Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dr. Sketchy's Billie Black

Billie Black of Les Coquettes. She will be performing with Les Coquettes on Sunday, the 12th, facebook event here.

Five and ten minute poses:

And some short ones for the curious:

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hamilton's Favourite Messiah

New(ish) work for the Bach Elgar Choir. Concert December 11th in Hamilton (if you can make it, I can't).

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Santa is coming to Baldwin's Mills

I know, Halloween is barely over, and our American friends haven't even celebrated Thanksgiving yet... but illustrators are always half a season ahead of everyone else thanks to print dates! Here is a card from my favorite place on Earth:

Here's a photo of my brother from a few years ago during our Boxing-day broom-ball match:

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dr. Sketchy's Samara

Samara was back last night with another set of belly-dancing inspired poses, and an amazing veil dance performance.

This last one won model's choice for the evening! Thanks Samara!

Monday, October 18, 2010

JP and Karen get married

John Paul Morgan and Karen Martinez are getting married this weekend! In Colombia!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Outfitted Week 8

Outfitted: week 8, 8" x 14", Watercolour on Canson paper

sweater: embody keyhole sweater,
from nathalie-roze & co.
wool skirt: vintage, thrifted and greatly shortened
tights: probably from the bay, my go-to place for tights because the good quality coloured ones tend to be on sale
shoes: campers
fascinator headband: harriet gray from nathalie-roze & co.
birthstone necklace: gift from my grandmother

Friday, October 15, 2010

New choir work

New work for a new choir (new to me that is)!

Brochure art for the Bach Elgar Choir from Hamilton.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Outfitted Week 7

Outfitted: week 7, 8" x 12", Watercolour on Canson paper

scarf: thrifted
purse: vintage, thrifted
bracelet: rescued from lereece's desk just before the office closed.
shoes: vintage from the st. lawrence sunday antique market

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Outfitted Week 6

Outfitted: week 6, Watercolour on Canson paper

Phoning this one in from my family home in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. It's a little rushed, and I am not completely satisfied with the face and skirt. Working away from the studio is hard!

vintage hat, necklace, and silk blouse: boutique encore, an initiative of the lennoxville & district women's centre
belt: vintage, thrifted
skirt: borrowed from my sister emily, who also took the photos this week
sandals: steve madden

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ode to Music

Here is a choir poster piece for a concert happening November 22, the name day of St Cecilia, patron saint of musicians.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Outfitted Week 5

Outfitted: week 5, 9" x 8" Watercolour on Canson paper

A very vintage Outfitted this week! Many thanks to Craig for taking all of my reference photos for me.

yellow rose shirt-dress: vintage, passed down from my great aunt eunice
purse: vintage, a christmas gift from my friend jess
shoes: vintage from the st. lawrence sunday antique market
silver fox bracelet (also shown below) and ring: handcrafted by me in a nanopod studio 8 week metal and glass course

Cantata Singers 2010-2011 brochure

Here is a new choir illustration for the Cantata Singers of Ottawa season brochure. This is the third piece in a series of brochures for the choir that is done in this style. They make a nice triptych!

Monday, August 16, 2010


A tiny sketch from a tacky little still-life... I almost didn't scan this one. I found this bluebird egg cup at the St. Lawrence Sunday antique market.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Outfitted Week 4

Outfitted: week 4, 11.5" x 13" Watercolour on Canson paper

The Leslie Spit is one of my favourite places to be in August in Toronto. 10 minutes on a bike and I feel like I have left the city. The yellow tansy flowers make the air smell of honey, and the crickets drown out any traffic sounds from the city.

cardigan: charm joah from doll factory by damzels
chrysanthemum camisole: vintage from gadabout
jeans: yoga jeans from max's wholesale (queen and pape, toronto)
shoes: nicole from winners
earrings: the lola collection (found via modish)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sarah and the Watermelon

Here is a quick sketch from one of the photos I took during our visit with Sarah in Paris.

Friday, August 6, 2010


Outfitted: week 3, 11.5" x 13" Watercolour on Canson paper

August always means time in the sun on the beaches of the Toronto Islands! The water was superb last weekend, though the wee red ants were out in full force. I am still itchy!

bikini top: elladora, from nathalie-roze & co.
sun glasses: vintage, from pomegranate (naisi's), a fabulous antique store in North Hatley, Quebec
sandals: steve madden