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Burlap Bags
Multipurpose. Handmade. Limited Edition.
Feb 18, 2014

Burlap Bags

Multipurpose. Handmade. Limited Edition.

Production Underway
TGS House Wears Collection. 
Feb 18, 2014

Production Underway

TGS House Wears Collection. 

Burlap Baskets
Materials: Jute/Cotton
Feb 15, 2014

Burlap Baskets

Materials: Jute/Cotton

Burlap Baskets
Material: Jute/Cotton
Feb 15, 2014

Burlap Baskets

Material: Jute/Cotton

Feb 6, 2014

Talk is Cheap

I had a really fantastic conversation with my cousin Tania on Monday. She’s a wickedly talented illustrator and painter, who approached me to work on a collaborative effort, combining her illustrations with my textiles background. While we were hashing out ideas, we talked about the struggles of being an artist, and how it frustrates us when we meet other artists who are all talk and no action. We discussed the pit falls of developing ideas, and how invariably the darkness creeps in and the once brilliant idea you started with feels like the stupidest thing you’ve ever thought of by the half-way point. 

It was interesting that this conversation should be paralleled at the same time I was reading Steal Like An Aritst by Austin Kleon. My friend Tamara gave me the book in June, before I left Vancouver, and I finally dug it out and read it on my recent trip home. It is basically a pep talk for artists and reiterated the struggles of those in creative pursuit. It confirmed that my idea of developing this page was a great motivator, and your work is only as good as your last post. No one can create in a vacuum and great artists beg, borrow and steal ideas from all around them. I am excited to be working with creative minds that challenge my ideas and push me to create better work. 

So now that I’ve talked a good talk, time to put it into action: bust out that sketch book, make a schedule, and get going.

Tour Guide Sally - xo  

Jan 22, 2014

Serious Business Times

I have narrowed down the search for a printer that will allow me to image transfer, my most favourite of surface design techniques. I’ll be taking a bit of time off to sample but stand by, new designs to come…

Tour Guide Sally - xo

Motorcycle Pile Up
Material: Polyester // Process: Disperse Screen Print
Jan 22, 2014

Motorcycle Pile Up

Material: Polyester // Process: Disperse Screen Print

Modern Dinosaurs
Materials: Polyester. Cotton // Process: Disperse Screen Print
Jan 22, 2014

Modern Dinosaurs

Materials: Polyester. Cotton // Process: Disperse Screen Print

Ombre Study
Material: Silk // Process: Immersion Dye
Jan 22, 2014

Ombre Study

Material: Silk // Process: Immersion Dye

Waste Not Want Not
Materials: Cotton, Wood, Leather // Process: Hand Spun Recycled Cotton, Hand Woven
Personal Collection
Jan 22, 2014

Waste Not Want Not

Materials: Cotton, Wood, Leather // Process: Hand Spun Recycled Cotton, Hand Woven

Personal Collection