Weekly news: June 16, 2021

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(This is a news letter I sent out. If you’d like to receive fresh news every week, sign up here! The full newsletter contains surprises and is delivered once a week to your mailbox. Et elle est également en français!)

I hope you are all doing well!

After finishing my little three painting series on indigenous flowers of Canada last week, I wanted to try something a bit different. I went outside and took a few pictures of interesting plants in my garden and decided to create a nature journal spread. It was really difficult to select the plants and flowers as they all seemed interesting! It was so wonderful to research and identify some plants that are beautiful but for which I had no names. I mixed detailed illustrations with more loose ones because I thought it made the eye wander more around the piece and gave it more of a journal feel. After I was done, I decided that it’d make to cutest zine, so I gave that a go!

A zine is a small, self-edited magazine. Some people say zines started with the Punk movement in the 80s were fans would create little magazines dedicated to their favourite bands. Other say that pamphlets were the real ancestors of the modern zine. Whatever the case, zines are so fun because they are a simple way to share idea and art. Most zines are simply photocopied and folded up to make little booklets. I decided on this too, because my zine is not only a little booklet: it can also be used as a small poster when unfolded! I had so much fun creating this zine, I think I’ll do it again in the future! Please check out the zine listing as there’s a little video showing you how it works 🙂

If you want more details, head over to my portfolio for more on this piece!

New in store

As mentioned above, my painting is available as a zine but also as an art print.

I also added some new bookmarks!

Inspiration

I enjoyed this book so much! I was sad when I came to the last page. I hope you will enjoy it too!

Head over to the blog for more details!

A small treat…

What incredible skill! I wonder how long each model takes to complete… (turn on the subtitles!)

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