Monday, December 10, 2012

Precedent Law Mag Illustration

Here's a piece I recently finished up for the wonderful Brian Banton at The Office of Gilbert Li.
For the law magazine, Precedent, it speaks to the lack of technological innovation in Ontario courts.
(I do love drawing me some hands....)
Thanks Brian and Gilbert!

Monday, November 26, 2012

make your tech look good

collection of iPhone hardcases created in limited quantities. 

available for iPhone 4/4S and 5. 

 'chainlink' print

 'hair' print

'bows' print

pre-order now to reserve yours just in time for holiday gifting.
order in the shop or contact the studio directly


NOOK Holiday Sale 2012!

mark your calendars and stay tuned for updates on new work available!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Courtney and Trevor: an award-winning combination

(first post in over 5 months...for shame!)

Thrilled to announce the inclusion of our wedding invitation in the upcoming Coupe Design and Image Awards. On shelves this month, the Annual features work in all creative disciplines including design, illustration, art direction, advertising...and wedding invitations. 
Thanks Coupe-Mag!

I have yet to provide a glimpse at our wedding invitation, so here it is, on view for the first time. A lengthy process which has reaped some wonderful rewards. More posts to follow on process, but for now, please enjoy. 

wedding suite: copper foil on Crane's Lettra 220 lb. stock

 detail of hand lettering, copper foil

hand-painted edges

 blind impression return address

return address and vintage stamps

oh, and hey, check out the website we designed for our wedding too!

Friday, May 4, 2012

ice go!

Hot off the presses! 
Card series of our favourite ice cream paintings. Scoop your own or grab a set of 12 including all 4 flavours. 
Only available while supplies last which means...get them while it's hot/before they melt/enough with the analogies!


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Pop-Up, Hang Out

It's our last day at the pop-up sale today and we've saved our favourites for last. Mobiles and wall-hangings! 
Only the two shown here were made (for now); grab them while they're still hanging at 198 Walnut Avenue...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

sweet dreams.

new work added to the pop-up sale today...
198 Walnut Avenue, Toronto
(ends Sunday!)

(all sold framed)

Friday, April 13, 2012

my deer, listen here

more new work, available now

ink drawings on paper, framed

hand cut and collaged letters, framed

ABCD, new work for you from me.

I've enjoyed getting the thread out again, to create some one-of-a-kind, hand embroidered pieces.
Pillows, bunting and more, all available now at Advice From A Caterpillar's Pop-Up Store. Pick one up at 198 Walnut Avenue in Toronto until April 22nd, or contact me directly with any questions.

Canada Goose, 10" x 10"

Love of Mine, 10" x 10"
(There also lived a grizzly bear that was sold before I had a chance to photograph him. Go out into the world bear, and give someone a good hug...)

ABCD bunting

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

back to the (sketch)book

I've never been a diligent "sketchbooker", no matter how hard I tried. A shiny new book every year with the expectation that I would paint, glue, tear and scratch into every page, most often ended up being a very long to-do list. How depressing! I often looked back upon my art school years with such fondness, though, where we were forced to fill pages, were held accountable for it, and were all the better for it. So when I heard that Aaron Leighton was offering another one of his "subconscious sketchbook" classes at Nook Collective, I jumped at the chance. The most valuable lesson? Stop thinking and start doing, forgoodnesssakes.
It's been fun, therapeutic, and has allowed me to throw the inhibitions out the window
(well...sort of. Hey, we're all works in progress.)

Here's a selection of some of my pages thus far....
(hopefully with many more to come!)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

be still my heart

{Happy February.}

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Love in January

sweater love cards are back, while quantities last...

Limited selection of custom, hand-painted greeting cards available now.
Get them for Valentine's Day, for a bestie, or just to say "hey, i like you".
Available as singles, or in sets of 8 cards.
blank inside.

email to order