Winter Weekend Reads

Here is a piece that ran for 3 different outlets on 3 wonderful Children’s books (Curlee Girlie, Are you an Echo? and I’m going to give you a Bear Hug!): Tease, BELLA LA, RESIDENT Magazine.


Tiggy Ross Review

The art theme continues with the introduction to Vancouver artist, Tiggy Ross. I have to say – Instagram is perfect for connecting people via hashtag.

I’m intrigued by Tiggy’s use of watercolour combo’s and can’t wait to see what other elements of nature Tiggy uses in her art.

I’ll be waiting along with everyone else for the big reveal of her website on July 30!

Don’t forget to follow her on Instagram: @TiggyRoss and ‘Like’ her page on Facebook.


Janelle Burger

It wouldn’t be fair to showcase artists and not highlight one of my favourites –  Janelle Burger. She does fabulous fashion illustrations, stationery, iPhone cases and even shirts. Check out her online store. I was lucky that she was able to do illustrations and the cover for my own book, The Love List.

Located in Paris, I had the opportunity to meet up with her early this year and visit one of her favourite places, Le Bon Marche. It was fantastic!

Don’t forget to follow her on twitter: janelleburgers and instagram: janelleburger  (ps: that’s not her real name:)


5 Minutes 5 Questions: Janelle Burger

I had the unique opportunity to finally meet this talented artist whose CV includes Net-A-Porter! Here is my short interview with the illustrator for The Love List, Janelle Burger!

5 minutes/5 questions with Janelle Burger…

1) How long have you lived in Paris?

I have lived in Paris for 5 years and 5 months and 5 days! (no joke) 

2) What is your favourite thing to eat in Paris?

French butter, sounds weird but the dairy here is so so creamy and delicious. I think the secret ingredient in French cooking must be the butter.

3) When did you start illustrating/drawing?

I’ve always been drawing a painting since I was a little kid, I took it on as a job when I moved over to Paris. I got here just after the financial crisis and jobs were hard to come by, still are too. So I worked for an agency for 2 years then went full time freelance and never looked back.

4) Is there anywhere particular where do you draw your fabulous illustrations?

I do everything at my desk in my bedroom. If I’m watching tv in the other room I’ll relocate everything to my kitchen table. One of these days I’ll have a studio!

5) Name three characteristics (in no particular order) on your Love List?

I love a sane, stable funny man.