Friday, November 5, 2010

Here Ye, Here Ye!!!

Tis the season... for festivals!!!
Directly the following the CFCR craftacular last weekend, (which was an absolute blast and thank you everyone who came out!), I will be taking part in the Indie Craft Market on November 13th and held by the wonderful duo of the Walden Sweet Design Group!

There are some supremely wonderous crafters involved such as Kathy from Horn of Plenty, Erin of Boolah Baguette, and lots more!!!

I have more magnets and holiday cards in the works so come on by and say hello!

Friday, October 29, 2010

New illustrated MAGNETS! For the CFCR Craftacular, Oct 29th and 30th!!!

This evening and tomorrow CFCR is hosting their first "Craftacular" at the Grace Westminister United Church, in the basement. Its at 505 10th St, so come on by and check it out!!! It promises to have lots of great local vendors, and I am sharing a table with fellow local illustrator, Amy Cheng!

So in preparation for this, earlier this week I decided to try my hand at casting resin to make some magnet sets. I've always wanted to make magnets, but something sturdier then the flat type. Word of advice: the fumes are REALLY awful. I would even say dangerously so in a small apartment, that first day, I had to take a loooong walk and leave all the windows open. :P

But! The results were worth it! Suuuuper fun and I am so excited to make more! Unfortunately, I made a silly mistake with some glue and ruined about 50% of the batch last night. Of course. Right before their festival premier today. Ah well. You win some you loose some, and now I know what NOT to do on the next round! And I can't wait to try again!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Winner, Winner....

Alright! After much suspense and intrigue, its time to announce the winner of my Fringe Festival Draw!!!

Kevin Stiller of Saskatoon!!

This smiley chap is the proud new reciepient of the
"Just trying to be Unstoppable"
Blue on Blue Framed Silk-Screen

Congratulations Kevin!!!

Thank you soooo much to everyone who stopped by the booth and entered the draw! It was an absolute blast and I will definitely be doing this again! Happy Trails!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

New Wallpaper!

Well, well. Its that time again!

Another new rock 'em, sock 'em Canvas Post, just to end of this busy, busy week with a bang!

Following the awesome success of our first-ever Fringe Festival participation, I thought it would only be appropriate to share a little slice with everyone out there! So, inspired by the tiny fighting squirrel paintings that were sold at my booth, here come desktop edition! Get a little of the hard-knocks for your daily browse, up on Erika Brouwer's Canvas Collective!

Also, watch for some awesome Fringe photos coming along and other updates as to Stefan Jackowski's Adventures in Photography!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Fringe Madness!!

Hello all,
This week has been hectic and full of creative fun. The Saskatoon Fringe Festival started up Thursday the 29th, and is running until Saturday the 7th!! My boy-wonder fiancee Stefan and I are both participating, me with a smorgasbord of adorable goodness, and him with some seriously stellar photography that will wow the eyes! Needless to say the lead up caused our household to be thrown into creating chaos , with supplies and creations covering all surfaces and even creeping up the walls. :P Full pictures of this megalithic mess, our booth, as well as new work, will be posted later in week or early next, following a bit of recovery death-nap :P If you're in town, Come check us out down on Broadway!!

Also, be on the lookout for another download-able desktop from yours truly, coming up this week with Erika Brouwer's newly updated "Canvas Collective" site! Lots of fun and busy, busy, busy!!!!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Making Bones Pretty

Just a quick little rainy day post that I've been meaning to get around too...

My oh-so-charming male counterpart has been studying up a storm for his upcoming PhD comprehensives and the notebook he was using was.....well, lets just leave it at hideous. *wink*

One rough transfer drawing and some acrylic paint later.... ta da!
much improved. Happy notations champion :P

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mmmmmm Summer

Today is a GORGEOUS day in Saskatoon! The perfect sort of early summer day that is breezy, juuuust hot enough for shorts and skirts and perfect to sit outside with a mojito and watch the plants grow.

In this lazy summer frame of mind I thought I'd post a glimpse of my first home silk-screening results! Ta-Da!!!! A BBQ-ready shark! Outfitted in cheerful summer yellow or red and spatula at the ready, these bizarre summer flavoured prints will be up for sale soon at the Saskatoon Fringe Festival and maybe online as well!

Enjoy the day everyone!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Free Wallpaper!!!

My super awesome Friend Erika Brouwer, (Graphic Designer Extraordinaire), recently created a magical place called Canvas, and it is a place where brand spanking new download-able desktops are available every week by a new artist!

With my week fast approaching I found myself stumped. Quite thoroughly. So with 2 days left to go and surrounded by half-finished and discarded ideas, I decided just to let my creative slump have its way.

Check out all the fun work available from a barrage of truly talented peeps.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Hungry Bear

Sometimes, strange things happen in the night.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Ooooooh! New Stuff!

Well. Here's a little preview of a new experiment started in the winter months. What began as a decorative owl, floating around became.... snubbed? For some reason, an owl who would rather stare at a tree then make up seems hilarious to me. And I guess a bit unfortunate for the other owl.
Them's the breaks kid.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Work it out Little Mama

Well, yesterday's refreshing change in the weather has inspired me to start tackling some of those long overdue items that didn't seem appropriate during the winter months. So in a fit of feel-good spring spirit, I decided to get some exercise! And finally draw that random picture of Jane Fonda I'd been talking about for a while now. :P

And since Jane Fonda work-outs were the soundtrack to my youth, it was a pleasantly random afternoon that reminded me of home :D

Monday, January 18, 2010

Love is in the Air

And the invitations are done! Here is the sneak preview of the recently completed wedding invitations I made for a wonderful couple I know! The process was full of unexpected challenges, fun discoveries and ultimately ridiculously fulfilling :D

Both the bride and groom to be love to travel, and are using destinations as table indicators instead of numbers, which suits them to a tee - and inspired me to use vintage city maps as the decorative element to their invites - add some bold, youthful fonts and a healthy dose of thematic green; and voila! A funky fold-out invite held together with a dramatic (and informative!) sleeve.

And after all is said and done... 110 invitations, hand cut and assembled in stacks of 10 :)I'm looking forward to posting this on my website in the upcoming updates!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

And then there was packaging...

So in the spirit of the season, I had a rush of fun jobs just in time for Christmas - thank goodness I had ordered some boxes just for the hell of it! Of course they came in late, and of course they were the wrong colour, but a mild hiccup of panic I decided to run with it and use what i had for now :P

I am still nerdily thrilled that I even have boxes, so you can only imagine how pumped I am to get the proper ones and.... maybe a custom stamp???? oh, the possibilities!