Monday, November 30, 2009

The Bookmarks

They've finally arrived. Six Bookmarks printed from the original 8 x 3 inch plexi-glas pieces on heavy archival matte paper. The colours turned out great. The sass of these beauties remains.

Let them guard your page!


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Departure, Fulfillment, Return

I had so much fun at this show. I met a lot of talented and friendly individuals who I hope I'll be seeing more of in the future.

Here's the blog for the event:

Above is my display at the event. Some of the stuff in that shot is hot, hot, HOT! As in new and as in saucy. They will all make a proper appearance on the blog and be for sale at the Cyclops and Owl Store very shortly.

This was my first sale and it was a real delight. Nothing sold like hotcakes but I never expected that. What I did expect, and what I got, was an up close and interactive experience with the public. It was exhilarating. With gallery shows I've found the interaction with the public is rather passive. You are not standing right next to your artwork (and it would feel so awkward for you and the viewer if you were). In the setting of the sale you are literally standing behind what you do. I was absolutely chuffed.

I'll save sharing the myriad reactions to my things for later but they were pretty satisfying. And I don't just mean the most receptive ones. Some of the best responses were rooted in confusion.

I had not really taken stock of the pieces I had amassed over the past while. It felt great to address the family as a whole, I guess. And I was proud to stand by them. I was also proud to have my cohort forever stand by me. She is my marvelous muse and it was totally icing on top to have her there with me.

I'm definitely going to chase this wonderful feeling of getting my world more exposed in the real world. So simple, right?

Thanks to all involved for putting on this show. Especially Lisa Pijuan-Nomura of Girl can Create and Andy Willick and Daniel Demois of The Fox Theatre.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

"...If you're a PRO" Coloured Print

Prints, prints, prints!

Prints of the above illuminated manuscript will be available at the Movies and Makers arts and crafts show.

This phrase seems kind of silly out of context. It's fairly silly in context, actually. But it's a pretty satisfying ideal. Look, if you're going to be serious about something fucking buckle down and sharpen your steel. Have some finesse, though. Don't be a clutz. Stay graceful. No one likes a butterfingers. Firm grip. Be decisive.

Maybe I'm reading too much into it.

Monday, November 9, 2009


I am very proud to announce that I will peddling my wares at the Fox Theatre in Toronto on Nov. 21st in the first ever Movies & Makers arts and crafts show.

Here's the blog with all the details:

The big finale of the day is a screening of "Handmade Nation", a documentary chronicling the rise of the DIY, arts and crafts movement across America. I saw it when it made its Canadian debut and it is not to be missed. It features among many other DIY luminaries, The Little Friends of Printmaking.

I'll have originals, prints, switch plates, bookmarks and one of a kind buttons.

So please, come by and pick up something with a sexy lady on it and stay for a fantastic film that will leave you with fingers itching to create!