Friday, August 29, 2014

Unlikely Likeness .o3

Pardon the Iphone quality of these! The top photo is a picture of the underside of my school (which looks like this). The bottom is one of the most beautiful pigeons I've ever seen! I saw it while sitting on campus and the resemblance between pigeon and architecture was uncanny; their appearances both pretty ridiculous and wild!


End of August // Update

Well, it's the end of August.
How the hell did that happen?!
I've been happily doing my thing, doodling lots, trying to grease the wheels a bit before I hit school next week. I'm about to start my thesis project - which I will post some progress of here for sure. It's going to be really great to see what it is I'll end up working on for the entire upcoming school year... daunting, but exciting! I have to write my proposals for 3 ideas, and see which one gets approved. So that's my next week or so!

This recent doodle of the "Hand House" was a fun one. Patterns and details galore!

How about you guys? Any exciting plans for your last leg of summer?

Friday, August 22, 2014

See, Read, Listen #1

See: I recently discovered Scott Moore's illustrations while perusing the image library of postcards and other various inspirations where I volunteer! The image on the postcard I found, which is my favourite, doesn't seem to exist online (probably due to selling it to the card company) which is too bad, but the rest of his work is just as surreal and beautifully painted!

Read: Elizabeth at Delightfully Tacky wrote this great post about bras with underwire vs. bralette types for small chested ladies. I have always admired Elizabeth's candor and beautiful writing style. I love that she tackles these sorts of topics with such grace, and with some great photography to boot!

Listen: (and watch!) Chet Faker is a current favourite, this video for his song 'Gold' is stellar.

Wooee, is it already Friday? My cousin Alice is getting married tomorrow, and I'm a bride's maid! Holy exciting! Meanwhile I also have to write up my illustration thesis proposals for the start of school, fun stuff guys (but actually, also very exciting!).

What are you guys up to this weekend?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Illustration: Lilies n' Lilacs

An initial tattoo design for a lovely friend.

Trying to figure out how to draw a lilac bunch was pretty tough but I'm pretty pleased with how it came out! If/when my friend gets it done I'll try to share a photo of the result.


Lately | Mid August

Needless to say, I've been a busy bee. It's been a great summer being back home in Toronto thus far and I am enjoying it to the fullest! I spent a week at a great cottage with my family, visited my aunt's place up north a few times where we went swimming and had campfires, ate lots of yummy food (and started to try introducing chicken into my diet again... not sure if I'm loving it...), saw some friends for baking dates, worked on a giant 4ft x 5ft painting, continued to be obsessed with patterns, had a tie-dye date and made some pretties, attended a wedding, seen some art shows, gone to some concerts.

On top of all that fun stuff, I have been interning at a wedding photography studio which is turning out to be a really great gig! I've also been volunteering at a centre for people with alzheimers and dementia, hanging out and painting and listening to music and a whole lot of laughing and giggling with the participants who are all so wonderful. My afternoons there are often the highlight of my week.

Yup, life is really good. I feel surrounded by positive, interesting energies and I am getting myself in gear for the upcoming school year which will be my LAST of my undergrad (holy goats) and I'll be starting my illustration thesis. Lots of work and stuff ahead of me... but lots to share as well!

Will be posting some more of my work up here shortly, once I get a minute to breathe in my schedule! Hope you're all enjoying your summer/respective seasons depending where in the world you are!