Post-it® Designer Notes!

I am more-than-happy to announce the release of my two collections of Post-it® Designer Notes! Here they are: Fun, right!?! 🙂 I am really excited that these two groups of artwork were selected by the amazing team over at Post-it®. These collections represent both sides of my art brain: One side loves the details of vintage things and the bright, bold colors of Indian textiles;…

Industrial Design Magic

Sometimes when I am drawing, I try to imagine what my art would look like if it were carved in wood, or molded in ceramic, or cast in metal. I have talked about these ideas with my husband, Chad, who is an industrial designer. It just so happens that one of Chad’s many skills is the ability to render product ideas that look really,…

Surtex 2012

Like so many other surface designers, I am in the heat of preparing to exhibit at Surtex from May 20-22. Surtex happens in conjunction with the National Stationery Show and ICFF, and it really is the greatest trade show. Our industry–surface design, stationery, gifts, paper goods–is THE BEST industry. As Grace of Design Sponge once put it, NSS is the “happiest show.” I couldn’t agree more! The…

Design Seeds

I thought I would post a quick Monday note about Design Seeds. It is a simple blog, with lovely palette inspiration. If you click on the palettes, the background drops to black so the colors really stand out. This is a fun, easy place to see some color combinations without the visual chaos of Pinterest… Not that I’m knocking Pinterest, I love it (follow…

Another bit of Inspiration

I know that I am beginning to feel older as items like this poster, for the Foodie shop Good Egg in Toronto’s Kensington Market, fill me with optimism. Would a twenty-five year old feel as inspired by this as I am???