Tippy Toes – Textile Design

This week, Spoonflower’s pattern design contest theme is Ballet! I introduce to you the newest sensation, The Woodland Ballet Company. My design is called “Tippy Toes.” Sweet little forest creatures showing off their graceful moves! And I couldn’t forget all the bling for the costumes. Ballet costumes are so sigh-worthy and beautiful, and the application of the embellishments is typically done by hand which makes them even more special!

March in Place – Textile Design

This past week, the theme for Spoonflower’s pattern design competition was marching bands! I decided it was a great opportunity to exercise my human drawing illustrations and also played around a bit with a banner-type horizontally focused repeat. I had fun experimenting with colors as well. I originally started with a more vintage style palette and then changed things up and went for a desaturated color scheme with pops of color. This design is called “March in Place.”

New Artwork in CROP Magazine – Moonlight Wander

Hello there! I haven’t been able to post for a little while now, but not for lack of art making I assure you :) I’ve been participating in a few competitions and workshops, as well as working on some awesome sewing projects and have been a very busy bee. Over the next few weeks I will be sharing some of that new work!

My post today is to show a new artwork piece that I created for Cultivate Art Collective’s first issue of their brand new online magazine called CROP. All the artists showcased created pieces under the theme of “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” in whichever way they chose to interpret it. I decided that this required adorable sleepy creatures in the forest, as you can see a bit of in the piece below entitled “Moonlight Wander.” I had such a fun time creating this!
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You can check out the first issue of Cultivate Art Collective’s online magazine CROP here.

Winnipeg Eats – Illustrated Map

This year I completed a fairly intensive map piece called “Winnipeg Eats.” It showcases many cherished iconic food establishments and restaurants in and around Winnipeg, Manitoba. I grew up eating at many of these places and think it is wonderful they are still around for people to enjoy :) All the logos are original hand-lettered and illustrated artwork, in fact every bit of lettering on here was done manually by me – even the street names! It was an interesting exercise in conceptualizing and creating lettering in multiple distinct styles in order to show a unique identity for each establishment. If you are ever in Winnipeg, I highly recommend you check these lovely places out!

The image below is a small preview, but the a larger version has been showcased on They Draw & Travel here!

New Artwork – “Coffee, Soda, Lemonade”

For the final project of Bootcamp (July), we were given a brief that involved making a personal piece of artwork that we would like to put up in our kitchen and that utilized a beverage theme. I decided that I wanted to go the hand-lettered route so started out with sketching the names of beverages that I wanted to use and then added in smaller versions of the physical drinks afterwards. I had a bit of fun with texture and color as you can probably tell! I think this would go great in a kitchen :)