An Artist-Entrepreneur’s Quiet Path

Floral Explorsion Flowarte

Have you heard that Forest-Bathing is a thing? There’s no denying that a walk in a forest or even a park, is beneficial. It can’t NOT be. It’s silent, it’s solitary, it’s peaceful, it’s full of things to discover, things we don’t see every day. Most of these discoveries we keep to ourselves, we wonder how the tree got its bark, how a leaf falls, …

Celebrating Canada with a 20% discount!

So Canada isn’t perfect. I know. But we do have a likeable Prime Minister who might (or might not) live up to the hype. We have a completely different immigration policy from the US. We are for the most part, decent people. We are at the forefront of the Environment, Animal Rights and Feminist movements. And we’re lucky to have a vast territory, mostly composed …

Art Leggings, Scarves and Skirts

When I made my first pair of watercolor leggings I didn’t know how they would look, I had just thrown color theory out the window in frustration.  I had struggled with rationalizing how to use color “well”, following rules, principles, etc. Color. There is the science of color, the theory, volumes devoted to how color comes into existence. There is Pantone, the company directing choice of color …

Can you teach someone to find their (artistic) style?

One of the most asked questions in the illustration and visual arts world is “how to find your style”. When you’re starting out, that becomes huge once you realize that copying photos is not what being an artist is about. I’ve written about originality so much and it’s constantly in the back of my head. It’s a bit pathological in fact, so much, that when …

Survey and Giveaway!

Leggings survey

Well, time to open the blinds a little bit. For the past few months I’ve been working on a personal project which was born out of my fascination of body movement and the movement of  paint. I don’t like traditional forms of fitness but I do like to move, what I love most, is to stretch and move in my own vital space, sort of …

Collage Making

First Collage

I used to do a lot of collage when I thought I couldn’t draw. In college, seduced a guy by sending him secret- admirer funky letters which I mailed via the post office even though he lived a few streets away from my house. Years later, I used to make small brochures with faces of crying people and comic bubbles with messages of unrequited love. …

Febuary: Release

Release

We are a week into February and things continue to go at a frantic pace, both in the world and in the every day. I declared I would letter my word of the year every month. I decided to take (as usual) the more complicated route and instead of doing analogue lettering I decided I would do vector lettering. The intention behind this is to teach myself to …