Sunday, July 20, 2014

Ceramic Love . . .

One of these days I will take ceramics classes and spread pottery joy around... but for now, I will illustrate my clay dreams in vector.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dorothy & her Spirits . . .

In search of a yellow brick road.
New watercolour to share with you:).

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sweet July . . .

I love summer this much!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

I spy with my little eye . . . sweet little strawberries . . .

Last weekend we went strawberry picking. It was delicious fun. Some of the strawberries were eaten right there in the farm field... some became a part of a refreshing summer treat - Margaritas:)... and some reincarnated into sweet strawberry jam. I love love love strawberries!.. thus, the new print!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Colour Conversation . . .

This print grew sort of like an elaborate conversation... stared with one things and jumped from stone to stone until it ended up in the middle of a lake.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

summer watercoloring . . .

Did some watercolouring. Felt good to get away from the glowing screen for a little while.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

big day . . .


Tomorrow Anais is turning eight. Pretty big stuff. Also, it's the last day of school for my girls... so - I'll have my hands full. Planning on taking them and their friends to Chateau Laurie for high tea - just because it's fun to do something fancy once in a while.
Above: Anais doing what she does best - torturing our cat Fergus with love:).

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

tiger kittens flower story . . .

A tiger kitten flower story pattern to show you today:
There once was a magic garden. It was deep inside the land of Summer and it was full of enchanted flowers. The tiger kittens loved it especially for it's brightness and came often (on sunny days) to lie around on the magic grass.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

NY moments . . .

I procrastinate a lot. I should have blogged these right after I came back from New York... and shared all my New York moments with you back in May... and now it's second week of June and I am late... but not a giver upper. Here are some things that made me love NY a bit more this time:
Japanese men smoking skinny 5 inch cigarettes outside 'spa for men only'.
 (possibly crazy) homeless man on 5th Ave telling me 'Girl, you're crazy!'... when I was trying to open a door that was obviously locked.
 Bleach blond lady tanned to a crisp (resembling a negative) making a young black man do a double take:)
 Public urination by a woman wearing a long skirt (that's right... that happened).
 A young man telling me 'careful, these shoes cost  $300' when I accidentally bumped into him on a very busy street.

Pictures above: 
a. Carolyn Gavin on High Line, resting a minute during our beautiful walk.
b. the cover of my Blurb Book for Surtex this year
c. me, Elizabeth Olwen and Michelle Bencsko (Cloud9) - fun meeting at the show:).

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Odd Encounters . . .

A little 'out of the ordinary' or 'odd' could really brighten your day! 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

just a little wild . . .

For today's show & tell I brought these little jungle animals. They aren't too wild... but very pleased to be a part of this happy repeat:).

Monday, June 2, 2014

Psikhouvanjou . . . new plates . . .

Just in time for the picnic season (I'm pretty sure I've just invented it) there are some new plates with my designs at Psikhouvanjou. I'm going to keep the one with the sun at my desk... for all the upcoming rainy or cold days. It would make my thoughts warmer... I'm sure:).

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New York . . . my impression . . .

As I was sitting in a soup of frustrated and disappointed people (also known as LaGuardia Airport)... trying to find a silver lining to the endless delays of my flight home - I remembered that I brought my laptop (to whom I lovingly refer to as Silvester - due to his colour and stature). I took it out, put it on my lap... plugged in the mouse and proceeded to execute my New York experience in vector... while sitting on a black pleather LGA chair. A 7 year old boy named Archie (who has been driving his poor mother up the airport wall... and whom I've lent my iPad in the hope of focusing his energy on something else) was sitting beside me and commentating on his every game move. I was more than entertained. Me and Archie put in a few hours of work ... side by side. The result of my efforts are now a print (see above).