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The Art of Packaging and Paradoxes

The Art of Packaging and Paradoxes

I’ve been looking at packaged goods in a whole new way since Uppercase Magazine put out an open call for packaging illustrations. At first it seemed like a quick and easy one, but on second thought, making it fit in my portfolio is a whole other thing.

For a few days I considered every wrapper as I would of a flower or landscape. The perfect solution? RxBars on display at my local coffee shop [...]

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Clearing clutter and embracing materiality

Clearing clutter and embracing materiality

Hope your year is off to a good start. I have new art to show you, but I’ll admit this past January I’ve been busy mainly behind the scenes, clearing digital and material clutter. And it was really worth it! That stuff saps a lot of mental energy. I moved my emails to a single provider, all […]

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Putting your self on the line and playing a part in your story

Putting your self on the line and playing a part in your story

A few months after starting my new life as an artist I remembered, out of the blue, an old children story about the goat of Mr. Seguin. That goat, tired of eating bland grass and living with a rope around her neck, escapes her little enclosure and goes to the mountain. There she has a […]

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The feeling of home

The feeling of home

Since I have been living in California, I have often wondered about the meaning of home. When I visit Montreal I speak of going home, but when I return to Los Angeles I’m also going home. In French the closest equivalent of home would be a chez-soi, and in Quebec we’ll often say chez nous, using […]

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The courage to be a creative entrepreneur

The courage to be a creative entrepreneur

After the lettering and courage journaling exercise the big assignment for bootcamp came as a surprise and quite a challenge: turn our 5 acts of courage into a mind map and make it using the style of our illuminated letter. I didn’t even know what a mind map was. Wikipedia says it’s a “diagram used […]

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