a month of paper-cutting...

During the month of December, I immersed myself in a little papercutting.

It was heaven to focus and explore a single medium for a few weeks.

The result was several new shadowbox sculptures, some are pictured here, a brief show, and brisk sales with the majority going home tucked under the arms of some wonderful folks.

 

Objects Have Stories

 

 

Sharing wall space with some fantastic folks as we gather for "Objects Have Stories". The work of 22 illustrators will be shown at MADE in Toronto for the month of December, with an opening on Friday, November 28th from 7-10pm.
All items are one of a kind. 
 
"Illustrators tell stories as no one else can, and Julia Breckenreid has assembled twenty-two top-tier Canadian illustrators to do just that. This award winning roster has created one or more original objects for you to peruse and consider."

hurray for infographics!

What can I say, some things just get me kinda jazzed...and infographics are one of those things.

They can be a perfect opportunity for a unique type of storytelling, creating a narrative that combines both design & illustration.

The last couple of issues of Reader's Digest (Canada) have been a joy to work on, with Art Director Annelise Dekker. Together we've explored each assignment thru the visual solution of an infographic. The first piece deals with brain exercise, keeping the mind nimble with daily challenges like learning a new language. The second piece illustrates the increase in prescription drug abuse.

This is a new approach for me, and I'm loving it...more infographics please...!