Archive for September, 2010

Lindsay Zier-Vogel tells us of inspiration in papercuts

Monday, September 27th, 2010

When I left the Art Farm in Nebraska, I left a whole bunch of off cuts and paper bits with my fabulous housemate, Adele Phillips, architect and magic-maker extraordinaire…case and point: this amazing paper cut postcard she created out of those scraps of paper.

I must admit, I am impatient as all get out and not very precise when it comes to x-acto knives, but she’s inspired me to get paper cutting.  She promises the St. Armand cotton rag papers “cut like butter.”

And finding art like this toilet paper roll forest, created by artist Yuken Teruya, only further inspires…


Printmaker Vicki Cowan

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Vicki Cowan is an award-winning artist and a gifted instructor. Both experimental and productive, she shows new work regularly in a number of venues, and is much in demand as a workshop leader. Because her preference is to explore an idea in depth, Vicki usually makes a series to follow the branches of an original inspiration. Perception, cognition and memory are her particular areas of interest.

Vicki Cowan "Night Line"above: “Night Line”

Vicki’s newest series, Construction Zone, is a collage series that both celebrates and evaluates a life based in the urban environment.

Vicki Cowan "Protest"above: “Protest”

Vicki Cowan "Sixth Floor"above: “Sixth Floor”

Each piece has been built with wood, metal, resin and paper, mainly recycled from her own prints. They vary in size up to a maximum of 12″ x 18.”

Vicki Cowan "Up"above: “Up”

Vicki Cowan "Out of Town"above: “Out of Town”

Visit Vicki’s website to see more work as well as information on her many events and workshops both in and out of town.


Delicious Lovelies just in from Japan!! Part 5: Washi Tape

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

And now for our final installment…..

Everyone is crazy for Washi Tape right now and we have just received a ton of new colours and patterns! Here is just a taste…..

Patterned Washi Tape

Girl Washi Tape

Patterned Washi Tape

Washi Tape Set

Washi Tape Set 2

Washi Tapes 2

Days Washi Tape

Washi Tapes



Just added Online: New Colour Tone Family Origami Packs!!

Monday, September 20th, 2010


Calligraphy Demo: The Talents of Rajiv Surendra!

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Today, in conjunction with The Queen West Art Crawl, we were proud to host the talents of Rajiv Surendra in our front window. Rajiv has developed his own unique style of calligraphy drawing inspiration from penmanship styles of the eighteenth and nineteenth century. Customers who purchased a piece of paper had the pleasure of having Rajiv create a custom piece for them. The event was a huge success, check out the pictures below!