Monday, November 28, 2011

Free Draw! 

For those of you who love Echo, or are shopping for people who love Echo this is for you! For this week I am going to have a free draw for a 5" x 8" Echo print. All you have to do is leave a comment here on my blog, or like the post on my Facebook page (feel free to like the page too if you want! But I am only taking name that "like" the post on the draw because it's easier for me to keep track that way!)

These Echo prints are printed onto Hahnemuhle fine art Inkjet paper.  It's made with bamboo and cotton, is a warm white, archival grade acid free paper. Because it is bamboo paper it is also made out of a renewable resource so earth friendly too!

Mailed to you from Toronto, Canada in a protective cellophane sleeve and a non bending flat mailer to assure a safe delivery.

You can also visit my Etsy store if you'd like to just purchase a print, they are popular this year! Thank you all for your encouragement! xoxo

Monday, November 21, 2011

Etsy Store

Hi Everyone! Just a little reminder that Christmas is on the way! I offer many nice custom or unique items in my Etsy store, as well as prints. They make wonderful gift ideas. If you are interested take a peek! For orders to be guaranteed for Christmas you must place them by December 9th! 
Make this Christmas a unique one by looking at all the wonderful creative people at!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What I've been up to....

This post is going to be a big one! I can finally share all I've been working on for the past 6 months or so with you guys!

First of all there is the big news, Saila.  She is the newest Maplelea Girls doll. I did all the illustration and design work for this one, including fabric patterns and illustrations that are used on her accessories and outfits. It was a HUGE project, but obviously worth it since....

Saila won the 2012 Children's Choice Award from the Canadian Toy Testing Council! 

And here are some examples of the journal pages. Again, all the illustration and design work was done by myself, BUT it is meant to represent Saila (the doll's) drawings. This book is in three languages, English, Inuktitut and French. What a project! (click on the image to make it larger if you want to see details).

While this big project was going on, I was also providing extra journal pages (design and illustration) for the other dolls, as well as illustrations to be printed or embroidered onto other outfits. It's so cool to see my work used this way, so much variety! What a blast! 

Above is a pair of pjs for the doll, but the cool part is, you can also get the pjs and slippers for your own child!  I did the pant pattern as well as the polar bear illustration for the shirt. I also did the snow flakes that were embroidered on the slippers. Very cool.  Also the illustrations and pattern for the bedding for the newest doll, Saila.  All of these items are now for sale at

Below are a couple more items. All patterns and illustrations were done by myself.  Illustrations that are placed in the photos are from the journal pages that come with the item of clothing.  Photos of the dolls in their gear are from the Maplelea catalogue and belong to Avonlea Traditions. 


To see some other items I've worked on in the past check out this old post...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

They Draw and Cook Cookbook! 
So, I've been meaning to do a proper post about this for a while, but have been quite busy (a good thing! ) But here it is, the actual, real book!  It's a really nice book, full of terrific art, including of course Echo and her Brownies. It's so nice to be included in this book with so many talented people.  The cover has a gloss spot finish and the binding is unique and lovely! 
Below the Echo recipe I've included photos of 4 other recipes so you get an idea of the variety in this book, it's a worthwhile purchase, and with Christmas coming there is no better reason!

Here are links to the other illustrators sites I included in this post, you guys do terrific work! 
Daniel Jansson
Joy Steuerwald