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Someone commissioned me to make this as a wedding gift for two of the biggest Montreal Canadiens fans out there. Too bad there’s still a hockey lockout!

 

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What a darling princess Cici is!

 

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This is Bernadette! She is the newest little kitty that I’ve made for my Shelter Animal Prints section in my shop.

Bernadette the cartoon cat is based on Bernadette the real life shelter kitty. She needs a new forever home. You can see her petfinder.com profile here.
I wanted to use my drawings as a way to raise awareness about animals all over the world that need adopting.
Petfinder.com is a great way to find your animal match! (I got my first cat, Samba, using petfinder!)

$5 from every sale of this print (and all other prints in this section) goes towards the Montreal SPCA.

The listing for this print is here!

Meow.

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Today we are going to hear from Hope from blackbirdandpeacock Etsy store. She makes really awesome notebooks! Here’s what she has to say:

For most of my life I’ve considered myself a writer rather than an artist/craftsy lady.  Over the years I’ve gone through short periods of painting or watercoloring, but more recently I started making collages utilizing stamps, watercolors, and handmade paper.  This led me down the road to stamping moleskine journals (an idea my husband had first) using stamps created from my husband’s designs.

Eventually, my love of paper and journals gave me the itch to create journals from scratch.  Recently I bought a stack cutter and wire binding machine so I can upcycle old books and create journals using their covers.  I also collect little boxes that I fashion into covers.  The paper I purchase is all earth friendly- it’s made from coffee beans, banana pulp, and recycled material.

The upcycled journals are a labor of love.  First I remove (with an xacto blade) the book’s cover from the spine.  Then the covers are taken over  to the stack cutter so I can give them a clean inside edge.  The covers are measured and hole punched with the wire binding machine.  Next the paper is chosen, measured, cut and punched.  (This might sound easy, but I’m simplifying this, believe me!)  The covers, paper, and ephemera are then slipped onto the wire coils.  Finally, I can bind the book with a simple pull of a lever- the easiest step.  Voila!  A journal is born!

Every journal has a purpose or mood, so I endeavor to find the right papers for each.  Sometimes I include a bit of ephemera- for example, I have a lot of cool unused vintage postcards that a friend sent me.  Today some pads of Strathmore recycled sketch paper came in the mail, which I’ll use to make artist journals.  I’ll also be making daily planners, cooking journals, writing journals and chunky notepads made out of recycled boxes.  The possibilities are endless!

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Card Sale over at Skribblykids

As some of you may know, I also run SkribblyKids etsy shop.

I’m having a 40% off card sale right now! Check it out

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Recently, I got commissioned to do a few little drawings and a logo for DogVacay.com

Here’s a preview of the drawings I did!

It seems like a really great website. Can’t wait till it launches!

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