Tag Archives: illustration

} Boumerie





Tonight I’ll be going to Boumerie‘s 2nd comic book launch! If you’ve ever clicked on some of my “Friend Links” in the sidebar, you know what Samantha does. If not, welcome to the world my friend! lol

Her comics, first published on the web a couple times a week, is set in a 4 squares format. Subjects flow from gamer jokes (video games stories that I don’t usually get, but that find a way to be funny either way.), to toilets (Samantha has a thing for bathroom stories. haha!), to hilarious stories including Pierre-Luc (her boyfriend, he’s very popular, ya know.), to everyday adventures (well, everyday for her, because I would freak out to have so many weird things happening all the time. lol!). As you’ll see, pretty much no subject if off limits!

If you’re in the Montreal area, come get your signed copy at the book launch tonight! If not, check out her stuff weekly, and buy her books!

Ah, and… I got featured twice (as below, I’m the one just laughing, cause that’s what I actually do best.). Immortalized forevah. :D

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} Back To Life

Woah. What a busy last 2 months I’ve had! Holiday season, I’m telling ya!

The last 2 weeks were especially intense (3 craft shows in 2 weekends, that’ll do it! I split myself down the center to have it done… Nah… hehe). It’s going to calm down a little now, so I’ll be back to regular blogging. Noticed the silence, huh? :)

Talking about those shows, since I had 2 craft shows at the same time this past weekend, I have to say a special thanks to my wonderfully awesome and talented friend Paule who dedicated two days to selling my work to strangers. She even volonteered to do this, imagine that!! Merciiiiiii mille fois!!! <3

And when I say talented, I mean it.

While you’re at it, check out her new 2012 calendar she got out a few weeks ago! Cool hipster dudes, printed on beautiful textured paper! You gotta see it, and you’ll love it for sure!! :)


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} Moreno





WOAH! Talk about love at first sight! With Gabriel Moreno‘s (Madrid) work, that is. Ethereal art, delicate, sometimes colorful or not, details, details, details!

He does commercial work (how great are the Vogele Shoes ads!), as well as personal pieces, which you can buy prints of, right here.

Via } Beautiful Decay

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} Mark Weaver




Graphic designer and illustrator Mark Weaver creates visual pieces that are reminiscing of past eras using his digital collage skills perfectly. Every project is like an orgasm for the eyes. haha! I truly can’t get enough of browsing each and every piece!

Find more of his work with the “Make Something Cool Everyday” project on his Flickr!

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} Tuesday Mourning



Tuesday Mourning does in portraits, fashion, typography, and well, cuteness.

I have a special affection for her penciled series: I love how you can almost see her drawing them live when looking at the pieces. Pencil, paint, digital manipulation.

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} Recipe in a Print

Lucile’s Kitchen is a little shop owned by, well, Lucile from Paris! She is an illustrator, and we could also say she has a passion for food and cooking and baking!

She draws and paints fabulous visual recipes, and sells examples in print for all to enjoy! How perfect for any kitchen, right?

And if recipes are not your thing (aka you prefer to just eat lol), there are some non-recipe prints as well, like the one on “macarons”. But CAUTION! May cause addictions! :D

À la cuisine!!!

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Paule T.B.

Today I’m totally pimping my crowd: meet my super-talented friend Paule!

She is an illustrator I got to know a few months ago and she is just full of passion for her work (and very friendly too, of course!). She likes to play with different papers too, so your favorite print will totally be of quality!

She loooooves animals and started this concept series with dogs (and soon, cats too!) and their owners, so adorable! She DOES accept custom work, so contact her if you’d like a quote to have your own “you + man’s best friend(s)”!

We even had a little photoshoot in my new living room (yep, that grey wall where you can see her holding her awesome prints, that’s MY wall and I’m behind the camera taking the pics! lol) It really was a pleasure!

Now hop on over to the shop ;)

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Seasprayblue

I am totally digging these prints by Katrin Schwulst, aka Seasprayblue!

Created with ink and then digitally colored, they take you into her world where things float and color vibrates yet calms you. I’d love to live in that world!

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Eva Juliet

Montrealer Eva Juliet offers prints with positive messages and beautiful graphics and illustrations. Typography is given lots of importance in them, too!

English versions also available, but obviously, I suggest the French ones! :)

Pretty & soothing!

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Mostly Wanted

Oh how I love what this guy, Tom Bagshaw aka Mostly Wanted, does!

He explores mostly the female body and fashion thru his art and illustrations, as well as unique little creatures, which are usually soft and enchanting, yet strong and powerful.

A world to discover!

Via } Design for Mankind

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Kaleb Schad

Pencil, charcoal, ink and my best friend, Photoshop. Those are the ingredients needed for Kaleb Schad‘s mind to boil over with beautiful ethereal art.

Some are winderfully paired with quotes, you can totally feel (for me anyway) his graphic designer by day influence with the fonts and the sense of space in his art.

Just. Love. Eveything.

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Persian Garden

Persian Garden is a shop from Toronto that features wonderful digital illustrations by the artist, Afsaneh. Everything is delicate and feminine, detailed and colorful!

She also has a second shop, Joojoo, with polymer clay mini sculptures and jewelry, as well as a few more illustration prints. This one (below) would totally be perfect for a child’s room! SO cute!

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The Paper Apartment

Recycled chipboard, silver dippings, sweet handmade cuts, cute prints… What’s not to love in this great shop, The Paper Apartment?

And what a great name! I mean… yeah. ;)

Via } Decor8

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Ordinary Sparkling Eggs

Ordinary Sparkling Eggs Breakfast

Ok, so I’m not just showing you my breafast from yesterday just to show you my breafast from yesterday. lol

Sometimes I like to do “customer appreciation pictures” to leave with my feedback of purchases on Etsy. And since I love to photograph some of my food moments and put those in my Flickr Food Set, this one was a given!

So anyway, all this to talk to you about 2 fabulous new things I ordered and received in the mail recently.

First, the “Ordinary Sparkling Moments (reflections on success and contentment)” book from Christine Mason Miller, aka SwirlyGirl.

O.M.G. I loooooove this book!!!

It is SO inspirational, motivational, beautiful, meaningful, and relaxing. Yes, relaxing!! Everytime I read a few pages, I feel so much more relaxed and positive and inspired, like it’s a magic potion or something! lol! The illustrations and collages are also wonderful!! Everything just fits, like some puzzle pieces.

And me tell you one more thing: it’s not just for the ladies! My boyfriend read a few pages and liked the words very much, so this confirms me that’s it’s pretty much a book for everybody!

YOU. HAVE. TO. GET. IT!!

Hardcover $48, Softcover $28.

Second, I had these cute ramekins custom made for me by trpottery. I used to almost never eat eggs, and I don’t know why but recently I started eating a lot more and love them! So I wanted some little ramekins to cook some slowly in the oven where the little salt and peppah just kinda melts in it and it’s yummy!

(I also ordered something else related to eggs, I am waiting for it in the mail, you’ll have to wait to know! hehe)

Also check out Tara’s other shop called SmokyPendants with plenty of wonderful smoke-fired pendants. I just love smoke-fired pottery, it just has that je-ne-sais-quoi extra!

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Hype Type


I blogged about him before in French way back, I’m blogging about him now, and I’ll blog about him again later, for sure!

Because UK designer Si Scott‘s work is just too hot! Can’t ignore. Never! lol :)

These lovely limited edition Hype Type posters were just released today! 60euro each, signed and numbered. Bet they wont stay available for long!

Via } Sparkle and Fade

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