I'm tabling at City of Craft this year and I'm very excited about it! It is this Saturday and Sunday, December 8th - 9th. There's going to be lots of great vendors there - lots of chances to buy your holiday presents locally! Try out a Buy Local Christmas ;)
Sneak Peek of one of my pieces in Ms. Jaded a 4-women exhibition! Come see the rest of it in person at the opening this Thursday night in Transit Space (100 McCaul, second floor), Toronto, 8-11pm. Love to see everyone there!
Upcoming Zine Fair! ;) Come and visit me at the XPACE Gallery for their 3rd Annual Zine Fair! I will be bringing the usual zines and stickers and postcards but this time I will also be bringing pompom garlands, fabric bunting, toadstool ornaments & more! The zine fair will be held on Saturday, November 24th from 12-6pm! See you soon! xo, Em
This is belated but I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who came out to visit me on sunday at Canzine! It was such a fun event and it was so nice to meet so many new amazing people and catch up with the old I haven't seen since grad.
Thanks everyone for your support, it means a lot! xo
ps. I took some analogue photos of the event and will be posting them up as soon as I can finish the roll and get it developed!
Sorry I have been absent for a bit, I've been caught up in the post-grad job hunt :s
Recently I have been working on a lot of patterns. Normally, usually, I don't draw rabbits (because so many of my friends do and it seemed a bit like copying them) but I was doodling about a month ago and rabbits resulted! I've turned them into patterns and hope to have them made into wrapping paper or use them in book binding in the near future. For any of you planning to attend Canzine this year, look forward to some bunny wrapping paper ;)
I'm using it as a mood / inspiration board. I've slowly been posting photos and things I find I want to draw, or are pretty, etc.
Originally I got Pintrest for this same reason, but I don't really love the layout.
Woah this is coming up fast!!
Our show opens next Wednesday, August 1st, at the Steam Whistle Gallery in Toronto. You're all invited to come, look at some art (... or purchase it ..!? :) haha), grab a drink or two, eat some snacks, and say hello! We would love to see you there.
I'm so pleased to say I will be taking part in the Bloorcourt Arts & Crafts Fair this August!
This year I will be selling:
- Tote bags
- Pencil cases / makeup bags / small clutches (multi-purpose haha)
- Laser-cut wood Bunhead pins
- Owl pins
- ... and more! ;)
It takes place on Bloor Street, Toronto, from Dufferin to Christie.
August 18th, 2012
Saturday, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Anyone in Paris this coming October? (I wish I were!) Because if so, you should stop by FANZINES! at The Marguerite Duras Public Library.
I sent a couple zines to Paris to be a part of this zine exhibition - very exciting! The festival celebrates zines and self-published books, and is organized by Papier Gaché. The zines will be exhibited for three weeks in Paris and then will become part of the permanent collection of the Public Library for anyone to see!
The festival runs from October 17th through to November 4th (2012).
I've finished all the art for this zine! Now I need to get all the images scanned and cleaned in Photoshop, thrown into InDesign and make up the layout, and then get it printed and assembled!
Here's a preview of the cover:
I'm currently setting up a Spoonflower shop! :)
I've found I've begun to be very interested in surface design, specifically in textile illustration. This will be the grand experiment, seeing how my illustrations translate onto fabric.
I've ordered the test swatches, and if the colours and images turn out well, expect the shop to be up and fabrics for sale within a month!
Here's a preview:
* I apologize for the profanity some people may find offensive. I merely was recording events as they happened as accurately as possible.
This happened last spring, just before my roommates and I moved out of our old house...
* I was trying to experiment more with the use of scanned textures ... if anyone was wondering at the abundance of them!
I'm currently trying to make a website, as I wrote in a previous post. I originally elected to create my site from scratch in Dreamweaver, but I find that I am overwhelmed by the complexities of the program and completely lost within the language of html. Had I not the time constraints placed upon me (my site must be up and running by the end of the semester!) I would continue to try learning the program. So now, after stressing uselessly about my site for a couple weeks, I've decided to use 4ormat. IT'S SO MUCH EASIER; it still looks professional, minus all of the headaches of dreamweaver! It's such a relief!
Anyway, this basically sums up my attempts to make a site so far ...
I'm currently working on a line of screen-printed moleskin sketchbooks and screen-printed canvas tote bags. As I'm new to screen these pieces are all fairly experimental, but fingers crossed they turn out alright!
Oh. Did I mention I'm working with neon pink ink? Awesome.
My method of surviving numerous all-nighters for thesis: eating! I don't drink coffee or take energy supplements / beverages so I'm constantly hunting for other things to keep me going all hours of the night. These are a few which seem to have worked ;) introducing my thesis-all-nighter-anti-coffee-survival-snacks:
Activism poster done last semester to raise awareness against the Mega Quarry proposed to be built in Melancthon, Ontario. This poster let me experiment with illustrated type. It doesn't read too clearly, but it's a start! I focused on how the ground water will be polluted, toxins being dumped into it, traveling down stream and tainting ponds and rivers, effecting and endangering both wildlife and our drinking water.
There are MANY websites and articles dedicated to the issue, but I would recommend these for a concise outline of what's going on: http://www.stopthemegaquarry.ca/ (*watch the short info clip on the right of the page, really puts everything into perspective) and here, http://ndact.com/:
Never posted this last semester - it is an activism piece I did for James Lovelock's Gaia Theory, 'Gaia is sick'.
Sweating above: polar ice melting
Drying below: draught and ever-expanding deserts
Air pollution: smoke stacks pop up like boils and warts, disfiguring our planet ...
First assignment for my Graphic Novel Illustration class: an autobiographical comic based on something that had happened to us that week. This incident actually happened as I was walking this very class. I arrived soaked :s gross
*Sorry for the language, merely recording the event in all its accuracy.
February is upon us! I'm excited to say that later this month I will be taking screen printing classes - I'm so excited! I've recently become really interested in the surface design field of illustration (textile design, stationary and paper goods, wall paper design, illustrated housewares, etc) and can't wait to try my hand at it!
Maybe closer to the end of this month you will be seeing some screen printed tote bags, towels, yards of fabric, moleskin covers, note cards, posters, plush toys..............................the possibilities are limitless!!
This is the company that helped me to create my pins. They are amazing to work with! They are so friendly, and so prompt and attentive in their communication with you; only a handful of companies I've ever worked with have had this level of professionalism. And they're local (bonus!). Seriously though, the people at this company are amazing, with one-on-one help and quick to answer any questions I had, and ready to give advice where it was needed, and very accommodating with my rush order! They updated me every step of the way (file creation, material selection, starting cutting, etching, and the final result). I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone interested in having anything laser cut. I do not have enough good things to say about them!
Serious procrastination today ... finished my magnets instead (complete with itty-bitty bunhead image transfers)! And here are some plush owls I've been working on (experimenting with hand-embroidery and the use of vintage fabrics); my mum and gram helped me stuff them and sew them shut over the holidays. Huge thanks to them both! ;)
Hey! I'm in a show :) Come out and show your support! The show opens January 10th and runs until the 22nd, but the opening reception is on Thursday, January 12th, from 7 - 9 pm (and there will be drinks! haha). 'Ethereal Existence' features the work of 6 OCAD U students: Alex Thompson, Claire Scherzinger, Emily Scherzinger, Emily Taylor, Jaymie Karn, and Singithi Kandage.