Curious Creature Series 1 Card Set Giveaway!

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To help promote the launch of my web store I am giving away one of the Limited Edition 3 Card Sets on sale in my store. Woo Hoo! Here’s how you can enter.

1. Like this Post (it’s how I’ll find you)

2. Reblog any of my posts you’ve enjoyed from this site.

3. Follow the site for updates!

Winner will be chosen at random on September 19th!

For more info on what’s in the card set head on over to my Store.

Store Launch

If you haven’t noticed I have added a new icon to the side bar. It’s my new web store and it OPENS TODAY! This year has been about having the courage to work towards ideas I’ve had for a long time but for one reason or another have never followed through on. So here we go! 🙂

With the Curiosity Cabinets and Kaleido Festival as a vehicle for introducing my Curious Creatures  Series, I am opening a web store that will feature these creatures in a limited edition postcard set. It’s a small run with only 15 sets available. I’m calling it Series 1 in hopes that I can release more ( different) collectible sets in the future. This set of creatures is ocean based but I have ideas for land and and sky creatures to come. This site will also be a forum to offer original drawings and paintings from not only my Curious Creature Series but some of my other work as well.

Head on over to my website and check out more info on the Society Of Curious Creatures or better yet head on over to the Store and pick yourself up a set of cards. 🙂


Cabinets Of Curiosity Show Update

Hello all! The time is finally upon us! We are two days away from the Kaleido Festival. For those close by the festival runs for three days September 12-14 in the Alberta Avenue District from 90-94th Street.

This will be the first showing of the Curiosity Cabinets I have made tied to the Society of Curious Creatures concept I’ve been working on. I’m pretty excited. I have a few things planned to go along with this unveiling to hopefully keep the momentum going. Please follow me along on Instagram and Twitter for more info on how you can get involved.

Thought I would post some pics of the bits that make up my cabinets before they became permanently affixed. Enjoy!


Kaleido Show Wrap Up.

If you were in Edmonton September 12-14 for the Kaleido Festival maybe you happened by some miniature Cabinets of Curiosity that were left in random spots on the festival site to promote my work in the festival.

I certainly had fun making them AND finding places to leave them. Once found they were free to take home and I only asked that the new owner post a pic or comment on Instagram or Twitter letting me know they were found.

No one played along in the posting, but all were taken. Hopefully they have all found their way to happy homes.

Here they are as I saw them last.

Drop 1. Minimus Ave Paradisus. 2 1/2" x 3".

Drop 1. Minimus Ave Paradisus. 2 1/2″ x 3″.


Drop 2. Minimus Heliconius. 2 1/2" x 3".

Drop 2. Minimus Heliconius. 2 1/2″ x 3″.


Drop 3. Minimus Hifishcus. 2 1/2"x 3".

Drop 3. Minimus Hifishcus. 2 1/2″x 3″.


As for the show itself it went really great. Met a bunch of wonderful artists and got to see some great work in the Gallery and all over the site. Here are the finished cabinets as I promised a view of the finished works. If you are interested in purchasing them send me an email at


Creatura Heleconius

Creatura Heliconia. 9″ x 12″.


Creatura Ave Paradisus. 10"x 12".

Creatura Ave Paradisus. 10″x 12″.


Creatura Hifishcus. 9"x 12".

Creatura Hifishcus. 9″x 12″.

Illustration Friday #30-34

Busy times. I’ve been working on a few submissions for a few different projects that I hope to write about soon. That and life has kept me quite busy meaning once again the Illustration Fridays have fallen to the wayside. I’ve discovered that while waiting for paint to dry one can sneak one or two of these in. 🙂 Been enjoying playing with gouache lately so most of these were primarily done in that medium. As always experimenting ensued.

#30 Topic: Summer

#30 Topic: Summer


#31 Topic: Beard

#31 Topic: Beard


#32 Topic:Fragile

#32 Topic:Fragile


#33 Topic: Invisible

#33 Topic: Invisible


#34 Topic: Repeat

#34 Topic: Repeat

Sketch Exchange and Experimenting

"Geometry in Nature" (2014)

“Geometry in Nature” (2014)


Lately there are more “experiments’ in my art life than their are finished intentional works. Maybe this is a good thing because it certainly doesn’t leave me feeling self conscious about the things I am making. As I mentioned before I’m working through a backlog of projects. This one is for the sketchbook that my sister and I pass between us. I’ve posted more in depth explanations on this in the past. You can see the posts here and here.

This one was totally inspired by doing something with many textures and mediums. In previous exchanges between the two of us part of the fun for me was trying to push the idea of what our format was. The “postcard” exchange was all about that for me. So feeling nostalgic I wanted to try something like that again. A little metal leaf, acrylic paint and some pink thread later this one came out of my brain. It’s got me thinking about other possible explorations along these lines. More experiments to come I guess 🙂

It’s also been awhile since I’ve shown any process work so I’m adding in a few shots of the work in progress.

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Illustration Friday #29


Topic: Mask

Topic: Mask


A little fusion this week. A tribal feeling mask made from it’s own letters.

Illustration Friday #28

Well I’ve finally freed myself from the all encompassing job that took over EVERYTHING. Caught up on life stuff a bit and now I’m getting back to some drawing time. I have been absent for a month and a half  (or so) on the Illustration Friday’s. Wow that flew by fast! I contemplated trying to do a catch up on all the missed ones, like in the past, but decided against it. Mainly this is because there are other projects I’m interested starting in so why bog it all down when this is supposed to FUN and not a chore. So here it is! I’m continuing with this last Friday’s word. Contraption.


Topic: Contraption

Topic: Contraption

Illustration Friday # 26


Here’s the one I skipped. It took me a while to figure out what to do. I ended up watching a video online from Typo San Francisco given by typography Gemma O’ Brien. I have been following her on Instagram for awhile and find her posts quite inspiring. Her talk at Typo SF was just that … inspiring. It has been awhile since I have done a post using letters so I thought this might be a good one to try. I ended up deciding to do the word made from Zodiac symbols turned into letters all floating in space. Not a complicated piece, but figuring out the letters out of the symbols took a little bit of doodling before starting.

Topic: Zodiac

Topic: Zodiac

Paper Cut Sunflowers

Over the years I’ve played around with paper cut images. Some with the postcards my sister and I used to send between us and more recently adding nice print papers in with solid coloured paper. I come and go randomly making these as they take a fair amount of pre planning and these days I’m pretty busy. These I’ve been working on for a bit. Wanted to start incorporating textured solids with the printed paper. If you want to check out some of the previous works leading up to these click here.