Tuesday, May 31, 2011

a little humor can go a looong way and ALLA PRIMA

I think i would like to apologize for not having written in a while by offering you a funny picture of Hugh the champion swimmer. I love his body shape, i love his pride and his delusion. I am happy for all the Hugh's in the world. Keep on rockin!!

also...REALLY HAPPY !! i have been written about in this cool new site promoting artists : www.allaprimaartmall.com/blog.html

Here is the link and please help this great new site promote different artist and maybe yourself!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ruby Tuesday

I wanted to share my badaged boy. He is holding an uprooted tree in his fragile hands, symbolizing we are all interconnected. Happy Tuesday,(hope i didnt depress you too much!! )

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Saturday with sisters

I don't know if you are like me but i remember my dreams every single morning. Last night i dreamt about wolves attacking me. I was very scared but at one point i decided to take control and i ordered the wolves to SIT! and then STAY! and...to my amazement...they did! I felt very wolf-whispery and this morning i woke up with a new sense of confidence. That when scary things happen in my lives, I have the ability to tell them to SIT! (...not STAY though... that be going against the idea)

So tonight i am excited i am spending some time with my two younger sisters. Sometimes i feel i do not spend enought time with them and i am working on it, family should definitely become a bigger part of my life.

So on a different topic, C and I were going through Etsy shops and i just found this unbelievably cute shop with these really original plush guys so here is the link to the shop
the seller is from Warsaw.


I love her adorable description : May I introduce a friendly fellow?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Featured in a beautiful treasury!! yay!


Good rainy afternoon all, my Maude girl was chosen to be part of this great treasury on Etsy, check it out, here is the link:


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Good morning! I was featured on a blog!

Woke up this morning and found that Christine Murray from the blog K├ęzi and Friends posted an interview she asked me to do a few days ago! I am super happy this is the first time someone has taken the time to publish something about my shop on Etsy and my artwork.

Here it is : http://keziandfriends.blogspot.com/

It just so happens that i also love her jewelery. Her photographs are amazing as well and so creative, for example take a look at these earings, aren't they fabulous?


check out her shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/maryanny143

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Summer is around the corner

Summer is just around the corner and who better to represent it than Hugh the ex-champion swimmer? I really like this guy, he makes me smile he is so ridiculous and into himself and proud, my kind of man (not) If it can stop raining for a nano second i am going to be able to enjoy beer on a terrasse with my cousin tonight a Montreal thing to do.. ill write something more interesting soon! Have a great day!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter on a farm!

After this work day i am heading out to my family's farm to celebrate Easter. I am bussing it (2.5 hours) but i have prepared some e-books so it should be smooth rollin'. Even if you don't celebrate Easter, who can resist bunnies,baby chicks, and chocolate? Not me. In the spirit of spring and Easter i am posting this illustration i did called springtime in Antartica...ok i don't actually live there but it is still pretty cold in Montreal, Have a great weekend everyone! and you have my permission to eat as much chocolate as your stomach can handle!!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rainy day

It's a rainy day in Montreal. It is cold and wet and i am in no mood to step out of the office...for anything...except i need to pic up some prints from the printer i have sold yesterday. I was so delightfully surprised, the customer liked them so much they asked for two! The print was the Teatree (see posts below for pic) I am wondering which direction to take now with my shop and i just knew, its time to make note cards,thank you cards, greeting card, bussiness cards.

SarahJaneStudios : http://www.etsy.com/shop/sarahjanestudiosI also want to share with you another illustrator that impresses me to know end, her Etsy shop is called Sarahjanestudios and she makes these vintage looking illustrations probably geared towards children or those with a childlike hearts (like mine, i like to think) I like the way her images breathe. She doesnt crowd the space and lets it speak for itself. When you can make empty space inspiring, youre REALLY good. Here is a link to her shop and an example of her images.


I am working on mastering the need to fill the empty corners of my page with stuff and trying to let the space speak for itself. Have a great (yet little gloomy)!

Monday, April 18, 2011

more frabbit magic and Joojoo

I was reading the Etsy forum recently and the subject was on copycats. A few of the sellers were accusing other sellers of copying their work. I don't know much about other products being sold and how copying can be really obvious...but i know for myself, in illustration, my work could never have evolved the way it is now if it were not for the inspiration i get from the awesome work other sellers have posted on Etsy. I guess there is a fine line between inspiration and copying...i would never in a milion years want to be accused of copying but i'd like to say i have been infuenced by others. For example Josephine and her frabbit. I like the soft colors i started to explore in this illustration.I have to admit this great Etsy seller JooJoo and her crazy beautiful use of color has influenced my way of looking at new ways to use colors, i am sure you will find what i'm refering to in her Etsy shop, you have to see her work!!

So, here is Josephine and her magic frabbit

and one of Joojoo's amazing pieces. Please visit her shop:


Sunday, April 17, 2011

New pinback buttons and Timid Monsters!!

Yesterday i finally added my new collection of pinback buttons in my Etsy shop. They are made from different vector illustrations i have been making through the years. I used the service of Buttonhead designs, a shop i found on Etsy.
Here is the link to the shop http://www.buttonhead.org

i have to say this shop has great customer service and the end product is really great quality, the colors really pop.

Timid Monsters

Last night C and i we browsing on Esty and we stumble upon this great shop: Timid Monsters by Trish Czech! I know you will fall in love with these guys as well. This seller is incredibly creative. Timid Monsters are these little sculpted monsters and they all have their own personaltiy. While sipping a glass of wine we were having a blast going through the different personalities and C is definitely Ruthann. I knew she would be hooked and she would not stop going on about how much she would looooved to have Ruthann...i will have to see about it but here is her pic
(Ruthann, not C)

And here is the link to Trish Czech's Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TrishCzech
browse around and see who you most identify with!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Illustration inspiration

As a part of the Etsy community, i come across alot of different illustrators whose work just blow me away. Recently i received a gift for my birthday of two print of an amazing illustrator, the name of her Etsy page is Obsolete world and her art is so delicate and intuitive i can't stop gazing at the prints i put up on my wall. The first one i received was: What remains of these fallen days:

The second one is The dark world without

You can find her work in her Etsy shop:

and be prepared to be blown away by this artist.

Have a great day!!

A new illustration of a Mummy boy and his Frabbit

Ok, i haven't written in a while but i need to start pushing myself to get on the gravy blogtrain. Here is an illustration i just finished of a bandaged up boy and his Frabbit (part rabbit part frog) my dad actually came up with the name for it. I would like to make my illustrations breathe more, also i dreamt of using words on my illustration to convey emotions...this is my first try with Shhhhh.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesday morning blues

I am a little discouraged today, at work at the call center. I am supposed to go to my Yoga class this afternoon but my hearts just not in it. I am thinking about different projects I could work on. Like illustrating my idea for a children's story that has been brewing around in my head, a story about a ladybug. Here is new illustration i put up recently on Etsy. It is called the Teatree hope you like it!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

little blue teacup

Good morning! I drew this little teacup ballerina at work. It's crazy how time flies when i am plunged into my drawing. The idea actually stemmed from a drawing i made in my istockphoto collection and got pretty good feedback. I am planning to work on this drawing adding texture in photoshop. Here she is

Friday, February 18, 2011

A new blog and a Sunshine bug

Good afternoon! Welcome to my new blog! I will try to post daily about my passion: illustration and art. I do have an Etsy shop but i also would like to share my drawings on my new blog. I am soo happy today, good news someone wonderful all the way from Dublin, Ireland bought my sunshine bug. Here is the little guy leaving in a comfortable bubble enveloppe on Monday.