Chris and I have been working on getting the materials together to start framing my work for the book launch, and the real construction will start this weekend. We'll have to make so many! And there's so much prep work to be done. I'm looking forward to the way everything will look together. It wasn't until my meeting with Kristin the other day that I saw what all of the work looked like spread out, and I'm really happy with how cohesive it was. I can't wait!
Tomorrow, Celine and I are going to make a batch of delicious jam. I'm sure there will be pictures to post up later. I love the above illustration. I found it on an American canning website, but I'm not sure who the illustrator is. I love the look of mason jars! Another of my favorite mason jar illustrations is by Roisin Fagan for Repeat Studio, a local textile design company. I recently saw some of their linen towels at a workroom Trunk Show, and they really stood out to me.
On a bit of a holiday theme, and because I've been listening to this album so much, here is a video from the show the other night. The show was quite ghoulish, and perfect for the week leading up to Hallowe'en!
The publisher that produced Le Géranium, Bourgeon, has a new website online. Bourgeon is the children's branch of Montréal's Marchand de Feuilles.
Our friend Nina recently had her first baby, (a sweet baby girl!). Tonight is Nina's birthday dinner, and I wanted to make her something special, so I made a fabric bucket. (I learned how to make them a while back during a class at the workroom). I made it out of natural linen and a Laura Ashley baby fabric that I've been saving for a fun project for a while now. I also decided to add some handles to it, and they turned out kinda cute! Hopefully she can use it for baby toys or to hold diapers on the changing table. Happy Birthday Nina!
I was playing around with ink and watercolour this morning and realized that it had been a few days since I posted my last "What I Wore Today" painting.
I've started working on an ink drawing that I'm planning on silkscreening. I haven't worked with india ink in a long time, until I worked on a job that required vector work recently. I forgot how much fun it could be! I'll post it when I'm finished, (which might be a while, because it's full of detail).
I've been tossing some ideas around lately for some fun projects that I could make and sell on both my website and the Etsy site I opened a while back. I had thought of doing a 2010 calendar, (although I believe I've left it a little late, and the blogs are overwhelmed with handmade 2010 calendars already). Any opinions? Maybe wait until next year and start working on it in July?