Wednesday, April 15, 2015

New work: Pink Capris

#Illustration #FashionIllustration #shoes #Fashion #Toronto

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Inspiration: Edith Head

I saw this book in the window of a vintage clothing store this afternoon (69 Vintage on Queen) and for the rest of the day I've had Edith Head on my mind.

She had a Masters degree in romance languages from Standford but 0 design experience when she was hired as a costume sketch artist at Paramount. She's a great example of faking it till you make it.  
Her incredible people skills, PR savvy, + talent all contributed to her huge success.
Total Inspiration

#businesswoman #costumedesigner #EdithHead #AcademyAwards #kickasswoman #inspiration

Monday, April 13, 2015


To celebrate the arrival of Spring I'm giving away one of my small white bouquet prints.
To be eligible either like on Instagram or RT on Twitter.
Winner announced next Monday.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

New work: Lacey wedding cake

Lacey wedding cake
Copyright Alanna Cavanagh

#illustration #surfacedesign  #wedding #wrappingpaper #stationary #custom #greetingcards

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

New work: Librarian loafer

#illustration #fashionillustration #shoe #style #surfacedesign #fashion #texture #scritchy

Saturday, April 4, 2015

New work

I'm changing my illustration style abit by adding texture to my drawing and removing alot of the outside lines. Am happy with the results.

 Overlapping butterflies
#illustration #texture #silkscreen #surfacedesign #pattern #wallpaper

My fruit tattly's at The White House Easter Egg Roll

Tattly is contributing my fruit tattlys,  Julia Rothman's veggie tattlys plus 2 custom gold tattlys to the White House Easter Egg Roll this Monday. Exciting.
Tattly is excellent at collaborating with other companies and organziations.
I think any small business could learn a lot from their business model. Inspiring.
Ps. You can buy my tattlys here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

My prints in Covet garden magazine

The latest issue of Covet Garden is online and it's beauty!
It features the home of my talented friend Colleen Nicholson 
+ gorgeous photography by Jodi Pudge.

 Photo by Jodi Pudge

My Empty Belly print over Colleen's fireplace. 
How great is that brass turkey? love!!!

 Photo by Jodi Pudge

My espresso pot print over Colleen's sink. 
Really like the mix of textures in this shot. 

#silkscreen #print #art #affordableart #InteriorDesign #Toronto #decor

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New work: Spring Butterflies

I'm experimenting with adding more texture in my illustrations and removing the black outlines.
Am pleased with the results.
#illustration #surfacedesign #greetingcards #bedding #wallpaper #pattern #stationary #art

Design Salon Night

          There are few things I like more then a dinner party. 
           Good friends, conversation, food, candles and wine = one of life's great joys.

Last week's design Salon was held at Donna Griffith's photo studio on Carlaw
Such a great space
Great Photo by Colleen Nicholson

 Donna, Jodi, cocktails and the Plenty book

Monday, March 30, 2015

New vintage green penguin print

I have a new print: Love in a Cold Climate screened in vintage green
It is 26" X 40"
printed on Stonehenge paper with a ragged edge
For more info please see my shop. 
#silkscreen #print #art #books #penguinbooks #alannacavanaghprints

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

New sketch: Chillax

#linedrawing #sketch #draw #illustration #watchingBroadCity

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Fun House + Home / Hudson's bay party

Very fun party to celebrate the New Home floor on 6th floor of Hudson's Bay tonight.
Fun to see many of my favourite design people.
 Kimberley Brown, Me, Sarah Hartill and Emma Reddington

 The very handsome Arren Williams and Tommy Smythe.

 Great crowd.

 Emma and Kimberley deep in conversation.

 Margot Austin rockin her Hudson's Bay stripes and new shoes. 

Delicious cocktails.

Thanks Arren and Hudson's Bay!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Two Salon walls with my prints

 On wall left to right: 1. Small white bouquet  2. Small black bouquet and 3. Marnie

Marnie silkscreen print 40.00 
Available in my shop
Left to right: 1. New DIVE IN print 2. Small white bouquet 3. Small black bouquet

#silkscreen #art #print #salonwall #interiordesign #affordableart #torontoartist

Friday, February 27, 2015

Gorgeous Interiors on Homeland Season 4

I've been absolutely swimming in the gorgeous interiors of Homeland Season 4 this week.
This season is set in Pakistan and it's full of stunning textures and colours.

The highlight for me is the US Ambassador's office (above) which has a stunning marble wall, campaign style cabinets, gorgeous lamps + a deep navy rug - all bathed in a golden light.

Love those black campaign style filing cabinets with brass handles.
Home inspiration!

Monday, February 16, 2015

NEW print!: DIVE IN

 Retro blue

I have a NEW PRINT! 
It's available in two colour ways: retro blue and retro turquoise.
17" X 26"
Printed on beautiful Somerset paper with a ragged edge
Unlimited Edition
Signed not Numbered
Available here

Retro turquoise

#silkscreen #print #art #copyrightAlannaCavanagh #MadeinCanada