Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Open For Business!!

Lylecakes on Etsy 
Etsy shop is officially open! Please go and have a look around :D! If any of you guys have shops as well, please link me so I can add you to my favs ;)! We all gotta promote each other!

If anyone is interested in buying prints outside etsy (to save you on shipping costs) please let me know !

Sunday, October 17, 2010

3 Page Narrative

This was a rather stressful project that I'm very very glad is over lol. I am not the hugest fan of making my own comics but this turned out to be a lot more satisfying than I had anticipated. We were to create a 3 page narrative that is based on the theme of do as I say, not as I do. I was originally going for a humerus story but I ended up going for a really depressing story. It felt right, dunno why.
In other news, I went back home for my favorite time of the year this past Thanksgiving weekend. It was really nice to see all the family and sleep in my new comfy bed. I actually miss it sooo much lol, probably as much as my friends and family. Either way good times and drinks were had. I did end up being violtently ill after dinner on sunday night which is still a mystery but... I was fine the next day so... no biggie :D!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Debate 2.0|Debat 2.0

11x17 Poster for the city of Ottawa Mayoral debate - "Debate 2.0"

Monday, August 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Pam

My sister recently turned 28 and my gift to her was a watercolour portrait of her baby Jacob.

Friday, July 16, 2010

What I've Been Up To...

I have just been doing a lot of portraits lately. Helps keep me busy!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Under the Night Sky


My contribution for upcoming show EhOK! at Canteen gallery on July 3rd.

Canada is seen by the world in many different ways. Some see it as a prosperous nation with a strong economy and excellent social systems. While others, most of the world, see it as a frozen tundra that is inhabited by lumberjacks who live in igloos and can't finish a sentence without "eh?". This piece represents that stereotype and provokes the audience to question the subject matter.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Very First Oil Painting *tear*

So for my 20th birthday (last year) I got a really nice set of oil paints that I never used. I had every intention of using them but I was really hesitant due to the fact that they can take up to a month to dry. SO me being the really impatient person that I am put it on the back burner. I was flipping through a book by Mark Ryden and I was just really inspired to try oil painting. SO. Here it is! It's really just an experimental piece to learn how the paints work. I was pleased with the right side of the face as I did it a week ago, and then I finished up the left side of the face last night. Lol I don't think it's quite as good as the opposing side but who knows.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Canteen Gallery Presents: 99 Red Balloons

Canteen Gallery Presents: 99 Red Balloons!!

Hey guys! Long time no post, I have been very busy with the ending of school and my new co-op. Definitely something to check out is the 99 Red Balloons exhibit in Ottawa on the 15th of May! The show will feature many artists from the area, on a national level, and even an international level. Definitely something you should check out!

Interested in participating? Excellent! Please let me know as soon as possible. All submissions must be no larger and no smaller than 9x9 inches. If you choose to frame your artwork the dimensions should not exceed 12x12 inches.

P.S. If you guys could pass this along by posting the image on your blog, that would be fantastic!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fools Painting

So... funny story about this piece lol. Well, not so much the piece but more the events leading up to doing it. Beth, being the wonderful person she is, came up to Sarah and I before we went to class and she told us that Ted (our instructor) threw a giant fit. He was SO mad that no one was setting up, he flipped a table and got ink everywhere. Sarah and I were like... O_O WHAT? Two seconds later Beth is like 'April Fools.' I was like... I HATE YOU BETH LOL.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Small Portrait

Most recent in-class painting. Approx. 2.5 hours? There were a lot of interuptions... so maybe 2hrs.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Painting Class

Recent in-class painting session result. I am really pleased
with how it turnt out. We get to choose how we want to work
this semester. I did have a different way before but then I
hated it SO much lol so I think I'm just going to work like
this with acrylic.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

"Request for urgent business relationship"

Most recent assignment for interpretive class. The purpose of the assignment was to create a narrative series of illustrations that examine and develop the characters inhabiting the world of Nigerian Fruad email. If you aren't familiar with these emails perhaps you can check your inbox for those pesky "business proposals" where you have been informed of winning $1,000,000 + dollars. Apparently some people have actually fallen for these and some people have ended up dying as a result? I'm not positive on that one so don't hold me to that.

We could interpret in any way we wanted it. Some people went really abstract while others went for a more obvious approach. Either way, it was a fun project. An interesting way of taking something that I may have thought was a bit boring at first and turning into something I really enjoy =)! My story was based on a woman from the UK trying to steal my identity by asking for my SIN number, bank info, etc. because I won the lottery and I she needed to transfer the funds lol. In reality, she's trying to steal my identity. So here is my solution:

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Just experimenting with some collage stuff. I really like how it turned out. I will do some more experimenting because this was only my first. I'm going to attempt to incorportate this into our next project because I think that will make it more interesting that way. I'm not interested in it at all so hopefully this will make me feel better and more motivated haha.