This Thursday night, the Leslieville Arts Market and many other local businesses will be open until 9pm! A great opportunity to get a head start ticking names off your Christmas list! I will be there all night to wrap gifts, and have a special unprecedented amount of brand new pieces that I will be shelving throughout the day! Hope I can find room for them all, see you there :)
Excited to announce that we have taken home the prize for Best Unique Gift Store yet again! Toronto voted, and it is again confirmed that Arts Market can not be beat! Thank you to NOW Magazine and everyone who took the time to vote for us. Many thanks to customers and to the amazing Arts Market staff for being so helpful with customers and vendors!
Parkdale jewel haven MYL has a brand new look inside! Incredible renovations have transformed the once beautiful eclectic space, into fancy jewelry castle, and there are still more changes to come! Visit the store today and make sure to put lots of time aside to do so, you will find lots of colourful new watch part cufflink designs, and dainty little heart earring studs.
Made you look is located at 1338 Queen Street West
I'm proud to have created an illustration for the cover of the fall issue of Reel Honey, Heroes.
Reel Honey is an online magazine, focused on film and television and features reviews, critiques and essays by female contributors.
I used a theme inspired by the late Adam West's retro Batman, as I perceive him as a form of ultimate hero; defeating evil without becoming corrupted, while sharing moral lessons of great value.
As you may or may not know, Arts Market is now open 7 days a week!
Drop over to the Leslieville location any day that suits you to check out the latests of my vintage clothing arrivals!
I am always happy to be part of the magical Acadia Books, but now it's even more exciting, because there are two little fur babies running around awkwardly on their extra long back legs! Frodo and Pippin have added a burst of uplifting energy to the store, and you are welcome to come by and meet them! Acadia Books is located at 232 Queen st. East oh and maybe pick up a book while you're there!
I wasn't exactly away all summer, although I did take a *bit* of a vacation from social media. However, I have made sure to keep my selection stocked at Made You Look and my shop at Arts Market refreshed with new treasures every week! I have a lot to do now that I am back online. Starting next week, I will be stocking my online store with prints and new jewelry, as well as getting my mailing list going, which I know many of you have been waiting for! I will be brining back my paintbrush and pencil roll up cases and you can look forward to new Coffee Cuff designs, which will also be available online.
I appreciate your patience and look forward to pushing ahead with all my stored up creative energy!
I delivered quite the little haul over to Parkdale's Made You Look Jewellery this week. Colourful cufflinks, watch case pendants and one of a kind resin designs. There are plenty of exciting renovations happening at MYL right now, I can't wait to see how it looks in the end, because what they have added is just beautiful, well worth a visit just to take in!
This stunning Coro set comes in the original box! Fancy enough for the most formal of parties. See them sparkle at my shop in the Leslieville Arts Market.
The spring flowers are coming, get ready to embrace the coming flourish!
Pink and green should always be seen. Pick up any of these pieces, newly available at my shop at in Arts Market, 1114 Queen St. East!
Toronto's beloved Acadia Books, home of the even more sought after mew muffin, Michou, is always magically filling its shelves with new and exciting, beautiful art books. And sometimes, even I supply a few fancy finds. From antique leather bounds full of gorgeous prints and other treasures to contemporary art books, and rare first edition literature, you have no reason not to visit us today!
Upgrade you brooch game for spring, time to bust out those jean jackets and blazers. Enjoy one of these great vintage beauties, new in the shop!
New footage was shot recently in Yuma Arizona, thanks to support from the incredible fans who support Deep Six through INDIEGOGO!
Join the creators, Davin Lyngel and Mika Collins, the stars of the show, Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black, Murdoch Mysteries), Jonathan Whittaker (The Expanse), Katherine Gauthier (Saving Hope) and Mika Collins (co-creator/writer). Revel in the knowledge of Space & Sci Fi Historian Rob Godwin!
I am proud to have been part of creating all the amazing props and set dec on this exciting hard scifi series with a modest Art Department of four amazing people, that as a combo, had the power of 20! Join us for this much anticipated event, a classic feeling scifi, with real science!
I am thrilled to be helping out my pals at Retrouver.biz, in heaven, at the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show this weekend! Team Retrouver have beautifully curated pieces, from day dress to evening to retro maxi, the gems never end! I have a couple of special pieces & jewels available as well, so there are plenty of reasons to drop in and visit us at booth #600!
Apparently I have a bit of a jump start on spring, but i'm ok with it! Find these new treasures at my Arts Market shop in Leslieville!
Every day is a new adventure, on the set of Deep Six! I am thankful for the rare opportunity to be able to share some of the details of this project as we go along!
A peek inside the creepy cool Med Lab, which had a very short but sweet life! Props & set dress directed by the talented cool cat, Allie Thompson! She has been so kind and amazing guiding me through the ins and outs of the prop master position, I am so thankful to have the pleasure of working with and learning from her.
I made the holster with the tools on the right side of the wall!
Inside the amazing space ship, built and designed by the man of all trades, our Production Designer, Sebastian, who was kind enough to trust me with completing the job, and adding the finishing details inside the ship. It is truly inspiring to be around so many people who are keen to fed your curiosity and desire to learn,
Team Art taking a minute to enjoy a glass of wine on a Friday night, after a long day of work! Every day is a pleasure working with these folks, couldn't ask for a better team!!
It's never too early to start thinking about flowers, in fact, winter is the perfect time to do so.
Here are some fun flowery bits and such that you can find at Arts Market in Leslieville, in my little shop!
I couldn't possibly be more excited to start the year embarking on a project so incredible, inspired and aligned with so many things I am passionate about, I couldn't possibly have imagined it myself.
I have the immense pleasure of working for the powerhouse art department team on the upcoming series, Deep Six.
Deep Six is a hard science fiction story by Director Davin Lengyel about a realistic perilous space scenario involving the first attempt at recolonization on another planet 200 years in the future. Using models and practical effects, this series looks to put the science back in science fiction. With heavyweight technical advisors such as astrophysicist Jaymie Matthews and unrivalled author and space historian Rob Godwin, who co wrote a book with aerospace engineer Frederick I. Ordway III, who just happens to have been the technical advisor for 2001: A Space Odyssey, this production has CLEARLY got something very serious going on.
MAKE SURE TO READ THIS AMAZING REDDIT AMA Q&A WITH DAVIN, ROB AND JAYMIE
You could say it was written in the stars! Two days in, and I am already in heaven! Making practical, functional things with precise detail and instructions, it really is a dream. My totally random skills have amounted to being the perfect combination for a project like this! I am humbled and so thankful to get a chance to work in the film & tv industry, at is has long been an aspiration for me to take part in the magical world of storytelling.
I look forward to learning a lot, collaborating with a talented team, using my skills in a much broader scope and sharing it with you!
A HUGE thank you to all of my truly amazing customers, without you, I wouldn't be able to do what I do, explore new ideas, and offer such a special selection of one of a kind jewels and treasures! Your kind words, and the regularity with which you buy such thoughtful gifts from me, inspires me to the core. It warms my heart over the holidays, to think of everyone opening tiny, carefully wrapped gifts, topped with even tinier bells, containing my love, inspiration and hard work!
Remember, I am always happy to resize bracelets and necklaces for those who received gifts, and may have something that's too long or too short! Please, don't hesitate to contact me to arrange for an alteration.
Much love to everyone this holiday season, and thank you, again, for having such great taste! ;)
The xmas shopping days are closing in on us! These are the newest timeless treasures you can find from me at my shop, and the last resin pieces that will be hitting the shelves this year!
I have been having a great time wrapping all your tiny gifts, and will be here at the Leslieville Arts Market until the bitter end when we close at 2pm on the 24th! See you there :)