The year in review: I had another baby, birthed a book, spent time with friends and family, worked a lot, finally learned to like sourdough, made my own granola bars, wore leggings as pants, fretted about the state of the world, stopped using takeaway cups, made butter chicken with no butter, giggled intermittently, watered my plants, got nominated for an award, lost, got nominated for an award, won, empowered my dau
We watched the fantastic documentary Beauty is Embarrassing* this weekend. It’s fantastic. Did I mention it’s fantastic? I love Wayne White for so many reasons: Pee-wee’s Playhouse, his beautiful word paintings, his general vibe of ‘I’m gonna try everything and if you don’t like it then fuck off,’ his belief in economy of materials and using whatcha got. But an auxiliary benefit to watching a movie about Wayne White
I’ve written about bartering before. My general takeaway was that it’s fun but has its limitations. Like most things. Then, last week, my friend Howie and I finished a trade that brought us both so much joy I thought my heart was going to explode (which would have curtailed the joy, and made a mess of the carpet). Howie asked me to make a painting of his adorable family. Instead of paying me, I asked him
Sometimes, when I get to illustrate something so perfectly up my alley, I feel I should pinch myself. But I don’t. Because it would hurt. I got to do an illustration of a woman in a giant éclair for the Post this week. Career high. The piece, by Mireille Silcoff, is both hilarious and depressingly accurate.
Yesterday, I was graciously invited to be Chartist in Residence over at I Love Charts, one of my favourite proscrastination tools SITES OF ALL TIME. Here’s a link to my day of charting. In other wonderful news, I’m writing a book. It’s due out with Penguin in 2014. I am really excited. I need to stop reading I Love Charts and start working on my book. Happy Holidays!
I nerded out making puzzle-y infographics for my next installment of the Toronto Poster Project. There are 27 pictograms of TO restos, places, people, etc…Some are quite hard. Some are terribly easy. The city-themed wrapping paper appeared in the Saturday edition of the paper.
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