Thursday, December 15, 2011

Happy Holidays Card


I really need to start working on my pieces for an upcoming show at the Gladstone. Yet the size of this panel daunts me! I need to start I need to start I need to start ...

Zine Preview: Hospital Zine

This is slowly coming along. Maybe by next Canzine it will be ready lol. The illustrations were begun in May and then set aside until the end of November. I've finally started in on the text for it! Eventually, it will be done :)

New Bunhead Pins

Here's a couple new Bunhead pins!


Hand-painted feather stickers and Bunhead stickers!


Leaf & Berry Earrings and some more experimental pieces (trying to work with different materials, those being coloured yarn, silk threads, vintage fabrics, twill tape and twine).

Image Transfer Experimentation

Thanks Kelly ( )! For showing me how to do this. For some reason this process has long mystified me but it turned out to be pretty easy (and very fun!).

I can't post the other image transfer pieces until after Christmas, but here is my test one, with my logo. In my excitement I put my image on sideways, leaving an awkward bit of negative space on the side. Fortunately Kelly had the genius idea to add a speech bubble! I think it's cute :)

Oh! Yes, there are sparkles on it. I was in Aboveground the other day and picked up some new glitter acrylic gouache (made by Turner). It's a bit addictive. I have to resist putting sparkles on everything now.

Holiday Time

Finally caught up on sleep! And what a difference sleep makes; I'm astonished, really, at how much I have accomplished in the past week by just being rested. I feel like I have been more productive these past couple days than I have been all semester haha.

I haven't really been doing much illustration though! I've made several batches of hand-painted stickers (see merch section), done a lot of jewelry making (6 necklaces, 3 bracelets, and 19 pairs of earrings), experimented with image-transferring onto wood panels ... 4 miniature paintings ... one sewn and embroidered tooth-shaped plush toy for a friend ... started working on some text for a zine I hope to finish, eventually lol ... and illustrated a holiday card!

Now to stop procrastinating on what I really have to do! Start (and finish) some pieces for a show, upcoming in January, at the Gladstone. :)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Freedom Soon!

Sorry Sorry Sorry Sorry Sorry!

I haven't posted anything new in close to a month. I will soon! My last class thesis class ... actually last class ... of the semester is this Tuesday. I can't wait for the holiday break!

I'll post up the remaining work from the semester.

I will also post up a zine in progress which I've been working on-and-off on since May! It's getting there! All of the art is pretty much done. Now onto the text, the printing, and the hand binding!

I'll be updating my Merch section as well - posting the zines and buttons I currently have in stock. Newly -made bunhead stickers will be posted .... and there's something else that's new and cute coming to the Merch section too! So keep on checking! ;)

I will also be posting some holiday stuff. Illustrated cards, wrapping papers, gift tags, etc! Exciting!

I'll be back.
- Em

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Thesis pitch: 

A whimsical collection of illustrations derived from the misinterpretations of peculiar and often absurd recipe names, depicted as though literally translated through the eyes of a child. 

Thesis pieces 3 & 4 (I want to add things to 1 & 2 before posting them!): this is "Beavertails" and "Angel-hair pasta"

Thursday, November 3, 2011

International Buy Nothing Day

It's coming up - it's November 25th this year in North America, the 26th Internationally. This illustration was created for my illustration activism class. I don't often work digital voluntarily, but for this I did. Now I am having trouble choosing which to hand in for my final copy! The sketch is here included, and the green version is not really in the running for the final (I just liked how it looked.. it's different). The concept for this piece was the extremes some people would need to be driven to to stop their consumption for a day ... lock up the wallet and swallow the key!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011



Sunday, October 23
918 Bathurst Centre
918 Bathurst St. (just north of Bloor)
1 - 7pm

Laser cut baltic birch bunheads! Some hand-painted, some left natural wood. Some turned into pins and others into necklaces!  Come and get one!! :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Broken Pencil - Canzine Portrait

Thank you Claire! :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


My proposal has been handed in (yesterday) and now it's a waiting game! Please please please don't turn me down!!

Digital Experimentation

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Soufflé Zombies

Smile with your eyes closed; last night I dreamt of zombies eating human soufflés ... hmmm ..

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

H+M fall wardrobe

Purchased a dress and a big bow! :) Different colours this year for fall; a golden yellow, a deep forest green, peachy-pinks ...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Nights Out

We went a couple times to the Horseshoe Tavern this past year, good bands, but pricey drinks ...


I know, winter hats, a funny thing to post in the middle of a summer heat wave ...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


It's been a while! Summer school ends next week and I can't wait! I'm DYING to draw! Between final essays I threw these together from sketches I had done a couple months ago. They're cute ... I think I might make stickers out of them :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011


using markers from when my mum was little ... for some reason their half-dried-out look appealed to me ;)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Don't Forget! Try to do your part :)