This past week, the theme for Spoonflower’s pattern design competition was marching bands! I decided it was a great opportunity to exercise my human drawing illustrations and also played around a bit with a banner-type horizontally focused repeat. I had fun experimenting with colors as well. I originally started with a more vintage style palette and then changed things up and went for a desaturated color scheme with pops of color. This design is called “March in Place.”
Hello there! I haven’t been able to post for a little while now, but not for lack of art making I assure you 🙂 I’ve been participating in a few competitions and workshops, as well as working on some awesome sewing projects and have been a very busy bee. Over the next few weeks I will be sharing some of that new work!
My post today is to show a new artwork piece that I created for Cultivate Art Collective’s first issue of their brand new online magazine called CROP. All the artists showcased created pieces under the theme of “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” in whichever way they chose to interpret it. I decided that this required adorable sleepy creatures in the forest, as you can see a bit of in the piece below entitled “Moonlight Wander.” I had such a fun time creating this!
You can check out the first issue of Cultivate Art Collective’s online magazine CROP here.
This year I completed a fairly intensive map piece called “Winnipeg Eats.” It showcases many cherished iconic food establishments and restaurants in and around Winnipeg, Manitoba. I grew up eating at many of these places and think it is wonderful they are still around for people to enjoy 🙂 All the logos are original hand-lettered and illustrated artwork, in fact every bit of lettering on here was done manually by me – even the street names! It was an interesting exercise in conceptualizing and creating lettering in multiple distinct styles in order to show a unique identity for each establishment. If you are ever in Winnipeg, I highly recommend you check these lovely places out!
The image below is a small preview, but the a larger version has been showcased on They Draw & Travel here!
For the final project of Bootcamp (July), we were given a brief that involved making a personal piece of artwork that we would like to put up in our kitchen and that utilized a beverage theme. I decided that I wanted to go the hand-lettered route so started out with sketching the names of beverages that I wanted to use and then added in smaller versions of the physical drinks afterwards. I had a bit of fun with texture and color as you can probably tell! I think this would go great in a kitchen 🙂
I recently developed a catering company brand identity concept! I came up with a few different ideas but this was the most effective design – It combines my illustrative style with more classic typography to create a unique but professional logo that would be a good representation for this type of brand. The icons within the logo are fun even on their own and can be used independently if needed 🙂
I am working on a new art series of geographical bodies of water – specifically lakes. The first one I’ve created is Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, a place a spent a lot of time visiting as I was growing up. It’s also one of the largest fresh water lakes in the entire world! All the text here is entirely hand-lettered and of my own design. I enjoyed researching all the different parts of the Lake to find the words I wanted to use to create the border of wording. I started with the names of the larger islands and bays, and also any areas that were of significance. After that I added in smaller areas and ones that had interesting names.
A little late to post this but two weeks ago I had the pleasure of being featured on Design Juices here! I did a bit of an interview and talked more in-depth about my creative processes and background 🙂 If you aren’t familiar with the website, I definitely recommend checking it out! So many interesting artists and designers to discover.