Christmas Cookie

Making sugar cookies with my boys, and then, of course, this had to happen...
 The dough was cut free hand right on the baking mat.

Nativity Illustration

Christmas time is here!
Illustration for the Canadian Bible Society - button keychains giveaways at their Christmas events.

display windows chalk lettering

Chalk lettering posters for The Dirty Apron display windows.

I love this place. Not because I get to contribute my handiwork, but because the people behind it are so so great. Truly some of the best people you will ever meet. Plus the food! My favourite lately from their deli is the crab and shrimp baguette, it's SO GOOD!

It was a privilege to work on their display windows. All chalk and done freehand.

Custom Print

This was a custom request for a gift on a very special occasion - baptism.
Hand lettering on a photo of the ocean from this past summer on the Sunshine Coast of BC at sunset.
This has got to me one of my favourite spots in BC. I adore subtle pink sunsets, much more so than bright orange ones.

the food wall

I was very excited about this one, I had pictured it in my head months ago. It was a labour of love and such a joy to see it finally come to life. Thank you once again to the amazing folks at The Dirty Apron for entrusting me with their wall.

best day ever cake

after i finished this cake i changed my tune for avoiding fresh flowers.
it turned out so pretty!
it's all cake - vanilla cake, raspberry preserves and lemon buttercream filling, and covered with vanilla buttercream.
i also designed and made the cake topper. i don't have a cutting machine, and wasn't going to buy one just for one project, so i patiently cut through 3 layers of cardboard with an x-acto knife. well let me tell you, if there is a next time, i'm going to buy a machine!

dirty apron chalk wall

a few photos from a chalk wall i did at the dirty apron cooking school and delicatessen. i love this place so much. their cooking classes are out of this world. and the deli is a great spot for breakfast and lunch. i was so beyond thrilled for the privilege to work on this in their entry way.

 becoming an expert at drawing behind stuff...
 my favourite part is the artichokes.
great to draw, not so great to cook, in my opinion. maybe i shouldn't have typed that out loud seeing as this is at a cooking school! i love eating them, out of a jar, especially the grilled ones. it's so much work to prep and cook them, for so little to eat at the end! i've heard that it's not about the artichoke at all but the butter or aioli that you dip them in. it's a vehicle to drink melted butter. Someday i'll embrace them in their fresh state.