Monday, 31 December 2012

Cecaelia Doodle

Here's a lovely squid lady, also known as a Cecaelia.
Huzzah for fantastical, deep-sea, fantasy creatures!

Stay Fabulous!

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Fabulous Fairy

I did a doodle!
It's a fairy.
She's fabulous and says hello.

Stay Fabulous,

Friday, 28 December 2012

Nocturnal like a Bat

I often work at night, and have spent many a late night working on art, sketching or trying to write down ideas before I forget them. I'm certain I'm not alone in this. I've heard many writers, artists, musicians and designers alike note how their best ideas come at night, or how they seem to get a second wind at the strike of midnight the drives them to continue working on their art until their eyes refuse to stay open. This drive to create is present in many of us, and sometimes I feel like a bat because of it.

Except then I have to function during the day as well, which is not always the most fun.
So I doodled out this illustration of a bat, in ode to all my fellow late night creators.

Tell me about your late night art adventures in the comments below!

Stay Fabulous,

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

An Evening in Downtown Ottawa

The parliament buildings are gorgeous when they are all lit up during the winter holidays. The trees allover the downtown area are covered in multi-coloured strings of  lights. It's definitely worth the journey into the cold to see the lights. If you do get cold a visit to the Centennial Flame might help warm your hands.

Stay Fabulous!

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Holiday Day!

Or Give-people-you-like-fun-things-Day
Or Just another day of the winter Day.
Or 4-Days after Solstice Day.
Or Eat-all-of-the-hot-chocolate-and-pie Day
Or Christmas if that's what you prefer.
What ever it is you are celebrating this season, I hope it's lovely and filled with warmth!

Here's a picture of some fuzzy lights:
It was an accident, but it is kind of pretty, yes?   




Tomorrow is 3md's and the Arcane's Show at the Rainbow Bistro, Come on out if you are in the Ottawa Area!

Stay Fabulous,

Friday, 21 December 2012

Mini Portfolio of Process Work!

Have you ever wondered what goes into designing a product? Well now you can find out! I'm sorry. That sounded like an infomercial.
But really you should go check it out.

Woah! I have a new website!
Okay, well it's not really a website, so much as a mini portfolio. I used Wix to make it, which is always lots of fun to work with. The portfolio aims to describe my method of working on a project, from the very first step (research) to the final product features (including how I build the look-alike model).

Of course this is not the one and only way to design, each person has their own preferred methods, and even mine adapt to the project I'm working on. I alway find the most challenging part is finding the right direction to put your project in. It has to be logical and practical enough that the project will be successful, yet entertaining and fun enough to satisfy the client (and also keep me entertained). However, that challenge is part of what makes design so fun! 

Visit my portfolio here:

How do you get you self going on projects (DIY, Design, academic or otherwise)? Let me know in the comments!

Stay Fabulous,

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Winter Musical Events!

Hello All!

I hope you are enjoying the snow! If it is snowing where you are; here in Ottawa it is snowing non-stop. While I'm not a fan of the cold, I have to admit it's a nice change from the rain and ice. 
However, apparently the weather forecast is calling for a massive storm on Friday. Which is not so fun, especially since Friday is supposed to be the apocalypse or something like that. However if you do happen to survive the end of the world, I have some fantastic events for you to go to!

First off is the post-apocalypse rock show at BassLine Rocks: Pub and Eatery. I've recently been informed that "3MD" will also be joined by "The Missing Link". Then, on Boxing Day, 3MD and "The Arcanes" will be playing at the cozy blues bar: "The Rainbow Bistro." For more details check out the links under the posters.

It's going to be a lot of fun; if you are in the Ottawa area this December you should most definitely come and check it out!

What are your plans for the winter? Let me know in the comments!

Have a safe and happy Winter Solstice!
Stay Fabulous,