August 22nd, 2013 | 4 Comments »

As a thank you to those who support my art and follow my progress on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr, I’ve decided to do a giveaway contest. I’ve put together a collection of some of the small items I sell on Etsy, and all you have to do to win it is leave a comment on this blog post.

contest-swag

The prize package includes:

A 5″ x 7″ portfolio of recent paper cut work.
Snapfish book
Snapfish book-2

Two postcard sets; one of the Imaginary Girl series, and one of the Collage postcards.
Postcards!!!!!!
Imaginary Girl postcards

One 6″ x 6″ bird collage made from recycled paper.
Mixed media collage

If you’d like to win, please leave a comment and include your email address. That’s all you have to do.

The contest closes on Monday August 25th at 10am. I will do a random draw to choose the winner from amongst the comments. Good luck!

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April 4th, 2013 | Comments Off

I’ve begun setting up a little shop on Society6 to sell prints and other products of some of my work. At the moment there are only six items available and all are cut paper designs.

If you love the cut paper typography series I now have three words available on Society6 as prints, and iPhone cases. I really love the cases and may have to get one myself. I’m hoping to make these available in a few other colours, so let me know if there is something you’d like.

make-iphone

art-iphone

create-iphone

Keep an eye on Society6 as I add more work to my shop.

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December 12th, 2012 | Comments Off

I wonder if over the years I will manage to create a small forest worth of trees made with yarn and pushpins. This latest commission brings the yarn tree mural count up to five, which is a long way from becoming a forest, but give me time (and walls).

This lovely white yarn tree now lives on the bedroom wall of clients (and good friends) living on the edge of Chinatown/Gastown. The wall is painted with blackboard paint originally intended as a background for a salon-style picture hanging idea that never came to fruition. Kay decided instead that it would be the perfect spot to commission a one-of-a-kind yarn tree.

White yarn tree

White yarn tree

The white yarn on black background was my client’s wonderful idea, and wow does it ever look striking. The idea was to keep the tree within the black square and have it off centre, leaving part of it to disappear out of frame as if looking through a window.

White yarn tree

White yarn tree

I used approximately five hundred pushpins, and one and a half balls of yarn to make this. The tree stretches to about eight feet by eight feet at its highest and widest points. For the knitters out there, I used a fine merino wool in cool white.

White yarn tree

White yarn tree

White yarn tree

At the moment the tree has been left bare while my clients decide whether or not it needs leaves, flowers, or something else to decorate it.

Thank you to Ross Howard Jones for the photos, and for being such a gracious host while I worked in their home.