Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Studio Tour!

My studio has pretty little knick-knacks all over; thought I would share a peek inside these walls.

I just installed these small zine shelves a week and a half ago (I recently ran out of room in my normal zine library space). So far my DIY project is holding up! The shelves themselves are made from the wooden dividers that came with my large antique lead-type tray. the zines are held up with grey and white Divine Twine baker's twine, and are supported by two vintage brass tacks on each side.
These are my packaging supplies - used mostly on outgoing Etsy orders, gift wrapped orders around the holidays, and making cute packaging for products to be sold at craft fairs like City of Craft events and Canzine. I am absolutely in love with these ceramic hedgehogs haha I rotate what they hold every so often; they're just too adorable for words.

Last weekend I took a break from illustrating for a few hours to embroider my bunhead onto fabric. I'd been thinking of doing so for a while - next time, if I embroider her again, I would definitely work larger!
Finally, my tiny cabin garland that I made for my stall at the Toronto Indie Arts Market. After I reconfigure the way I've designed them to hang off the twine, I think I will print more of them.

Paper Hoarding

A lot of us do it. We have those few special papers that we can't bring ourselves to waste on some mundane craft, so we hoard them away, awaiting a special project. I thought I would share a few of my most prized sheets - with floral patterns, of course!
Two of them are Cath Kidston's - if you aren't familiar with her work she is well worth the quick google search to look her up! Beautiful work with surface design, heavy floral focus. Gorgeous. I picked these up in London last fall and have been eying them for months, saving them for some book binding projects I have planned. I think they are destined to be the inner papers on the hardcover books. Bonus with Kidston's papers: they're all double-sided!
The next is one of Liberty of London's patterns. I also picked this up last fall in London, in the Liberty of London store. Their stationary section is drool-worthy, full of coveted treasures. These papers were a bit pricey, but as you cannot find them here in Canada, I sprung for three huge sheets. They will probably be saved for a book binding project as well. I can't bear the idea of them getting torn up as wrapping paper.
Last but not least, these beautiful Florentine floral papers from Toronto's own The Paper Place. An amazing store, carrying stunning papers unique and hard-to-find stationary accessories. They have all of the beautiful small brands, like NYC's Knot&Bow (adorable gold foil heart stickers), baker's twine in an eye-dazzling array of colours, Japan's MT wash tape (want them all) and shaped paper clips (I didn't even need paper clips but I bought a box of the squirrel-shaped ones...and never regretted it!). 

Sunday, May 26, 2013


All cleaned up and made pretty!  I've edited my site and here she is: http://www.emilytaylor.ca/

WALLFLOWER is now up online! I hope you enjoy.
xo, Emily

Upcoming Exhibitions

Here are a few things I am involved in / have work in and wanted to share if anyone is interested in attending them!

UPCOMING EXHIBITION: Sketchbook Project Mobile Library Tour 2013: June 7th - 9th 2013, Distillery District, Toronto
UPCOMING EXHIBITION: Art Brownie Zoo 2013: July 20th - August 24th 2013, INDEXG, 50 Gladstone Ave, Toronto
UPCOMING EXHIBITION: 3rd annual FESTIVAL FANZINES!: October 3rd - 30th 2013, Marguerite Duras Public Library, France

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Photobooth procrastination

This pretty much sums up the last few hours of a typical friday studio night - going to take reference photos for some weird facial gesture or body position and then procrastinating off on photo booth ... when it hits this point it's usually time to go sleep

Friday, April 12, 2013

Toronto Indie Arts Market **TOMORROW**

The Toronto Indie Arts Market is on tomorrow at the Gladstone and I'm tabling in it! New zines, prints, and a colouring book!

It runs 10:30 - 4:30, hope to see you there!

Here is their website for more details and map directions:

Monday, April 8, 2013

I'm up on 4ormat's Spotlight Professionals page! http://4ormat.com/spotlight

Friday, April 5, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Wallflower Tattoo

Someone got my wallflower tattooed on their shoulder! *text/quote isn't mine. Thanks Richard Schulik for sending an image along!

Daniel McDowell Virginia Beach, VA, tattooed it. If you want to see more of his work, his instagram handle is @callitdan.  He posts some of his work on there; Richard Schulik is @richyrawr

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013


It was just released to the press that the creator of Etch-A-Sketch, André Cassagnes, died two weeks ago at the age of 86.
I remember as a kid passing many a dull airplane ride playing on pocket Etch-A-Sketch(es).

White Rabbit 365 Project

Hi Everyone!

I've been wanted to do a daily drawing project for some time now and decided to finally bite the bullet and start on feb 1.

So please feel free to check them out as they go up! http://whiterabbits365.tumblr.com/

Friday, January 25, 2013

Happy Robbie Burns Day!

Happy Robbie Burns Day everyone! I'm not into haggis myself but for those consuming it today enjoy!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

heeheehee gif fun................ tic toc tic toc

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Experimenting with layout on this girl:


This is sort of an on-going series, drawings from my Sketchbook project and others from random drawings.

Candyfloss & Clover:

Missing Summer:

Don't Be a Hothouse Flower:

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ms Jaded Show

Hello everyone!

For those who missed our Ms. Jaded show while it was up in Transit Space in November 2012 can now see it all online! I thought it was time we shared the show as it was for everyone to enjoy! :)

Explore Ms. Jaded here: http://msjadedshow.tumblr.com/

Monday, January 14, 2013

Sketchbook Project 2013

Any who follow me on Instagram will know that this year I have participated in the 2013 Sketchbook Project, an annual project based out of Brooklyn, NY.
To summarize briefly, everyone participating in the project is sent one sketchbook. The books are filled out by each artist, altered, completed, and then sent back to Brooklyn.

Today I sent mine back, I am happy to say (the final postage date was tomorrow..).
I owe a huge thank you to a friend, Joanna Labriola, who generously helped my bind up my book at the last moment. It turned out beautifully, and I never could have achieved anything remotely like it by myself! The process photos of binding the book will be posted up in a few days!
You can find Joanna's work here: http://joannalabriola.wordpress.com/

:) Without further ado, my entry for the 2013 Sketchbook Project: