Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Soul Happy

It's times like these that I'm grateful that the Internet exists.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Shop Signs of Lower Villeray

Doodled while sitting & waiting around in the laundromat. My neighbourhood has some weird and wonderful typography that I enjoy very much.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Old Man Winter (Extended Remix)

I haven't posted for over a month, but lots has been going on... things are in the works at the moment and I am biding my time for warmth and sunshine to return so I can get all energized and do lots of stuff all at once.

One sure sign that winter's days are numbered is the traditional Nuit Blanche festival, the night where thousands upon thousands of young antsy Montrealers find themselves jammed together inside the Belgo building. My personal favorite event is Monastiraki's awesome collage party; Billy and Emilie are co-owners and they are super-duper people. They have a new baby but they were willing to stay up 'til midnight so everyone could collage their brains out. Here is my creation:

The one thing I have been enjoying about the winter in a purely visual sense are the frost-flowers on my windows. I find them so pretty that I feel compelled to record them for potential visual references in my work.

 Some of them look like tiny sea creatures.

A couple of weeks ago I did a presentation at my school for the first edition of CABARETEXTILE, a sort-of Pecha Kucha night loosely based on anything textile-related. I showed some pictures of weird macramé jugs, ugly crocheted capes, matching sweater sets and also a photo of a banana cream pie that went over really well. Here's a picture of me from that event looking kinda crazy.

Credit goes to Adam Cantor for digging this one up.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Serious Playground

Some pictures from the new studio space as it just begins to take shape. There will be sewing classes offered here in the very near future as well as other great community events; I will post more about it as time goes on.

I started on a screen-print project of an amazing jelly-fish that I found in the pages of National Geographic this summer:

We also worked collectively on two white elephant costumes commissioned by a group of local activists, which was both fun and educational:

More to follow later!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Lily Hammer

Lately I have been on a 'Figure Skating Moments In History' kick - I had never really considered how deeply the drama of early-to-mid-'90s figure skating affected my childhood, specifically this infamous incident, but I guess it must have.  There was something very operatic about the whole thing that appeals to me still (although the costumes are silly and the music is tinny).

Trying to draw hands has always been a challenge for me.