Monday, July 21, 2014

Owl and raccoon wedding invite

Another happy wedding celebration this past weekend! Congratulations to my sister-in-law, Amanda and her husband Ian. Amanda does a lot of wildlife rescue so I took the opportunity to draw a few critters for their invite.



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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A sweet dog-inspired wedding theme

Congratulations to Val and Brett! They were married on Saturday and this is the invite I did for them featuring their beloved dog, Ruger. Isn't he the cutest?

I created what became something of a logo for the wedding. It went on their seating chart, programs and a poster for guests to sign. Clearly, this is a couple with a good sense of humor and an amazing dog.





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Monday, July 14, 2014

Vintage lunch box planter

This vintage lunch box I picked up for my craft show display wasn't making the cut, so rather than have it gather dust on my shelf any longer, I turned it into a sweet little planter this weekend. I love the glow of gold on the inside of the top lid.


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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Delivery by horse and carriage

I shipped off a small number of prints and greeting cards to Poppins on Mackinac Island yesterday. It's so fun knowing that they will be delivered by UPS via horse and carriage today!


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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

DIYpsi Indie Art Fair Summer 2014

While it seems far away now, August will be here before we know it! Toward the end of the month I will be participating in the fourth annual DIYpsi summer indie art fair. I've never done the summer show, so am excited to see you all in the heat and blazing sun. Two days of art-filled fun at the Corner Brewery — how have I resisted this long?!?


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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Craft-a-way Camp 2014

I am officially in full-on summertime mode. It all started with a weekend spent at Craft-a-way Camp in the Waterloo Rec Area. Organized by Amy and Ethan Cronkite of Small Craft, the weekend was jam-packed with crafty workshops, making, laughing and spending time in the greatest of outdoors. We checked our phones at the door (voluntarily) and I left my camera at home, so all of these wonderful photos are courtesy of Amy Cronkite.

 This one says it all!

 Getting to know you…

 Andy Sell, working his magic…

 Printing from plants in progress…

 Our crafting area in action…

 Some tie dyes hanging out…

 The chock-o-block schedule and a dreamy dream catcher…

 Modern dream catcher supplies…

 Camp fire singing from official camp songbooks… no joke.

My own dreamy modern dreamcatcher 

We made journals, screenprinted totes, wrapped sticks, turned old t-shirts into stunning jewelry, transferred images onto all kinds of surfaces and so much more. The whole weekend set the stage for good times this summer. and got my creative making juices flowing I can't wait for next year! 


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Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Inspiration: Jo Oakley

'Through her eyes'
Mixed media on canvas 176x96cm 

I saw this painting on Pinterest this morning and immediately went looking for more. I found my way to the artists's web site and discovered a whole collection of paintings one more gorgeous than the next. This is the work of London-based artist, Jo Oakley. I am fully in love and so want to be able to see these in person. Her artist statement went right through my heart. 

'The calm before the storm'

mixed media on canvas 120x100cm

'Tin table and snowdrops'
mixed media on canvas 80x80cm


'Forget me not'
mixed media on canvas 152x91cm 

'She is waiting'
Mixed media 152x91cm

'He's on his way'
Mixed media on linen





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