.....

Marcel Dzama, Shelley’s Historic Morning, 2005, Ink and watercolor on paper, 8-part drawing. Framed: 34 x 49 3/4 inches (86.4 x 126.4 cm)