Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hi Chuck

The hippie animals make me smile every time I put them on my feet.

For the longest time my casual sneaker of choice have been Puma's. That is until I came across these Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars last spring. 


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Thirsty


Every year Evian partners with a notable fashion designer to create collector bottles. This year British fashion designer Paul Smith designed this fun eye-catching bottle. 


Sunday, September 20, 2009

All that jazz


It was on a mother/daughter trip to Montreal years ago that an original Clifford Bailey painting, perched in a gallery window caught my eye. Other than drooling over his online gallery I have never seen a full sized original or print since then. Imagine my surprise when I came across this Clifford Bailey print as the focal point at a restaurant here in St. John's. Yet another reason why I love this city.




Monday, September 14, 2009

New Music!

Howie Day, Sound the Alarm. A Fine Frenzy, Bomb in a Birdcage. Sam & Ruby, The Here and the Now. Ingrid Michaelson, Everybody.
 
I love finding new music. These are a few of my current favourites.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

UP!

 
Just 2 of 6 posters Eric Tan did for Disney/Pixar. I'm a little jealous.

Eric Tan got one of the coolest jobs around when he was asked to work with the filmmakers at Disney/Pixar on the Style guide for UP, these posters [that capture the mood of the film perfectly] were part of the guide. 


He has also done work with ACME on posters for Indiana Jones and just contributed a poster in celebration of the final season of Lost. 

If you didn't get a chance to see UP in Theatres, it should be on the top of your must-see list when it comes out on dvd. 

Monday, September 7, 2009

Illustration Monday

Still working on building an illustration portfolio. Oh to be able to just draw all day. 

Mighty hunter... of sorts



I just found this really fun pattern on the Chronicle Books Blog. Inspired by the Cardboard Safari series, this project has been added to my "list of crafty things to do".

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New home, new paintings

Still very much in progress, both pieces will be for sale when I am done.

Maybe it's my new surroundings as well as having my own studio/office but I got the itch to paint last week so I thought I would give a sneak peek at some of the pieces I am working on. I am often inspired when I come across a great colour scheme. From there I select the subject matter that I feel best suits the colours and mood. I often do flowers as I find there is an endless combinations of shapes and colours. 


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Wallace, I love your new trousers!



I have always been a huge Wallace and Gromit fan. After seeing this ad campaign I am now a huge fan of Harvey Nichols and the Creative team at DDB London. Check out the behind the scenes video of the photo shoot.