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! 

Friday, 29 November 2013

Our Cat Pins! The Perfect Little Present.

I wanted to make something extra special to bring to you from the Draw Me A Lion shop this season. I thought it would be fun to team up with another creative on a project. How happy was I when Victoria's mould maker extraordinaire Aaron Rossner got in touch with a collaboration idea? Very! The result is our first edition of cat pins. For now these pins will be exclusively available in our online shop and of course at the Draw Me A Lion booth at upcoming holiday markets. Come and get one for a friend! …and maybe one for yourself;)

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Craft Fair Time!

It's that time of year again! Come and visit the Draw Me A Lion booth at a craft fair near you! This year Draw Me A Lion will be part of three great markets. Starting with the lovely Strathcona Winter Fair Nov. 30th, followed by Toque Dec. 6th & 7th and last but not least Got Craft Dec.14th & 15th. If you're looking to buy gifts for the Holidays please come and support your local artists! There are always tons of great vendors at these three fairs and we're proud to be included amongst such a great collection of creative folks. 

Here is all the info you need to pick a Fair. 

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Fun Flags Colouring Book: Launch Photos

For some creatives the moment of success arrives when they attend the opening of a gallery show that is displaying their work. I think for me the equivalent of that moment is when I see kids and adults sitting at a table together, colour in my images and then cutting them out to make little flags out of them. Thus I'm happy to say that the launch of the new Fun Flags Colouring book was a total success! Fun was had and flags were made!

Some made one flag, some made two flags, and some made so many flags they could barely carry them all home. A big THANKS to everyone who came! It really was fun & you guys are amazing!

Saturday, 2 November 2013

The NEW Flag Colouring Book Is Here! Come to the Launch!

Come and celebrate the launch of our new colouring book at one of our fav shops in Vancouver. This upcoming Sunday from 3-5pm at Collage Collage! Everything you need to make some sweet flags will be provided free of charge. 

 Hurrah! The brand new Fun Flags Colouring Book is here! Includes 80 flags that you can colour to your hearts delight. Then cut them out and tape or glue them to the included wooden sticks or get some cute twine and make bunting for your room! Stick a flag in a flower pot, in your pencil jars, or on your bike on a sunny day! Flags are so much fun!