Friday, July 18, 2014

Fun With Giant Fruit

Snapshots from a field trip to Studio Spécialités in Little Italy - where it's Christmas all year 'round and you can buy a giant fake cauliflower for 150$... and so much more. The fake food cart was by far my favorite, and there are enough Christmas trees to blow your mind. The window display people all get their goods here, and they supply the snow for the Ogilvy's traditional Christmas window display.



You all know I love fake cakes.


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Icing on the Cake-Hat

Just a couple of snapshots my table/end of year display at last week's vernissage - oh yes, and the famous cake hat that I knitted and hand-sewed. A lot of people tried this on over the course of the evening (including the director of my school) so there are certainly a few more pictures of it floating out there that I haven't seen yet.






You can see a bit of the "icing-flowers" reflected in the mirror at the back.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Summer Schemings

Some more pattern experiments from the past couple of weeks (click to make bigger).







I've also started working on some medieval-type border ornaments which is really fun - I'll post those a little bit later.

Tonight is also the end of year show at the Centre des Textiles Contemporains - I've got some work set up there, and will be showing visitors around the school throughout the evening. Everyone is welcome, and the show 'Passage Haptique' is up until June 13th. My and my fellow textile students' work will shown until June 2nd... then it will be our turn in one year to show our final projects!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Medieval Cats


From this newly discovered website - confirmation that cats have changed very little 700 years. I guess you could say this article is like the medieval equivalent of a funny cat Youtube video.




Bartholomaeus Anglicus: [13th century CE] (De proprietatibus rerum, book 18): He is a full lecherous beast in youth, swift, pliant, and merry, and leapeth and reseth on everything that is to fore him: and is led by a straw, and playeth therewith: and is a right heavy beast in age and full sleepy, and lieth slyly in wait for mice: and is aware where they be more by smell than by sight, and hunteth and reseth on them in privy places: and when he taketh a mouse, he playeth therewith, and eateth him after the play. [...](Steele edition of 1905)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Recently

It's been a long time since my last post, because I've been working away both at school and in my temporary studio at The Long Haul. I've been using my time at the studio to get back into painting and drawing and as a result I have become a bit obsessed with pattern designing - drawing things by hand and manipulating them in Photoshop... I've been loving trying some things out in that direction. Here are some of the latest results:








(I feel like this last one would be be perfect for gift-wrapping anything in Pee-Wee's Playhouse)

I've always loved hand-lettering and calligraphy so I've been enjoying practicing that too.






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.