my big little bro

i adore my brothers and i cherish our visits. recently, my youngest brother gord, made a detour from his trip west and joined me for some quality time, some toddler shenanigans and to meet his newest nephew.

i was determined to make sure gord left with some of my hand-printed clothing of his choice but i haven't been printing in awhile so it was slim-pickins!

so, i was digging through our bin of printed clothing, trying to find something for gord to wear to Australia (among other places). i really wanted something to work so i pretty much suggested every shirt i came across... the poor guy had to remind me about 20 times:
dev, I am size large. I am pretty sure i am size large.

man, baby brothers sure get big. (mine is well over 6 feet tall!)

i was so, so happy to finally see one of my favorite printed shirts fit him.

i was even happier to see that the photo we took of him modeling it happened to be in front of the original tree drawings that inspired the silkscreen in the first place. i couldn't have planned it better.

i wish i could see my little brother way more than a few days a year but i will take what i can get. at least i have his t-shirt size for future reference- maybe i will be more prepared by next summers dig through the bin!


speed drawing

i promised the paper an illustration this week.

we spent the weekend at the cottage and then we were back late and exhausted sunday night (deadline!!) after some bumper to bumper traffic on the highway (involving an emergency pull-over to feed crying baby in the middle of it all)

i mustered up some creative juices to sit down to the tablet/computer around 9pm and then proceeded to take about an hour to complete my 10 minute drawing.
some nursing, some singing of lullabies, some consoling toddler about bedtime, some rocking baby, some more rocking baby, some drawing while holding baby with other arm...

but SUCCESS! i finished it!

i might even draw again next week!



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Vote for me!

Curtis, the boy of Tijit here, to let you know that I recently submitted a design to Threadless for one of their challenges! This challenge was to create a type tee using three words or less, and you can vote on my design here:


There's only 3 days left to vote on my design, so don't delay! ...or delay for two days, then vote!



i just got home a few hours ago from dropping off my super awesome, super helpful and amazing mom to catch a flight back to ontario.
rowan calls her DA-DAMMA as his very own version of the title 'gran!'

just wanted to say we love you and miss you, i couldn't have imagined the last two weeks without you.