Err it seems I was premature in congratulating the loon… ahem… congrats to the Gray Jay for winning the Canadian Geographic National Bird award!
Last year, I illustrated a series of birds for Canadian Geographic to tie in with their attempt to get Canadians to pick a National Bird. According the Maclean’s, the results are in – and the winner is the Loon!
Incidentally, all of the runners up were birds that I also illustrated. Here they are:
Being lame, I think I voted for the Loon myself… although afterwards I thought I should have voted for the Gray Jay. But all of the birds were fun to paint!
Very happy to (belatedly) announce 2 picture books I worked on with Inhabit Media!
Fishing with Grandma and Leah’s Mustache Party are both wonderful picture books that are written by Inuit authors. Fishing with Grandma is a story about a young boy learning traditional ice fishing from his grandmother. Leah’s Mustache Party is about a young Inuit girl who decides to have a mustache themed birthday party, eschewing the usual girly themes of princesses and fairies.
Both books are available in Inuktitut as well as English.
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Chinese New Year 2016! May the year of the Fire Monkey bring great fortune and prosperity!
This appeared in my mail just in time for National Cat Day!
I was so happy to be asked to contribute to the Meow Foundation’s 2016 calendar. The Meow Foundation is a Calgary based cat-focused registered charity and humane society with a no-kill mandate. The 2016 calendar features wonderful artwork and photography featuring a MEOW cat; proceeds from the sale of the calendars go to support the foundation and the cats they help. Thank a bunch to Tara for inviting me to participate in this!
Video games + fashion! From the Bioware fashion show at Pax Prime. Continue reading Bioware fashion show