Artwork Cover for Dreaming Away with Percival Crumbly.
I am delighted to have completed my first children's book with talented Toronto writer James Di Fiore. Created in watercolor and pencil, this project was both challenging and enjoyable as my goal was to create a visually engaging experience for an early reader audience (age 3) . Dreaming Away with Percival Crumbly encourages young children to dream and develop their imaginations.
Coming soon to a bookstore near you :)
Just a fun sketch... I hope to share one each day . Drawing is the simple pleasure in which i lose myself ...where minutes turn into hours, without hesitation or concern. Now if there were only more hours in a day :)
My head is buzzing with so many fresh concepts for the re-branding and Web Design of a swanky, stylish salon in downtown Toronto. Bright, colorful, modern and full of personality are key words... just like the talented, creative team of professionals who work there :) Stay tuned for updates...
My latest project was one specially for William & Katherine's Royal Wedding. Here's a peek... The designs were created prior to the wedding so I will be updating shortly. To be shown on The Shopping Channel. An exclusive product will be created based on my design :)
I came across this image and it made me smile. The colors are so spring like and fun. Love it! I will most likely pull out my paints this weekend and start working on my canvas. Who knows what i will create but i think color is key!! :)
There is no better feeling then connecting with a community of wonderful, unique and creative souls. Tonight was a powerful night of introductions and I am inspired to create powerful possibilities for myself as well as others in my life... sounds deep, i know! And while I didn't have the time to produce a sketch today, i am posting one from the archives. Something a little different... from an educational children's booklet on Water Conservation. It makes me smile and I hope it puts a smile on your face too :)
This week i have three sketches to produce. Completed the first last night. The very last one will celebrate the soon to be wed - Royal couple William & Kate and will be featured on television. The pressure is on! :)
For the past month i have been involved in a wonderful new product design project... I can't say much more at this time but they are an original concept which is going to brighten up many lives :) Here is a look at one of them.
The sun is finally shining again. Suddenly feeling inspired to get back to painting once again. I have a 4x6 ft canvas calling my name. It has been sitting in storage ever since i relocated to my downtown condo. Unfortunately it doesn't fit into my tiny Golf hatchback! So until i can find a way to transport this future masterpiece, i will work on a smaller sized canvas :) I've also been inspired to dust off my sketch book so stay tuned for some pieces i will be posting as i get myself back into the groove of hand drawn illustration.