Love these Ana Milenkovic paintings, and the conversation between Milenkovic and South African artist Ansel Krut over on It's Nice That..
We are so very honoured to have been shortlisted for the first ever Canadian Etsy Awards! Our very first sale was on Etsy and we wouldn't be here today without them. Top prize is $10,000, enough for any maker to do something amazing. Also so proud to have been included in such a diverse and exciting group of creatives. Vote for us by following this link, and see all the great makers here. Thanks Etsy and thank you to everyone who has ever ordered anything from us!
I can't talk about hand-blocked wallpaper without thinking of Marthe Armitage's beautiful papers. She is one of those people I want to be when I grow up. Plus she is so exactly right when she talks about why we all need to draw. Even though what Banquet does is finished on a screen, its all starts by putting pencil to paper and that's everything.
Love this video on the fine art of making wallpaper, especially the guy mixing paint colours in giant metal buckets. And the hand blocked paper in the beginning. What a dream!
Many thanks to my friend Simon, lover of euphorbias, for sharing.
We're not quite convinced about the whole black friday thing, but we do want to say thank you to all of you from all of us, so we're jumping on the bandwagon with our shop small sale.
Today through Monday use the code HOLIDAYMAGIC for 20% off in our online shop.
There are notebooks that make great secret santa gifts for the office party, an educational manimals screen print for your genius nephew, hand-printed hand print kitchen linens for your wacky sister, temporary tattoos make great stocking stuffers for your honey, and if you're lucky you can snag one of the last of our 2016 calendars, maybe even two: one for mom and one for you.
Don't forget tonight and tomorrow's pop up sale at Selectors' Records in Chinatown. It will be the only sale we will be participating in this holiday and we hope to see you there. We’ll have a selection of prints, holiday cards, fresh table linens (fresh as in we found a new yardage printer and they are amazing!), calendars and a bunch of other items from our archives.