Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Our Craft Fair Schedule for this Holiday Season!

It's already that time of year again! Come get your holiday shopping done at all your local Craft Fairs and shops this year to support your small businesses and crafters and creative folks in your community while coming home with some seriously awesome loot! I will personally be holding down the table at all of the following craft fairs so mark your calendars and come by and say hello at one, two or all three of these great markets. See you there!

First up is the 5th Annual Strathcona Winter Craft Fair on Sat. Nov 28th 2015, from 10am-4pm. Always super cute with live music, great gym-holiday vibes and a personal fav of mine because Strathcona is my hood!:)

Next up is TOQUE, the Western Front's annual fundraiser & Craft Fair. Dec 4th-6th. For more info please see image below. This one has the fun first-evening-only opening from 6pm-10pm where you can roam the halls of the Western Front with a fancy cocktail in hand for a prime shopping experience.

And last but definitely not least is Got Craft!? Dec 12th & 13th. This time this always hustlin' and bustlin' market will take place in a new venue in NORTH VAN! This is our last market of 2015 so if you don't have your shopping done by then please Check out their site here for directions on how to get there by car or public transit. Might be a great excuse for a little North Van winter hike, no?

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Draw Me A Lion's debut at NSS2015 #Fresh!

This May my shop Draw Me A Lion made its very first appearance at the National Stationery Show in New York and though - I won't lie,  it was a looot of work to get ready for - it was a 100% success! I had a blast and will be going back next year for sure! Here are a few pics of the booth in it's full glory. I met so many amazing people and Draw Me A Lion is now stocked in some great shops across the US as well as Canada. Wooo-hooo! Mission accomplished!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Free Holiday Gift Tags for YOU!

It's that time again! Wrapping presents... At least now you got the gift tags covered.
Get some coloured pencils for your little assistants -or yourself- and you're done! Just print these out, make some hot cocoa put on some music, colour and cut. Good times guaranteed!


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

We Turned 3! Thanks To YOU!

Last weekend, Draw Me A Lion celebrated it's 3rd year anniversary, we launched our new Birthday Calendar, and had a mini-show of some of the original watercolours that made it into the calendar.

Thanks so much to everyone who made it out to the event, made some masks, and helped celebrate this milestone! I'm so happy that my little shop is doing well and expanding and I want to thank all of YOU for helping along the way! Thanks so much for all the love & support! You're the best.
Here are a few fun pics from Saturday.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

The Birthday Calendar is here!

Ever forgotten someone's birthday? Birthday calendars originate from the Netherlands but we always had one around the house in Germany where I grew up. The difference between a normal calendar and a birthday calendar is that birthday calendars are perpetual. They don't list the days for a specific year but can be used year-after-year with the sole purpose of recording your loved ones birthdays and other important annual events. What a lovely idea – keeping track of all your friends year round. Of course I had to make my own for the shop!

I thought it would be fun to just work with watercolours for a change and take a break from the computer for a while. The outcome is the new Draw Me A Lion birthday calendar. Hang one anywhere in your home, to remember your friends near-and-far all year round.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Lions & Tigers Oh My!

Just in time for some cool downtime Summer fun colouring, our new Colouring Poster is here! The theme is relatives of the house cat with lots of tigers, ocelots, jaguars, leopards, and of course...lions! And don't worry,  we also put a couple of our regular cat pals in there for you:) Make a super cool poster for your room and learn about all the interesting kin of our cute little pet kitty cat.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Free Christmas Tree Ornaments for YOU!

So this Holiday I thought I'd make a little free print out of some Christmas tree decorations for you. Just print them out, colour them in, cut them out, put a little thread through the top of each one and go to town on your tree. Of course now that you're started why not make a whole bunch more of your own ornaments from scratch? Give it a try! You'll have so much fun!


When I was a kid one of my favorite Christmas activities was decorating the tree. My mom and I always did it together but she pretty much let me have creative control which I totally loved. All of those precious little ornaments, each one so different and special and all of them so beautiful together in the perfect arrangement. Now as an art teacher I look back at this love of decorating the tree and think about how much it relates to what I do today. Decorating a tree is all about adding details and placing them in a pleasing composition. Just like illustration and design.

Happy Holidays!